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How eating Toads is good for your health, fitness and well being!

“Swallow a toad in the morning if you want to encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” French writer Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) This quote is often changed to “eating a frog” and wrongly attributed to the great American writer Mark Twain (mainly by americans) Do you ever lie there on a monday morning, […]

Strength and Conditioning Training for Endurance Sports (part 1)

Traditionally participants of endurance sports are non-gym goers, they are attracted to their sports because of the wish to be outdoors, the solitude of mountaineering, sound of the bush for the ultra/trail runner, the unique virgin beauty found by the back country ski tourer.

Joe’s Garage Gym ‘Holiday Pudding Blasting Workout!’

As we gear up for another festive season, gym members are going away and taking a break, I often get asked, “What can I do to stay fit over xmas if away from the gym?”    “How can I train quickly and effectively?” and, “What pieces of equipment will give me the most bang for […]

Squat the difference? The Olympic and Back Squat

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog for Joes Garage Gym. Over the coming months I will be researching and writing articles on Boxing, Strength & Conditioning and also Olympic Weightlifting. I intend to provide relevant information that you can all understand, adapt and use in the much-loved classes. Enjoy….

Joe's Garage Gym: Warming up, Sit squat mobilisation

How to warm-up for Strength and Conditioning

In this article I’m going to explain why warming up (GPP – General Physical Preparation) is so important to your Strength & Conditioning. Why GPP should be structured differently for different workouts, how the end goal should always be kept in mind and also what not to do.

Butter… the healthy addition to your diet

The following article was written and posted By The Weston A. Price Foundation The Weston A. Price Foundation provides accurate information about nutrition and is dedicated to putting nutrient-dense foods back on American tables.