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They laughed… They were right…

  …almost. Taking you back a few years again.. Maybe 6 or 7…   I was 27, newly single (woo hoo!), training like a machine and loving life.   Training twice a day on most days, 3 times if I was bored, lots of PTs, gym shifts too, and plenty of sparring to keep me […]

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Welsh Wisdom

So England vs Wales eh? Hmmm. Great match, not a great result if you’re English. I’m not going to go into a post match analysis, don’t worry. One person it was a good result for was a guy I bumped into outside Waitrose on Friday. A 69 year old  retired school teacher called Chris Jones. […]

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Backhouse vs the BBC

Good morning,   No, don’t worry, I’m not going to be taking on the might of Great British Broadcasting Corporation (or at least I didn’t think I was).   I’m simply referring to my impending dissection of the following news article:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32417699   Watch the video if nothing else, it’s 1:40 long.   It’s […]

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Grand Opening Party

    On the 23rd of May we’ll be having our Grand Opening Party at Alex Backhouse Strength & Conditioning Studios.   The day will be a mixture of classes, seminars, workshops and food. Hopefully you’ll all want to try out a free mini session first before you sample the delights of the BBQ!   […]

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Blackbelt in Swing

So you can probably imagine how hyperactive my brain gets on a ten-hour flight.   I watched a film on the plane to California called Whiplash. If I said it was like Rocky for the drums then you’d know what I meant, but it wouldn’t do the film justice. You’ve probably heard about it as […]

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Marathon Madness

So yesterday was a glorious, sunny day perfect for watching a Marathon. I’m not sure whether it was perfect weather for running a marathon, as it was slightly warm, but I’ll come back to that later. We were watching from a position between the samba band and the first aid lady dishing out Vaseline. She […]

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Masterchef Mindset

So I spoke last week about Mindset and how important this is if you’re going to make some sort of change. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ll always got, therefore something’s got to change- and it starts with what’s going on upstairs. You may or may not have noticed that […]

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The Snot Test

I stumbled across a news article this week about ‘transformation shots’, aka before and after photos; a phenomenon synonymous with the fitness and diet “industries”. Clearly the public are getting sceptical, as this has made the BBC News website. I’m sure you’ve seen similar articles or videos floating around online… A few hundred press ups, […]

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