Does a comfortable Peloton bike saddle exist?

    One of the few things that disappoints me about the marvellous Peloton indoor bike, is the saddle. Why, when spending £3k on a designer machine, isn’t there a comfortable saddle option for women? The provided saddle is a fairly standard offering but causes me so much distraction during a ride...

    Peloton Accessories - heart rate monitor

    The peloton – of indoor cycle studio fame – has entered the household. I’ve had it a few months now and while I totally love the bike and the instructor led sessions, some of the accessories are in need of an upgrade. I was lucky to get my order in...

    What Lies Beneath - DEXA Scan

    Last time I posted a blog I was trying to recover from months of injury and the resultant slothfulness that had taken over. It proved to be a slow process but by late spring I was able to exercise again without inordinate fear of disablement. With that new freedom I...

    To Measure or Not to Measure

    We went on our customary Boxing Day Walk and in preparation I raided the bottom of the drawer for my hiking paraphernalia. We were only planning to walk from the car park to the National Trust cafe but you can never be too over dressed for such an occasion. You...

    Macro Meal Planner Spreadsheet

    I’ve been tracking my macros consistently for the last 5 weeks or so and it is still a stressful experience. Admittedly it falls under the category of “first world problems” but still a stress that’s worth eradicating if I can. I’ve got myself into a reasonably consistent habit for breakfast...

    Viome Gut Testing - Is it any Good?

    Viome is a gut sequencing subscription service based on a small sample of poo that you ship for testing. Viome then offer dietary recommendations based on your results that are designed to increase your diversity and improve your health. One of the key differences between Viome and other gut testing...

    Inverse Juggernaut Spreadsheet Template

    While my assorted injuries have played havoc with my powerlifting performance, they have freed up time to research different training programs and to design spreadsheet templates to accompany them. The powerlifting program spreadsheet I’m sharing here is the Inverse Juggernaut method template. Inverse Juggernaut Blank Template (excel version) Inverse Juggernaut...

    Weebles wobble but then what?

    I have a very low centre of gravity and when you add to that a set of dodgy knees and total fear of falling flat on my face, you may not be surprised to hear that while I may wobble, I rarely fall down. So last week came as a...

    Warrior Arts - DIY Mace or Gada

    With my warriorwoman moniker I feel it is my duty to dabble in occasional warrior arts. Here I can be seen swinging an ancient mace (or gada) in the style of the Hindu god Hanuman. My mace has a slightly modern twist by nature of its bright yellow rubber handle,...

    First Powerlifting Competition - Debrief

    It’s amazing how nervous a grown woman can get when faced with the prospect of lifting weights in a public arena. For this, my first powerlifting competition I’d managed to work myself into quite a state about various disastrous possibilities including the risk of my underwear being deemed “illegal” due...