Fitness 2017 – Plyrometric Jumping (Monday)

FITNESS 2017: There are some deep wooden steps over at Olympic Park where I do my plyrometric jumping sessions. It’s Monday. It has to be done! #motivated #committed #unstoppable

A beautiful scene as the sunsets over Olympic Park’s conservation area and canalside after my long training session is over and I make my way home.

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Health Programme 2015: My core exercise targets autumn through to winter

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. ______________________________________________

Eddie

MON OCT 19th: My summer programme focused on upper body strength exercises for muscle building and middle/long distance running for toning and all round fitness/stamina. As I switch to core exercises (stomach, lower back, legs) for autumn into early winter I currently have an ab, perhaps two as you can see from the photo. But this new focus will transform (hopefully) my mid/lower body. The development of stronger muscles and strength in legs will be beneficial for running, boxing and all sports I do that require a strong centre of gravity.

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Health Programme 2015: Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k Race

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

SAT 19th SEPT: Competed in the Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k Race at the Velodrome earlier today. Being in a competitive race rather than a ‘run’ made me up my game and I smashed my personal best knocking two minutes off it. Ran under 30 mins (which was my target. Ran a time of 29mins 8secs.

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OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

TUES 15 SEPT: Upper body strength training and middle/long distance running paying off. But the summer season stage of my training programme is comig to an end. From Oct 1st its core/lower body training. Happy with results so far.

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Health Programme 2015: A new personal best for 5k

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

THURS SEPT 10TH: Today set my personal best for 5k during a training run at Olympic Park. Ran 31mins & 1 sec. That’s a 10min.14sec pace. Hoping to run sub-30mins at the official Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k on Sept 19. Is that target looking too ambitious?

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HEALTH PROGRAMME 2015: How’s the summer physique targets looking?

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

SUN AUG 23: Did 10 mile jog around Royal Parks, St James Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens on Sunday evening. That picture below shows how dark it was. A timely moment of reflection followed as I sat opposite The Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. How’s the training coming along? Am I hitting all my targets?

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The truth is there’s always more. You can always run faster, further or get stronger. The journey itself is exciting as are the changes I am noticing. Obviously getting fitter, more ripped look, yet muscular for those athletic bursts required for the many sports I participate in.

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We’re on point!!

HEALTH PROGRAMME 2015: Upper body strength. The dumbell sets.

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

MON JULY 13TH:  This is my typical upper body strength programme done twice a week Mon & Weds. On these days I train twice a day with my dumbell set coming late in the evening after an hour set of chin ups/dips/body weight exercises on parallel bars.

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