Get started : Indoor Climbing

A strong grip is essential for a wide range of sports, from weightlifting to calisthenics, obstacle racing to pole dancing. Grip strength can be the difference between nailing or failing that last rep.  When performing exercises such as pull ups or deadlifts, grip can often be the first to go. Fiery forearms 2 sets in? … Continue reading Get started : Indoor Climbing

Why Obstacle Racers Should Embrace Running

In November 2016, I competed in the UK Obstacle Race Championships. I did my first obstacle race in May 2015 but the season of 2016 was the year I really got stuck in (the mud), racing at least once a month. As the popularity of obstacle course races (OCR) rises, the people who take part diversify. … Continue reading Why Obstacle Racers Should Embrace Running

Dancers | How To Get Out Of A Creative Rut

Dancing is an incredible form of self expression. The body can convey emotion in ways that words cannot. Movement makes us feel good. So when you plateau for no known reason and the body seems unable to transit a feeling like it once could, it can be very disheartening. Plateauing in a sport you love is like being dumped. … Continue reading Dancers | How To Get Out Of A Creative Rut

Sweet ’N’ Creamy Banana Thickshake (Dairy Free)

This shake is full of healthy fats, fibre and carbohydrates. Bananas are a high sugar fruit but are a fantastic source of nutrients, including a range of vitamins, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium. Potassium helps with body functions such as muscle contraction, therefore low levels of potassium can lead to muscle cramps.  Serves 1 Ingredients … Continue reading Sweet ’N’ Creamy Banana Thickshake (Dairy Free)

Spicy Gouda & Chive Risotto (Vegetarian/Low FODMAP/Gluten Free)

This recipe was adapted from a friend of mine, fellow photographer Luca Nocera. It doesn’t require many perishable, fresh ingredients, so as long as you keep stocked up on a few essentials, you'll be good to go. If you do want to stick veggies in the mix, peppers, peas, broccoli and spring greens all work … Continue reading Spicy Gouda & Chive Risotto (Vegetarian/Low FODMAP/Gluten Free)

Body Shape Training | Workouts To Suit You

  At Sets & Reps, we’re always seeking out other industry professionals, so couldn’t pass up the chance to speak to Coco Tomas. Coco is a WBFF Pro Diva Fitness Model and London based certified group fitness, Pilates and yoga instructor. The media is often pushing body image stereotypes that just don’t work for everyone, … Continue reading Body Shape Training | Workouts To Suit You

Obstacle Race Survival Checklist

The build up to every obstacle race is exciting. Sometimes, the excitement gets in the way of rational thinking and I forget to pack things I need. So to prevent this, I made a checklist and an OCR survival guide to follow each time I do a race. Keeping organised allows me to focus my … Continue reading Obstacle Race Survival Checklist

Mud Run Memoirs: My First Obstacle Race

Spartan Super. 13k+ course, we were told afterwards it was actually nearer 17k! There is something deeply satisfying about collecting a medal at the end of a race when you haven’t placed first. You’re still a winner, no matter when you finish. As soon as you drag yourself over that finish line, whether you’re first or … Continue reading Mud Run Memoirs: My First Obstacle Race

Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Avocados need no introduction. High in healthy fats, they are also a great source of vitamins A, B2, C, K, folic acid (1) and dietary fibre. You can use them in both sweet and savoury dishes and even slather them over your face as they’re great for your skin too! A perfect mid week dinner, … Continue reading Green ‘n’ Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

2 Minute Berry Oats

This has to be the quickest, easiest snack to make when you’re busy. It takes 2 minutes to put together and can be made with just 3 ingredients! I take it to work and eat it a bit before going to the gym in the evening so I don't exercise with low energy. Berry Oats also … Continue reading 2 Minute Berry Oats