Back to health after a little blip

Written by: Oliver on 4th Jan 2011

Well, if you read my last post about Metabolic conditioning, you may be wondering how i got on with this new technique? Not so well in fact, but that's my daughter's fault and not mine!

I was somewhat hampered in my mission to gain fitness through the alternative method of Metabolic Conditioning.  Following the birth of my beautiful daughter I had the obligatory 'head wetting' session with some friends which happened to coincide with the snowfall, in a nutshell beer and ice (on the floor) are not a good combination, getting out of the taxi at the end of the night I slipped and grabbed hold of the taxi door, this resulted in a dislocated shoulder and a good few weeks out of the gym.

With my new 'glass half full' attitude I saw this is a good time to take a break from the gym, something i usually find very hard to do.

Today was my first session back in the gym and it was hard but now I'm ready to get back in to shape.

I must admit I am a little spurred on by the upcoming event that many of Team iBodz are participating in - 'Mens Health Survival of the Fittest', a 10km fitness and obstacle course. There will be more updates on this as the event draws closer.

A final tip from me for all those of you wanting to get fit or lose fat for new years resolutions:

Dont bite off more than you can chew - small steps will result in sustainable gains, start slowly and you are much more likely to achieve your goals, if you are not used to exercise, dont start training 5 times a week, start off doing 3 times a week for the first 2 weeks and then increase the duration of the training sessions rather than trying to train too often.

For those iBodz gold members out there, please stay in touch with us and we will guide you to success.

Good luck and happy new year


I always start out with a

I always start out with a full head of steam and then fizzle out trying to sustain too much of an effort too quickly. This is a good reminder.

She has your eyes! Your

She has your eyes! Your recommendation to use "baby steps" to get into the swing of things is quite appropriate (and fitting!) Glad to hear you're on the mend.

I'm glad to say that I've

I'm glad to say that I've never had booze be the cause of an injury, though it has led to many a downfall. Hope you are not only healed well but also settled into life with the little one.

Ouch, sorry to hear about

Ouch, sorry to hear about your shoulder. How has the gym gone for you since you wrote this post? I'm always very nervous getting back into a workout regimen after some type of injury.


The demon drink eh?! I fell flat on my arse after several vodka's without any snow and survived fine. The trick is to just fall, don't tense your body or grab a handle!

Gorgeous picture by the way (your daughter - haha!). Good luck also with the Survival of the Fittest. I can honestly say I think you are all insane for doing it but whatever takes your fancy.

Happy New Year!


Are you sure you can't be tempted to do the Men's Health SOTF with us? I have managed to rope in 22 people so far. There's always room for one more!