Special Guest Posts

Winter Photography in Snowdonia

Guest post on Winter Photography in Snowdonia by Snowdonia based photographer, and friend of the site Richard Outram Winter photography in Snowdonia Winter has arrived in Snowdonia. The summer colours and burnt autumn tones are fast becoming a memory as the landscape prepares itself for the dark months of ice and snow. As a landscape …

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RAW Snickers Recipe

@OsianG has a bash at these healthy home made RAW Snickers, credit to the original recipe posted by Healthy Fitness Meals on Instagram. Ingredients Base 1 cup almonds 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp agave 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract Caramel Centre 25 Medjool dates 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp almond butter 1 tbsp almond milk …

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Olympic Weightlifting

@GethinEvans takes time out of his training regime to introduces us to Olympic Weightlifting. Enjoy . . . Weightlifting isn’t just going to the gym and performing some curls, bench press, or even dead-lifting. Weightlifting in the purest form is an Olympic sport consisting of 2 movements; the snatch and the clean & jerk. From when I …

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Let’s be Frank!

Frank bars. Osian Gwynedd gives us his verdict on Frank bars. Nothing beats a good healthy guilt free snack bar, and recently I came across a new range of snack bars called ‘FRANK* Honest Snacking’, created by ‘The Frank Food Company’. The Frank Food Company was founded by former Everton footballer Neil Robinson, a committed vegan. …

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Don’t be so callus!

  Gethin Evans takes us through the pain of Calluses! “Calluses are a perfectly natural thickening of the skin that forms in response to repeated friction or pressure. Movements such as pull-ups, toes to bar and any barbell movements (squat, deadlift, press, clean etc) cause enough repeated pressure for calluses to form” Doing a lot …

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Keep rollin’!

Foam Rollers Gethin Evans takes us through the use of foam rollers! Using a foam roller is a form of self-myofascial release, which is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle, immobility and pain. How does self-myofascial release work? Placing pressure directly on muscle tissue using deep tissue massage therapy, or self-myofascial release …

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Mobility

Gethin Evans takes time out to talk to us about Mobility, or stetching by another name I use to be naive when it came to mobility, as my gym sessions consisted of basic old school movements, bench press, shoulder press, leg press etc. All these movements require very little mobility.  I used to think if …

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Boot Camp

   @BerwynWilliams takes a look into the latest “Fitness Revolution!” I’ve struggled for quite a few years to get back to a healthy lifestyle and the fitness levels that I used to be in my early twenties. Granted that’s been down to my lack of motivation and probably too much of the good life! However, I decided before …

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Fruit and Nut Bars

    Looking for a healthy snack to keep you going during the day, or even as a trek boost? Why not try Gethin Evans’s Fruit and Nut recipe You will need 250g of a fruit and nut mix, I use the Tesco everyday value variety http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=268967568 100g of dark chocolate http://www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=261348356 400g of dates …

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Crossfit – the sport of fitness

Continuing our guest articles series @GethinEvans introduces us to Crossfit. Enjoy . . . What is Crossfit? Crossfit define themselves as that which “Optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). A regimen of constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity” Having being doing Crossfit for a year now, I can safely say …

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Mountain Walking Basic Fitness

Continuing our guest articles series we introduce our resident fitness and nutrition expert @CarneddWilliams, Enjoy . . .  Mountain climbing, walking, hiking, rambling……call it what you may, but thousands of us dust off our mouldy, muddy boots and dig deep in our cupboards to find our walking gear  every weekend, and head up the hills for a …

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Shhhh Cwmni odan y ‘radar’!

Yn y cyntaf o gyfres o erthyglau gan wahoddedigion arbennig rydym am gael trafodaeth ar ‘base a mid-layers’, a naci ddim byd i wneud gyda cerddoriaeth Dr.Dre! Mwynhewch . . . Ma ‘na lwyth o gwmnïoedd allan yn y byd mawr o ddillad mynydda – Berghaus, Lowe Alpine, Rab, North Face ayyb. Dwi ‘di neud …

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