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Skins Compression Brand Review

I am so glad SKINS Compression are making a comeback, as I have missed them.

I have heard the moto “buy cheap, and buy twice”, and I often fall into that mindset of trying to save a few quid but then end up spending more in the long run.

Yes SKINS are a premium brand, and they come with a premium price… but they are premium quality. This is important.

All my SKINS gear arrived on my doorstep between 2017 and 2018. It is October 2020 at the time of writing, and I am still wearing them all. Don’t believe me? Just go on my Instagram and you will see recent pictures, and I am in head to toe SKINS still.

They have aged immaculately; I have lost count off the amount of times they have been washed and they have all kept their shape. No issues with seams, thinning or stitching. I could sell them all on eBay as “nearly new” and no one would bat an eyelid.

So fingers crossed that SKINS re-establish themselves and become an important sports brand again.

Check out all my reviews below.

SKINS DNAmic Thermal Men’s Compression Long Tights from March 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic Short Sleeved Top men’s from July 2017

SKINS Compression DNAmic men’s Superpose Half Tights from July 2017

SKINS Compression unisex Calf Tights MX from July 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s running Jedeye Run Puffer Jacket from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Running Jedeye Training Pant from December 2017

SKINS unisex Thermal Running Gloves from December 2017

SKINS DNAmic Thermal men’s Compression L/S Mock Neck with zip from December 2017

SKINS Activewear men’s Linear Tech Fleece Hoodie and Pants  from April 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Short Sleeve Top men’s from June 2018

SKINS DNAmic Ultimate Cool Half Tights men’s from June 2018

SKINS Essentials Active Compression Socks men’s from June 2018

SKINS Activewear Fitness Avatar Short Sleeve Tee men’s from July 2018

SKINS Activewear Network 4 inch Run Short men’s from July 2018

SKINS Bergmar Short Sleeve tee men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Bolmen Hoodie & Pants men’s from November 2018

SKINS Activewear Avatar Singlet from November 2018

SKINS K-Proprium from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic elite Recovery Tights from November 2018

SKINS DNAmic Primary Top and Half Tights

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later – with Carmela

Meat Up with Carmela

It is a year since Carmela did her Carnivore Diet success story for me, so it is about time we caught up with her to see how she is doing.

Her fist carnivore diet success story is here

1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating. 

I would describe my WOE as 80% Carnivore 20% Keto-ish, I do eat salads sometimes (low carb versions), and minimal fruit at times (berries only if anything).

2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I have learned that you literally are what you eat. I have changed my lifestyle 20 months ago and have pretty much stuck to it with the exception of some cheat days, and a 1 week long cheat escapade while on vacation, and each time I have “cheated” I felt like garbage. I feel on top of the world when I stay on track with my eating and that is the best lesson I have learned thus far.

3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year. 

Setbacks for me are definitely my moments of weakness when my emotions take over. Eating for me has always been emotional and those memories are constantly battling the thoughts in my brain. I started working out a few days a week to continue to lose weight and remain healthy however it is very difficult for me to stick to a routine for myself due to having 3 young children ages 8, 3, & 2.

4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.

I am hoping I can incorporate exercise regularly along with staying on track with my eating consistently to lose more weight because even though I have lost over 100 pounds, I am still overweight. 

5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?

My two cents are this: Just because you changed your lifestyle, lost a bunch of weight and became “healthy”, doesn’t mean everything stops there. It is a constant battle to continue to KEEP the lifestyle you have and if your mind is weak, your actions will be weak too. You can do it! It just takes A LOT of work and mental consistency. 

I’m on Instagram @carmy_mommyof3 and Snapchat @only4daddi

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

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Races The Wall Ultramarathon 2021 Training

The Wall Ultra 2021 – London Marathon & Training Week 10

The Wall is an Ultramarathon. 69 miles from Carlisle to Gateshead, UK. Race is June 2021.

The training continues.

Review

At the beginning of the year (2020) I planned on doing very little running and definitely no marathons, and I was going to spend most of my time in the gym making gainz haha. Then Heather signed up for the Loch Ness marathon, so I decided to help her out with her training. Then covid happened, and I reassessed what it means to be a healthy human. So I ditched the gym, and got back into running and hiking. Then I signed up for an Ultra, and next year I am going on fastpacking adventures. Funny how things evolve!

Anyway, back to the present. Heather’s dream of doing the Loch Ness marathon, was dashed for obvious reasons but she didn’t just sack it off and spend the rest of the year on the couch. She stuck out the training, in the hope an opportunity would present itself.

And it did. The London Marathon put on a virtual event. So we did that together and she did amazingly well. We got lucky with the weather, and we had a really nice day out. Just pottering about in nature, we turned the sound off on Strava and the London Marathon app and just enjoyed a tootle. So good.

So considering I planned on doing very little running this year, I ticked off my 3rd marathon, signed up for a ultramarathon in 2021, and have started building my kit list for multiday fast hikes.

Weird.

Monday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Push ups, Older Yet Faster foot exercises, 10 minutes of Lifepro Sonic massage gun on all lower leg muscles

Food

Bacon, cheeseburgers, kefir, egg yolks, rump steak

Tuesday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

4 mile run

Push ups, Older Yet Faster foot exercises, 10 minutes of Lifepro Sonic massage gun on all lower leg muscles

Food

Bacon sandwich and latte from greggs, ribeye steak, salmon, peanuts

Wednesday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Food

Bacon, cheeseburgers, salmon

Thursday

Exercise & Recovery

Zero day

Food

Bacon, kefir, cheeseburgers, ribeye steak

Friday

Exercise & Recovery

Zero day

Food

Sausages, cold meat platter & pate, ribeye steak, greek yogurt and raspberries

Saturday

Exercise & Recovery

1 mile dog walk

Food

Bacon & Eggs & Black pudding, cold meat platter & pate, rice and beef, greek yogurt & strawberries

Sunday

Exercise & Recovery

2 mile dog walk

Virtual London Marathon

Kit List – Skins Compression tee, shorts, calf sleeves. Merrell trail gloves. Ultimate Direction Fastpack 35. Absolute 360 cap.

Food

All bets are off food day, to get me through the marathon and get me off the couch after haha

Breatfast had 2 bacon and 2 eggs. Then for the run I took 2 bagels with almond butter and jam, bag of ready salted crisps, cashew nuts, date and cashew bar, and some jelly babies. After the run I had pizza, garlic bread, and an Indian Takeaway.

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

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Meat Up Year One

Meat Up: 1 year later – with Jessica

It is a year since Jessica did her Carnivore Diet success story for me, so it is about time we caught up with her to see how she is doing.

Her original success story is here

Interview with Jessica

1) How would you currently describe your current way of eating. 

Currently, I’m struggling to maintain a carnivore, or even keto friendly diet. I’m in a huge crossroads on multiple levels of my personal life, so I’m feeling a little defeated in terms of diet. I would say I’m about 75% carnivore still, and the other 25% is junk. I’m working on slowly getting back to a carnivore WOE because I believe it is the best thing for me, but also giving myself a little room to be a human. 

2) What have you learned regarding nutrition over the last year.

I have learned SO much. This WOE has opened my eyes specifically to the backwards guidelines our government has set for us, and how those guidelines are making people sicker and therefore heavily reliant on our horrible healthcare system. I’ve also learned more about caffeine and carbohydrate consumption in general. I just want to continue learning. 

3) What health & Fitness improvements, and/or setbacks have you experienced in the last year. 

Improvements would have to include a stronger, healthier physique. I’ve been able to push myself in weightlifting more than I ever thought I could. Back pain is still completely gone (lower lumbar sprained 4 years ago, never healed until carnivore) and I feel like I’m physically stronger than I’ve ever been. 

Setbacks would be my sugar addiction and my inability to get that under control. I also dropped a 25lb weight plate on my foot a few weeks ago, so I haven’t been able to train like I’d like. I’m still not sure how much longer until it’s healed. 

4) What are your health and fitness goals in the year ahead.

I’d like to be able to really deal with the addiction to sugar and finally become the full-carnivore I know I need to be. I feel best when I’m eating animal-based products only, and I feel like my body is suffering tremendously. Fitness-wise, I wouldn’t mind seeing some abs pop up, and my goal next year would be to be able to do a pull up. I can’t even do one, and I’ve always wanted to be able to. 

5) Anything else to add? and where can people follow your journey?

I truly appreciate this community and the wealth of knowledge they have to offer. I’ve learned and grown so much! I’m currently working on putting together a YouTube series about carnivore and how to order at restaurants while still maintaining this WOE. I was also a guest on @offthematspodcast (BJJ podcast) recently (out on Spotify sometime in October) talking about my experience and a few tidbits of what I’ve learned since finding this lifestyle. I’m super excited to have been able to share a little, and I hope I can learn more in the future about how this diet affects performance in fitness. My Instagram is @jesseniowski for anybody who wants to follow along on my journey to becoming a carnivore athlete. 

Ketogenic Endurance – I hoped you enjoyed this post.

If you like what I am about, check out the below.

Amazon

Carnivore Fit Expanded edition – my eBook and Paperback looking at why meat is good for you, why plants are bad, and how to exercise on zero carbs.

Low Content Books – Carnivore & Keto inspired Journals, Notebooks, Diaries, and Planners.

Media