Self Experiments (N=1)

Glucose Monitoring – Christmas Day

christmas dinner blood glucose response

Having monitored my glucose response to certain individual foods, I wanted to see how it fluctuates across a full day. What better day to choose than one of indulgence – Christmas Day. A reminder that in my initial testing a large baked potato on its own was responsible for my highest peak of 7.8 mmol/L. Blood Glucose – What’s Normal? …

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Blood Glucose Testing (Non-Diabetics)

It was quite hard to find out blood glucose testing results for non-diabetics to know what a “normal” response is. I’ll share the video below and then talk you through the basics. Husband vs Wife: Measure Blood Glucose for Different Meals What is Blood Glucose? When you eat carbohydrates, or a large portion of protein, it gets broken down by …

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I Tracked My Activity Every Hour For A Week

I consider myself to be quite a productive person and decided to find out if that’s really true. I noted down what I was doing across each day for a full week and tallied up the hours of each activity. The total is 108 hours (60 being sleep), equivalent to around 15.5 hours per day, and this is what it …

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100 Push Ups & 50 Pull ups – 21 Day Results

This challenge involved doing 100 push ups and 50 pull ups for six days a week over a total of three weeks. The challenge looks like this: Push up & Pull up challenge, download here The Exercises Push ups: chest to floor on every rep, performed at speed and a focus on pulling the shoulders apart at the top of …

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30 Day Glute Challenge Results

This 30 day workout challenge was completed by my fiancee to see whether it improves her glutes and thighs. The program looks like this: 30 Day Glute Challenge, download here The Exercises There are four main exercises, which are divided into two pairs: A1 Body-weight Squat: Slightly wider stance and toes pointed out at 30 degreesA2 Hip Thrusts: Support the upper …

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How I Improved My 2k Indoor Rowing Time In 8 Weeks

I started by researching online for training programs designed to improve my 2000m rowing time. The first articles I found pointed me towards either The Wolverine Plan or The Pete Plan. Both seemed like quite intense training programs and I was hoping for a less time-consuming alternative. After creating This Spreadsheet to collate a few other programs, I settled on a …

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