Kicking back on R&R in Dublin

September 24th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

 

Just came back from a few days in Dublin. made a nice change to be relaxing in a hotel and being able to drink. Hit the Gravity Bar which i havnt been to in years and also Temple Bar…. its true what they say though. Guinness always tastes better in Ireland.

…Going to upload some pictures at some oint when i get a chance

MacBook Pro

September 17th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

Well finally upgraded to a macBook Pro. Got to say i am loving it :D. Just in the process of putting the new operating system Mountion Lion onto it ….. Think im turning into a bit of a apple slut tho

Nike + GPS Sports Watch

August 28th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

Just got my new Nike+ GPS watch delivered so i can map and time some more runs :D

Afghan Gym Workout

August 28th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

Well on the ocassions that we get downtime here……. there is not a great deal to do. I mean the days are long but its not exactly like we can go down the pub after for a few beers. So all there is to do is hit the gym and get on #OPMassive or sleep

Came up with the below training program with a few mates while over in Camp Bastion. Been on it for a couple of moths and already noticing some benifits

 

Day & Group
Exercise

Monday
Chest

  • Dumbell Press
  • Flys
  • Decline
  • Close Arm Press
  • Abs Routine

 

Tuesday
Back

  •  Kick Backs
  • Lat Pull Down, Straight arm
  • Seated Row
  • Deadlifts or Romanian Deadlifts
  • Abs Routine

 

Wednesday
Shoulders

  •  Shoulder Press
  • Upright Row
  • Deltoid Raise
  • Standing Fly’s
  • Bounce Press
  • Abs Routine

 

Thursday
Chest

  •  Bench Press
  • Incline
  • Close Arm Press
  • Flys
  • Decline
  • Abs Routine

 

 Friday
Biceps

  •  Cable Curl
  • 21’s
  • Hammer Curl with rope
  • Seated Curls
  • Abs Routine

 

Saturday
Triceps

  •  Overhead Tricep Extensions
  • 21’s
  • Rope extension pull downs
  • Skull Crusher Superset
  • Tri Kickbacks
  • Abs Routine

 


Abs Routine

1 x Set done every day

  •  Weighted Situps
  • Weighted Leg Raises
  • Oblique Crunches

 

 

Moving Location

August 11th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

Well spent part of my day today flying over Afghanistan en route to my new location at MOB Price. Ive now moved until the end of tour which was a bit of a pain as it meant that i had to pack up all my kit. Its quite a surprise how much stuff you aquire considering that im roughly halfway through now.

Im still doing the same role as what i was at Bastion so the job wont change too much other than it is a smaller location. however as we have quite a few Dets within our AO i hopefully should get out on even more trips, only downside is that they look to be road moves as oppose to the normal Helli transport that im a custom too.

Being smaller than Bastion means that the lifestyle is a bit more basic, could be worse but the main thing im missing is the gym as the one here dosent have a massive amount of equipment but i suppose it beats using ammo tins to do some bicep curls.

4 weeks till R&R …and it cant come soon enough ;)

 

Beer

August 4th, 2012 by admin No comments »

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Non Alcoholic Beer on a Saturday night…. As fun as my life gets right about now !

Sanger Life

July 22nd, 2012 by admin No comments »

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Well I thought I would throw a quick post up since it has been a while. The above is from when I was on Sanger duty, as you can see not very interesting when all you have to look at is the open desert for 24hrs

It’s getting warmer and warmer here, creaping from 45deg upwards so when I was off shif I ended up sleeping outside as being up in the Sanger in all the kit it got pretty warm

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For more photos, take a Look at my photos page

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Photos from Afghan

July 14th, 2012 by admin No comments »

 

I have uploaded a few photos from my tour in Afghanistan, they can be found HERE

… I will try and keep them as up to date as i can for the rest of the time that i am out here  ;)

 

BBQ Al Fresco Style

June 25th, 2012 by admin No comments »

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Well the BBQ season is slowly coming upon us. No such here out in Afghan the days do get a bit repetitive and you seem to count down the days like you were in prison! So anything out of the norm is a welcome break as it breaks it up a bit. So we got some Al Fresco cooking on and had a BBQ. Was a good shout the only thing missing was beer, haven’t touched a drop in over 2 months now… Was still good to sit down and chill out with everyone for a bit, even though I had to stay sober

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I am trying to upload some photos of my tour to my gallery so look out for them soon

Across the wire

June 8th, 2012 by admin No comments »

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Well a bit of a delayed update but a couple of week ago I had my first trip across the wire, made a nice change to get out of Camp Bastion in order to do a site Reccie. So picked up my bombs and bullets and jumped on a Chinnock in order to go over to a small PB located in the north of Helmand Province.

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Part of my journey was meant to be a road move but I managed to blag a lift in the chopper all the way there, in order to try and minimise my time on the ground. Was only meant to be out for about 15 hours but because the PB was under contact quite frequently I ended up having to stay there for 3 or 4 days, living conditions were basic to say the least but at least I managed to get some good work done while I was there. With the option to get out on the ground quite a bit and the opportunity to get round Bastion quite a bit should split the tour up nicely. Seeing the area from the air makes you appreciate just how big this place is

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