I'm Chris Garrett, a product focused designer and developer, and founder of Decimal.

Winter fitness regimen

My fitness regime isn’t something I generally talk about, but it’s been coming up in conversation a lot lately, so I thought I’d write something here for posterity.

I have a general workout, which I try to do 3-4 times a week – I find it takes less than an hour and so I can quite feasibility work it in 3 to 4 times a week.

I essentially do 3 “circuits” of the following, with a 5 minute break between:

  • Using light (10kg) dumbbells
    • 60× arm curls with (I switch between 3 different variations)
    • 12× front lifts with
    • 12× shoulder presses
  • 60× raised leg sit-ups (I add a twist for 20 of these)
  • 30× push ups
  • 30× curls with the triceps bar (25kg)
  • 30× ab rolls
  • Using a 35kg resistance band:
    • 12× concentrated arm curls on each arm
    • 12× shoulder shrugs
    • 12× conventional band curls
  • Using heavier dumbbells (15kg)
    • 15× goblet squats
    • 6× swings per arm
    • 20× hammer curls
  • 30× toe touches

This workout suits me because it doesn’t require a lot of space, equipment, or time – but, along with eating reasonably well, it does keep me in “6 pack” condition.

I’ve also added a few new things recently:

  • Weekly boxing sessions with a PT
  • Ad hoc shadow boxing
  • 8-10 miles walking with the dog each day, wearing a 10kg weight vest.

I’ve not really been bouldering lately, but would really like to get back into the habit of doing so at least once a week – to re-engage all the obscure muscles that only climbing can trigger.

If time permits, I’m hoping to add an additional weekly wrestling session with my PT soon too.

Tweak Digital Podcast Interview

A few weeks ago, John invited me to guest on his growing Podcast. It was a really fun interview, recorded during the peak of the NFT hype cycle, so I ended up doing a deep dive on that. We also covered the state of the music industry, the Manchester tech scene, the unappreciated aspects of Macclesfield, and some of my experiences raising finance.

Give it a listen on Apple, Google or Spotify.