Zone 2 Simplified: 4 Steps to Easy Endurance

Zone 2 Simplified

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about endurance (or anything for that matter) here on the blog, so let’s jump back in with a quick recap of zone 2, steady state training. Zone 2 is simply a form of low-intensity training aimed at building your aerobic base.  It’s a slow, low-stress form of training that trains your body to become more efficient at using oxygen and fat as a fuel. It nicely complements strength and mobility work and can support recovery, athletic performance and general wellbeing too.  I put together an in depth guide to Zone 2 training a while back that […]

update, thank you + future plans

It’s been a little while! To say it’s been a strange few years would be an understatement… I haven’t been in the best position to make videos or write articles here for a while, so I wanted to do a quick update on what’s going on and hopefully coming up.   First, a quick thanks for stopping by and for the supportive comments and messages. I’ve not always been able to reply, but they mean a lot.   My end, I’ve been doing my best to manage and recover from some health stuff.  Some of you may know that I had some […]

Hero Movement Covid-19 Update & 2021 Plans

Luke Jones Hero Movement Training Cossack Squat

As we shut the door on 2020 (and throw away the key), I just wanted to give a quick update with what’s been going on my end recently, and share a few things we have in the works over the next few months.  As you might already know, I tested positive for COVID-19 mid-December after a flare-up of joint pain, fatigue, mental health stuff and a slight temperature. It was a bit of a surprise, as I stay away from crowded places (pandemic aside) and only tend to leave the house to go for the occasional walk or run.  But […]

Feelgrounds Review: Highrise, Droptop + Originals. Best Barefoot Shoes?

Feelgrounds Review

In this short Feelgrounds review, we’re going to take a look at three pairs of shoes from one of my favourite barefoot shoe brands around today. I’ve been exploring barefooting and trying various minimalist shoes for 10+ years now, and one of the things I’ve struggled with the most is finding an everyday, casual shoe that’s comfortable, barefoot-friendly, and fits my wide, hobbit-like feet.  Most of the time, I’d wear my tatty old minimalist trainers for training and everyday use, but that all changed earlier this year when I discovered Feelgrounds*.  In this video and review, I’m going to compare […]

DIY Plyo Box: How to Build a 3-in-1 Plyometric Box With Scrap Wood (100% Upcycled)

Hero Movement Plyo Box (1)

A DIY plyo box can be a useful tool for rows + pushup variations (elevating the legs), jump squats and mobility work The trouble is, looking online, most plyo boxes are 100 quid or more, which I can’t justify. And most of the ones I’ve tried in gyms over the years haven’t felt as sturdy as I’d like. So I decided that I’d like to have a go at making my own entirely out of scrap wood and a few basic tools. I hope it’s useful, or at least mildly interesting. I’m really happy with how it turned out – […]

The Best Massage Tool for Mobility Gains? Ekrin Athletics Review (+20% Discount)

Ekrin Athletic B37 Massage Device Review Square

I’ve been on the search of a good massage device for a little while now, and in a twist of fate, a company called Ekrin Athletics reached out to me recently – hence this Ekrin B37 review. Soft tissue work is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to performing well and recovering from training.  I’m a big fan of making said soft tissue work as passive as possible. In my experience, the more relaxed you can be when treating any hotspots or freeing up tight areas, the better response you’re going to get.  That’s why this in […]

The Hero Roundup: Summer 2020

Luke Jones Hero Movement

As the sunshine fades and summertime here in the UK comes to a close, I thought it might be a fitting time to reflect on the past few months and share another Hero Roundup.  It seems like the tumultuous ups and downs that characterised the first half of 2020 seem set to continue, at least for the time being.  In these times of uncertainty and heightened stress, I find that taking a step back to slow down and reflect can be somewhat helpful, which is partly why I restarted this blog post series.  As with previous roundups, we’ll touch on […]