Strength & Fitness Newsletter

What's This?

The Strength & Fitness Newsletter is a weekly email newsletter which summarises the things added to Straight to the Bar (as well as a few gems from the archives). Absolutely free.

btw, I’d love to hear your feedback – both on the individual items and the newsletters themselves. Drop a comment below the relevant issue, or swing by Twitter ( I’m @scottbird ).

 

cheers,

Scott

Logan's 'Quarantine Sale' Courses

Stuck at Home?

Like many of us right now, you may not be spending a lot of time in commercial gym. If you’re without equipment, check out Logan’s ‘Quarantine Sale‘ courses over at legendarystrength.com. Good fun.

Podcasts

I listen to an ever-changing pool of podcasts, discussing the many aspects of training and nutrition possible. Most recently :
FoundMyFitness (Dr Matthew Walker on Sleep)

Over to you. Any you’d recommend?

Strength Training on Instagram

It’s fair to say that we’ve checked out quite a few images over the years – on Flickr & Smugmug in particular.

A friend of mine just pointed me to Chris Stanciu ‘s Instagram feed, which contains a great mix of nutrition and workout images :

instagram.com/officialgainsthetics.

Twitter Lists

I use Twitter for a number of things, as I’m sure everyone else here does. To talk about strength training, nutrition and many other topics. Works well.

To make this a little easier – and so people can dive right in to the topics that interest them – I use Twitter’s ‘List functionality quite a bit. There’s a full list of them here :

https://twitter.com/scottbird/lists

Whatever you’re in to, it’s all there.

NB : the above lists are always being fine-tuned. If you know of someone who tweets regularly about a particular subject and should be on one of them, let me know.

Other (Daily) Newsletters You Might Like

Finally, for a daily dose of tangentially-related information – check out the following. All are compiled daily, and cover the following topics :

Electric Cars in Australia (great way to help tackle air-pollution)
Leave It In The Ground (tackling air-pollution from a slightly different angle)
Better Sleep Nightly (my favourite form of recovery)

And yes, they’re absolutely free.

Ferocious Fitness (Phil Ross, Marty Gallagher)

Remember this? Great book. Ferocious Fitness:A Fighter’sProven Action Planto Develop Blazing Power, Animalistic Strength and Killer Conditioning is a distillation of Phil Ross’ trainingwisdom, in the form of a superbly comprehensive book.

We took a look at the digital version recently, and you’ll be pleased to know that the paperback version is now available. Definitely worthy of a place on the fitness shelf.

Phil Ross’ Ferocious Fitness.

NB : There’s a full list of all the equipment/books/videos we recommend over in the SttB Strength Store. Dive in.

Monday, 6 July 2009

On the Forums

There are some superb articles as well as brief training tips scattered throughout the forums. Here’s one of each :

Ready to add yours? Just head over to the Articles & Logs page and log in, and click ‘Post to Your Blog‘. That’s all there is to it.

Video – Home-made Protein Bars

There are a number of ways to make your own protein bars, and this video goes over the basic process. Use your favourite type of nut butter, protein powder and experiment. You really can’t go far wrong.

NB : if you’ve found a combination that works particularly well, tell us about it (or share some video) in the Diet section of the forums. Loads of great ideas in there.

Coming Events

Contest : Card Tearing
How’s your card tearing? Josh and I will be formalising a contest during the week, but it’s safe to say that there’ll be plenty of torn cards, sore fingers and a spot of video involved. Should be fun.
Grip Contest : Global Grip Challenge 2009
It’s on again – the superb Global Grip Challenge. Details shortly.

The Ultimate Sandbag

The Ultimate Sandbag.

I love sandbag training, and this is definitely the way to do it right.

Beautiful thing.


Outlaw 120 rope

Outlaw 120.

Rope training is fantastic, and this is my weapon of choice. Heavy, flexible and supremely strong.

Perfect.

The Bending eBook

The Bending eBook.

If you’re just beginning your bending journey, this is the perfect place to start.

Superb.