Strength & Fitness Newsletter

On the Forums

I’m constantly amazed at just how much my training is influenced by the people on this site. Whether you’re looking for a new piece of equipment, an unusual exercise variation or just an idea of how others approach things, head over to the forums :

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

NB : if you like what you see, show the authors your appreciation by voting (using the icons for Digg, StumbleUpon etc above each article). Cheers.

Video – Burpees 21 Style

Here’s an interesting variation of the humble Burpee – over to Joe. Good stuff.

Deal of the Week – Functional Correction Manual

Functional Correction ManualIf you’ve ever woken up and thought ‘that shouldn’t still be sore‘, or you’ve become accustomed to spending the first hour of each day in ‘walking like a zombie‘ mode, you need this book.
A full review will be coming shortly; in the meantime, swing by and check out the Functional Correction Manual.
Superb.

Coming Events

Twitterchat 51 – Warming Up : How do you currently get warmed up for your workouts, or for competition? Light weights, a little cardio, various bodyweight movements? More importantly, how should it be done?
This week we’re discussing the various things people do prior to a solid session, or a competition lift or two. Helping us to navigate this fascinating world is Train Better Fitness’s Chris Smith. Fantastic.
Details –
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Warming Up
When : Wed Feb 3, 9pm EST (1am UTC)
How : include #sbgym in your tweets (here’s how)
To see when it’s on in your timezone, head over to the twitterchat calendar.
See you there.
Got an event that you’d like to add? Let me know.

Exercise of the Week : JM Press

JM Blakley is well-known in Powerlifting circles (particularly when it comes to the Bench Press), and this exercise clearly shows why. It’s a fantastic triceps builder.
Once again, this is an exercise which is best learnt by seeing it, and then doing it. Describing / demonstrating the JM Press, the man himself :

Superb. Give it a shot.