Strength & Fitness Newsletter

This Week on Straight to the Bar

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, you’ll enjoy these :

Ready to add your own opinion, workout log or training article? Just head over to the Forums, Training Logs, or swing by the Article Submissions page. They’re fantastic ways to share your ideas.

NB : if you enjoy the articles, show the authors your appreciation by voting (using the Like, Digg and Retweet icons). Cheers.


Video : Parkour Marathon

How does a 1,000 mile Parkour Ultramarathon sound? Incredible.
Over to Johnny ‘Sticky‘ Budden.


Coming Events

Twitterchat 70 – Underground Strength & Fitness (Part II)

What’s your own training area like – a room in your house, a local hardcore gym, a rented garage perhaps?
This week Kira Robert Clarkebetter known as The Fight Geek – continues the discussion on Underground Strength and Fitness, taking a close look at the 5 types of ‘Underground‘ gyms. Good stuff.

Fight Geek

NB : As I’m still enjoying the endless beaches and crystal-clear waters of northern Queensland, Kira (@thefightgeek). will once again be the guest moderator for this one. Fantastic.


Details –
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Underground Strength and Fitness
When : Wed Jun 16, 9pm EDT (1am UTC)
How : include #sbgym in your tweets.
To see when it’s on in your timezone, head over to the twitterchat calendar.

Getting Ready For : Ultimate Forearm Training for Baseball

As I mentioned briefly above, I’m still on-the-road for another week; and stockpiling a number of training-related books for the return.
One of these is Jedd Johnson‘s new one – Ultimate Forearm Training for Baseball – which looks fantastic. Full review in a bit over a week.

Exercise of the Week : Burpee Bonanza

Love the humble burpee? Try these variations. Good fun.



NB : looking for more? Have a go at these.
Enjoy.