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 :

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Video : Speed, Quickness, Reactive Drills for Athletes

How do you train for speed and reaction times? Over to Smitty.


Coming Events

Twitterchat 73 – Training with Clubs

I absolutely love leverage training, especially with clubs. Superb things.
This week we’re taking a close look at the Club Training world – everything from ‘what they are‘ to the many, many great ways to put them to work. Helping us get a handle on these great tools is none other than StrongerGrip‘s Ryan Pitts (@strongergrip), certainly no slouch when it comes to a dose of club work himself. Fantastic.


Details –
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training with Clubs
When : Wed Jul 7, 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.

Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Thanks once again to Karsten Jensen (@CoachKarsten) and everyone else who took part in the discussion on Periodization. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. How are you making use of periodisation in your own training? Which form are you currently putting to work?

Reading : Supertraining (6th Edition)

Several great books were mentioned during last week’s discussion on Periodisation, including the superb Supertraining. During the week I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the latest incarnation (6th edition), which looks very promising indeed.
Really looking forward to diving in.

Exercise of the Week : Kettlebell Juggling for Two

Now here’s my idea of a good time – grab your training partner and toss a kettlebell their way.
Kettlebell Juggling for Two.