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 :
- Floral Apron Adventures
Hard and heavy.
- Australian Fitness Tour
Superb idea for a trip. Which places, competitions and groups would you suggest?
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.
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Video : Brad Pilon – 6 Meals per Day
No doubt you’ve heard the ‘6 Meals per Day‘ advice at some point. But just what qualifies as a meal? You may be surprised.
Over to Brad.
Deal of the Week : TRX Kettlebell – Iron Circuit Conditioning
I’ve been a fan of Strongman training for as long as I can remember; the beautifully simple idea of ‘picking up something heavy, and putting it down somewhere else‘. Love it.
This week we’re taking a close look at the world of Strongman, specifically at how to integrate it with your existing training. No matter whether you’re a professional athlete or just someone who loves taking care of themselves.
Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than The Strength Doctor, Tim Hull (@THull); a man who’s been exploring the possibilities of Strongman work in his own training. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Incorporating Strongman Training
When : Wed Jul 21, 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.
See you there.
NB : If you’d like to be a guest on a future twitterchat, let me know. It’s great to hear how other people are training.
Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Thanks once again to Robert DeCillis (@CombatTrainer) and everyone else who took part in the discussion on Conditioning. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. What sort of conditioning do you favour, and in what form? How do you measure your progress?
Getting Ready For : Super Human Training
Super Human Training is a series of interviews (one per week) with some of the strongest guys around.
Hosting the discussions is none other than Logan Christopher (certainly no slouch himself in the arena of Strongman). And to give you an idea of just how cool this is, here are a few of the guys you’ll be learning from :
And many more. Fantastic.
Exercise of the Week : Lever Side Bend
This is one of the many superb exercises detailed in Adam‘s brilliant Leverage Lifts article; definitely a keeper. Dive in, and enjoy.