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 :
- Training for the Planche
Al takes a look at the basics of training for the planche. Good fun.
- Floral Apron Adventures
With the 2010 NRL season over, it’s time to begin Strongman training in earnest. Nice one.
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Video : Shayna Fitzgerald – Heavy Wheelbarrow Work
One of the topics brought up in last week’s discussion was the idea of training longevity; specifically Strength Training Over 40.
This week we’re taking a close look at this fascinating area; including the nutritional, recovery, injury and equipment considerations involved. Everything that will help make sure you’re stronger, healthier and in generally better condition in your 40s (and onward) than you are/were in your 20s. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than the enigmatic Fight Geek (@thefightgeek). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Strength Training Over 40
When : Wed Oct 6, 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.
Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Thanks once again to everyone who took part in the discussion on Setting up a Muay Thai Home Gym. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. What’s currently in your own home gym – both indoors and outdoors?
Checking Out : Jungle Gym XT
This is the latest incarnation of the Jungle Gym suspension trainer from Monkey Bar Gym.
I love suspension training. If you’ve never tried it, check out Derek’s Suspension Training 101 for an idea of how to use it, and to see what’s possible. And definitely take a look at the Jungle Gym.
Exercise of the Week : L-Sit Walking
This is a superb way to put your abdominal strength to the test – a spot of L-Sit Walking. Good stuff.
How far can you go?