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 and Retweet icons above & below each post). Cheers.


Video : Homemade Reverse Hyper

Extremely creative. Fantastic.


Twitterchat 92 – Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength

If the idea of core training doesn’t exactly get you excited, make sure you join this discussion. Whether you’re working out at home or in a commercial facility, we’ve got a few ideas to share.
This week we’re taking a close look at Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength, in any form, anywhere. Everything from the prerequisite strength and skills to testing and measurement. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is bodybuilder, serious lifter and fitness writer Kat ‘The Mighty Kat‘ Ricker (@themightykat). Fantastic.
NB : As I’m currently travelling and without internet access for a few days, Derek ‘Body by D-Rock‘ Peruo has graciously agreed to take on the role of guest moderator for this discussion. Should be a great one.


Details –
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength
When : Wed Nov 17, 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 Getting Started with Combat Training. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Are you currently learning one of the many combat sports? Which one?

Checking Out : Primal Blueprint Reader Created Cookbook

Readers of Mark Sisson‘s (Mark’s Daily Apple) newsletter may have noticed a link to The Primal Blueprint Reader Created Cookbook, a fantastic collection of primal-friendly recipes (including more than a couple I’m keen to test out here).
Head over to the blog, check out the newsletter and grab the free ebook. Love it.

Exercise of the Week : Seated Rope Pull

There are many, many ways to train with a length of thick rope – climbing, undulating and dragging. Good fun.
This week we’re looking at one of my favourites, the Seated Rope Pull. Over to Joe.

As you can see, the choice of weight is up to you. Plates, kettlebells, sandbags; or children. Great way to get the kids involved.