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.

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Video : Staggered Stiff-Legged Deadlifts

Interesting variation.

Twitterchat 97 – Training for Football : AFL

No matter which sports you enjoy, if a spot of Australian Rules Football (AFL) is on the list you’re in for a treat. It’s certainly a fast-paced and – if you’re not used to it – somewhat unusual game. Highly recommended.
This week we’re taking a look at the training required for this particular code, and how it compares to other forms of the game. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Alpha Kettlebell‘s Troy Anderson (@troyATS). Fantastic.

Details –
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training for Football : AFL
When : Wed Dec 22, 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 Fitness Gifts. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you ever buy yourself a fitness gift or two? What sorts of things?

Watching : The Corrections

I’m a long-time fan of Jordan Vezina‘s work, and I really admire stuff like this.
Jordan has put his entire DVD ‘The Corrections‘ on Youtube, for anyone to watch – completely free. And yes, it’s superb information.
To check out all the videos (the DVD’s been broken into several parts, separated by topic), swing by Strength Beyond Strength.

Exercise of the Week : Alternating Pistols

Al’s post on the Pistol Squat got me thinking about a great variation – Alternating Pistols (using a suspension trainer).
This one’s perhaps best understood via a video demonstration; over to Steve Maxwell.

Good stuff.

Incidentally, if you’d like to get in touch regarding this or any other aspect of strength, you can send me an email here. Look forward to hearing from you.