On the Forums
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 a training routine or two, head over to the forums :
- More Pressing Thoughts
What’s the result of an increase in overhead pressing volume? Dan explains.
- Fight Geek’s Training Log
It’s always great to see how other people train. Here’s how Fight Geek does things.
Video – Outdoor Training Ideas
There are “many, many great ways to train outdoors”:http://www.straighttothebar.com/2007/12/taking_advantage_of_your_locat.html – here are just a few. Nice one.
Twitterchat : This week we’ll be discussing something that impacts everyone who weight-trains, **the many forms of therapy that you can apply yourself**. Foam rollers, sticks, tennis balls and so on.
Helping us to navigate through this fascinating world is “The Strength Doctor”:https://paydotcom.com/r/89481/scottbird/25673259/, “Tim Hull”:http://www.twitter.com/THull. Whether you’re after some temporary pain relief or seeking to make the most of the work you’ve just done in the gym, Tim has a few suggestions. Looking forward to it.
**Who** : Strength-training fans
**Topic** : **Manual Therapy Methods**
**When** : Wed Sep 16, 9pm EST (1am UTC)
**How** : include #sbgym in your tweets
To see when it’s on in your timezone, head over to the “twitterchat calendar”:http://www.straighttothebar.com/v2/calendar.php?c=3.
See you there.
Kettlebell Juggling Contest : how’s your “kettlebell juggling”:http://straighttothebar.com/guidetokettlebelljuggling/? For details, head over here. Good stuff.
Card Tearing Contest : or a spot of “card tearing”:http://www.straighttothebar.com/cardtearingebook/ perhaps? Now this one will be fun. Find out why.
Grip Contests : There are also several grip contests coming up shortly, including :
- USHS Nationals
- USGS Nationals
- Finnish Open Grip Strength Championships
For details, swing by the Grip Contest Calendar.
Exercise of the Week
The Battling Ropes Pole Pull. If you haven’t yet experienced the brutal power of the “Battling Ropes”:http://www.straighttothebar.com/battlingropes/ (seriously, it’ll knock the wind out of you), take a look at the many varieties of **Pole Pull**. Brilliant exercise.