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 an idea of how others approach things, head over to the forums :
- Josh Hanagarne’s Training Log
Z-Health, Kettlebells and Bending. Here’s what Josh‘s getting up to.
- FoodNFitness’ Training Log
More training goodness. The FoodNFitness approach.
Ready to add your own workout log or training article? Just head over to the Articles & Logs page and log in, and click ‘Post to Your Blog‘. That’s all there is to it.
NB : if you like what you see, show the authors your appreciation by voting (using the icons for Digg, StumbleUpon etc above each article). Cheers.
Video – Swing Squats with Clubs and Kettlebells
Great exercise, whether you use clubs or a kettlebell. Good fun.
Deal of the Week – MBG Training DVDs
There are a number of superb items on sale at this time of year, as you’d expect. Of these, my favourite would have to be the ‘Training‘ DVD set from Monkey Bar Gym.
If you’re ready for some serious strength & conditioning work over the next few months, take a look at these.
Twitterchat 41 – Training for Combat Athletics : This week we’ll be having an open discussion on the many ways to train for MMA, boxing or a martial arts tournament. The required mix of skill development, conditioning work and strength training.
Whichever approach you favour, if combat’s your thing then this is the perfect place to be.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training for Combat Athletics
When : Wed Nov 25, 9pm EST (1am UTC)
How : include #sbgym in your tweets (here’s how)
To see when it’s on in your timezone, head over to the twitterchat calendar.
See you there.
Super Gym’s Deadlift Competition, and The Wolf Games : Deadlifting at Benedikt Magnusson‘s Super Gym, Iceland. Need I say more?
Got an event that you’d like to add? Let me know..
Exercise of the Week : Dimel Deadlift
Originally employed to great effect by Powerlifter Matt Dimel, this deadlift variation will certainly help you switch things up a bit.
Here’s a brief description of the Dimel Deadlift :
This lift is similar to the main part of a Romanian deadlift. Using a narrow stance, medium overhand grip (at the rings) and a comparitively light weight (30-40% of your deadlift 1RM), stand up with an arched back. Squat down with the glutes pushed back, not letting the knees travel forward. Lower the bar quickly to just below the knees; then return explosively to an upright stance. The entire movement should be fast, and is usually done with reasonably high reps (20 or so).