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 :
- B Vitamins – A Metabolic Viewpoint
A great look at the power of the real Vitamin B.
- Mining useful information from your critics
Learn from everyone.
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Video – Sandbag Zercher Squat
I’m a big fan of sandbag training, and exercises like this are great :
Deal of the Week – Outlaw 120 Rope
A length of thick rope is superb for a number of training styles, including the Battling Ropes type of conditioning work, climbing (including the version pictured below) and all manner of pulling & dragging. Extremely versatile.
As you’d expect at this time of year, there are some great discounts available. Personal favourite? The Outlaw 120 from Art of Strength.
Twitterchat 44 – Training for Strongman Competitions : I love Strongman competitions – it’s a brilliant way of putting obscene levels of strength to the test. Good fun.
This time we’re continuing last week’s discussion, taking a closer look at the training side of the equation. How to physically prepare yourself for the specific events. Aiding us in this quest is someone who’s in heavy training mode himself, Strongman Chase Karnes. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training for Strongman Competitions
When : Wed Dec 16, 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 : Horizontal Rope Climb
The Ice Chamber has been home to some incredible ideas over the years, including the ones pictured here. I particularly love the ‘Charles Bronson in The Great Escape‘ thing in the background. Good fun.