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 :
- GoodyGirl77’s Training Log
Cardio, heavy squats and some serious ab work. Here’s what GoodyGirl77‘s getting up to.
- Josh Hanagarne’s Training Log
More training goodness. Z-Health, Kettlebells and Bending.
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Video – Dynamic TKEs
Deal of the Week – Convict Conditioning
My ‘books to read‘ list piled up over the past month or so (and yes, both Christmas and my birthday had more than a little to do with it), and one I’ve been extremely keen to dive in to is Convict Conditioning. As Josh points out (excellent review incidentally), the book teaches progressions for several challenging bodyweight exercises.
Chief among them – for me personally – is the One-Armed Handstand Push-up. Yep, one arm.
Twitterchat 50 – Nutrition for Combat Athletes : What should you eat when you’re getting ready for a fight? How about the rest of the time?
This week we’re discussing the nutrition side of training – specifically for combat athletes. Cutting weight, getting ready for an upcoming battle, or simply keeping yourself in great condition year-round. Helping us to navigate this fascinating world is TDA Training’s Nathan Teodoro. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Nutrition for Combat Athletes
When : Wed Jan 27, 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.
Got an event that you’d like to add? Let me know.
Exercise of the Week : Hise Shrug
Joseph Curtis Hise (often called The Father of American Weight Training) popularised a number of great ideas in the west, including the flat-footed squat. Here’s another one of his great legacies – the Hise Shrug.
The Hise Shrug is essentially a shrug performed with the bar resting across the traps, as if you were about to perform a high-bar squat. Note that it’s not exactly a comfortable, pain-free movement; though it’s certainly an effective one when it comes to building (and toughening up) the traps.
For that reason alone, it’s definitely a keeper.
Good fun. Give it a shot.