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 :
- Improve Your Athletic Performace with Depth Jumps
Depth jumps are much underrated – they’re a great exercise. Al explains; and there’s also a box-jump discussion in the main area of the forums, and several jump-training variations here.
- Floral Apron Adventures
You’d never know there was some illness-caused gym-free time recently. The serious training is back on.
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Video – Mighty Mitts Competition
There’s a stack of great video coming out of the current Arnold. Here’s just a taste of the Mighty Mitts competition. Good stuff.
Deal of the Week – Card Tearing eBook
This is a fantastic book (full review).
Tearing a deck of cards is an amazing activity, and this book will show you exactly how to do it. It’s a complete progression, including advice on everything from training to selecting the right cards at the right time.
What’s more, as part of a birthday celebration, Jedd is currently offering this book at the discounted price of just $19.97. If you’ve ever considering testing yourself with this wonderful feat, now’s the perfect time to do it.
Twitterchat 56 – Bodyweight Training for Combat : If you’ve ever trained in any of the martial arts, no doubt you’re well aware of the incredible range of bodyweight exercises. For warming up, technique work, strength-training and stretching. Good fun.
This week we’re diving into the world of Bodyweight Training – specifically for combat – the many things that work and the ways to incorporate them in your training. Helping us to navigate this fascinating area is MMA Stuff‘s, own @jimmyvo. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Bodyweight Training for Combat
When : Wed Mar 10, 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 : Circular Push-up
Here’s a simple one that I was first taught many years ago in a Judo class (it was part of our warm-up routine) – the Circular Push-up.
As the name suggests, the body moves in a circular motion, like this :