This Week on Straight to the Bar
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, you’ll enjoy these :
- First Powerlifting Meet
On the forums, both Chris and Meatax are getting ready for their first powerlifting meet (fantastic experience). What advice would you give them?
- Floral Apron Adventures : 26
The hard training continues. Nice one.
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Video : Pain Time – Farmers’ Holds
Combining grip strength, mental toughness and a great posterior chain workout. Farmers’ Holds.
Checking Out : Bulldog Leash
Just noticed this on the Art of Strength site – the Bulldog Leash. Essentially a covered 10′ length of chain designed to attach to the base of a kettlebell, ready for swinging, lifting, throwing, and other fun things.
Twitterchat 63 – Kettlebell Training for Beginners : I love training with kettlebells. Indoors or outdoors, by themselves or with ropes, bands and other fun things.
This week we’re taking a look at Kettlebell Training for Beginners – how to get started with this wonderful form of training, what to use and where to go for help. The way to go from a complete novice to someone who uses them on a regular basis.
Helping us to navigate this fascinating world is Jackie, better known as @girlwithnoname. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Kettlebell Training for Beginners
When : Wed Apr 28, 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.
See you there.
NB : If you’d like to be a guest on a future twitterchat, let me know. It’s great to hear how other people are training.
Nitro Circus Live
Last night, 60 Minutes (the Australian version) had a segment on motocross rider and stuntman Travis Pastrana; the core of Nitro Circus.
For anyone who’s currently enjoying the sun in this beautiful part of the world, there’s a great chance to check out Travis in action – the Nitro Circus Live show. Fantastic.
Learning From : Free eBooks, Podcasts and More
I’ve added a number of ebooks to the list of items that newsletter subscribers receive. For everyone who’s already signed up, here are the links. As a bonus, there are also a number of sites, podcasts and newsletters I recommend :
Free eBooks, Podcasts and More
NB : if you’d like to recommend an item to add to this list – whether it’s yours or just one you’ve stumbled across – I’d love to hear about it. Thanks.
Exercise of the Week : Band-Assisted Handstand Push-up
Handstand Push-ups are great things, and this is the perfect way to test them out. Band assisted.