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 :
- Jaw Lifting : What, Why and How
How to get started with this wonderful feat.
- Deven’s Training Log
Back work – good fun.
Ready to add your own opinion, workout log or training article? Just head over to the Forums, Training Logs, or swing by the Article Submissions page. They’re fantastic ways to share your ideas.
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Video : Kettlebell Juggling Faceoff
Another great clip from the Atomic Athletic Great Black Swamp Olde-Time Strongman Picnic. Logan Christopher and Andrew Durniat go head-to-head.
Training With : Battle Ropes
A few weeks ago we mentioned the Battle Ropes from MBody Strength – fantastic things.
I’ve been using them for a couple of days now (mainly for the pull-up and kettlebell swing variations seen in the video), and I have to say, I love them. A proper review shortly, but for now, definitely check them out.
Twitterchat 67 – Protein
Protein : what is it, how much do you really need, how do you make sure you’re getting enough?
This week we’re taking a look at the many forms of Protein, how they relate to your training and your health overall. Helping to guide us through this fascinating world is Ty from The Protein Review. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Protein
When : Wed May 26, 9pm EDT (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.
Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Following the discussion on Resistance Bands there’s been a stack of information flowing on which bands to use, and how.
I personally favour the Iron Woody bands (which I freely admit, were the first ones I ever used; though I’ve since tested several others), and I’ve also heard great things about the Jump Stretch bands, and those from EliteFTS. Whichever ones you use, there are some great ways to use them. There are a few ideas here.
How about you – which bands do you use personally, and why?
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.
Product Review : KAOS Sports Bra
Although I’m well-placed to offer comments on much of the KAOS Komfort workout clothing range (it’s great stuff, incidentally), I’m not exactly qualified to review products such as their sports bras.
Over to GoodyGirl77.
Exercise of the Week : Band Pull-Aparts
There were a number of superb resistance band exercises mentioned during the discussion last week, including the wonderfully simple Band Pull-Aparts. A great way to finish a serious yoke session.