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 :
- Rob’s Training Log
Hard and heavy.
- Deven’s Training Log
The serious training continues.
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 : Sandbag TGU Variation
Here’s a subtle variation of the Turkish Get-Up. Note that Josh is using a sandbag here, but the same idea applies to whichever form of resistance you’re using. Good stuff.
Deal of the Week : %30 Discount on StrongerGrip Thick-Handled Clubs
These are awesome.
I love a dose of club training, and the StrongerGrip thick-handled clubs are a clear favourite. Challenging, loadable and beautifully made. Brilliant things.
As a bonus for readers of this newsletter, Ryan has agreed to offer a discount on these superb training tools. The first 20 people to order one of the StrongerGrip thick handle grip clubs will receive a tasty %30 discount – just enter STTB at checkout.
NB : thanks to everyone who grabbed one of the StrongerGrip Monster Sledges we offered a couple of weeks ago. Based on the rate that they disappeared, well, get in quick.
As I’ve been on-the-road for the past two weeks (just got back this evening), I’ve been doing a lot of thinking & experimenting on this : the best way to train while you’re travelling.
This week will be be an open discussion on this very subject, with a few key questions at its core – how do you train when you’re on-the-road? Is it a matter of maintaining strength, seeing what’s available, or simply taking a break?
How about diet; nice and strict, make a few allowances, or just eat whatever’s available?
Should be a good one.
NB : a huge thanks to the guest moderator for the past two discussions – The Fight Geek (@thefightgeek). Much appreciated.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training Whilst Travelling
When : Wed Jun 23, 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.
Getting Ready For : Ultimate Forearm Training for Baseball
As I mentioned briefly above, I just got back this evening and am preparing to dive into a pile of training-related books and DVDs over the next few days.
One of these is Jedd Johnson‘s new one – Ultimate Forearm Training for Baseball – which looks fantastic. Full review shortly.
Exercise of the Week : Inverted Rope Climb
Looking for a challenge? How about some Inverted Rope Climbing. Good fun.