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.
- Floral Apron Adventures
The serious training gets underway again. A great feeling.
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 Sit-up and Press on GHR
This is the first exercise in the Diesel Crew‘s Hardest Core Exercise EVER series – the Kettlebell Sit-up and Press on GHR. Good stuff.
Deal of the Week : APT Heavy Duty Adjustable Pulley Straps
APT are currently giving away their Adjustable Pulley Straps (pictured) – one per order. Anyone here tried them? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Oh, and to grab one for yourself, head over to prowriststraps.com and enter the coupon code AdjustStrap when you’re checking out. Good stuff.
Want more? As a bonus, they’re also knocking 15% off the price of your order. Perfect.
Twitterchat 74 – Conditioning
I love a dose of conditioning work, especially the outdoor varieties. Sandbags, tyres, ropes and so on.
This week we’re taking a close look at the world of Conditioning– everything from ‘what it is‘ and ‘the benefits it can bring‘ to the many, many great ways to get a dose in your own training. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is certified strength and conditioning coach Rob DeCillis, better known as Combat Trainer (@CombatTrainer). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Conditioning
When : Wed Jul 14, 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.
Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Thanks once again to Ryan Pitts (@strongergrip) and everyone else who took part in the discussion on Training with Clubs. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Are clubs a part of your current training? Fixed-weight, or the loadable variety?
Reading : The Big Book of Clubbell Training
There were several great books mentioned during last week’s discussion on Training with Clubs, but one we didn’t get to was Scott Sonnon‘s The Big Book of Clubbell Training. I’m about to dive into it here, and would love to hear your own thoughts.
Anyone read it? What did you think?
Exercise of the Week : GHR Variations
While you’re using the GHR, try a few of these : several great GHR Variations from the guys at Octogen. Nice one.