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 :
- Three Technique Corrections for Tearing Your First Deck of Cards
Just getting started? Perfect.
- Combat Trainer Chronicles
Rob‘s training log. Good stuff.
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.
NB : if you enjoy the articles, show the authors your appreciation by voting (using the Like, Digg and Retweet icons). Cheers.
Video : How to Climb a Rope
Keen to add a little rope-climbing to your training mix, but not quite sure how?
Jim explains the most common techniques. Nice one.
Constructing : Suspension Handles
Want a great project for your next free evening? How about building a few sets of handles for use with sleds, suspension trainers and much, much more. Inexpensive, simple to make and incredibly versatile.
Over to Ryan.
Twitterchat 76 – Photographing Strength Athletes
Two things I’ve been immersing myself in for years are a passion for photography (ranging from creating images to collecting vintage cameras), and a serious love of strength training. Doing, watching, supporting, and of course, talking about. Absolutely love it.
This week we’ll be combining these two incredible pastimes, taking a look at the best ways to photograph/video either yourself or a competing strength athlete. Everything from ‘which camera to use‘, to how to record the audio so people can hear it over the wind noise, to the ways of getting some great – and legal – music onto your Youtube videos. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Daniel Ng, (@daniel_hautjobb); a man who’s been combining some serious odd-object work with photography for years now. Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Photographing Strength Athletes
When : Wed Jul 28, 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.
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.
Quick update on last week’s twitterchat : Thanks once again to Tim Hull (@THull) and everyone else who took part in the discussion on Incorporating Strongman Training. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you incorporate a little Strongman work in your training, and in what form?
Getting Ready For : The 1,000 Pound Total
The third part of Brooks Kubik‘s (Dinosaur Training) incredible Legacy of Iron series (Legacy of Iron and Clouds of War) is arriving soon.
This volume – The 1,000 Pound Total – covers the real-life battle between Steve Stanko and John Davis to become the first man in history to total 1,000 pounds in the three Olympic lifts.
Exercise of the Week : TTK Negatives
These are superb. For more brilliant ways to put the Titan’s Telegraph Key (TTK) to work, swing by Jedd‘s excellent article Getting the Most out of Your TTK. Good stuff.