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 :
- 10 Questions With Greg Everett
A great interview with Olympic Weightlifting coach and author Greg Everett. Dive in.
- Floral Apron Adventures
Hard and heavy.
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 : Quick Home-made Wrist Roller
When it comes to DIY Gym Equipment, it doesn’t get much simpler than this. Over to Smitty.
Nice work Adam.
DIY : Heavy Clubs
More club-training goodness from DIY Strength. Enjoy.
Twitterchat 80 – Setting Up The Home Gym
Whether you’re training for competition or just for the benefits of looking after yourself, the home gym can be a truly incredible place.
This week we’re taking a close look at Setting Up The Home Gym; the equipment and space you’ll need (not as much as you’d think), combining indoor and outdoor setups and integrating the home gym with commercial facilities, work gyms and hotel areas. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Body by D-Rock‘s, Derek Peruo (@bodybydrock). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Setting Up The Home Gym
When : Wed Aug 25, 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 everyone who took part in the discussion on Bulking. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Checking Out : Paleo Brands
I’ve been following a Paleo diet for a while now (started in April 2009), and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone. I’ve never felt better, or stronger.
Quick question : has anyone here tried any of the Paleo Brands meals? They look fantastic, and I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Exercise of the Week : Ab Rollouts
I love the beautifully simple abdominal rollout. Quick, brutal, and a whole lot of fun.
There are several variations of this wonderful exercise, which will challenge you in many, many ways. To get an idea, look no further than Ross Enamait. Brilliant.