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 :
- The Best of Both Worlds : Interview with Troy Andersen
Some interesting ideas – nice one.
- Training Logs
There are many, many ways to train. Here are just a few.
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 and Retweet icons above & below each post). Cheers.
Video : Abmat Medball Pass Situp
Grab your training partner.
Twitterchat 94 – How Do You …
One of the many fascinating aspects of strength-training is that everyone has a slightly different approach; based on their own goals, available equipment and information. Fantastic variety.
This week we’re delving in to as many of these approaches as possible, discussing How and Why you currently train the way you do – sharing the things that work, and discarding the ones that don’t. Really looking forward to it.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : How Do You …
When : Wed Dec 1, 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 : Thanks once again to everyone who took part in the discussion on Core Training. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. How would you define core strength? What sorts of things can it help?
Checking Out : Basketball Strength II
It’s safe to say that there are a lot of discounts on training-related products at this time of year. Everything from the training gear on Amazon to individual products such as the TRX and Ultimate Sandbag.
Of these, one of the ones that caught my eye is a 50% discount on Dave Lemanczyk‘s Basketball Strength II. If you’ve seen any of Dave’s stuff, you know just what you’re in for. This is the real deal.
To get the discount, just grab your copy of Basketball Strength II (either for yourself or as a gift) and enter the code CYBERMON at checkout. That’s all there is to it.
Exercise of the Week : V-Sit
We discussed a number of great exercises in the Core Training twitterchat, but somehow managed to overlook the superb V-Sit. Nice and challenging.
Although it’s commonly performed as a sort of reverse crunch, the video below demonstrates the full exercise – an elevated hold.
NB : once you can comfortably perform this movement, try adding other moves such as a Pike Press or Pull-up.