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 :
- How to Build Your Own Sandbag
Ready to build your own sandbag? Derek shows just how quick and simple it can be.
- One-Handed Deadlifting (515lb)
I love this lift – the One-Hand Deadlift. Nice one Mike.
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 Squatting Variations
Whether you build your own sandbags or buy something like the Ultimate Sandbag, here are a few great ways to put it to use. Sandbag Squatting Variations.
Twitterchat 101 – Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength
If the idea of core training doesn’t exactly get you excited, make sure you join this discussion. Whether you’re working out at home or in a commercial facility, we’ve got a few ideas to share.
This week we’re taking a close look at Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength, in any form, anywhere. Everything from the prerequisite strength and skills to testing and measurement. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is bodybuilder, serious lifter and fitness writer Kat ‘The Mighty Kat‘ Ricker (@themightykat). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Auxiliary Olympic Lifts for Core Strength
When : Wed Jan 19, 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 Fitness for Beginners. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is it important to set goals when you’re just starting, or dive in and see what you enjoy?
Looking Forward To : U-GO Grip Handles
Ryan, these look superb.
If you’ve ever used any of the StrongerGrip gear, you’ll appreciate just how good this stuff is. Hand-made (by someone who actually uses it), perfectly shaped and beautifully finished. It’s top-quality equipment.
The U-GO Handles are similar to a small blob in shape, together with a swivelling loop that’s ready for a loading pin/sled/cables and so on.
Exercise of the Week : Sumo Goodmornings in Rack
Another great reason to use the rack – Sumo Goodmornings. Love ’em.
Incidentally, if you’d like to get in touch regarding this or any other aspect of strength, you can send me an email here. Look forward to hearing from you.
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