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 :
- Keeping the Conversation Going : The Return of Comments
Scott Andrew Bird
I’ve been waiting for this for a long, long time. Love talking about training.
- Facebook Helps You Lose Weight? What!?!
An interesting way to use financial motivation for physical transformation.
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 : I’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment beneath the article itself, and share your views with the fantastic strength-training community. Cheers.
Video : Muscle-up Variations (Italian)
Pitbull Training‘s Coach Miletto demonstrates several variations of the superb Muscle-Up. Very interesting indeed.
Twitterchat 109 – The Future of Fitness
What will the fitness industry be like in 5 years? 20 years? 100 years?
This week we’re having an open discussion on that very topic – The Future of Fitness – the things that you think are likely to happen. The equipment we’ll probably use, the kinds of medical technologies that may have an impact; and how we might share our successes and failures. Whatever the future holds.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : The Future of Fitness
When : Wed Mar 16, 9pm EDT (1am UTC)
How : Include #sbgym in your tweets.
If you’ve never been to one of these twitterchats before, here’s how to join in the fun. Simple, quick to set up and free.
And 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 Sled Dragging. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, here’s a brief summary. Was a great one.
Looking Forward To : Andy Bolton’s 2011 Seminar DVD
This looks great.
Whenever there’s talk of insane levels of strength, you certainly hear the name Andy Bolton. Freakishly strong.
This DVD (package, really) is based on this year’s seminars, as well as a few things he’s picked up over the years. Covering everything from assistance work and grip training to the big three themselves, this is a very interesting compilation.
Comes out tomorrow.
Quick update on the AtLarge BCAA+ : Thanks to everyone who grabbed some, it’s great stuff. The discount still applies for another few days (up until the end of March 20th), so if you missed out (or would just like to grab some more), here are the details :
Head over to the AtLarge BCAA+ page, grab a bottle or three, and use the coupon code SB25 when ordering. Tell Chris that Straight to the Bar sent you. He’ll look after you.
Exercise of the Week : Kettlebell Deficit Deadlifts with Chains
This is a great way to incorporate some kettlebell training into your deadlift accessory work – Kettlebell Deficit Deadlifts with Chains. Good fun.
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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As a Strength & Fitness Newsletter subscriber you get several great eBooks, absolutely free. Just head over here, save them to your hard-drive, and dive in.
NB : This is an ever-changing list of books. If you’d like to put your own work in front of a fantastic strength-focussed audience, let me know.