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 :
- Top 7 Hamstring and Shoulder Injury Recovery Exercises
Some fantastic exercises in there.
- How To Improve Back Endurance For The Deadlift
More deadlift goodness from Karsten.
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 : Animal Warm Up
A great collection of warm-up exercises. Nice one.
Sound effects optional.
Twitterchat 114 – Buying Second-Hand Training Equipment
If you love training at home occasionally, chances are that at some point you’ll find yourself buying/selling used equipment. You’ll soon know sites like eBay and Craigslist extremely well.
This week we’re discussing how to buy and sell training gear using places like these, and many others (both online & offline). Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Toronto-based Jason Hill (@huskybear21). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Buying Second-Hand Training Equipment
When : Wed Apr 20, 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 Sports Injuries. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, here’s a brief summary. Was a great one.
Checking Out : Classic Grip Courses
I love these.
As you can probably tell by the topic of the next twitterchat, I’ve been spending a bit of time on eBay recently. Buying, selling, exploring.
In the never-ending quest for vintage training gear, I came across a number of classic grip courses. Beautiful stuff.
If you’re not fortunate enough to stumble across them on eBay, swing over to Bill Hinbern’s site and check them out. They great reads.
Quick update on Home Made Strength II : Grip Strength Edition : A few weeks ago we noted Jedd’s most recent DVD the second in the Home Made Strength series. Absolutely fantastic.
This is the one that shows precisely how to build – and train with – several fantastic grip tools. It really is top quality.
Thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy, and to those that left feedback; it’s greatly appreciated. If you haven’t yet got one for yourself, you can grab it here. Love it.
Exercise of the Week : Bathiaks (Hindu Squats)
Simple, extremely effective and they can be done anywhere. Beautiful exercise.
If you’ve never done Bathiaks (Hindu Squats) before, the video below will show you how. Once you get the hang of them, they’re fantastic.
Great way to start the day.
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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Time for Some New Gear? Here’s What to Get, and How to Use It
Thanks to everyone who’s sent in feedback (via email, Facebook and Twitter) about the Straight to the Bar Guides – it’s greatly appreciated.
For everyone who hasn’t seen them yet, the Guides will help you decide what to get (and where), and how to train with it. There’s some great information in there.