This Week on Straight to the Bar
As I noted last week, I’m currently on vacation in the beautiful New Zealand (back Nov 16). In the meantime, here are a couple of Gems From The Vault :
- 30 Day Challenge : Becoming a Morning Person
Scott Andrew Bird
As challenges go, this was certainly a big one. The idea was simple : to find out if it’s possible to go from a long-term (40 years) ‘night owl‘, to a morning person in only a month.
- Kettlebell, TRX, & Ultimate Sandbag Exercises for Healthy Shoulders and Happier Hamstrings
This is a fantastic series, looking at some incredibly innovative ways to combine these tools to greatly reduce athletes’ injury time. Beautiful.
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.
Video : Handstand Obstacle Training
Gymchat 144 – Training at Home II
I love the home gym – everything’s always ready to go, set up exactly the way I like. Adjust weights, add bands/chains/other fun things and dive in. Perfect.
This week we’re returning to our conversation on Training at Home – the equipment & space required, sharing progress and getting feedback. The many ways to make the most of what’s available.
Helping us to navigate this fascinating area is Personal Trainer and author of ‘Hot at Home‘, Jackie Burgmann (aka ‘Girlwithnoname‘). Fantastic.
Who : Strength-training fans
Topic : Training at Home II
When : Wed Nov 16, 9pm EDT (1am UTC)
How : Post a comment, question or reply
If you’ve never been to one of these discussions 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 calendar.
See you there.
Quick update on last week’s gymchat : Thanks once again to everyone who took part in the discussion on Strength Training Over 40. Some superb ideas in there.
For those who missed out on the conversation, here’s the transcript. Was a great one.
Exercise of the Week : Towel Variations for Grip
There are many, many ways to get a little more grip work in your training. Here are some simple ways to put a towel (or a shirt, whatever’s handy) to work. Good stuff.
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.
Free Straight to the Bar eBooks
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.
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.