Al Heinemann (Terminal City Barbell Club) | Follow @AlHeinemann
An intriguing approach.
Scott Andrew Bird | Follow @scottbird
What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : How To Make Your Apple Watch As Accurate As Possible (Bryan Adam Castillo)
When it comes to the use of the Apple Watch for health and fitness tracking, I’m similarly obsessed. I agree 100% with these suggestions. NB : I also recommend watching the ‘How I Use The Apple Watch To Stay Shredded!’ video mentioned. Great info.
Gymchat 278 – TBAWe’re still finalising the details for this week’s discussion. I’ll post them on the blog (and Twitter, Facebook etc) shortly. In the meantime, take a look at some of the previous episodes of the show – (there’s an example below, and a full list here). And if you’ve got any questions or comments on the various topics discussed, we’d love to hear them. Just leave a note below the video.
Renaissance Fitness‘ Derek Peruo. Great conversation.
NB : if you’d like to take part in a future episode – either as an interviewee, or as a guest host – just drop us a line. Love hearing how everyone else trains.
Checking Out : Relee M1 (Sports Helmet With Integrated Lights, Camera And Audio Assistant)Great combination. The Relee M1 is a sports helmet with integrated lights, camera and audio assistant. Wonderful idea. And although I’m personally intrigued by the combination of functions on offer, I’m perhaps more curious to see the various combinations which will doubtless soon be available. Gone are the days of simple ‘only offering head protection in the event of a crash‘ helmets. As for appearance, a little video :
The Relee M1.
Ever Tried Kettlebells?
If you've seen people using them but never taken the plunge yourself, here are the ones I use personally. You can also pick up a book/DVD/course if you want to learn how to put them to work.
Tip of the Week : Dynamic Thumb Training with the Titan’s Telegraph KeyEach week we publish a number of tips and techniques via Twitter, the blog; and the newsletter. Wherever you are, there’s always a way to improve what you’re doing.
From the article Getting the Most out of Your TTK :
Thumb training can be broken up into at least four different types: Dynamic, Static, and Extensor, and Multi-Planar. The focus of this article will be Dynamic thumb training with the Titan’s Telegraph Key, or TTK.
One way to mix things up a bit is to make the Range of Motion longer by adding something underneath the finger-side handle. A catalog is a perfect choice for this. This makes the hand work through a longer range of motion the muscles are not used to. The first time I did this, I was sore for several days from the new stimulus. This technique has worked great for me in my quest for lifting heavier and wider block weights.A brief demonstration :