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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : Getting Thicker Forearms & Bigger Arms Overall (Eugene Teo)
Great explanation of (and demonstration of) the Zottman Curl. Wonderful exercise.
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.
Grapplefit‘s Barry Gibson. 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 : Banala Sense (Isochronic Speaker)Interesting idea. The Banala Sense is a miniature isochronic speaker, playing tones designed to help you fall asleep faster. The actual ‘measuring your sleep’ part won’t change at all. Similar tones can also be used throughout the day to aid focus, or to alleviate a temporarily depressed mood. The video below will show you what I mean.
The Banala Sense.
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 : Atlas Stone TechniqueEach 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.
As you may have already noticed, we’re constantly adding new pages to the Guides section of this site. One of the most recent additions looks at the many ways to lift heavy stones – good fun. To get you in the mood for a little stone work, here’s the incredible Jouko Ahola explaining (and demonstrating) one of the most popular forms – Atlas Stone lifting. Love it.
NB : In addition to the technique itself, Jouko makes an excellent point near the end of the video. He notes that in his own training the platforms are a little higher than those used in competitions, and the stones are slightly heavier. Sage advice indeed.