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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : How To Count Macros The Easy Way (Kristi Eramo O’Connell)
A great way to tackle things.
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.
Karsten Jensen, together with Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. 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 : AirTulip (Bed Headboard with Air Purification System)Interesting idea. The AirTulip is a large air purifier built in to a bed’s headboard, cleaning the air as you sleep. Perfect. Although the basic functionality is pretty self-explanatory, the video below will show the device in action :
The AirTulip. Looks great.
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 : The Benefits of Getting Your Shoes Fitted (Rather Than Fitting Them Yourself)Each 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.
There were a number of great points raised in Gymchat 185 – Training for Marathons & Triathlons, including this suggestion from Chas. There are real benefits to having your shoes fitted, rather than simply picking the ones you think will work well. Well said.
Unlock Your Hips, Unlock Your SquatI get a lot of questions regarding the impact of ‘unlocking your hips‘ on heavy squatting. Rick Kaselj goes into it in plenty of detail in the ‘Unlock Your Hip Flexors‘ program; and I’ve also posted a brief video below which demonstrates/explains some of the exercises.
Both (working with Ryan, and Rick’s program) are highly recommended. And as always, we love hearing your feedback – if you sample any of the above exercises or the ‘Unlock Your Hip Flexors‘ program, we’d love to hear about it.
Exercise Feat Of The Week : 585lb Walking Lunges
Fortunately my home gym doesn’t have a lot of spare room, or I might just be tempted to try this – walking lunges with 585lb. OK, perhaps with a somewhat lighter load. For now, anyway.
Incidentally, if you’d like to get in touch regarding this or any other aspect of strength, you can contact me here. Look forward to hearing from you.