Scott Andrew Bird
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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : How to Save Your Muscles From Aging (Institute of Human Anatomy)
Wonderful (the information discussed, not the deterioration).
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.
Josh Hewett, Adam Klymkiw, Jason Paris, Chris Lutz and Kurtis Frank. Great conversation. And if you missed it the first time (or just want to go over a particular point again), check out the full video over on Josh’s Youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X_CDX3q8VM.
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 : Otocarti (Cartilage Conduction Earphone)Interesting. The Otocarti is a range of cartilage conduction earphones – for casual, active or enhanced use. Different form factors, same basic idea (which the video below outlines).
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: Get An Insanely Strong Overhead PressEach 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. This week’s tip comes to us from the wonderful Omar Isuf.
Over to Omar :
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.
The Diesel Crew at it again. 2-handed plate pinching. For more info on this great exercise, head over to EliteFTS. Thanks Jedd.
Exercises Feats Of The Week : 2 Hand Pinch
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.