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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Over to you. I’d love to hear what you think : leave your comments on the above articles, and share them with your friends/colleagues/clients and so on.
NB : if you’re keen to do a little fitness writing and would like to submit your own piece for Straight to the Bar, get in touch.
Video : How Caffeine Affects Exercise & Athletic Performance (Institute of Human Anatomy)
Nice and detailed.
Gymchat 278 – TBA
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.
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 :
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 : LINNER Deluxe (Hearing Aids)
These look (and hopefully sound) great.
Yep, it’s a rapidly-growing space alright. Last week we looked at the Core One devices, this week it’s the LINNER Deluxe. Love it.
Once again, they’re a pair of earbud-like devices, with inbuilt noise cancellation features. A companion smartphone app controls everything.
A little video to show you what I mean :
The LINNER Deluxe.
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: Tie Your Water Consumption to the Number of Calories You Burn
I drink a lot of water (mostly in the form of green tea, unless it’s during a workout). Still, how do you work out how much you need?
From the article 8 Glasses of Water Per Day?, a bit of history that’ll make the whole thing a lot clearer :
Most people are aware that the drinking of plenty of water is advisable, and anecdotal evidence suggests that more = better (up to a point). However, where did the current guideline of ‘8 cups per day‘ come from?
A suitable allowance of water for adults is 2.5 liters daily in most instances. An ordinary standard for diverse persons is 1 milliliter for each calorie of food. Most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods.
The 2.5 litres was changed to 8 x 8 fluid ounce cups in later recommendations, but is otherwise unchanged.
Incidentally, if you’re wondering how to work out the number of calories you’re burning these days – here’s how to work it out.
ExerciseFeat Of The Week : 31 Tyre Flips
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.
Fitness Reading/Listening For The Week : ‘The Brain Fog Fix’ (by Dr Mike Dow)
It’ll come as no surprise that we discuss a lot of fitness-related books, courses & podcasts; on this site as well as the various networks noted in the sidebar.
The Brain Fog Fix is a wonderful combination of nutritional and physical interventions designed to quickly (within a few weeks) restore that ‘sharp, focused brain‘ feeling. Regardless of how it’s been lost (physical, emotional or medical issue).
There’s also a list of our all-time fitness suggestions over there. Dive on in.