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What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
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Video : The Ozempic Problem (Dr Karan)
We’ve discussed this offering several times in the past, so I’ll simply say that this is a wonderful summary of things (and of weight-loss medications in general). Dive in.
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 :
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 : Novamos S98 Actor (Smart Watch)
The smartwatch space continues to grow.
The Novamos S98 Actor is a customisable device with the typical array of fitness features. What’s more, it looks nice and rugged – a side of things that I intend to test thoroughly.
As for the device itself, a spot of video :
The Novamos S98 Actor.
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 : Planche Nugget
Noticed this nugget on the Bodyweight Culture Forums, in a discussion on the Planche :
The skill is very simple to describe but hard to do. Here we go:
- Take the ab-wheel.
- Get into a pushup position while holding an ab wheel.
- Now instead of rolling it toward your head, roll it toward your feet and back.
If you can roll the wheel with straight arms down to the point where the wheel will touch your pubis (lower front of hipbone) and bring it back up to the pushup position, you should hurry and take Paul Hamm’s spot in the Olympics.
ExerciseFeat Of The Week : Edyta Ropek Sets World Dyno Record
Via Get Outdoors : Polish climbing superstar Edyta Ropek has just broken the women’s world dyno record. What’s a dyno you ask? Dynamically jumping from one hold to another.
Very impressive stuff.
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 : ‘Habits for Mastering Anger: 10 Steps to Take Control and Tame Your Temper’ (by Dr Tim Sharp)
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.
We’ve noted a few of Dr Tim Sharp’s podcasts in the past, and his latest offering – ‘Habits for Mastering Anger: 10 Steps to Take Control and Tame Your Temper‘ takes a similar approach. Thorough, personal and extremely helpful.
If this is an area of concern, this is a highly recommended series. Dive in.
There’s also a list of our all-time fitness suggestions over there. Dive on in.