- Gem From The Vault : 5 Surprising Factors That Drive Training Results
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- Looking At : Oct 1, 2023
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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.
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Video : How to Make Your Apple Watch as Accurate as Possible (Shervin Shares)
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.
Previously : In Gymchat 242 we discussed The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance with Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. 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 :
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 : GymPad W1 (Compact Water Rower)
It also serves (when folded) as a fairly basic cable machine. Interesting.
To give you an idea of what’s on offer, here’s a spot of video :
The GymPad W1.
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 : When Possible, Buy Meat Locally
In the article Fight Fat With CLA from eVitamins, Derek noted the value of getting some quality meat in your diet. One of the key factors is to keep an eye out for things like ‘grass-fed beef‘; another is to purchase from local sources whenever possible.
Jeff Marraccini explains :
Scott, I also look for local sources. Even grass-fed meat coming from far away likely has more risk of being exposed to excessive heat, cold, or other environmental conditions. Unfortunately, it is not always possible so I have to compromise from time to time.
Exercises Of The Week : Instruction On Olympic lifting
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 Happiness at Work: 10 Steps for Living Your Happiest Work Life’ (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.
This week we’re diving back in to the world of mental health, with the podcast Habits for Happiness at Work: 10 Steps for Living Your Happiest Work Life‘. If you remember Dr Tim Sharp’s ‘Habits For Happiness’, this is one of the offshoots.
There’s also a list of our all-time fitness suggestions over there. Dive on in.