- Gem From The Vault : Bare-Handed Nail Driving Basics
Kira Robert ‘Fight Geek’ Clarke | follow @strongergrip
How to tackle this incredible feat.
- Looking At : Nov 5, 2023 Scott Andrew Bird | follow @scottbird What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Video : Why Isn’t Calisthenics MORE Popular? (Daniel Vadnal (FitnessFAQs) and Alan Thrall (Untamed Strength))
Interesting. Incidentally, I highly recommend the full podcast with Alan (about 1h07m) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d2AYn-gzDI&list=PLqR2dIOB95D-pWcwdFJIvhv5QuwDxtlY6&index=4
Gymchat 278 – TBAWe’re still finalising the details for this week’s discussion. I’ll post them on the blog (and X, 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.
Brian Tabor and 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 : https://straighttothebar.com/2014/06/05/video_for_gymchat_248_-_establishing_standards_for_strength_progressions_brian_tabor/ .
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 : Trigger Point Rocker (Back Massage Device)Looks great. Remember the Trigger Point Rocker we saw a while ago? The ROCKER 2.0 is the second generation of the device, with more than a little fine-tuning. A spot of video :
The ROCKER 2.0.
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 Stages of Workout Nutrition (Kurtis Frank)Each week we publish a number of tips and techniques via X (Formerly Twitter), the blog; and the newsletter. Wherever you are, there’s always a way to improve what you’re doing.
From Gymchat 133 – Workout Nutrition :
Good stuff.Any meal can contribute to a workout (glycogen replenishment mostly), but generally workout nutrition is broken into three segments. The pre-workout, the intra-workout (optional dependent on goals), and the post-workout. Pre-workout is literally just a meal you eat before you hit the gym. It holds more importance than other meals (say, breakfast if you train in the PM) since the nutrients you ingest at this meal will still be floating around in your blood when it comes time for a workout. Intra-workout is typically something you bring to the gym to sip on, and where stuff typically gets all fancy with supplementation and is the area most people like to talk about. (This includes post-workout shakes consumed immediately after training) Post-workout is when you get home and make a nice meal. There are typically higher rates of muscular metabolism and generally more metabolic direction to muscle and away from fat mass (compared to other meals). So nutrients post workout tend to be put to better fates than other meals.
ExercisesFeats Of The Week : Serge Redding Video
Via the Diesel Crew : some great vintage footage (1971 Worlds in Lima, Peru) of Serge Redding pressing an incredible 228kg (503lb). Want more? Here’s Vasily Alexeev breaking this record just a few minutes later with a lift of 230kg (507lb). Great 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.