- Gem From The Vault : The Power to Give And Take Away In a Fight
Rob Pilger (Pilger’s Training Systems) | follow @RobPilger
Move your feet.
- Looking At : Nov 12, 2023 Scott Andrew Bird | follow @scottbird What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Video : Jackie Chan’s Perfect Horse Stance – A Ma Bu Guide (Kung Fit)
For the person who just asked about this wonderful exercise, here’s a visual guide. Nice and thorough.
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.
Bill Kociaba – who himself is completely blind. Bill teaches exercise classes via the Blind Cafe online community, runs his own gym and promotes a number of bodybuilding shows; and 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 : https://straighttothebar.com/2014/06/26/video_for_gymchat_250_-_serious_training_for_ignored_populations_bill_kociaba/ .
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 : DTECTIO (ECG Monitor)DTECTIO is a watch + smartphone-based ECG Monitor which converts the watch’s signals into a realtime electrocardiogram on the ‘phone. A cloud service adds a little contextual information. The DTECTIO.
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 Benefits of Getting Your Shoes Fitted (Rather Than Fitting Them Yourself)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.
There were a number of great points raised in Gymchat 185 – Training for Marathons & Triathlons, including this suggestion from Chas. There are real benefits to having your shoes fitted, rather than simply picking the ones you think will work well. Well said.
ExerciseFeat Of The Week : Theo Burggraff 411lb V-Bar Lift
Grip training obsession points to a great video of an unofficial world record : Theo Burggraff lifting a 411lb v-bar. Superb.
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.