- Gem From The Vault : Jaw Lifting : What, Why and How
Ryan Pitts (StrongerGrip)
Time to get started.
- Looking At : Dec 24, 2023 Scott Andrew Bird | follow @scottbird What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Video : I Trained THUMBS for 1 Month (pigmie (Focused Lucas))
Love a spot of thumb training. If you’re keen to give it a go yourself (or perhaps you already do), there are some great ideas in this video. Enjoy.
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.
Core Strength‘s Eric Seifert 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/2014/09/16/video_for_gymchat_257_-_muscle_activation_techniques_eric_seifert/ .
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 : VELIA Smart Ring (formerly Iris) (Fitness-Centric Smart Ring)Looks great. Remember the Iris smart ring? It’s now known as the VELIA (a legal dispute). A rather slim smart ring, with the usual array of fitness-centric features. A little video :
The VELIA Smart Ring.
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: License Plate Tearing TechniqueEach 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. This tip comes to us from performing Strongman Chris Rider, and is from his superb article Tearing A License Plate. Enjoy.
Following a thorough description of the safety requirements for performing this feat (and it really can be a dangerous one, so proceed carefully), comes the basic technique involved. Over to Chris :
Now that we have ourselves protected, it’s time to grab the plate. I personally like to tear plates at chest level, and that is the method I am going to discuss. As a dry run without a plate, place your dominant hand in a hammer style grip. Place the pinky side of that hand just above the bottom of the sternum. Now place the other fist in the same manner below the dominant one so you have the thumb side of the non-dominant and the pinky side of the dominant meeting. Squeeze as hard as you can and push your hands in opposite directions with the top hand going slightly upward and the bottom hand going slightly downward. If you push straight through, the potential for being cut dramatically increases.
Want more? No problem. Head over to the original article, and watch the video below to see it in action. Beautiful.