- Gem From The Vault : Evolution of Sandbag Training Part 2
Josh Henkin (Ultimate Sandbag Training)
The fun continues.
- Looking At : Dec 31, 2023 Scott Andrew Bird | follow @scottbird What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Video : Massive 8000 Calorie Bulk Meal+ Insane High Volume Push Workout! (Dr Mike Israetel of Renaissance Periodization)
How a competitive eater (KatinaEatsKilos in this case) typically eats & trains.
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.
Kamal Patel and Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Great conversation.
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 : Kineon Move Plus Pro (LED & Laser Therapy Device)Looks great. Remember the Knee Plus? It’s now known as the Kineon Move Plus Pro – a light therapy device for the rapid relief of pain; so you can get moving again. And yes, it’s designed with a regular gym-goer or athlete firmly in mind. A little video :
The Kineon Move Plus Pro.
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: Stretching Causes WeaknessEach 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 is from Josh Hewett‘s excellent ‘Bulletproof Your Body‘ series. The impact of stretching on both strength and injury. Over to Josh :
Exercise physiologists have concluded that passive stretching not only has no effect on preventing injuries, but it can actually make you even more likely to get hurt. But I didn’t take their word on it… I’ve experienced the effects of passive vs. active stretching first hand. I’ve also worked with biomechanics specialists who use Applied Kinesiology muscle testing as a reproducible way to measure muscle strength and responsiveness. They demonstrated that in almost every case a passive stretch is performed the muscles will test weak after. On the other hand, active isometric exercise will improve muscle activation.Good stuff. Note that this is only a snippet from the full piece – swing by Josh‘ blog for the entire article. A great read.