- Gem From The Vault : Giving It Away II
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Donating your used gear, money or time.
- Looking At : Jan 14, 2024 Scott Andrew Bird | follow @scottbird What’s been going on this week? Quite a lot actually.
Video : Can We Make A Vaccine Against Smoking? (SciShow)
A fascinating look at the possibility of vaccines for a whole load of non-pathogenic things. Wonderful.
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.
Fadel D, together with 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 : Snowfeet PRO (Ski Skates)Interesting idea. Remember the Snowfeet? Say hello to the Snowfeet PRO – the next generation of these intriguing items. As the name implies, these are shoes for navigating the snow – at speed. A little video will show you what I mean :
The Snowfeet 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: Fix Your FeetEach 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 real benefits of including your feet in your training. Over to Josh :
You need to gradually strengthen your feet and slowly introduce them to greater range of motion. Walking barefoot on soft sand or grass is a great way to start… plus it feels good! If you have access to a beach or a well manicured lawn, slowly progress from walking barefoot for a few minutes at a time and working up to a longer duration, before introducing any more challenging barefoot activities. For walking on solid surfaces such as concrete, I suggest you wear appropriate footwear that will provide minimal support while still allowing for greater natural movement of your feet.Good stuff. Note that this is only a snippet from the full piece – swing by Josh‘ blog for the entire article [.pdf]. A great read.