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Yes, I love the deadlift.
If you’ve just joined us, welcome. Here you’ll find everything that grunts, groans and ticks in the world of strength training. In short, this site is the home of all things strength.


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My Quarter Century in The Iron Game [Kindle Version] (Sig Klein, John Wood)

And yes, his training continued well past that point.


Looks great. This compilation is from several of Sig Klein's articles in Strength and Health Magazine, put together in Kindle form by John Wood. Taking the form of an autobiography, it covers the period from 1924 - 1945. And yes, his training continued well past that point. Sig Klein's My Quarter Century in The Iron Game.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Fridge & Current Training (Men's Health)

Nice one.



Nice one.

Looking At : Sep 15, 2019

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

ecoKeto (Vegan, Keto-Focused Nutritional Supplement)

Interesting combination.


Interesting combination. Although I'm not vegan personally, I'm certainly a fan of the occasional dose of nutritional supplementation. Great way to top up on things. Still, I'm perhaps not the perfect candidate for this offering in particular. How about you - what's your own diet like? Just in case, a bit of video :
ecoKeto (Vegan, Keto-Focused Nutritional Supplement).

How To Begin Training (Without Equipment) At Home (Thenx)

As much as I love the home gym, it's always great to see how easy it is to get started without one.



As much as I love the home gym, it's always great to see how easy it is to get started without one.

Looking At : Sep 8, 2019

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Intake (Magnetic Nasal Band)

Interesting device.


Interesting device. Although I've certainly seen nasal bands (and tape) before, this is the first magnetic system I've come across. Wouldn't mind trying one out. The device is pretty much what you'd expect. For the uninitiated, a spot of video :
The Intake Nasal Band.

Aging - The Cause, And Potential Reversal (David Sinclair)

Fascinating area.



Fascinating area.

Looking At : Sep 1, 2019

What we were talking about this week on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily 'Paper'.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Dinosaur Arm Training [Kindle Version] (Brooks Kubik)

A great way to dive into the 'Dinosaur' world.


Looks great. This is the Kindle version of Brooks Kubik's Dinosaur Arm Training course, for those of us who missed the original (or would simply love to have a Kindle version - nice and handy). Various arm training methods and a few specific routines. A great way to dive into the 'Dinosaur' world. Brooks Kubik's Dinosaur Arm Training.



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