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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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Louis Cyr - L'homme le plus fort du monde (Louis Cyr - The strongest man in the world)

Looks great.


Looks great. Louis Cyr - L'homme le plus fort du monde. is a French-language DVD (with English subtitles), looking at the life of the incredible Louis Cyr. Although it's been around for a while now, I've never actually seen it - though I'm certainly keen to dive in. Review shortly. Louis Cyr - L'homme le plus fort du monde.

How To Master The Turkish Getup (Meg Squats)

Great explanation.



I was discussing this particular exercise with a friend recently, and this would certainly have been a great video to point them to. Great explanation.

Looking At : Apr 14, 2018

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.

The Matrix PowerWatch 2 (Self-Charging Fitness Watch

Looks great.


Looks great. If you remember the original device, you'll recognise the design. The second generation, however, has a few extra capabilities (although the overall concept hasn't changed). The video will show you what I mean :
The Matrix PowerWatch 2.

The Fastest Way to Big Biceps (Athlean-X)

Very interesting ideas.



Very interesting ideas.

Looking At : Apr 7, 2018

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.

Looking At : Mar 31, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



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

Looking At : Mar 24, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



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

Looking At : Mar 17, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



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

Looking At : Mar 10, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



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



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