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Looking At : Oct 14, 2018

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.

HYDROW (Live Outdoor Reality Rower)

This looks great.


This looks great. The HYDROW bills itself as a 'Live Outdoor Reality Rower' (think rowing machine with a screen showing another rower, outdoors), which lets you row with world class athletes streaming live from the water. Very interesting concept - would love to see other pieces of equipment offer a similar pairing. To give you an idea of what this thing looks like and how it works, a spot of video :
The HYDROW.

How Long Should You Be Resting Between Sets? (Gravity Transformation)

Great information.



Great information.

Looking At : Oct 7, 2018

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.

Lessons 3 & 4 of David Webster's 'The Complete Physique Course' [Kindle Edition]

The goodness continues.


The goodness continues. This is the second part of David Webster's 'The Complete Physique Course' - Lessons 3 & 4. It's a wonderful combination of specific workouts and the basics of Olympic Weightlifting. I haven't read the originals for a long, long time - looking forward to diving in to the Kindle incarnation. Lessons 3 & 4 of David Webster's 'The Complete Physique Course' [Kindle Edition].

4 Lat Pulldown Variations (Athlean-X)

Nice one Jeff.



Nice one Jeff.

Looking At : Sep 30, 2018

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.

The 'This Week in Grip' Podcast ('Napalm' Jedd Johnson)

Great show.


Great show. Although I've been listening to 'Napalm' Jedd Johnson's 'This Week in Grip' podcast for a while now, a conversation this morning reminded me that we've never mentioned in it here. Time to rectify that. The most recent episode will give you a good idea of what the show's like. Suffice to say that if you enjoy the occasional dose of grip work, you'll love this. Wonderful insights, guests and hosts. You'll find it on Jedd's Youtube Channel :
Enjoy.

Calisthenics Strength 'Rules' (Calisthenicmovement)

Great Information.



Great Information.

Looking At : Sep 23, 2018

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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