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Scott Bird. Artwork by Vince Palko.
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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MONKII 360 (Portable Workout Setup)

Looks great - especially for travel workouts.


Looks great (especially for travel workouts). The MONKII 360 is a door-mounted band workout system, designed with interval training in mind. Looks ideal for a quick session in the hotel room, or wherever you end up when on-the-road. A spot of video :
The MONKII 360.

All About The Gut Microbiome (Joe Scott)

Very interesting area.



Very interesting area.

Looking At : Nov 17, 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.

NeoRhythm (Neurostimulation Headband)

Interesting idea.


Interesting idea. The NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband - using a combination of electromagnetism and positioning to aid focus, sleep, relaxation and so on. Although I'm slightly skeptical of this device in particular, it's certainly a fascinating area.
The NeoRhythm.

Dr David Sinclair on the Informational Theory of Aging, Nicotinamide Mononucleotide, Resveratrol & More (FoundMyFitness)

Fascinating.



Fascinating.

Looking At : Nov 10, 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.

Swytch (eBike Conversion Kit)

This looks great.


This looks great. The Swytch is a relatively simple device for converting any bicycle into an ebike. And yes, this is the second generation of the device. The benefits - people typically ride further, and more frequently. If you'd love to spend more time on the bike and less in the car, this is a great solution.
The Swytch.

Do This After Every Workout (OfficialThenX)

Great idea.



Great idea.

Looking At : Nov 3, 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.

ChopBox (Smart Cutting Board)

This looks great.


This looks great. It's fair to say that I love the bulk preparation of food - with the careful weighing of much of it - and I suspect I'm not the only one. With that in mind, take a look at The ChopBox : a waterproof cutting board with a built-in scale. Perfect combination. A bit of video to show you just what's on offer :
The ChopBox.



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