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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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Diet & Nutritious Foods for a Healthy & Strong Back

Look after your spine.


Salad
Salad.
Many of us are well aware of the knowledge that the spine is a vital part of our body. Like all the major organs, such as the heart, brain, lungs and kidney, any sudden major injury to the spine can be fatal. Likewise, any unhealthy habit, intentionally or unintentionally, may gradually deteriorate the spine health as well.

The Upsens Air Pollution Monitor

Very interesting area.


Very interesting area - the constant monitoring of air quality. I suspect we'll start seeing a number of devices shortly which tackle the problem in similar ways. As for the Upsens itself, here's a spot of video which outlines its capabilities :

How to Pick Stuff Up (Mark Rippetoe)

It might seem incredibly simple, but if your training includes stones/logs/odd objects; watch this video.



It might seem incredibly simple, but if your training includes stones/logs/odd objects; watch this video.

Looking At : Jul 23, 2017

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.

The Tim Ferriss Show #252 - The 'Meathead Millionaire' - SuperTraining's Mark Bell

Love this show.


This is a fascinating discussion with the wonderful Mark Bell, founder of 'The strongest gym in the West', Super Training Gym in Sacramento. Love it. Dive in : http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-tim-ferriss-show

Learning the Clean & Jerk (with Meg Gallagher, Kristin Pope & Max Aita)

Nice one.



Nice one.

Looking At : Jul 16, 2017

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.

The Tim Ferriss Show #250 - Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality

Love this show.


I love this show, especially the Q&A episodes - they provide a great insight into a wide range of topics and approaches. This show - #250: Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality - is one of those.

How to Fix a Hip Shift in Your Squat

Nice one.



Nice one.

Looking At : Jul 9, 2017

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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