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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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'The Dinosaur Files' for May/June 2018

I love these.


I love these. The latest issue of Brooks Kubik's 'The Dinosaur Files' (May/June 2018) is now available. An instant .PDF download. Perfect. If you've never read one, these are monthly newsletters which comprise a mix of pieces by Brooks, well-known old-time strongmen and the Dinosaur Training community. It's a great mix. You can grab the latest incarnation here : brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles-mayjune2018.html .

AlphaDestiny Q&A (Alex Leonidas)

There's some great information in these videos.



There's some great information in these videos. Cheers Alex.

Looking At : Jun 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.

The iQsquare Cycling Power Meter

Looks great.


Looks great. The iQsquare Cycling Power Meter is a feature-rich, relatively low cost (for Power Meters, that is) device for professional and serious amateur cyclists alike. Available in November this year, the video below will show you exactly what's on offer : :
The iQsquare Cycling Power Meter.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Fasting (Jimmy Moore on Health Theory)

Very interesting discussion.



Very interesting discussion with Jimmy Moore on fasting, low-carb diets and nutrition in general.

Looking At : Jun 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.

SPT2 (Wearable GPS Tracker for Team Sports)

Looks great.


Looks great (would love to see them used around here). The SPT (Sports Performance Tracking) is a wearable GPS tracker, to keep an eye on the movements of each athlete on the team. If someone's injured/slowing down/underperforming it's immediately clear. As for the item itself, a spot of video will help show you what I mean :
The SPT2 Wearable GPS Tracker.

A Brain Boosting Breakfast for Low Carb Diets (Max Lugavere)

I get a lot of questions about low-carb diets in general (notably Paleo), and this answers one of the more common ones - how to begin the day.



I get a lot of questions about low-carb diets in general (notably Paleo), and this answers one of the more common ones - how to begin the day.

Looking At : Jun 3, 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 : May 27, 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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