What is Straight to the Bar?


Scott BirdIf this is your first visit to the site, you may be wondering what it's all about. Essentially it's a celebration of strength, in all its wonderful forms. Whether you enjoy powerlifting, parkour, strongman, grip training, kettlebells or anything else relating to strength; you're sure to find something here.

To get started, the simplest way is just to subscribe to the site's main RSS feed. The site generally has a half-dozen or more updates per day, so choose a few that you like and read on. If you enjoy an article or photo, feel free to leave a comment or trackback. Share it with your friends, via the Digg or del.icio.us links underneath each post. Add a page to the equipment wiki.

Alternately, use the search box (upper right of each page) if you've got something specific in mind. Or take a wander through some of my favourite posts on the site. There's plenty of great stuff to read.

If you've got any feedback on the site (good or bad), send me an email. Enjoy.


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NB : For a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews area. And of course the Straight to the Bar Store. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.



Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 35) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Delivered weekly, and absolutely free.

(there's also a Daily Update, if you're looking for an even larger dose of training-related goodness.)

NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar, or if you'd like to join the team of Moderators here (I love hearing about everyone's training approaches) - get in touch. And if you've got a fitness competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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