Blast from the Past : Feats of Strength

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Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - Feats of Strength.

For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by the old-time feats of strength. Blowing up a water bottle, holding back runaway horses and lifting enormous weights with a single finger. If you share this passion, take a look at these :


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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, 34) 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.



Like this? Check out :

70 of the Best : 7 Years of Straight to the Bar.

This site - Straight to the Bar - has been around for an incredible 7 years (the first post was on Jan 17th, 2004), and to say I'm grateful is a gross understatement.

Thank you.

Blast from the Past : Hand Strength - Grip, Bending and Tearing.

Get ready for some seriously strong hands.

Setting Up A Home Gym.

Ready to get started? Great.

Blast from the Past : Kettlebells.

What kettlebells are, where to get them and how to put them to work.

An Introduction to Blobs.

What's Blob training all about?

The Many Types of Blobs.

Ready for a challenge?



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

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Look forward to hearing from you.


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