5 Years of SttB : Competition

Scott Bird. Artwork by Vince Palko.
Yes, I love the deadlift.
In a few weeks' time, Straight to the Bar will be celebrating its fifth birthday. It's a fantastic feeling.

I'm incredibly grateful to everyone who's been reading, writing and generally sharing the strength-training passion over that time. I really couldn't have done it without you.

To celebrate, I'll be giving a few things away; ranging from grip toys to serious training ebooks (including Joe Hashey's upcoming Bull Strength manual). The full prize list will be announced shortly on Twitter (twitter.com/scottbird).

Entry is simple.

To assist the many people who are just beginning their strength-training journey, why not share your passion for the iron. The easiest way to do this is by writing an article on your favourite training technique or a method that's been working well.

To enter the competition, simply head over to the submissions page and send in an article or two. The best of these will be published on Straight to the Bar over the coming weeks.

Choosing the winners.

The prizewinners will be chosen from the writers of the most popular pieces (a mix of their votes on Digg, number of readers and the ones you like). I'll post a full list as the articles appear.


The exact timing of the competition will appear in next week's newsletter; or you can simply search for this site's oldest post. It will end exactly 5 years from that date.

Final thought.

Thank you, sincerely. I really do appreciate all of the contributions everyone's made over the years. Thank you.

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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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7 Years of Straight to the Bar : The Contest.

Open to anyone who's interested in the world of strength training.

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.

7 Years of Straight to the Bar : Contest Sponsors.

The companies supporting the '7 Years of Straight to the Bar' competition.

Looking At : Apr 22, 2012.

What we were talking about this week : on Google+, Twitter, and the Forums.

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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