7 Years of Straight to the Bar : The Contest

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

Straight to the Bar
Yes, I love the deadlift.
Straight to the Bar will be turning an incredible 7 years old in a couple of weeks (Jan 17th - here's the first post). To everyone who's written, read and commented on the numerous articles, photographs and ideas - thank you all sincerely. It really is appreciated.
By way of a thank-you we'll be - together with our fantastic sponsors, all of whom are hand-picked and makers of things I actually use myself - giving away some fantastic equipment to a lucky forum member. Details below.

NB : if you haven't already registered on twitter, there's still time. It's free, nice and quick, and definitely recommended. There's some fantastic information on there.

Contest Details

This contest is open to anyone who's interested in the world of strength training. Whether you're a beginner just dipping your toes in the water, or a professional athlete who's been training hard for years; this is for you.

All you need to do is to hop onto twitter, and :

  1. Follow our sponsors at twitter.com/scottbird/sttbsponsors. They share some fantastic information.
  2. Tell your friends about the contest with a quick tweet :
    'Win $500 worth of fitness gear : 7 Years of Straight to the Bar ( bit.ly/fXDA1g ). Just follow @scottbird/sttbsponsors . #7yearsofSttB'

That's it.

At the end of the month we'll be selecting one of the posts at random, and sending that person some incredible prizes. A Rotater, a Loadable Club from StrongerGrip, the Nail Bending DVD, a tub of AtLarge Nutrition's BCAA+, a Straight to the Bar t-shirt and much, much more. There's a full list of all the sponsors and prizes here.


The closing date for entries is the end of the month, midnight on Jan 31st 2011. That's midnight in your local timezone, if you're a last-minute kind of person.

And thank-you again. I really am grateful for all the support, and wish you all the best in your own training.

Keep Lifting,


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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, 37) 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, Facebook, the Daily 'Paper'; and of course his online home. Enjoy.

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7 Years of Straight to the Bar : Contest Sponsors.

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

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.

The First Year.

From zero to 'healthy obsession'.

The Bodyweight Aficionado's Guide to Gear.

A few extras that can add a whole lot of possibilities.

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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