Welcome to the Gymchats II : Previous Discussions


For the Gymchats (formerly twitterchats), the move to Google+ has been a fantastic thing. It's now possible to review previous discussions, add a comment or two, search for relevant people and interesting topics to discuss. Absolutely love it.
Here's a quick summary of the discussions we've already held on Google+, and links to each. Feel free to jump in and share your own views. And if you'd like to volunteer to be interviewed in a future discussion, just let me know.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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The discussions :

Gymchat 136 - Heavy Training after a Break
Vic Magary

We all take a break from time to time.

Sometimes you find yourself getting back to serious training after having an extended period. How do you quickly get back to the heavy stuff, without injuring yourself in the process? This week we're taking a look at this process of Heavy Training after a Break, no matter how long you've been away from the iron. Getting back in to it.

Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than the inimitable Vic Magary. Fantastic.

Gymchat 135 - Conditioning II
Nathan Teodoro

I love a dose of conditioning work, especially the outdoor varieties. Sandbags, tyres, ropes and so on.

This week we're revisiting our discussion on Conditioning (the first one was in July last year), everything from 'what it is' and 'the benefits it can bring' to the many, many great ways to get a dose in your own training.

Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than TDA Training's Nathan Teodoro. Fantastic.

Gymchat 134 - From Diabetic to Fit
Steve Cooksey

We all have different starting points.

This week we're taking a look at training and nutrition from another angle. How to take someone with a common medical condition (Type II Diabetes) and make a number of dietary changes which not only alter the condition itself, they enable new training approaches to be explored.

Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Diabetes Warrior's Steve Cooksey. Fantastic.

Gymchat 133 - Workout Nutrition
Kurtis Frank

The other side of training - nutrition.

This week we're continuing our series on diet, looking at Workout Nutrition. What to consume before/during/after a workout, how it changes based on workout type, and why it all works. The good stuff.

Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Examine.com's Kurtis Frank. Fantastic.

Gymchat 132 - Finding a Personal Trainer
Kirk Fontaine

Time to take your training up a notch.

No matter what your training goals are, chances are you've considered the possibilities of Having Your Own Personal Trainer. Someone to help design a program and to keep you on track.

This week we're discussing exactly how to find one, the many benefits they bring and the types of things to consider. Helping us explore this fascinating topic is none other than Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine. Fantastic.


What's next? Details of upcoming discussions (as well as articles, videos, tips and a whole lot more), are in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Absolutely free.


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.



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Looking At : Oct 13, 2013.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Looking At : Week Ending Jan 26, 2014.Echo Point, Blue Mountains. 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 : Sep 22, 2013.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Nuzzel and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.



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Look forward to hearing from you.


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