The Quest for Victory

Wonderful site.



The incredible Kat 'The Mighty Kat' Ricker pointed me to a superb resource on the History of Strength, The University of Texas' 'The Quest for Victory' site. Love it.


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This looks superb. Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power' explains the various ways to use - progressively - this incredible tool. With clear emphases on both strength and rehabilitation, it's an ideal starting point for many. Particularly the 'over 40' (of which I'm a proud member) crowd. For a glimpse into the world of 'Rings of Power', a brief quote from the review page :
If you care about getting strong, staying strong, and remaining injury free, Rings of Power is essential reading. I incorporated rings into my own training program a couple of years ago and am glad I did. At 45 years old, I am able to continue my strength pursuits unhindered by the joint and tendon injuries that plague many in the over-40 athletic community. - Dr Chris Hardy
Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power'. Perfect.
NB : To see the other training-related books we recommend, swing by the 'Recommended Reading' page. And for a complete list, head on over to Goodreads.


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, 32) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing computer guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Stalkers may wish to track his every move via Twitter, Google+ or Facebook; everyone else is cordially invited to hop over to his online home. Enjoy.



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Looking At : Apr 5, 2015

I'm on-the-road for the next week or so - experiencing the joys of hotel workouts and somewhat sporadic internet connections. Will be posting plenty of photos (over at scottbirdphotography.com) when I get back.


Gymchat 176 - Fitness & Health Devices Chas Melichar.Quick reminder : this week we're taking a peek at the most obvious outputs of the 'Quantified Self' idea - the devices themselves. The various products and services which can help fine-tune your workouts, speed up recovery, share new techniques and a whole lot more. No matter what your strength-training goals are, there's likely a device designed to help. Which ones do you currently use, or are considering? What sorts of things would you like to see?
Henry 'Milo' Steinborn

The man often credited with bringing the squat to the US.




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