If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. Look forward to hearing your comments.
There were several articles and resources noted during the discussion. These include :
For more information on the work Derek is doing, swing by his site at RenaissanceFitnessInc.com. Love it.
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, 30) 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 or Google+; everyone else is cordially invited to hop over to his online home. Enjoy.
This week :
We hold these every Wednesday, starting at 8pm Eastern. See you there.
NB : if you'd like to be interviewed in an upcoming discussion, we'd love to hear from you. It's great to find out how other people train.
And if you'd like to add your comments and suggestions on the Gymchats in general, you can do that here. Cheers.
If you're getting ready to put together a solid Home Gym (fantastic thing), here's how.
And for more, swing by the full guide. Absolutely free.
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It'll come as no surprise that we've reviewed many, many products over the years. Everything from books, magazines and DVDs to racks, benches and complete home gyms.
To give you an idea :
Looking for a full list of the various equipment and services we use and recommend? No problem - it's all here.
There are some superb writers here, looking at the world of strength training from a number of angles. The regulars :
NB : It's a big team - full list here.
In addition, articles are submitted from across the globe. Got a piece you'd like to share? Let us know.
We received some fantastic feedback following Jason's Gymchat (#207), cheers. Much appreciated. Jason's kindly agreed to contribute a series of articles looking at this fascinating area in even more detail. This week's is below. cheers, Scott Transformation.Want to know how to eat anything you want and still watch your body change (for the better)? It doesn't matter what your goal is either. After you've made your mind up to make a change, it becomes all about nutrition.
Kaz enjoying a little log work.In Gymchat 224 - The Future of Fitness, the panel discussed my concept of Virtual Training Partners. The passage below further illustrates the idea, as well as combining it with a couple of points Chas raised during the Gymchat. Note that this is a completely fictional - but possible - scenario; I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Transformation.Getting your dream physique is a lot of hard work. But it gets a whole lot easier when you have the right plan in place. Today we're going to begin where we left off last time and go over 5 more common myths that put road blocks in front of our goals and derail our success.
High Kick. Photo by Umberto Salvagnin.Have you ever wondered if it was possible to get ripped and learn how to defend yourself against dangerous criminals all at the same time? Good news folks, we've put together the ultimate self-defense workout for those of you who hate crime, but love getting buff.
If you're new to the world of nail bending, this is the perfect book to get. It'll show you the exact techniques you'll need to get started right away. Written by world-class bender Jedd Johnson.
This is a fantastic book. If you've ever considered learning this incredible strength feat, the Card Tearing eBook is the perfect place to start. Love it.
If you ever wake up with that 'just run over by a truck' feeling, you need a copy of Tim Hull's Functional Correction Manual. Not only will it help you to locate and repair the problem, it'll help prevent it happening in the future.
When it comes to body transformation - whether that's an increase in strength, packing on a bit of muscle or losing a bit of excess fat - this is the perfect place to start. Dr Berardi's Precision Nutrition.
This is a fantastic book. As Josh explains, it superbly shows what's going on while you train. Love it.
A superb combination of fitness mythbusting and no-nonsense advice. If you're not quite sure where to start, grab this.
If you've ever watched a Bruce Lee film and marveled at his strength, speed, agility, endurance, flexibility or muscularity, this book should take pride of place in your collection. Unlike many other writings covering everything from Lee's training methods to nutrition, this book is based not on the recollections of people around him; but on Lee's own notes. Brilliant.
For a full list of what we're reading and watching at the moment, just head over to the Recommended Books & DVDs page. See you there.
If you enjoyed these, check out the complete 'Best Of Straight to the Bar' list. Fantastic.
Before you start your fitness journey, it's important to measure a few things.