Video for Gymchat Bite 1 - Supplementation & Olympic Lifting (Derek Peruo)

Great interview.


Thanks again to everyone who watched and took part in the discussion on Supplementation & Olympic Lifting - much appreciated.

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.



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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.



There were several articles and resources noted during the discussion. These include :

And if you're stocking up on equipment, Derek recommends the gear at Pendlay.com and Roguefitness.com.


For more information on the work Derek is doing, swing by his site at RenaissanceFitnessInc.com. Love it.


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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Harold Sakata Via Physical Strategies : although you probably remember him as Oddjob (Goldfinger's golf caddy and servant with a steel-rimmed bowler hat), Harold Sakata was an Olympic weightlifter and professional wrestler. This biography has the story of a very interesting guy....
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