Straight to the Bar Archives : 30 Days to a Stronger, Fitter, Healthier You

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Over the years we’ve seen many, many fantastic articles on Straight to the Bar - looking at various aspects of strength, fitness and health. Thank-you to all of the authors involved, it really is appreciated. In this series we showcase 30 of my own personal favourites. Just a taste of what’s on the site. And if you follow the suggestions they make, you really will be physically transformed - look better, feel fantastic and get a whole lot more done. Dive in.

A Brief History of Circuit Training and Peripheral Heart Action (PHA)

How it all began.

30 Day Challenge : Becoming a Morning Person

Is it possible to switch from being a 'night owl' to an early riser? Yep.

Outdoor Log Workout

A great way to get some fresh air.

Road to Strong

Its only 110kg per hand.

Thomas Topham : The First Modern Strongman

Where it all began.

Suspension Training 101

A great look at an incredibly versatile form of training.

Why Conditioning is King

What exactly is conditioning? Should you be doing some? Over to Dean.

Jaw Lifting : What, Why and How

How to do it the Right way.

Tackling the One-Armed Push-Up

Up for a challenge?

How to Make a Rack-Mounted Wrist Roller

A classic piece of gym equipment, modified.

Why Bend Steel?

Looking for a way to increase both strength and power? Great.

The Investments, Part I : The Zercher and the Suitcase Deadlift

Superb exercises.

Addressing Weaknesses in The Squat

Knees caving in? Falling forward?

Making Your Own Gym Equipment : DIY Grip Tools

There's nothing quite like building your own.

How to Make Your Own Bumper Plates on a Budget

Ready to try a spot of Olympic Weightlifting? Make your own 'plates'.

A Little Yoke Work : 10 Exercises for a Bigger Neck

Whether it's for protection, stability, or simply to look good in a suit - a strong neck's a great thing to have.

The Hack Squat

Wonderful exercise.

Starting Your Fitness Journey : 10 Things to Consider

Ready to transform yourself? Perfect.

Straight to the Grip Contest Part V - The No-sets

What do you do when you're not allowed to pre-close the gripper?

The Zercher Squat

Superb exercise.


See it first.

Bars, Plates, Hooks and Collars

The Heart of The Home Gym.

Glossary - Strength Training Equipment

What does it all do?

Workout Locations: the Beach

When it comes to outdoor training, the beach is ideal.

Strains and Sprains

Causes and treatments.

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