All Articles & Reviews by
Jason Kirby

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Jason Kirby is a Personal Trainer and author for Straight to the Bar.


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The Bodyweight Aficionado's Guide to Gear

A few extras that can add a whole lot of possibilities.

Jason Kirby
Jason Kirby.
Ok so lets face it, the bodyweight crowd out there doesn't really need to purchase any equipment that couldn't either be made or found, but presuming you're one of those people who wants all the latest and greatest gear, or just someone looking to add a few more tools to the toolbox and try something new. Here are a few pieces of equipment definitely worth looking into, and can add almost an unlimited amount of ideas and variation to your training regime.

Mixed Combat Conditioning Footage

Time to add a few more cards to that muscled sleeve of yours?

So you're looking to up your game a bit, and add a few more cards up that muscled sleeve of yours?

Core Exercises That Really Work

Great collection of exercises.

Headstand with a twist
Headstand with a twist.
You heard this term over and over again; core exercises. Now what the heck is the core?

Flavor For Training

Time to tweak things a bit.

Barbell Situp
Barbell Situp.
Ever walked in the gym with a game plan, knowing exactly what area you want to work on, but day in and day out the routine gets stagnant and boring. Well look no further, here's a few ideas that can help you get back on track, and a way to definitely bring some stares in the weight room.

Fun with Barbells

Ready for a change? Try these.

After some pondering, and questioning what else we could do with a barbell, the authors of All Around Strength decided to try and become flying squirrels using 2 Olympic bars, and 2 45 lb. plates. The set up is very simple, put a plate on each end of both bars, and all of a sudden you've got a nice set of parallettes.

29 Things to do with a Barbell in the Corner

Time to get creative.

Modified Lumberjack Squat
Modified Lumberjack Squat.
Have you been looking for a way to attract some attention in the gym, or some new tricks to slip up your sleeve? Here are a few twists on some old moves using 1 or 2 barbells against a wall.

Deconstructing Hanging Windshield Wipers

Why? How? When?

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