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Scott Andrew Bird




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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.

NB : Like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar? I love hearing about how other people are training : if you've got a strength-related competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar. And if you'd love to be on one of the weekly Gymchats - get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you.

The Stubborn Fat Solution 1.1

Looks good. As you can no doubt tell from the title, this is the updated version of Lyle McDonald's Stubborn Fat Solution. Full review shortly (I'm about to dive in to it myself), but first a few words from Lyle on the reason for the update :

In the original Stubborn Fat Solution, I briefly discussed a hormone called Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP). As I talked about, ANP represents an entirely new fat burning (lipolytic) pathway that works outside of the normal insulin/catecholamine mechanisms.

But at the time, I saw and knew of no meaningful way of manipulating or impacting the pathway and left it at that. A little while later I would find a solution and this booklet was actually started years ago; then I put it away.

Recently, in researching something else, I found that ANP appeared to be even more powerful than I had previously thought. Because in addition to stimulating fat mobilization, ANP (and the other natriuretic peptides) can also increase levels and activity of beige fat (a brown-fat like type of fat that humans actually have) along with helping to control appetite.

Lyle McDonald's Stubborn Fat Solution 1.1. Good stuff.

NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Crushing Potatoes with Your Hands

The best way to mash potatoes. Nice one Chris.


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Gymchat 277 - Craig Bongelli

(Strongman and Strength Coach)

Really looking forward to this one - Craig's certainly a fascinating guy. As we're still finalising the details, I'll post an update on the blog (and Twitter, Google+ etc) shortly. In the meantime, take a look at some of the previous episodes of the show - there's a full list here. And if you've got any questions or comments on the various topics discussed, we'd love to hear them. Just leave a note below the video.

Details -

Who : Strongman and Strength Coach Craig Bongelli, Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett, and You Topic : Chat with Craig Bongelli When : Monday Mar 9, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, join the hangout (just add Top Form Fitness to one of your circles, and Josh'll send out the URL when the Hangout starts), or jump in the Q&A on the Event page itself. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


Looking At : Mar 1, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Royal Marines Fitness Manual

Time to get a whole lot fitter.

Looks good. Next up on the 'books to check out' list is the Royal Marines Fitness Manual, by former Marine Sean Lerwill. Quite simply it covers the fitness training the recruits are put through; which doubles as a training regime for anyone looking to achieve that 'whole lot fitter' status. Whether that means being able to run a marathon, lift heavy objects, or push through your own mental brick walls. Sean Lerwill's Royal Marines Fitness Manual. Good stuff.

NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


How to Wrap Your Knees (Matt Vincent and Mark Bell)

Good stuff guys.



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Looking At : Feb 22, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Globe and Blob Lifting

A quick dose of grip work. Good stuff.


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Revisiting : The Encyclopedia of Clubbell Training

Remember these?

Remember these? Over the weekend I was chatting to a friend of mine about club training, and the excellent Encyclopedia of Clubbell Training came up. We first looked at it a while ago now (and we'll be posting a few additional thoughts shortly); this is just a quick note to mention that it's currently on sale on the RMAX site. For a whopping 50% discount, just use the Coupon Code CBKB50 at Checkout. Good stuff.


Gymchat 276 - NLP Skills for Fitness Professionals (Jen Mulhall)

There are some valuable skills in there.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Certainly an interesting - if somewhat controversial - form of psychotherapy. Perhaps more widely known in communications and personal development contexts. This week we'll be looking closely at these last two areas, identifying the specific skills which are most valuable in a strength-training environment. Particularly for those on the Fitness Professional side of the fence. Tackling this one are are Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Jen Mulhall and Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : No matter where you stand on a subject like this, we'd love to hear your thoughts. If there's a particular subject you'd like Jen and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask them directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


How They Got Started : John Keating

How the enigmatic John Keating began.

The enigmatic John Keating
The enigmatic John Keating.
I love hearing everyones' fitness backgrounds, it's always fascinating to hear how someone got started. Here's how John Keating began his own training journey. Scott

Thank you for the warm welcome. Up to age 18 I played sports, cycled and ran cross country (badly). At 18 I was 8 and a half stone (about 53kg/115lb). I started doing push-ups, chins and sit-ups for about six months; then I got Arnold's 'Bobybuilding for Teens' from the library and started doing weights in a gym in town. I mixed Arnold with Stuart McRobert's 'Hardgainer' approach and started training twice a week - focusing on the powerlifts. That worked well for the next 6 years (I got to eleven stone of pure muscle). Then I blew my ACL. I spent five years running, cycling, swimming and doing yoga; before I said "Lets lift again like we did last summer". It took a couple of years to kick back in and I discovered the fitness world was filled with wonderful gurus; notably Pavel, Dan John and Paul Wade. Now I deadlift to the max (140kg at 70kg bodyweight), do regular kettlebell and calisthenics work and have lifetime goal of deadlifting with 5 plates on either side. I'd also like 15 clean chins, 60 push ups in a minute, 200x24kg kb snatches in ten mins, 5 handstand wall push ups; and focus on health rather than muscle.
Cheers John, appreciated.


Looking At : Feb 15, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Weighted Vest Workouts

Weighted Vest Workouts.Looks good. Next on the reading list here : Jonathan Thompson's 'Weighted Vest Workouts'. A close look at this deceptively simple piece of equipment; how to load it up (in all kinds of ways), and how to put...


Workout and Vitamin Supplementation

What sorts of supplements do you take?

More diet-related goodness : supplementation. Nice one. Btw, what sorts of supplements do you take there?


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Looking At : Feb 8, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Gymchat 275 - How Food Choices Affect Your Body (Kamal Patel)

What's your current diet like? More importantly, what should it be like?

What's your current diet like? More importantly, what should it be like? This week we take a look at the world of nutrition - how various types of foods affect your body. Regardless of your training goals, it's important to understand how what you eat impacts things. Helping us tackle this one is Nutrition Researcher Kamal Patel, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.


Looking At : Feb 1, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Progression for the One Arm Pushup

How do you work up to a One Arm Pushup? Like this.

How do you work up to a One Arm Pushup? Like this.


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Gymchat 274 - Forskolin For Fat Loss & Muscle Building (Kurtis Frank)

Forskolin. Yes? No?

Kurtis Frank. Photo by Kira Beriault.Forskolin (from Coleus Forskohlii). Although it's often marketed in muscle building and fat loss contexts, there are a few things to consider before adding it to your arsenal. This week we'll be taking a deep...


Looking At : Jan 25, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


835lb Speed Deadlift

Time for a spot of serious speed work with the incredible George Leeman.

Time for a spot of serious speed work with the incredible George Leeman. Good stuff.


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Gymchat 273 - 10 Tips for Achieving Balance in Your Life & Your Diet (Aeryon Ashlie)

Moving from where you are to where you want to be.

If you're fortunate enough to be on your own strength-training journey - and experience the incredible transformations, both physical and mental - that come with it; you're doubtless keen to help as many other people as possible to do it themselves. It really is a fantastic feeling. Still, if you've ever been approached by someone who's keen to 'get in shape', you may be wondering just where they should begin. How to go from 'couch potato' to following a fitness lifestyle. This week we'll be exploring this in detail; looking at the many things which help you move from where you are to where you want to be. Helping us tackle this is Fitness Competitor Aeryon Ashlie, and Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We love hearing everyones' comments, questions and feedback in general If there's a particular subject you'd like Aeryon and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask them directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Looking At : Jan 18, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Zen Mind, Strong Body

This looks great. Zen Mind, Strong Body is an insight to the training philosophy driving the incredible Al Kavadlo; in the form of a number of articles he's written over the years. Really looking forward to it. I'll share a few thoughts once I've finished it here; in the meantime, a brief comment from none other than Paul Wade :
Zen Mind, Strong Body expertly covers the methods, the moves, the nutrition, the equipment, the benefits, the philosophy and even the culture of bodyweight training. If you are a newbie uncertain about whether to explore bodyweight, or an advanced athlete looking for a new take on the most ancient conditioning method, this is now the definitive go-to book.
Good stuff. Al Kavadlo's Zen Mind, Strong Body.


Winter Workout Routine

What are your winter workouts like?


NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Gymchat 272 - NLP Skills for Fitness Professionals (Jen Mulhall)

There are some valuable skills in there.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Certainly an interesting - if somewhat controversial - form of psychotherapy. Perhaps more widely known in communications and personal development contexts. This week we'll be looking closely at these last two areas, identifying the specific skills which are most valuable in a strength-training environment. Particularly for those on the Fitness Professional side of the fence. Tackling this one are are Personal Trainers (and Strength Athletes) Jen Mulhall and Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : No matter where you stand on a subject like this, we'd love to hear your thoughts. If there's a particular subject you'd like Jen and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask them directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Looking At : Jan 11, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Looking At : Jan 4, 2015

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Reading/Watching/Listening To in 2015

Books
Books.
A few people have asked what I'm going to be reading/watching/listening to in 2015. It's safe to say that it's quite a list. I'll certainly be sharing that shortly; and I'd also love to hear what's on your own. What sorts of things do you plan to Read/Watch/Listen to in 2015?


Gymchat 271 - Chat with Craig Bongelli (Topic TBA)

Get ready.

Really looking forward to this one - Craig's certainly a fascinating guy. As we're still finalising the details, I'll post an update on the blog (and Twitter, Google+ etc) shortly. In the meantime, take a look at some of the previous episodes of the show - there's a full list here. And if you've got any questions or comments on the various topics discussed, we'd love to hear them. Just leave a note below the video.


Looking At : Dec 28, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


The Chaos Row

Looking for a challenge?



NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Gymchat 270 - Are Saturated Fats Really That Bad for You? (Kirsten Gallagher)

How much do you need?

What's the research like on saturated fats and cholesterol - what levels are optimal? How much do we need, and what sorts of things should we avoid? This week we'll be tackling these and a whole lot more, together with Personal Trainers Kirsten Gallagher and Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Kirsten and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Looking At : Dec 21, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


The Future of Fitness : Health & Fitness Predictions for 2015

Time once again to peek into the near-term future.

We've looked at the possible future of both health & fitness many times over the years - Workout Clothing, Virtual Training Partners, various medical discoveries and of course the Gymchats. Particularly #224.
It's time once again to peek into the near-term future. Here are just a few of the health & fitness-related things I think we're likely to see over the next year or so. Over to you. Do you agree or disagree with the various things listed; the items themselves or the timeframe? And is there anything you'd add to the list - anything you think we'll probably see in 2015? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Of course, there's a whole lot more - on these, and other aspects of health & fitness. Head over to the 'Futurism' category and jump in the conversation.


Looking At : Dec 14, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Gymchat 268 - Bulking on a Budget (Adam Klymkiw)

Get big without breaking the bank.

How do you pack on a bit of mass without spending a lot of money? Is it realistic to do so, and to what extent? This week we'll be examining this area in detail; looking at what to get, when, why and how much it's all going to cost. Tackling it is Personal Trainer Adam Klymkiw, joined by Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Adam and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.

Details -

Who : Personal Trainer Adam Klymkiw, Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett, and You Topic : Bulking on a Budget When : Monday Dec 15, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, join the hangout (just add Top Form Fitness to one of your circles, and Josh'll send out the URL when the Hangout starts), or jump in the Q&A on the Event page itself. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


Periodization Training for Sports (3rd Edition)

This looks great. Although it's not out until early in the new year (Jan 15), the third edition of Tudor Bompa/Carlo Buzzichelli's Periodization Training for Sports promises to be a fantastic read. From the Amazon page :
In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to specific strength, maintenance, and tapering) and integrating them with energy system training and nutrition strategies. Coaches and athletes in 35 sports have at their fingertips a proven program that is sure to produce the best results. No more guessing about preseason conditioning, in-season workloads, or rest and recovery periods; now it's simply a matter of identifying and implementing the information in this book.
Tudor Bompa/Carlo Buzzichelli's Periodization Training for Sports.


Looking At : Dec 7, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Gymchat 267 - Carving out a Niche in the Strength Equipment Business (Eric Chessen)

Got an idea for a piece of equipment? What's next?

Whether you're on the 'fitness enthusiast' or 'fitness professional' side of the fence (or perhaps a little of both), chances are you've had an idea at some point for a new piece of equipment. Or perhaps a change to an existing one. This week we'll be discussing the various ways to go from 'wouldn't it be good if...' to having your own line of fitness equipment. Where do you start? How do you get the word out? Who do you ask for help? Helping us tackle this one is Exercise Physiologist Eric Chessen, joined by Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Eric and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.

Details -

Who : Exercise Physiologist Eric Chessen, Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett, and You Topic : Carving out a Niche in the Strength Equipment Business When : Monday Dec 8, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, join the hangout (just add Top Form Fitness to one of your circles, and Josh'll send out the URL when the Hangout starts), or jump in the Q&A on the Event page itself. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


Looking At : Nov 30, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Gymchat 266 - Art of Reciprocity: Give More to Get More from Clients, Colleagues, & Yourself (Sincere Hogan)

Give more, get more.

I first read about this concept in the writings of Robert Cialdini (highly recommended), and I have to say that it works extremely well. This week we'll be discussing what it is, and the many ways to use it in a fitness context. Whether you're on the Regular Gymgoer or Fitness Professional side of the fence. Helping us tackle this one is New Warrior Training Systems' Sincere Hogan, joined by Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Sincere and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.

Details -

Who : New Warrior Training Systems' Sincere Hogan, Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett, and You Topic : Art of Reciprocity: Give More to Get More from Clients, Colleagues, & Yourself When : Monday Dec 1, 8:00pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone). How : Watch the live stream, join the hangout (just add Top Form Fitness to one of your circles, and Josh'll send out the URL when the Hangout starts), or jump in the Q&A on the Event page itself. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


Personalised Settings in the Gym

Just the way you like it.

Imagine this scenario :
You swipe your card on the way into the gym, and various things are configured to the way you like them. The music's the type you like, and only for you (basic music players & headphones are freely available at the main desk). The air temperature in the area is roughly what you like. As is the water temperature & pressure when you're having a shower after your workout.

All of these things - and a whole lot more - are automatically set according to your preferences, and can easily be overridden if you're seeking something different that day. Same workout, with a much more personalised feeling.
What do you think - is this something you'd like; and in the gym only, or in other areas - around your own home perhaps?


Looking At : Nov 23, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Looking At : Nov 16, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Clubbell 5x5

Looks great. Clubbell 5x5 is Alberto Gallazi's take on the classic 5x5 approach, applied specifically to club training. Simple idea, with an awful lot behind it. We'll be taking a closer look at the entire package shortly, but suffice to say there are a number of manuals and videos included. For the full list : clubbell5x5.com Good stuff.


Gymchat 263 - Building an Indestructible Body (Logan Christopher)

How do you go about it?

Whether you're training specifically for strength or just for general fitness, chances are that you're keen to avoid illness and injury wherever possible. This idea of being 'indestructible' - and being tough enough to tackle anything - is exactly what we'll be talking about this week. Joining us is 'Physical Culture Renaissance Man' Logan Christopher, and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We love hearing from as many people as possible. Join Logan and Josh on the Hangout, or fire in your questions via the Q&A. Full details below. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.


Looking At : Nov 9, 2014

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and the Daily 'Paper'


During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


Diamond-Cut Abs

Looking forward to this one. We'll be discussing the topic of 'finding things to read' in this week's Gymchat, but suffice to say that the next one on my own list is Danny Kavadlo's Diamond-Cut Abs. Looks great. To give you an idea of what it's all about (although the title probably says quite a lot), a piece of one of the reviews on the main page :
The section on nutrition is awesome, stressing the "practical over the theoretical" (p32). He doesn't worry about fat grams, macros, calorie counting or weight scales (unless it involves throwing them out) but rather wholesome and natural foods - nothing processed.
This is where his experience comes into play. While the information about proper eating wasn't necessarily new to me (it may be for others), it was the results he achieved eating in certain ways that convinced me to ditch the meat scales, spreadsheets and everything else I used to count macros and incorporate his approach in my diet.
Danny Kavadlo's Diamond-Cut Abs. Good stuff.


Gymchat 262 - Learning from Experts Outside of Your Discipline (Frank DiMeo)

Always a beginner.

When you're focussed on strength, does it really help to devote time to learning other topics? Absolutely. This week we'll be exploring what/how often/why; no matter what those other topics are. Helping explain how all this works is Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, together with Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic.
NB : We love hearing from as many people as possible. Join Frank and Josh on the Hangout, or fire in your questions via the Q&A. Full details below. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at the top of that page. The more the merrier.



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