These sound great.
Personal Trainer extraordinaire Derek 'D-Rock' Peruo is currently putting together various supplement kits, designed to provide regular doses of everything needed to help attain a particular goal. The video below will give you the overall idea :
As Laree notes: 'You can work pretty hard with this simple pair of straps'.I love suspension training - particularly when travelling. John Berardi discusses a great program using the TRX - the Infamous TRX Workout. Good fun....
Fred Glass at Youngevity 2006.Via Xenophilia : the Evening Sun notes the strength-training exploits of Fred Glass, a 72yo record-breaking Powerlifter who shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Fantastic....
A Man's Guide to Getting His Woman In Shape.Although the headline will undoubtedly elicit a harsh comment or three, this is excellent advice for anyone looking to get 'in shape'. Over to John Berardi....
Weightlifting.Charles Staley notes a very interesting point - that your beliefs about training (such as 'pain means you're working hard') will have a big impact on your results. Definitely something to think about....
Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland.Via The Adventure Blog : warming up there? If you're planning a bit of time outdoors, take a look at these 'unknown' trails on the Backpacker Magazine site. Shamefully, I've only tested myself on two of them....
Just warming up.Over at T-Nation, Tony Gentilcore takes an interesting look at a few commonly-forgotten training elements. Of particular note - the idea of 'Implementing Fillers'; increasing strength overall rather than obsessing over minor injuries. Good stuff....
Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups [with Strength CoachFrank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.
Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance [with PowerlifterBill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video.
To help run all of these sites, we're on the lookout for several additional Moderators. To welcome new community members, bring up new items to discuss and generally keep the conversations on track.
If you're already spending a bit of time at any of the above sites, and would like to offer your services as a Moderator, just drop us a line. And thanks for that, it really is appreciated.
Over the years we’ve looked at the fitness industry from a number of angles - discussing the history, present approaches and potential future trends involved. Fascinating areas.
When it comes to the last part - discussing potential future trends - things get a little, well, unusual. If it’s an interest you share, or you just want to find out the types of things we think are likely, check out the posts tagged ‘Futurism’. And of course, Gymchat 224 (Roundtable) - The Future of Fitness. Superb discussion.
gimme some skin
An iPhone Skin, that is. If you’re like me and constantly using your iPhone in the gym (as a notebook, not as a ‘phone), you might like to customise it a bit. Grab the Straight to the Bar iPhone Skin.
Görner the Mighty.This is one of the books that Logan mentioned in the Gymchat last week - Görner the Mighty. Good stuff.
Although I was lucky enough to read the original book many years ago, I'm extremely keen to dive in to this version - the 2012 reprint - as soon as possible. I suspect that things will look quite different now; after training for a number of years.
Görner the Mighty.
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.
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.