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Renaissance Fitness Supplement Kits

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 :


The Quest for Victory


The incredible Kat 'The Mighty Kat' Ricker pointed me to a superb resource on the History of Strength, The University of Austin's 'The Quest for Victory' site. Love it.


The 40-Day Program

Dan John notes an interesting idea - 5 exercises, 40 days. A good read.

Tips for Kettlebell Pressing Power

Via Mike Nelson's blog : Mike posts a nice piece on Dragon Door which looks at several technique changes which help the kettlebell press. Nice one.

More Lower Back Savers

Spine.Cressey's superb series on the lower back continues over on T-Nation (part I). A great read....

Contrast Training for Strength, Size, and Power

Rotary Scoop Toss.Looking for a change? Try a few weeks of contrast training. Nick Tumminello explains....

Lower Back Savers

Eric Cressey kicks off what promises to be a great series on lower back pain - its many forms and causes. Definitely one to check out.


VeloCity : Plan Your Cycling Trips

Via TubaDuba : this is where my fitness and computer geek sides meet - the VeloCity Cycle Route Guide.


What is a Movement Screen?

Shoulder Pain.Via the Dragon Door forums : over at Begin to Dig, MC takes a look at the idea of Movement Screens; and why the site of pain is not necessarily the source. A good read....

The Infamous TRX Workout

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....

Huge in a Hurry

Tony Massimo
Clevio 'Tony' Massimo. Image from Earle E Liederman's Secrets of Strength.
Been training for a few years? Chad Waterbury notes 5 basic rules for continuing to make gains as a more experienced lifter. A good read.


The Strongest 72-year-old You'll Ever Meet

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....

Crossed Up by CrossFit

Bryan Krahn takes great look at the CrossFit approach, from the fun side of a Level 1 certification seminar. Very interesting indeed.


A Man's Guide to Getting His Woman In Shape

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....

Top 5 Mobility Exercises For Desk Jockeys

Look familiar? Photo by milesgehm.If this is a familiar sight, Adam's look at the Top 5 Mobility Exercises For Desk Jockeys may be just what you need. Nice one....

Explosive Training for Bodybuilders

Scott Abel.Abel Bodies' Scott Abel takes a great look at his own approach to training - for bodybuilders, football players, MMA fighters - anyone at all. A great read....

Prowler Challenges

Prowler training.How do you make Prowler workouts a little more challenging? Jim Wendler explains....

So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

Alwyn Cosgrove.Alwyn Cosgrove has a superb outlook on the fitness industry, as this interview over on T-Nation clearly shows. A great read....

Time For a Coffee Run

Coffee. Photo by D'Arcy Norman.Via FitSugar : the New York Times notes yet more of the evidence that a dose of caffeine can assist athletes. I definitely enjoy a pre-workout cup; anyone else?...

Active Release Techniques for Strength Athletes

Charles Poliquin Performing ART.Over on EliteFTS, Mike Westerdal briefly notes the value of A.R.T. for those times when an injury is holding you back. Nice one....

Creating Super Shakes

Super Shake guide.Over on the Precision Nutrition site, Ryan Andrews takes a look at the contents of a 'Super Shake'. These are great....

Understanding Your Training Operating System

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....

10 Unknown Treks

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....

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

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....

An Introduction to Periodisation

Overcompensation.The Principle of Overcompensation? Spheres of Load? Simon Perreault explains all in Periodization, Part I. Good stuff....