Straight to the Bar Archives : From the Archives

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From the archives : Straight to the Grip Contest



From the archives : Card Tearing Anyone?



From the Archives : The Zercher Squat

The first in a series of Timeless Exercises.



From the Archives : 29 Things to do with a Barbell in the Corner

Time to get creative.



From the Archives : The Hack Squat

Wonderful exercise.



From the Archives : 10 Questions with Strongman Mike Gill



From the Archives : Nails - Converting Imperial to Metric

Love bending things? Here are a couple of charts which might just come in handy.



From the archives : Row, row, row



From the Archives : Buyers' guide : the Power Rack

The core of the gym.



From the archives : Bars, plates, hooks and collars

A few of the essentials.



From the archives : Specific Training for the Transverse Abdominis - Belt It In

Time to tighten up your built-in belt.



From the Archives : The Lost Art of Overhead Pressing

How much? Time to find out.



From the Archives : 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.



From the Archives : Conditioning Without Trying : Walking 10,000 steps per day

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. - George Trevelyan, 1913



From the archives : Using pulse rate to determine rest break length

How long do you rest between sets?



From The Archives : This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man

Is there any physiological benefit to increasing aggression before and during weight training?



From the Archives : Curing the Vitamin Addiction

What do I really need?



From the Archives : Bruce Lee's Back Injury

What really happened?



From the Archives : Starting Your Fitness Journey

Get going the right way.



From the archives : Structural Balance Test

Measure your progress.



From the archives : Straight to the Grip Contest



From the Archives : DIY Gym Equipment



From the Archives : Biphasic Sleeping

The transition to this superb method of sleeping.



From the archives : The Step-up - A Real Squat Alternative?

Definitely time to give it a go.



From the Archives : Holding the bar in the Front Squat




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Brilliant device. If your shoulders aren't quite as flexible as you'd like, grab The Rotater. Love it.

Kat 'The Mighty Kat' RickerOf course, if you're not quite sure what to get (maybe it's for a spouse/sibling/friend who's ready to 'get in shape') we can help you there too.

No matter what sort of training they're in to, we've got a few suggestions. And if you're looking for something specific, we'll help you find out where to get it. Just leave a comment on any of the posts listed below.

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And there's also the full list of the fitness-focused books, DVDs & equipment we've looked at over the years : Reading

NB : if you're still not sure what to get, there's always the option of buying them a gift card. There are certainly plenty of options; Amazon's still my favourite. And for a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews and reading areas. As well as the Straight to the Bar Store, of course. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.