Results tagged “exercise ball”

Stability Ball Push Up Progressions (Brent Brookbush)

Nice one Brent.

The Straight to the Bar Guide to Neck Training

Yes, that's a 1,500lb rack pull. Incredible.I love a dose of neck work. Not only is it incredibly functional, a solid yoke looks downright impressive.

Blast from the Past : Neck Training Methods

For strength, safety or simply to look great in a suit.

Suspension Training 101

A great look at an incredibly versatile form of training.

Neck Strengthening Exercises

Via Fight Geek : Will Heffernan does some great neck work with his clients, including the fitness ball and band exercises shown here. Nice one....

The Bodyweight Aficionado's Guide to Gear

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

TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 23 Jan 09)

A great week here on Straight to the Bar.

TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 7 Nov 08)

A fantastic week here on Straight to the Bar.

Mace Training on a Stability Ball


TGIF : weekly round-up (WE Fri 8 Aug 08)

Another great week here at Straight to the Bar.

The Swearing Push-up (with stability ball and chains)

An aptly-named exercise. Give it a go, and you'll quickly see why.

Making Your Own Gym Equipment : DIY Grip Tools

There's nothing quite like building your own.

Core Exercises That Really Work

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.

Deconstructing Hanging Windshield Wipers

Why? How? When?

Wall Squat

The wall squat is a bodyweight exercise that I'd laregely overlooked until I noticed Marc Bartley recommending it to someone trying to improve his wide stance squat depth. If you're in the same boat, here's a look at this deceptively...

A New Routine - Sydney 2006

Time for a bit of fine-tuning.

Core Blimey!

Ignoring the claims of infomercials everywhere, core work involves more than a daily set of sit-ups on a fitness ball. In the first of two-part article Core Statics [.pdf, 961kb], the Diesel Crew's Smitty discusses the training of various core...

Getting a Few Zs

After doing a few Zercher squats the other day I decided to do them again as a max exercise, starting with the bar a little lower this time - about knee height. This also gave me an opportunity to test out a few different ways of holding the bar after seeing a little variation recently.

Back to the Front

After several weeks of box squatting it was time to bring the bar around to the front for a Zercher-style attack. Despite generating red elbows - mostly as a result of widening the grip beyond the smooth sections of the bar - these were a lot of fun. I'll certainly be including them more often. Next came the hanging knee raises, which made it clear that the recent flu had taken a bit more of a toll than I realised. Finished the sets OK, but I was quite glad that there were no more scheduled. Closed the session with some standing calf raises, and I lowered the weight slightly as a trade-off for doing them extremely slowly, with a static hold on the first rep of each set. A brief session, but quite enough following this morning's fun with a stability ball. Time to bring that (or at least a burst-proof version) back to the weight room.