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)

Great after deadlifts. The Log Roll.A great week here on Straight to the Bar. The highlights :...


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

A fantastic week here on Straight to the Bar.


Mace Training on a Stability Ball

Unusual.


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

You've seen a select few doing these in the gyms, but you may wonder to yourself whats the point of learning how to do this exercise. Truthfully what's the point of learning any new exercise, won't crunches and leg...


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.


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