The first time I can remember hearing about circuit training was shortly after watching the Bruce Lee masterpiece, Enter the Dragon. Although Lee was well known for his muscular-yet-wiry physique, he certainly cranked things up a notch for this film.
More on the 'how' in a minute. First, a little history.
Circuit training was first developed by R.E. Morgan and G.T. Anderson
Just a quick note to say thank-you to everyone for supporting Straight to the Bar throughout the year - through the various discussions, articles, training logs and ideas. It really is appreciated.
Have a great day, whether that involves a celebratory feast with friends and family or a quiet solo workout.
Want to take your workouts up a notch? Throw in a bit of short steel bending. Love it.
What to get
If you're ready to give nail bending a bit of a run, you'll be pleased to know there are only three things you need. You'll be bending within hours.
I ventured in to the world of short-steel bending fairly recently (2007), following a shoulder injury that ruled out my usual
If the latest Mike Boyle article on T-Nation has you considering the Front Squat, you may be mindful of just how awkward it can be to hold the bar. Like Zercher Squats, they're often overlooked simply due to the difficulty.
There are several ways to hold the bar for the Front Squat. If one method doesn't feel right, or your current flexibility or injury precludes it, try one of the others. It really is a great exercise.
The Rotater is a brilliant thing.
Following years of shoulder abuse and injury (particularly whilst experimenting during training for the OAC), I was more than a little keen to try out The Rotater. And I have to say, it easily exceeded expectations.
Rather than relive my own shoulder-training trials however, here are a couple of thoughts from my father, who has been using The Rotater for a few days now. As you'll