Straight to the Bar

All Things Strength


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Welcome to Straight to the Bar

If you’ve just joined us, welcome. Here you’ll find everything that grunts, groans and ticks in the world of strength training. In short, this site is the home of all things strength.


Incidentally, this site’s been helping people become fitter, healthier and stronger since January 2004. If you’ve just joined us, I highly recommend subscribing to the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit), which contains details of new posts on the site, freshly-minted video demonstrations & tutorials, details of upcoming Gymchats and a whole lot more.

And yes, it’s absolutely free.


To help get you started, here are a few of our most recent posts. And if you want to dive in to a particular area. check out the ‘Start Here‘ page above. Enjoy.

Fitness Reading For The Week : Total Fitness And Nutrition After 40 (by Nick Swettenham)

This is an interesting look at the many benefits (both mental and physical) of entering the world of fitness a little later in life. Although I was fortunate enough – as were many of the people here – to have discovered the iron quite some time ago, that sadly isn’t the case for everyone.

If you have any friends/colleagues/family members who are in that last group, point them toward these books. Great reads.