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TGIF: Weekly Round-Up
Posted By Scott Bird
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Viktor SotsAnother hot week on here Straight to the Bar (quite literally – it was up to 37°C(99°F) yesterday). Just joined us? Check out these :
The Rest collaboration with Run To Win‘s Blaine Moore continued, this time looking at the use of pulse rate to determine break length.
The Biphasic Sleep Experiment concluded, and I’ve switched to biphasic sleeping permanently now. Find out why.
The exercise lists kept on growing, with a look at the Kettlebell Sots Press, the Serratus Crunch and the Hang Clean.
Video inspiration came in the form of this great find by Tom Furman of Physical Strategies. Tom’s piece on the ‘Manassa Mauler’ Jack Dempsey was also a great read.
The Strength News Podcast got underway. If you missed it, grab the first episode while it’s hot.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter, or add a comment below. Cheers.

NB : if you love talking about strength-training as much as I do, you might also like to check out the Straight to the Bar Daily. A regular dose of fitness-focussed discussions, absolutely free.


What's This?

Straight to the Bar is the online home of fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength.

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'Napalm' Jedd Johnson.
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setting up a home gym?

If you’re getting ready to put together a solid Home Gym (fantastic thing), here’s how.

For more, swing by the full guide. Absolutely free.

And of course, you’ll find everything you need over in the SttB Strength Store. Massive range.

Ever Tried Kettlebells?

If you’ve seen people using them but never taken the plunge yourself, here are the ones I use personally. You can also pick up a book/DVD/course if you want to learn how to put them to work.

Ready To Learn Even More?

I love learning new skills, and the many seminars & workshops available are a great way to do that. If you’re looking for a specific type of workshop nearby, check out the ones on Dragon Door. Great mix of kettlebell and calisthenics-based offerings.

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The Precision Nutrition Certification Program

The Precision Nutrition Certification Program.

If you’re a fitness professional and love the Precision Nutrition approach, check out their certification offering. To say it’s comprehensive is an understatement.

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