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Posted By Scott Bird

Hot off the pressA few new blogs appeared here recently, including the following:

Kettlebell blog of Dustin SilveriDustin Silveri.
Dustin switched to kettlebell training exclusively following knee surgery, and the blog details his workouts during rehabilitation and follow-up phases.
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Powerlifting blog of Vladimir RakicVladimir Rakic.
Vlad is currently training for a powerlifting meet just north of Sydney next month. Although he’s holding the current training notes close to his chest, recent figures of 160kg, 170kg and 175kg (for the bench) at a bodyweight of 125kg give you a pretty good idea.
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Sergeant D.3-to-1 Bodybuilding.
3-to-1 Bodybuilding documents the body transformation quest of Virginia’s Sgt. D. Sounds promising.
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Julio AntaAnta’s Fitness and Self-defence.
Martial arts, kettlebell training and general conditioning. Good stuff.
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Vale TudoVale Tudo. (the name comes from the portuguese for ‘anything goes’) showcases videos, training notes and provides reviews from the exciting world of MMA.
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Tim KauppinenCoach K’s Speed Blog.
With a background including competitive powerlifting, personal training and track & field coaching, Tim Kauppinen (aka ‘Coach K’) knows his stuff when it comes to running fast. This blog contains regularly updated information on speed, strength and goal setting – a great combination.
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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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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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