An excellent week here at Straight to the Bar. The highlights :
- Articles : Dr Michael Yessis took a look at the Stretch Reflex, Alwyn Cosgrove discussed just what it takes to shed the last 10 pounds and Jedd Johnson investigated some Advanced Nail Wrapping. A great read.
- Videos : the Myosource Kinetic Bands were put through their paces, Phil Baroni got the GenghisCon treatment and Flex-Holic demonstrated balance. Superb.
- Ideas : build your own sparring dummy, try the Kettlebell Shove and test out some thumbless RT lifting.
- Sites : choose your ideal athletic team at IAAF Fantasy Athletics 2008, get serious with your diet over at the IF Life and check out some of the greatest food-related records over the past few years. Warning : make sure you eat first.
Via Fight Geek : Jens ‘Lil Evil’ Pulver demonstrates an unusual chin-up variation – using tennis balls. I’m in two minds regarding the benefits of this one (vs a spongy, fat bar); but it looks like a good challenge regardless.