As you can see, even Santa finds time to squeeze in a few sets of pulldowns. Have a great holiday.
There have been a number of fantastic articles on Straight to the Bar this year, contributed by a range of guest authors. While you’re temporarily escaping the festivities, take a look through some of my favourites.
10, to be exact.
- Grrl’s Valentine’s Day Wishlist (Kat Ricker)
No matter what time of year it is, if you’re looking for gift ideas for your strength-training girl, this is a great place to start.
- Bare-Handed Nail Driving Basics (Ryan Pitts)
Ryan takes a great look at the training and technique behind this incredible feat. If you’ve ever considered having a go at some barehanded nail driving, make sure you read this.
- 7 Reasons to Start Bending Nails (Jedd ‘Napalm‘ Johnson)
Ready to include some bending in your workouts? Jedd takes a look at just a few of the benefits of this wonderful sport. Good fun.
- Give Your Workout a Name! (Fight Geek)
Fight Geek notes the power of making a simple change to your training – giving your workouts names. Works well.
- Tearing A License Plate (Chris Rider)
Chris explains the method behind this fantastic strength feat.
- The Investments [I,II,III,IV] (‘Unbreakable‘ Adam T Glass)
Ready to crank your training up a notch? Adam details a number of superb exercises which will take you several steps closer to incredible strength. A brilliant series.
- Hanging Core Variations (Joe Hashey)
Joe has written some incredible stuff this year (including the upcoming Bull Strength manual), and here’s just a sample. Very creative.
- How to Train for Strength (Parth Shah)
Ready to get seriously strong? Parth explains the basics.
- Recovery and Regeneration for the Strength Athlete (Patrick Ward)
This is a great look at recovery techniques for all types of strength athletes. If you know that post-training ‘I’ll sleep well tonight‘ feeling well, read on.
- Building A Neck Of Steel (Mike ‘The Machine‘ Bruce)
Mike – a man with insane neck strength – takes a look at the basics of training this oft-overlooked body part.