Via Gymnastics Coaching : next time someone asks you how old parkour is, point them to this clip of Douglas Fairbanks in The Mark of Zorro (1920). Good stuff.
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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.
images of strength
Want to see (and learn) more Feats of Strength like this? Dive in.
Just Joined Us? Try These.
- DIY: How to Build an Olympic Weightlifting Platform
Kat ‘The Mighty Kat‘ Ricker
- Building A Neck Of Steel
Mike ‘The Machine‘ Bruce
- Straight to the Grip Contest
Jedd ‘Napalm‘ Johnson
- A Little Yoke Work : 10 Exercises for a Bigger Neck
Scott Andrew Bird
- 29 Things to do with a Barbell in the Corner
- Get Mental! The Psychology of Strength
- Small Victories
If you enjoyed these, check out the complete ‘Best Of Straight to the Bar‘ list. Fantastic.
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.
Converters and Calculators.
Before you start your fitness journey, it’s important to measure a few things.
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.
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.
Wherever You Are, We Are.
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