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Upcoming Twitterchats
Written By : Scott Bird

I absolutely love talking about training, and the twitterchats have proven to be a great way to share ideas. New exercise combinations, DIY equipment, injury prevention and much, much more. Love it.
We’ve got some great discussions coming up, and if you’d like to be a guest for one, the details are below. First though, a brief description of a twitterchat :
The twitterchats are weekly discussions (held on Twitter, hence the name) on a range of strength-training topics. Quite apart from being fascinating conversations in their own right, they’re a lot of fun.

To join in, simply add #sbgym to each of the messages you send. If you set up a search column for ‘sbgym‘ (here’s how), you’ll be able to see what everyone else is saying.
That’s it. Swing on by – we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Upcoming Twitterchats

Over the past couple of years we’ve covered a range of subjects relating to strength-training & nutrition. Old-time strongman skills, hormones & diet, biphasic sleeping, setting up a gym and so on. Anything and everything that’ll help us break PRs and smash our goals.
Over the next month or two, here are just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing :

  • Sports Injuries
  • Buying Second-Hand Equipment
  • Strength & Conditioning for Judo
  • Training for Beginners
  • Myofascial Release

Full details of these discussions will be in the Strength & Fitness Newsletter, as well as in the Straight to the Bar Forums. Really looking forward to them.

How to Be a Guest on a Future Twitterchat

As you can see, we look at the world of strength from a number of angles. If you’d like to nominate yourself as a guest for a future twitterchat, or suggest a subject for discussion, here’s how to get in contact with us :
And thank-you. I genuinely appreciate all the feedback on these discussions. Love them.

Over to you. Drop us a line on Twitter ( @scottbird ), or add a comment below.



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

And if you'd like to check out any of the stuff mentioned above (or in the comments), swing by Amazon. Huge assortment of fitness gear.


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.
Want to see (and learn) more Feats of Strength like this? Dive in.

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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.

The Precision Nutrition Certification Program

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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Written By Scott Bird
Scott is a long-time fitness enthusiast (Jan 2004!), writer and photographer living in Sydney, Australia. If you share the passion for spending a bit of time under a bar, welcome. Love hearing how everyone else trains. You can connect via X (Formerly Twitter), Facebook and the various networks listed in the sidebar.
Drawing of Scott Andrew Bird performing a deadlift. Artwork by Vince Palko.