Straight to the Bar

All Things Strength


Where It All Began
Posted By Scott Bird

Today marks the 8th anniversary of Straight to the Bar (the first post was Re-Entering the World of Fitness), and to say I’m grateful is an understatement. Thank you for all of the comments, techniques, ideas and inspiration.

As examples of all of the above (and to show just how transformative a regular dose of training can be), here are just a few of the many stories we’ve shared here over the years. How the journey really began.

as well as a brief look at my own transformation.
Want more? No problem. We’ll be publishing a few more of these stories over the next few months (and if you’d like to add yours, just let me know); a spot of inspiration for everyone who’s just getting started. And if you are, welcome.
It really will change your life.

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

Just Joined Us? Try These.

There are some incredible writers on the team here. To give you an idea, check these out :

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.

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.

Wherever You Are, We Are.

In addition to the main site, you can share your strength-training passion with a like-minded community on :

Wherever you like to hang out, get your regular dose of strength. Straight to the Bar.