Straight to the Bar

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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Looking At : Jul 14, 2013
Written By : Scott Bird
Filed In : Weekly summary
Binoculars at Echo Point

Echo Point, Blue Mountains.



During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • Exercise May Change How Fat is Stored : Very interesting research from Lund University, looking at the role exercise plays in gene expression (turning genes on and off).
  • Cambridge Parkour POV : As we noted in the discussion the other day (the Gymchat on Google Glass and Training), we’ll undoubtedly see a lot more videos like this one. Fantastic.
  • +Pool, Tile by Tile : Swimming in New York’s East River? Yep.
  • The AlterG Bionic Leg : Ever broken your leg, injured your knee or done anything else to make one leg stronger than the other? Perhaps it’s time for one of these.

We also noted a brilliant tissue engineering breakthrough that brings nerve repair an awful lot closer, looked at a very promising way to tackle a number of medical conditions and a whole lot more. Join the discussion in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+.

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

Cheers.

 

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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 Twitter, Facebook and the various networks listed in the sidebar.
Drawing of Scott Andrew Bird performing a deadlift. Artwork by Vince Palko.