Straight to the Bar

All Things Strength


Looking At : Jul 10, 2016
Posted By Scott Bird
Filed In : Weekly summary

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

  • Uruguay Finally Wins Anti-Smoking Case Against Philip Morris : Fantastic. For a bit of background to the case, see John Oliver’s (Last Week Tonight) wonderful video.
  • Direct Organ Donor Registrations Possible in Apple’s iOS 10 : Promising indeed. Suspect we’ll see a marked increase in registered organ donors worldwide.
  • Growing Your Own Vegetables Everywhere – Even On Submarines : Very interesting use of Hydroponics – growing vegetables on submarines. This has enormous potential for use not only use on submarines, but in confined spaces in general.
  • Electric-Assist Bicycles vs No Bikes At All : Unsurprisingly, more cycling (even with an e-bike) = increased cardiovascular fitness. Would love to see a whole lot more research on electric-assist bicycles, particularly as they’re gradually become more and more common.
  • A £10 Pollution Charge for Older, Dirtier Cars Driving in Central London : Fantastic – whether you love to train in the local park, or enjoy going for the occasional run. Cleaning up the air is a wonderful thing.

We also talked about Sports and streaming video, Air and water pollution from coal mines and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness in the Straight to the Bar Community on Google+.

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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.

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