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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Looking At : Jan 31, 2021
Posted By Scott Bird
Filed In : Weekly summary



During the past week we’ve discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter, in The Daily ‘Paper’ and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

  • TALEN Gene Editing Tool Up To 5 Times More Efficient Than CRISPR-Cas9 When Dealing With Heterochromatin : Interesting.
  • Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine 89 Per Cent Effective (On Average) : Yet another COVID-19 vaccine joins the ranks. Incredible.
  • A Thermostat For Blood Pressure (To Help Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries) : Wonderful.
  • The MiniMed 780G ‘Artificial Pancreas’ : Fantastic.
  • 3D Printing Bone Directly Into the Body : Soon.

We also talked about The upcoming @AgingSciTalks discussion ‘Geroprotection on the Treadmill’, The brain’s senescent cells and cognitive function and a whole lot more. Keep up with the World of Health & Fitness on this site, and in the Straight to the Bar pages on Facebook, Twitter and in The Daily ‘Paper’. Absolutely free.


NB : If you’re stuck at home for a while, and would still love to get the occasional workout in, swing by the guide page. Whether you’re sans-equipment or already have a home gym set up, these suggestions can really make a difference.

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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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setting up a home gym?

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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.

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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.

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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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