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All Things Strength


Looking At : Sep 10 2023
Posted By Scott Bird
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.
  • Daniil Medvedev Issues Warning About Playing In The Heat During The US Open : Will be interesting to see the response. And that of outdoor sports in general. NB : these heatwaves are likely to become a lot more prevalent, fairly soon.
  • AI-Powered Hearing Aids Incorporate Real-Time Language Translation, Fall Detection And Alerts : Wonderful. Suspect these’ll appeal both to those who require the basic functionality, as well as many who don’t.
  • Exercise Prescription In Primary Prevention – How Knowledgeable Are Physicians When It Comes To Prescribing Exercise, And How Should Patients Be Assessed So That Appropriate Physical Activity Can Be Recommended? : Interesting questions.
  • New Gene Editing Tool Developed : Strand-specific editing without any cuts.
  • Bryan Johnson’s Longevity Gene Therapy Targeting The Follistatin Gene : Intriguing. Keen to see the ‘side effects’, following the previous follistatin gene research in mice.
We also discussed : WHO’s air pollution training for health workers; Skin health ‘phone apps 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.
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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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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.