Straight to the Bar

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HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

A Little Straighter

After a hard drive in my PC decided to crash yesterday, I elected to move the scheduled squat workout to this morning. Until I managed to recover most of the data from it I wasn’t exactly in the best frame of mind. There’s nothing like the faint smell of...

Quick Test : Leg Curls

I agree wholeheartedly with Alberto’s recent comment that sometimes you have to treat yourself as an absolute beginner. After reading through the comments on my somewhat ordinary (read abysmal) squatting form, I’ll be giving Patrik Nyman’s Prilepin...

3 Weeks of Conditioning

For the next few weeks I’ll be operating as a tourist guide, showing my parents some of the UK. The combination of castles, ruined cathedrals and summer sun proved too tempting (photo ops abound). So it looks like a bit of bodyweight conditioning for a while....

Deadlift Routine

Following a reasonably lengthy (well, a few months) period without deadlifting I’ve decided to dive into the deep end with a routine that puts the deadlift before everything else. As the no-deadlift approach didn’t seem to have any positive impact, perhaps...

Back to 4 Days per Week

Following just over a month of a 3-day-per-week approach, I’ve decided to switch back to the previous 4 day Westside routine. Whereas the 3 day setup felt like 2 days plus a spare, the 4 day approach feels like a solid 4 days of work. Much better. Sun: ME SQ/DL...

New Routine

This routine is largely based on Kris’ modified Westside 3 day routine, with a slightly different treatment of the third (Accessory) day. Hopefully the reduction to 3 sessions per week will allow enough time for things to heal, whilst returning to a defined...