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All Things Strength

HELPING YOU GET STRONGER SINCE 2004

Are You Stretching Enough?

I recently visited the chiropractor’s office because I had lower back pain, which I thought was brought on from sitting in my office chair 8 hours a day. Well, after the chiropractor analysed what was wrong she noticed my hips were slightly misaligned, she said...

The Home Gym 2007

It’s been a couple of years since I took a good look at my home gym. I use it all the time, of course; but I don’t often stop to think of the things that should be in there. As a starting point, here’s a look at the current setup. Power rack, bar and...

9,762 To Go

First, and favourite. Yesterday I decided to begin the 10,000 swing challenge, which is simply 10,000 kettlebell swings over a 6 week period. That’s an average of just over 238 per day. As there isn’t any restriction as to the weight of the bell, number of...

Another Week Without

A week without chin-ups is a long one indeed. Although the shoulder isn’t feeling too bad when it isn’t lifting any real weight, I decided to give it another week to heal. I did, however, sneak a few deadlifts in there. Fairly light (up to 100kg –...

The Workout Logs Return

It’s been a while now since I last posted my training notes (although of course I’ve still been training), which I thought I’d rectify. Especially now as the weather here is starting to get back to reasonable levels, which will undoubtedly see an...

Improving Squat Depth

During a few sets of squats yesterday I asked my dad to tell me how deep I was going (in relation to parallel). He moved his hands apart as if describing ‘the one that got away’, and I knew there was going to be some work to do. In short, I was nowhere...