Straight to the Bar

All Things Strength


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Welcome to Straight to the Bar

If you’ve just joined us, welcome. Here you’ll find everything that grunts, groans and ticks in the world of strength training. In short, this site is the home of all things strength.


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Tough (Greg Everett)

Although I tend to read a fair bit, my books-to-read pile seems to have been growing exponentially. Next up – Greg Everett’s Tough. Really looking forward to it.

As the name suggests, this is a book about mental toughness. Developing the skills necessary to withstand adversity, to gain confidence and the resilience it engenders.