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Looking At : Jul 8, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Prepdeck (Food Preparation Assistant)

Interesting idea.


Interesting idea. I go through a fair bit of food here, and I suspect I'm not the only one. Prepared in batches wherever possible. Prepdeck is a kitchen assistant to help keep everything precisely measured, and organised. A bit of video to show you what I mean :
The Prepdeck.

Learning How To Program, 5/3/1, Managing A Gym (Alan Thrall)

Great information Alan.



It's Q&A time once again. Great information Alan.

Looking At : Jul 1, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

FATBAR (Low Carb, High Fat Pre-Workout Bars)

Always on the lookout for new protein bars, and these look great.



Always on the lookout for new protein bars, and these look great - the FATBARs. Anyone tried them; or any others that you'd recommend? The FATBAR.

Pivot Blocks, and Fixing The Good Morning Squat (Alan Thrall)

Great information Alan.



Great information Alan.

Looking At : Jun 24, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

'The Dinosaur Files' for May/June 2018

I love these.


I love these. The latest issue of Brooks Kubik's 'The Dinosaur Files' (May/June 2018) is now available. An instant .PDF download. Perfect. If you've never read one, these are monthly newsletters which comprise a mix of pieces by Brooks, well-known old-time strongmen and the Dinosaur Training community. It's a great mix. You can grab the latest incarnation here : brookskubik.com/dinosaurfiles-mayjune2018.html .

AlphaDestiny Q&A (Alex Leonidas)

There's some great information in these videos.



There's some great information in these videos. Cheers Alex.

Looking At : Jun 17, 2018

What we were talking about this week on Google+, Twitter and Nuzzel



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.



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