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Yes, I love the deadlift.
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The Radius™ F1 - Smart Bike Light

Fantastic.


I think it's fair to say that I'm a huge fan of cycling as a means of getting around. Great way to exercise and to explore the world around you. This device helps to address the safety side of things - particularly when riding at night. The Radius™ F1 - Smart Bike Light, which becomes brighter as you cycle faster. Fantastic. A spot of video :
Sounds great.


How to Muscle Up

Fantastic tutorial.



Fantastic tutorial. If you're learning this wonderful movement, start here.

Looking At : Dec 10, 2017

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.

GO2SLEEP

Yes, I'm somewhat obsessed with tracking my sleep.


Yes, I'm somewhat obsessed with tracking my sleep (currently I like the various smartphone apps for doing this, my own favourite is MotionX 'Sleeptracker'). Here's another contender - the GO2SLEEP. The GO2SLEEP takes the form of a ring, worn throughout the night and recharged (and synced) when you wake up. Very interesting idea. To give you an idea of what this unorthodox pairing looks like, check out the video below :
The GO2SLEEP. Look forward to trying it out.

NB : We've recommended a number of books, DVDs & pieces of equipment over the years. Here's the complete list : straighttothebar.com/articles/reading.

The Best Way To Grip The Human Flag

Nice one Ed.



Nice one Ed.

Looking At : Dec 3, 2017

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.

CBD for Improved Athletic Performance

Marijuana and athletes? That will surely raise a lot of eyebrows. But what if it’s not all bad?


Marijuana and athletes? That will surely raise a lot of eyebrows. Weed isn't something an athlete will ever consider, and for good reason. But what if marijuana can actually help improve athletic performance? What if it's not all bad at all? We're talking about a special compound in marijuana. It's called cannabidiol or CBD.

Sleep Phaser

One of the most promising ones I've come across.



I'm always on the lookout for an automatic, hands-free sleep-monitoring solution. This is one of the most promising ones I've come across - the Sleep Phaser. Curious : what do you currently use? Ever tried the Sleep as Android app?

600lb Deadlift Technique

Nice one Omar.



Nice one Omar.

Looking At : Nov 26, 2017

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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