Welcome to Straight to the Bar

Scott Bird. Artwork by Vince Palko.
Yes, I love the deadlift.
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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Looking At : Nov 11, 2018

This week on Facebook, Twitter and Nuzzel.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter (especially the lists!), Nuzzel and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

DreamOn (Sleep 'Watch')

Interesting idea.


Interesting idea. The DreamOn 'Watch' is a wrist-worn device, designed to help you get to sleep. Curious to try one (though somewhat skeptical); particularly interested in the ability to export the sleep data to other apps. In the meantime, a little video of the device :
The DreamOn Sleep 'Watch'.

How to Fix Wrist Pain (FitnessFAQs)

Great information.



Great information.

Looking At : Nov 4, 2018

This week on Facebook, Twitter and Nuzzel.



During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Facebook, Twitter (especially the lists!), Nuzzel and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

Looking At : Oct 28, 2018

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.

Looking At : Oct 21, 2018

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.

Sated Keto (Meal Replacement Shake)

Interesting.


Interesting. Whilst the ketogenic part is debatable, this looks like a great meal replacement shake. Keen to try it out. In the meantime, a spot of video :
Sated's Keto (Meal Replacement Shake).

The Psychological Approach to Rapid Fat Loss (Gravity Transformation)

Great information.



Great information.

Looking At : Oct 14, 2018

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.

Google+ is No More

Sadly, it's closing down.


This week we saw the impending closure of the wonderful Google+ - one of the online homes to the Straight to the Bar Community for several years now. Although the various sections aren't set to be for a while yet, it may be a good time to revisit (and download as desired) some of the previous discussions on there. You'll find a full list of the Gymchats here, and the community area here (just search for the desired person or topic). In the meantime, the discussions continue on our other online homes (list below). We'd love for you to join us at : NB : we always love seeing - and hearing about - how other people train. If you've got suggestions for fine-tuning the abovementioned communities, drop us a line. Cheers.



Like to contribute something? I love hearing about how other people are training : if you've got a strength-related competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar. And if you'd love to be on one of the weekly Gymchats - get in touch. Look forward to hearing from you.


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