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 : Jan 14, 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.

ONE SMARTDIET Bodyfat Measurement Tool

Very keen to test this one out.


Very keen to test this one out. The ONE SMARTDIET is a portable body composition analysis device - sharing the information via your 'phone. Great way to do it. For a look at the device itself, a spot of video :
The ONE SMARTDIET Bodyfat Measurement Tool.

What Makes an Elite Lifter (Silent Mike & Boris Sheiko)

Very interesting way to look at it.



Very interesting way to look at it.

Looking At : Jan 7, 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.

Health & Fitness Predictions for 2018

A few thoughts.


A few predictions for the coming year. Things we're bound to be talking about.

ShredsLife

The rapid cutting of body fat.


This will be an interesting series - showing the rapid cutting of body fat. Silent Mike explains.

Looking At : Dec 17, 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.

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.



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