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Yes, I love the deadlift.
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Lief Smart Patch

A wearable patch that constantly measures heartrate and breathing rate.



Interesting idea - a wearable patch that constantly measures heartrate and breathing rate. Although it's been designed as an anti-stress device, I'm keen to see it used in many other ways. Particularly the recovery gained from sleep. The Lief Smart Patch.

Bodybuilding, Workout & Nutrition Tips for TALL Guys

Great advice.



Great advice.

NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here.


Looking At : Jan 15, 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 Pullup & Dip

Great idea.


Finally saw someone (a personal trainer with a large group of clients, outdoors) using one of these - a Pullup & Dip (portable outdoor chinning bar & dip station). Works extremely well. And if you're not quite sure what I mean by 'portable outdoor chinning bar & dip station', here's a bit of video :
The Pullup & Dip. Great idea.

Building an Indoor Pull-Up/Chin-Up Bar

Nice one.



Nice one.

Looking At : Jan 8, 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 Olive (Low-Cost Hearing Aids)

Within reach.


The Olive is a pair of hearing aids with 'low cost' being the driving force - putting them within reach of an incredible number of people. No doubt we'll hear a whole lot more on these once they're a little closer to production, in the meantime here's a bit of video to help explain the overall idea :
The Olive.

STONELAND

Wonderful film.



Wonderful film.

Looking At : Jan 1, 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.

Looking At : Dec 25, 2016

Merry Christmas. Whatever you're doing, have a great one.



Merry Christmas. Whatever you're doing, have a great one.



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