Blast from the Past : DIY Training Equipment


Zercher Slosh Walk
Zercher Slosh Walk. Great exercise.
Over the past four years this site's amassed an enormous amount of content. To help you find the highlights, I'll be taking a wander through the archives each Sunday.
This week - DIY Training Equipment.

I love building all kinds of training equipment (and things in general, for that matter). Here's a brief look at just some of the DIY gym gear we've noted over the years :


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Brilliant device. If your shoulders aren't quite as flexible as you'd like, grab The Rotater. Love it.

NB : For a complete list of everything we use and recommend, swing by the reviews area. And of course the Straight to the Bar Store. It's all in there.

To learn how to put it to work, swing by the Guides area.


Of course, there's a whole lot more DIY goodness on this site. Take a wander through the DIY Equipment category; or look for something specific via the search box at the top of the page. Enjoy.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 34) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.



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Sometimes it's great to be outdoors. If that feeling hits at the time when you'd usually be throwing iron around the room, consider taking a few things down to your local park. It makes a great change.



Of course, if you enjoyed these, I'd highly recommend grabbing the Strength & Fitness Newsletter. Delivered weekly, and absolutely free.

(there's also a Daily Update, if you're looking for an even larger dose of training-related goodness.)

NB : If you'd like to write a guest post for Straight to the Bar - I love hearing how other people are training - get in touch. If you've got a fitness competition or seminar coming up, add it to the calendar.

Look forward to hearing from you.


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