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Pellor Olympic High Quality New Wooden Gymnastic Rings Gym Workout Exercise with Buckles Straps For Upper Body Strength FitnessXzone And Bodyweight Excercising, Suspension Training - Taking Your Body to a New Level of Strength & Endurance (Webbing Color:Black, Pipe Diameter of the Ring: 30mm External Diameter of the Ring: 235mm)
Pellor Olympic High Quality New Wooden Gymnastic Rings Gym Workout Exercise with Buckles Straps For Upper Body Strength FitnessXzone And Bodyweight Excercising, Suspension Training - Taking Your Body to a New Level of Strength & Endurance (Webbing Color:Black, Pipe Diameter of the Ring: 30mm External Diameter of the Ring: 235mm)
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Price: £87.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy, 26 Jun. 2014
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Quality construction, easily set up and easy to use. No instructions included and would have been found beneficial, but upon inspection easy to see. I put up/take down these everytime I use them and it is convenient enough for this purpose. Good feel to the wood as opposed to plastic ones I have tried in the gym.

I use these for bodyweight rows and push ups and am intent on doing fallouts with them. I am 14st5 and feel secure using them. Great product, good price.


Globe Gripz
Globe Gripz

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Curls!, 26 Jun. 2014
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These are about the size of a tennis ball, quite robust and fit snugly onto an Olympic barbell. I have used these for rows and pull ups but primarily for curls. I find it is more comfortable on my wrists than a straight bar, and for home gym applications I purchased these to give me roughly the same effect of a dumbbell curl - when using a barbell with these the effect is very similar. For rows I found my smaller finger getting its fair share of the work as opposed to standard fatbar work where it is somewhat neglected. I use them 2/3 times a week when curling.

Quality of build and price is similar to that of FatGrips, delivery arrived less than 24 hours after placing an order and I am happy with the globe grips.


Angry Birds Star Wars II Free
Angry Birds Star Wars II Free
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5.0 out of 5 stars so fun, 24 Mar. 2014
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Really, so fun. All the levels are great and the characters make me lol. The fun is strong with this one.


5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength
5/3/1: The Simplest and Most Effective Training System to Increase Raw Strength
by Jim Wendler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good system, terrible product, 10 Mar. 2014
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Wendlers 531 system works, as one can tell from the many people that follow him. However the books are terrible. Hard to tell if this has been edited, with errors such as a title on the bottom of one page and the section that title corresponds to beginning on the page after. The prices are very expensive for what is essentially a pamphlet. I don't normally agree with people saying that you can find all of this online within a few minutes searching... but you can, and are better off in this case. See Paul Carter's Base Building for what this book should have been.


Strength Training Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
Strength Training Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
by Frederic Delavier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.79

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Childish, 10 Mar. 2014
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Written very simplistically, offers next to no guidance or help for anyone but an absolute beginner.. and for a beginner this would be misleading. Doesn't show the full effect on the body of exercises, has a limited range of exercises ( which ignores things like cleans yet still includes needless lists of curl variations) and offers no insight into programming.


Moleskine Soft Extra Large Plain Notebook
Moleskine Soft Extra Large Plain Notebook
Price: £11.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, 10 Mar. 2014
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I use this as a gym notebook, pages are thick enough not to rip whilst being thrown into a gym bag. Notebook itself is thick enough to write on if you have nothing to lean on, and the elastic which closes around the book is good.


Base Building
Base Building
Price: £7.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Good content that is well presented., 10 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Base Building (Kindle Edition)
This is a book on building a strong base and foundation, but in reality it includes all sections of training. The main focus is on strength and mass, with main concepts being consistency, not failing reps and focusing on the big picture. Sticks to basic exercises with a good attitude. I am not a big fan of Paul Carter's LRB blog, but this book is excellent - well written and to the point, with a good attitude and a lot of good content.

On a side note, having read books like 5/3/1 and The Cube Method, which both come off as having been written by a teenager, it is refreshing to read a book with a focus on basics that has a mature attitude.


Practical Programming for Strength Training
Practical Programming for Strength Training
by Mark Rippetoe
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book, well written and easy to use, 2 May 2013
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This book is essentially a walkthrough for a lifetime of strength training. Although many people will come to it from the starting strength background, I would say that it is useful to the vast majority of those who train. I train without a coach, and think this book has great value. It explains the science and theory behind what it says, even if those bits are a tough read. There are chapters on novice, intermediate and advanced training, which I found particularly useful. The authors are quite straight forward in their approach, and the programs are concise (if some of them can be quite time consuming,i.e. texas method). There is also a section at the back where it has an example of a variety of programs, and how they would work over a week or two. Other reviewers have mentionned the book being too broad, and that it doesn't really spell programs out for them - if you read this, you will find what you want, and I think everyone can gain something from it.


Powerlifting
Powerlifting
by Dan Austin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Straight forward, but not comprehensive, 28 Mar. 2013
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Overall an okay book! It has a brief overview of a variety of aspects of powerlifting, however my problem is that it says very little on program design, just one or two examples. A large portion of the book is given to a wide range of assistance exercises, with no mention of how best use them (i.e. only a few have sets/reps recommended). For example, at the start of the bench press section you are told that you need a strong back, triceps, and shoulders, yet then are given a variety of exercises for each, yet no real suggestion as how to place these in your training. Explanations of the techniques involved are short, but to the point. Could be better. As far as books on training go, I recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe, and Practical Programming For Strength Training.


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