Archive | March, 2012

HELP! Need Help For A Friend And The Military (PLEASE READ)

Normally I wouldn’t send you 2 emails in one day but this one is REALLY important… Here’s the deal, from my good friend Mark Toomey – “I need some help. Last year, we shot some video material for a national retailer to be included with the purchase of training sandbags. Yesterday, I got a call […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The BEST Intervals For Fat Loss?

Last night one of my clients did what I consider one of the best intervals for fat loss. It is grueling. He performed 20 Snatches on each arm with no rest and it took him right around 1’30 to complete. We took it “easy” (his words, not mine) and doubled his rest – 3 minutes. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Which Burns More Fat – Swings Or Snatches?

I have a very close friend who’s in the process of a “meltdown” – not the emotional kind… But the kind where he’s stripping off body fat at a rapid pace. And yes, he’s using a KB to do it. And the way he’s doing it is very interesting because his results “appear” to be […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Forgotten Fat Loss Strategy #2 (Dumb.)

There’s something really “funny” that happens when people start using KBs to lose fat – They lose their sanity. It’s true. I’ve seen it first hand. It goes something like this – “Wow – that was a really hard workout! I must’ve burned a ton of calories… “I guess it’s ok for me to eat […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Forgotten Kettlebell Fat Loss Strategy #1

Well… spring is here. The sun is shining… The birds are chirping… And the shorts and skirts are popping out all over the place. The winter has been unkind to many – maybe even you – shorts are tighter and the skirts – well, let’s just leave it at that, shall we…? That means if […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Quick Swing Tip From This Weekend’s “Kettlebell Muscle” Workshop…

Hope you had a great weekend – I did. Got to teach 25 people the intricacies of successful double KB training. Everybody’s squat depth improved. And everybody had effortless Double Snatches. Several people tried for PRs and got them – Trevor pressed a pair of 32s and Karen pressed a pair of 16s just to […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

March Madness QnA – KB Training For Athletes, RKC Prep, & Overtrained Abs

Haven’t done this in awhile – so I thought I’d put together a QnA from some of the questions I receive each week. Here’s the first one, in honor of March Madness, from John Palmer – “I am trying to put together a kettlebell workout that would benefit basketball players. My nephew and a couple […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

These 3 Unconventional Ab Exercises Made My Swings Effortless!

…and they flattened out my stomach! Yeah, weird, I know, but true. If you’re not doing any “flexion work” (bringing your sternum to your pelvis) and you’re only doing isometric work (like Planks, side bridges, etc) then eventually your stomach will look like mine did – Protruding. Here are 3 exercises I did which incidentally […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

[Description Inside] EXACTLY How To Perform The Russian Ballet Leg Thrust

So I had more than a few requests as to how EXACTLY to perform the Russian Ballet Leg Thrust. And apparently I pissed some of you off by directly linking to Pavel’s “Bulletproof Abs.” (He said “pissed off” – is he allowed to say that in an email…???) Mind fart there. Forgive me. (It was […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

The #2 Way To Hurt Your Back With KBs (Not What You Think)

Everyone knows that the #1 way is to Swing with a rounded back on the backswing. Duh. But the #2 way is much more subtle, devious, and harder to catch – especially when training on your own. I know what you’re thinking – it’s rounding your lower back when picking up or putting down your […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }