Archive | March, 2012

The #2 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 […]

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The “Kettlebell Abs Myth”… (Don’t Fall For It!)

Have you fallen for the “Kettlebell Abs Myth?” You probably have. I know I have and I’ve actively helped keep it alive during my career. It’s quite simple and seductive, but oh-so dangerous… “With Kettlebells you don’t need to work your abs.” Sounds awesome, right? But it’s so WRONG! Let me explain, because I’ve gotten […]

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OUCH! How To Get Rid Of Knee Pain While Squatting… (Confession)

I have a confession to make. I’ve squatted WAY TOO MUCH with pain in my knees over the years and admittedly, as a professional, I couldn’t fix myself. It was really frustrating. REALLY FRUSTRATING. You may know exactly how I feel – those aches and pains either in the front or on the sides of […]

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Doctor Approved.

Got an email yesterday in response to my “bathroom squat” email – and surprisingly not in disgust – from my friend Dr John Sullivan. I thought I’d pass along these 2 Gold Nuggets from him – “It [the Squat] also strengthens the pelvic floor muscles so as you get older you won’t have your bladder […]

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Inside A Ukrainian Bathroom – 10 Darn Good Reasons To Squat

Ok, head’s up and fair warning – this may be a little graphic for you – but that’s not the point. I was in Ukraine for 3 weeks back in 1994, which was shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the USSR. (Wow, we’re getting old, aren’t we?) And there were no public […]

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Secret Drill To Improve Your KB Squat In 5 Mins Or Less…

And no, I’m not talking about the Goblet Squat. We’ll get to that soon enough… Yesterday we talked about the dangers of rounding your lower back while squatting. Just in case you thought I was all “preachy” n stuff – I’ve done it before and paid the price. I jacked up my back about 14 […]

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NEVER Do This KB Squat

Yesterday we took Michael over to Eno River State Park and went hiking. He was on my back in the Ergo with his dinosaur hat on. We walked for about 25 minutes and got down to the river. My wife looked across the river and saw a little guy squatting down examining some rocks or […]

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My Quick RKC Weekend Workout (Details Inside)

Happy Friday to you! Just got off the phone with my very good friend, Brett Jones. We were discussing what we were currently working on with our workouts, our goals, etc. I currently am working on two – both of which I will accomplish by the RKC in May, in Vienna, VA, which I’m teaching […]

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RE: Typo In Last Email = Confusion (Sorry)…

Sorry about the confusion – and thanks to Matt who alerted me to this… that’s what happens when the lil’ guy wakes you up at 3am… Anyway, the confusion was that I said breathing thru the mouth charges the diaphragm… should be nose – here’s the sentence in context… “Because when you inhale through your […]

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Swings Give You Bad Breath? Seriously???

You have got to be kidding me!! Does the Swing cause halitosis otherwise known as bad breath? No, not that kind of bad breath. I’m talking about breathing patterns, which, if done incorrectly will really mess you up bad. Bad, bad, bad… Like jack up your back, your neck, your shoulders and even make you […]

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