Archive | April, 2012

SACRILEGE! Training To Failure For Faster Results????

Hope you’ve been enjoying our trip into the secret strength world of “The Cuban” – my former weightlifting coach Alfonso Duran. Let’s cut right to the chase and go for the jugular here – SECRET #4 – PACE YOURSELF We’re always in a hurry here in the good ol’ US of A and other Western […]

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Espresso, Cigarettes, And Kettlebells

Yesterday I started sharing with you the reason for my success – knowing and learning from “The Cuban” – my weightlifting coach – Alfonso Duran. Every Saturday from 1996 to 2000, I’d make a 2 hour round trip (even when I was short gas money) up the NJ Turnpike and spend from 9am to 6pm […]

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10 Training Secrets From “The Cuban” – Secret #1

If you’re new to this list or if you haven’t been opening your emails in awhile (shame on you!) you’ve probably never heard me speak about “The Cuban.” “The Cuban” is one of the smartest, most brilliant minds in all of strength training. You’ve never heard of him because quite frankly, he sucks at marketing […]

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Ever Seen (And Damaging Confession Inside…)

You ever see something just so stupid it riled you up and went on your Top 5 list of Stupidest things you’ve ever seen? I mean, just jaw-droppingly stupid? We were watching TV the other night and I saw what I think is the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Pathetic was probably […]

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RE: Where’s The “Free Advise”???!!

Last week I got a rather interesting email from someone. In it, she accused me of, well – here’s the email – “what about a little free advise instead of you referring to alway trying to buy something.. I am getting bored with your so called Kettlebell secrets…..” So I had to wonder for a […]

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40 IN A ROW! Holy Freak-A-Moly! (Details Inside)

I had a nice “little” surprise yesterday while training one of my clients – we’ll call him Lee to protect the guilty. I’ve told you a little bit about Lee in one of my other emails – how he’s a stud – in the last almost 2 years working together, he’s – rehabbed from ACL […]

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Babysitting V. Kettlebells… Who Wins?

Yeah, I know – really weird headline today… lol I’m cranking this out for you with about 35 minutes left before my wife heads out the door to take some CEUs to maintain her PT license. That means Daddy – yours truly – is babysitting – All. Day. Yikes! Our son normally takes 2 naps […]

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P_________ – The Key To Getting [Kettlebell] Results

One of the things that drives me nuts will probably make you mad too. But in a different way… In fact, it might even alienate some of my readers because they’ve fallen into this trap – maybe even you. Just know that’s not my intent. Here it is – the W.O.D. mentality. W.O.D.? Yeah, “Workout […]

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Why I Don’t Do Swings… (*SHOCK! HORROR! GASP!*)

If you follow the teachings of Pavel, Dan John, and the rest of the RKC, you’re led to believe that the Swing is the “Center of the KB Universe” – to quote Mark Reifkind, Master RKC. Yet I don’t do them. Well, rarely. (Four days ago I started again as part of a 28 day […]

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Scientifically Proven: Less Is More.

I’ve got a secret to share with you. This is counter to everything you’ve heard me say in recent months. Here it is – It is not only possible, but virtually guaranteed that you can work out 6 days a week and make faster progress than just working out 3 days per week. Now hold […]

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