Archive | September, 2012

Kettlebells – Nothing New Under The Sun (Or Is There….?)

I like to surf… … the ol’ interwebz. I do like real surfing – only been once – but my wife won’t let me cause she’s afraid I’ll get eaten by a shark. Or multiple sharks. All devouring me at the same time. And now that I have a kid, it’s best if I let […]

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DrJ’s Snatch Strengthening Sequence (TM)

Ok, I have to confess something to you right up front today. My friend Jack – yeah… well I made that name up – sort of… Jack is a nickname for John – which is actually his real name. Dr John. Or “Dr J” for short. This guy is awesome. He’s an RKC – over […]

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Two Ways To “Kill” A Snatch…

So yesterday we were talking about how to make your Snatch more effective. Had some great emails about that, one again from my friend Jack. I had suggested some changes for him as you recall regarding the order of his workouts. He tried it and found that it worked well except for his Snatch – […]

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“Under The Radar” Snatch Performance Tip

I got an email from Ernesto yesterday regarding the “5 little known ways to screw up your kettlebell workouts.” He recently PR’d (got a personal record) in his RKC Snatch Test – 100 snatches in 5 minutes or less with a 24kg. He got it in 4 minutes 20 seconds. Here’s what he said – […]

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5 Little Known Ways To Screw Up Your Kettlebell Workouts

I have a few “email buddies” that I correspond with in the ol’ KB world. Some of them I met online, some of them I’ve met in the past at workshops. The other day I got an email in response to my “Friday Quickie” workout from my friend Jack. He liked the workout and shot […]

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The Friday Quickie (Workout Inside)

Alright – real quick one here today. I’ve gotta hit my new Clean and Press program this afternoon – which will take me approximately 20 minutes. I must say – very happy – saw a 25% increase in my rep max in only 4 training sessions. Pretty good ROI if you ask me… More on […]

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The Difference YOU Make!

I’ve gotten some really positive feedback from the email I sent yesterday. One of them, was a piggy back off an email I sent the other day and the two combined, were some of the two best emails I’ve received maybe ever. Why? Cause I made a difference in someone’s life that I didn’t even […]

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“No Better Way To Fight Weakness…”

Hope you’re having a great one today. I ran across this today and it made me pause – it was kind of similar to how I got into strength training – it was a personal challenge. I don’t agree with everything in here, but it certainly resonates with me on many levels – I think […]

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How To Workout 66% LESS And See The BETTER Results

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking – that sounds way too good to be true. It’s not. It’s just pure science – check this out: In a recent study* done by Heden, et al., subjects were put on a simple resistance training protocol – 10 exercises (full body) for either 1 or 3 sets. *(One-set […]

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QnA: Cortisol And Stomach Fat

The other day I got this an email asking about the whole “high cortisol = stomach fat” issue. This gentlemen’s question was essentially this: “I have low cortisol levels – why am I fat?” Ahhh… the human body – gotta love it! We’re a complex system of hormones and your body really is like Goldilocks […]

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