Archive | January, 2013

EPIC Fail (A True Non-Hollywood KB Story)

I thought long and hard about writing this story, cause I didn’t want to embarrass the person it’s about. But I guess it’s fine cause I’m not going to name names. (Unlike the Hollywood tabloid shows…) However, there’s still a chance it could backfire on me, so as they say in showbiz, “here goes nuthin’.” […]

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The *Best* Way To Snatch…

I love Snatches. WAY more than Swings. Maybe it’s the Olympic lifter in me. Maybe Snatches are just more fun. Or maybe they’re easier than Swings. After all, you get to “rest” when the bell is fixed overhead. I dunno. Just love them. Which got me thinking – What is the “best” way to Snatch? […]

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The #1 Way To Avoid KB Injuries

I don’t like talking about injuries. It’s not like I’m afraid of jinxing myself or you by talking about them or anything like that. I just like focusing on the positive that’s all. Unfortunately, you can focus on the positive all you want and still get the opposite results of what you’re looking for. That’s […]

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The Most Overlooked KB “Exercise”?

There are a lot of exercises, or pieces of exercises that we tend to overlook, or discount in the KB world. And that’s too bad, because when done routinely, or even for a season, they pay big dividends. I’ll tell you about one in a second, but first, let me give you the “set up.” […]

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Why You Should NOT Use Kettlebells

I know. Controversial. If you pay attention to the rest of the fitness world – you know, the ones who are addicted to fat burners, pretend to be drill sergeants, and want us to believe they’re as strong as they are without using steroids, then you’d think that KBs were “just” a tool and that […]

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Kettlebell V. Barbell – Like Cheesecake V. Ice Cream…

You know what one of my favorite desserts is? New York cheesecake. I love it’s creamy, rich, vanilla-y texture… But I also love coffee ice cream. Because it’s, well, coffee + ice cream. (Duh!) And both are D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S-! Although I eat WAY more coffee ice cream than cheesecake. It’s a convenience thing. It’s MUCH easier […]

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Another Kettlebell Quickie (Workout Inside)

Happy-middle-of-the-week-and-where’s-it-all-gone- already. Been crazy around here. Came home Monday night 4 hours late (at Midnight) to a house with no heat. Had to call the emergency heating and air guy and was up till 3:30 in the morning. We had some renovations done on the house while we were gone (yes, trusting souls we are) […]

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Why You STILL Can’t Lose Fat… (And How To Fix It)

A couple of years ago I had a big problem: I got fat. Almost overnight. How? Well, I kept banging away at movements that hurt. And eventually, my inflammation levels and overall stress levels were so high, I couldn’t train the way I was used to and I woke up fat. It sucked. Big time. […]

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It Doesn’t Really Matter… (Big Secret)

Hope you had a great weekend. I had my butt nailed to a seat at a conference this weekend getting out of my comfort zone. And this morning we’re flying home. Hard to believe we’re 3 weeks into January already which begs a question: How are you doing with your workouts? Is this year turning […]

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The “Poop” On The Press

Yesterday was a big day for my son. After a half day tramping around San Francisco we came back to the hotel and the boy said he had to go to the bathroom – make a stinky. Now bear with me here, you’ll see what this has to do with your Press in a second… […]

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