Archive | June, 2013

[PIC] This Guy’s A Kettlebell BEAST! (Or Should I Say “BEASTS!”)

If you’ve ever needed some motivation to excel or even to see what’s possible this will surely do it for you. It sure lights a fire under my butt! Here’s a pic – It’s a still from a video that Dan Anderson sent me of him pressing – get this – A pair of BEASTS* […]

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How I Easily Moved Up A Kettlebell Size And You Can Too

Believe it or not, even though I am strong with a barbell, when I first got into KB lifting, making the jump from the 32s to the 40s was quite challenging. (There were no 36s at that time.) I was strong enough to “bull” my way through pretty much anything with the 32s, but with […]

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Sneaky Way To Break Your Plateaus… (Plateau Busting Series, Part Deux)

I got to thinking after yesterday’s email about breaking plateaus about how many different ways there are to get off the “two steps forward, three steps” back train. Here’s one that I was thinking about and it’s – well – kind of intellectual – possibly even metaphysical. And it’s something that many of us don’t […]

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How To Stop Hitting The Same Plateau Over And Over…

… and over again. It’s amazing how many of us – myself in the past included, hit the same plateaus and then fall back down the strength hill. The simple fact is that people start using kettlebells and think it’s all about the kettlebell. It’s not. Well if it’s not about the KB, what is […]

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Why You Should NOT Use Your KBs Today…

Do you know what today is? It’s one of THE most important days in the history of the world, yet, I dare say, most of the world has forgotten it. I think today – or at least today three years ago – three short years ago changed my life. Revolutionized it really. Today is June […]

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Why Swings Make You Weak And De-Conditioned (Proof Inside)

I got this question from Taylor the other day which got me thinking and will definitely twist your noodle – “Thanks again for the emails. I enjoy them and learn much from them. I especially enjoyed the series on crossfit. I have seen you mention several times that swings are an excellent developer of strength. […]

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Which Is BETTER? Clean + Jerk OR Clean + Press?

I’ve been getting a ton of great questions this week. This one comes from Robert – here’s what he asks – “I have a quick question. I’m confused about which is the better exercise, the clean and press or the clean and jerk. In kettlebell express and some of your recent emails, you touted the […]

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The Easiest Way I Know Of To Get Strong…

Really, really STRONG. Ok here it is – it’s a 3-step formula: 1. Make sure you have the fundamentals in place. 2. Pick the biggest bang for your buck exercise. 3. Spend as little time as you can working out and as much time as you can recovering. That’s it. Seriously. Let’s break it down […]

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