Archive | July, 2013

3 “Tricks” To Get The Most Out Of Your KBs (Especially When You’re Short On Funds)…

Sometimes, like the Stones say, “you can’t always get what you want” – and that includes a heavier set of KBs. I got an email from Rick last week asking how to get the most out of “Kettlebell STRONG!” and “More Kettlebell Muscle” on a limited budget. So how do you “make do” with the […]

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4 Common Mistakes On The Clean And How They Rob Your Results…

Sorry for not getting the daily report out to you Friday or yesterday – was traveling for a workshop. And the carpet people are coming today so yesterday was spent painting the baby’s room. Anyway, was teaching an OS workshop this weekend and I’m always surprised at how hard it is for people to keep […]

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Save Your Shoulders On The Clean + Press With This “Work Around”

Let’s face it, a lot of people have poor shoulder mobility. It’s hard for them – maybe you – to get your arms straight up over your head – You know – so your elbow is next to your ear. Oh yeah, and with your head up, looking straight ahead. Not tucking your chin in […]

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High Yield, Woefully Neglected KB Exercise = ImPressive Results

I got to thinking this morning (always dangerous) for some reason about one of my favorite exercises. It’s a fantastic exercise for building strength and actually gaining some serious conditioning. When I was a young buck just coming up in the iron game I used to do this exercise when I didn’t even know how […]

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How To Make Your Press “Literally 100% Better”…

There aren’t too many things in life that provide a deep sense of satisfaction, know what I mean? After all, these days pretty much everything seems to be instantaneous. And we’ve come to expect the same things from our workouts. Unfortunately, the body doesn’t work that way. Gains, come slow and steady, in some cases, […]

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Steroid-Like Gains From KBs????

Hope you had a great weekend. I’m sitting in the Charlotte airport after missing my connecting flight home last night. Sprinted a 1/4 mile to the gate with a couple of high school lacrosse players only to have had them close the doors moments before. Turns out about 15 or more people missed that flight […]

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The SECOND Biggest KB Workout Mistake Of ALL Time…

I know, I know, there are so many of them. But this one has to rank right up there – I’m telling you – it’s gotta be #2. Know what it is? I’ll tell you in a second, but first I wanted to share this email I got from Cara yesterday about that Darth Vader […]

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Why Darth Vader Was Wrong About KB Training…

I recently read that Disney bought the rights to the Star Wars franchise from George Lucas and they’re making Episodes 7, 8, and 9. (Yes, I am a Star Wars fan.) Let’s hope they’re significantly better than Episodes 1, 2, and 3 – although 2 and 3 were pretty good… In fact, rumor has it […]

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The “Secret” KB Exercise For Effortless KB Snatches

Yesterday I started writing about the “BIG IDEA” that you should use when training the Snatch Test – or any sort of timed test. It was two-fold – 1) Get stronger. 2) Get stronger by training the Double Swing – hard. But I said that neither of those were the really big idea I had […]

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The BIG IDEA For Training For The Snatch Test Or…

… any other submaximal higher rep test. I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to repeat it – or rather – have someone else repeat it. Pretty much everyone who attends or wants to attend an SFG is worried about the Snatch Test. 100 reps in 5 minutes. Men under […]

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