Archive | September, 2013

The “Failure” Secret A Soviet Weightlifting Coach Taught Me…

Hope you had a great weekend. I did – was beautiful here. Caught a couple of movies. Wanted to finish up the F.O.C.U.S. series today. Here’s a little quote from my coach that I think you’ll find interesting (He actually got it from Coach A.S. Medvedyev, the Soviet Weightlifting Champion and Soviet Weightlifting Team Coach) […]

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Something AMAZING Happened…

I want to share something personal with you today, if you don’t mind. It is somewhat embarrassing and not something I’m proud of. In fact, writing about it is still somewhat painful. But I’m sharing it with you because I think it might help you out. About 5 years ago I had a really, really, […]

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Does This Ever Get In The Way?

Lemme ask you a question: Have you ever failed? Of course you have. In most cases, I’m assuming you survived, since, after all, you are reading this. I’ve failed many, many times in the past. More times than I can count probably. Looking back at some of those times there was one common denominator in […]

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Are You Falling Prey To This Is “Secret” Workout Sabotage…?

Yesterday we started talking about the concept of F.O.C.U.S. to actually achieve our KB goals. In 20 years of training/coaching I’ve noticed there is one thing that stops everyone dead in there tracks. Before I tell you what it is – has this ever happened to you? You decide to go on a fat loss […]

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Why Your “Vision” Is Killing Your KB Workouts

Yeah… I know, kinda weird subject line today. And no, I’m not talking about behavioral opthomology or specialized sports vision drills either. (They work, but crawling works just as well too.) Nope, I’m talking about something else altogether. And it’s endemic (wow – 25 cent word there) in today’s society – what with all our […]

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WHEN To Eat The “Right” Carbs For Max Fat Loss [2 SECRETS]

There’s lots of confusion on this issue – Morning, evening, post-workout… Well consider this: As kids, we never considered this. We just ate what we wanted when we wanted. Right? Well, more like what Mom wanted, but still, we didn’t worry about stuff like “nutrient timing” and all that. We just ate. But now? Well, […]

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EXACT Carbs To Eat And STILL Lose Fat

Real quick – You know you can eat carbs – sometimes lots of carbs – and still lose fat, right? Here’s how you do it – you have to eat the RIGHT carbs at the RIGHT times. But first, here are the WRONG carbs to eat – in fact these will almost guarantee you’ll get […]

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How To Eat CARBS And Still LOSE FAT (Part 1)

I know that might shocking, especially if you’ve been stewed in the Paleo culture. But I’ve been playing around with my carbohydrate intake A LOT over the past 9 months. Some nights, like last night, eating upwards of 200g+ of carbs – “bad” carbs, like white rice and ice cream. Now I’m not saying you […]

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How Much Is TOO MUCH?

I often get emails asking why things go “bad” – why you’re feeling tired, achey, run down, and so on. Here’s a typical email example: “Hi Geoff – I’m training with KBs 4 times a week, doing martial arts practice three nights a week, and practicing convict conditioning. I’m tired and sore – am I […]

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Are “Thrusters” Any Good? (What To Do Instead)

Thrusters have become an amazingly popular exercise in the last 10 years or so. Just in case you’re not aware of what a “thruster” is here’s a quick description: It’s a front squat where you press the bar/KBs at the end of the squat with the force generated from the squat – almost like a […]

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