Archive | March, 2014

2 Tricks To Increase Your Strength When You Don’t Have Heavier KBs…

Got this question from Robert the other day about the set/rep scheme in one of my programs and the size of the KBs he was using. I thought I’d pass it on to give you for a very particular reason – which I’ll share in a moment – First, the question… “Also I only have […]

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Flexible Workouts (Without Stretching!)

Real quick one for you today… I’m home taking care of the kids – my boy is on my right playing cars and my daughter is across from me wriggling on the floor – their Mom is upstairs in bed with the flu. (Yuck.) I took care of them for the latter half of the […]

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Subtle Yet Simple Cue For A Stronger Body…

If there’s one exercise that will make your body stronger, it’s the squat. Especially the double KB front squat. It makes your swings better… … your presses better… … all your overhead work better… … your abs stronger… … improve your conditioning… And because of that, one of my close friends sent me a video […]

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Schizophrenic KB Workouts? (WTH???)

Let’s face it – the weather this year has been crazy. Here in the mountains Colorado, it was 66 degrees yesterday and 64 the day before. In fact, I even got my first sunburn of the year. (Forgot sunscreen on the forehead…) Today… It’s snowing. That’s right – Snowing. It’s almost as if the weather […]

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The #1 Double Snatch Mistake And How To Fix It… [PIX]

People are always a little surprised that I don’t really teach the double KB snatch. Well… not really teach it. I “cover” it. Why? Because the double KB snatch is really like the cherry – or at better yet, the whipped cream on top of a sundae. (Mmmmm… delicious whipped cream…) I teach it as […]

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“Bye Bye Corrective Exercise…”

Are you tired of aches, “issues,” and corrective exercises that seem to get you nowhere? I know EXACTLY how you feel. I spent the better part of the decade of the 2000s stretching this, mobilizing that (with precision!) to alleviate the pain in my knees and the damaged cartilage in my hips only to wake […]

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FOR YOU – My NEW Book!

Gotta quick question for you: Did you ever pretend you were a super-hero when you were a kid? I did. My dad was in the Air Force so I was “Super Sergeant!” I wore a mask, and a cape that was pinned together at the neck with my Dad’s insignia pin. I’d run around, jump […]

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How Fast Can You REALLY See Results? (IMMEDIATELY??)

The funny thing about results are we expect them instantly yet, due to life’s disappointments, the School of Hard Knocks, we have come to expect that they take some time. Well, it depends on the results. The last 2 days I’ve written about changing the way you perform your swings so you can get more […]

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KB Swings: This Way Might Hurt Your Back [ADVANCED]

Yesterday we talked about using the whole foot, and especially loading the toes on the Swing. The rationale was for more power production, and therefore greater strength and greater work. And this is important because the ability to do more work is a key component in both getting stronger AND burning fat. However, there is […]

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KB Foot Positions – Heels Or Toes For More Power? [ADVANCED]

A common mistake newbies – indeed even intermediate kettlebell users make is where they place the weight in their feet when swinging or squatting or, well, doing anything is keeping the majority of weight in their heels. Yeah, I know what you may be thinking – what’s wrong with that? Great question. Cuing off the […]

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