Archive | June, 2014

Enjoyable AND Incidental Fat Loss…??

Imagine waking up 4 weeks from today 10,15, maybe even 20 or more pounds lighter. Wouldn’t that be great? Oh yeah… Until you think about how much work and how many changes you’ll have to make in your life in order to get there. The most significant fat loss I ever saw or made was […]

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Q: “What Should I Do Next?”

Ahhh, yes… The age old question. Just got an email from my buddy Faisal about that. He had some really good ideas and wanted my opinion on them: 1. Do Simple & Sinister until he hits the “simple” goal 2. Add +1 to the “STRONG!” program’s phase 1 using his 24s 3. Start the “STRONG!” […]

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The #1 KB Strength Training Mistake (Are You Making This?)

It’s not what you think either… It’s not going too heavy and using bad form. At least not in my book. That’s #2. Before I tell you what #1 is, indulge me in a story… A long time ago – almost 10 years ago now, I trained a client for a fitness competition. We used […]

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[PRINT OUT] This Is Definitely NOT “Sexy”… (But It Could Save Your Life)

Here’s something we rarely talk about (come to think of it, I’ve NEVER talked about it here): Blood work. Not sexy. I got some done about 3 years ago. My cholesterol was off the charts. My good friend who hooked me up with the latest, greatest, high powered blood panels, that included genetic testing. Long […]

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Eliminate These 4 Weaknesses To Improve Your Overhead Work

Putting heavy stuff overhead: Fun for some of us, intimidating for others. How do you get good at it? How do you get nice and strong so you can put respectable weight over your head? For example: 1/2 your bodyweight in one arm Your bodyweight overhead with 2 arms 1. You have to be consistent […]

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Your New “Flexible” Training Plan [INSIDE]

We were sitting on the deck last night, my wife sipping a glass of terrible red, watching the sprinklers, talking. My wife was baring her heart to me, pouring out her frustrations (not for you to hear – sorry – some things remain private) and she said she made a decision about her workouts. I […]

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The “BEST” Workout Structure? (Weird But True.)

When I was younger, I’d read all kinds of strength books and magazines like “Powerlifting USA.” I was always amazed at the diversity of training programs. One champ would start at 5 sets of 10 with 50% and work up to 100% for 2 sets of 2 before a big meet. Another would start with […]

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My Resignation

Just a heads up – thought you should know this: I resigned my position as a StrongFirst Master Instructor on Monday evening. Why? Calling. I feel called to take my business “Original Strength” further. (Actually “our” business – I’m not the sole owner.) How does this affect you? It doesn’t. Just wanted to keep you […]

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“Advanced” KB Fat Loss Technique – BETTER Than _________?

If you read yesterday’s email you learned that one of today’s most popular fat loss methods can actually be one of the worst for you. What was it? The Complex. I’m sure you’ve heard of complexes by now. Just a refresher – A complex is simply a series of exercises, where all the reps for […]

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A “Hardcore” KB Method That DOESN’T Work For Fat Loss

If you’ve been around KBs or the strength training or the fat loss world for any length of time then you’re probably aware of some pretty “hardcore” methods for fat loss. Super-sets. Circuits. And one that’s achieved amazing popularity in the last 5-10 years: The Complex. Just in case you don’t know what a complex […]

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