Archive | April, 2015

Why I Don’t Like KB MetCon Workouts

I’ve made no secret about this – I don’t like KB MetCon workouts. It’s not that they’re bad per se… It’s the random indiscriminate use of them by so called “trainers” and “instructors” that I despise. They have a place. A very small place in the overall effective programming of the human machine. The other […]

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Why Is The Double KB Front Squat So Hard… AND…

… so darn valuable? Interesting question, eh? (Or, n’est pas, as Les Francias parlez…) Many people think that the only way to get your legs really strong is to squat with the barbell. So they spend lots of time loading up the bar, bending over… Uh… I mean… “squatting”… Then they wonder why they struggle […]

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Not-So-Rapid Fat Loss…? [3 Templates]

I like things fast. At least I think I still do. When I was younger I drove fast, rode my bike fast, exploded up stairs, and crammed last minute for just about everything. These days I guess I like the idea of fast… The reality is, at age 42, things are different than they were […]

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5 Reasons Why Training With KBs For Strength Sucks…

When I was younger, I used to engage in useless debates about why/if the barbell was better than kettlebells for “pure” strength training. You know – absolute or maximum strength. (As if that’s the ONLY form of strength there is.) Funny thing is, nobody ever has a comeback when I say, “If you could clean […]

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The #1 Problem With Most KB Workouts?

I have a running conversation with one of my customers/friends who’s recently been turned on to the barbell. He put his time in with his kettlebell work – first singles, then doubles. One of the things he commented on was that he never felt like he made progress in his strength until he started “Kettlebell […]

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Is Being Strong Really THAT Important?

It’s always been a passion of mine – sometimes more like an obsession – whether it was hanging from the clothesline pole at age 3 for time or training for the Nationals – I’ve always been obsessed by strength. And that’s carried into my business and my passion for helping people attain and regain their […]

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“Best” KB Exercise You’re Not Doing?

I don’t know about you, but I like “simple.” I used to think I liked complicated until it got… complicated. Know what I mean? For example, I tend to wear the same types of clothes pretty much every day – t-shirt and jeans and minimalist footwear. I pretty much the same foods: coconut oil, eggs, […]

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SUPRA-Minimalist KB Workouts?

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, life seems to get in the way of your workouts. Whether it’s a season of travel, sick kids, extra work to finish up that big project at work or whatever – it’s just downright hard to get your workouts in. Sure, if you really focused extra-hard, you probably […]

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The “Perfect” Workout Length?

I was eating dinner with some friends the other night when one of them – a young lady – asked me how long a workout should be. Apparently, that whole “workout for an hour” thing still won’t die. She goes to a Gold’s Gym and she was told by one of the “trainers” there that […]

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Obscure KB Fat Loss Method?

I miss my dog. That crazy canine chewed a hole in our wooden gate and ran away about 6 months after we moved, which was so strange, because for the first time in his life he had a back yard. Even though my little boy was only 2 at the time, he still remembers Jake […]

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