Archive | June, 2015

“Hugging” Your Kettlebell?

I was working with one of my friends on Sunday. We were going over the proper backswing and one of the most common mistakes people make: Hinging too early on the backswing of their ballistics. Are you making this mistake? I’d bet dollars to donuts you are. Most people make it. It quite simply means […]

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Your Kettlebell Upgrade?

I had to travel back to North Carolina last weekend. The way I do it drives my wife and my business partner nuts. I typically wait until about 10-14 days for my domestic trips to get my tickets. Why? Because I can usually get cheaper flights. However, this last trip backfired on me – at […]

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The Best Part About Getting Punched In The Face

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about taking up Krav Maga. One of my friends is a black belt KM stud and from what he’s told me – it’s very practical, very challenging, and very fun. And after talking to a couple of Krav Maga guys this past weekend, it might be time to investigate […]

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The Fart Smell In The Kitchen (Offensive: Smell Not Email)

Just before I left last week to head to NC for the OS Level 2 workshop I had to stop over at my buddy Mike’s. He’s my insurance agent and I needed to sign my new life insurance policy paperwork to activate the policy. (Plus I got to pick up the results of my lab […]

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“What Do I Do On My “Off” Days?”

“I’m doing X program three days a week. Is it ok to do Y program on my “off” days?” This was a recent forum question about one of my programs. The questioner wanted to combine it with someone else’s program. Before I answer the question specifically – I want to pose a question back to you […]

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Ripped, Rugged, And Dense? (A.K.A. “Shut Up.”)

“Wow.” “What?” I said while standing in the doorway to our bedroom the other morning kvetching to my wife about something that didn’t go exactly my way. “You’re upper body is looking THICK,” said my wife. “Thanks.”  “It’s the kettlebell Clean + Jerks.” Maybe she was just trying to distract me to get me to […]

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A 37.5% Injury Rate??

Sounds pretty high doesn’t it? You bet it does. I was talking to my friend Elliot the other day and we were talking about double KB training and all the benefits he’s seen from “Kettlebell STRONG!” (especially combined with OS). His boxing power is up. His deadlift strength is up. His overall stamina is up. […]

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A Sure Recipe For Injury And Burnout… (You Making This Mistake?)

Ever been injured from working out before? No? Excellent. Don’t make that mistake. More on that in a minute… Yes? I feel your pain. Literally. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt, hat, mug, and keychain. So how do you get injured and burn out?  Glad you asked. Make this mistake that everyone seems to […]

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