Archive | September, 2015

Run off the road :-(

I drive up a curvy mountain road 5 days a week and have done so for the past 2+ years. As a result, I’m pretty familiar with the road. I know when to speed up and when to slow down. I know where there’s going to be ice, and where the road is good. I’d […]

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What is “strong” really?

Hope you had a great weekend. Wish I could say I did – had to get some extra sleep from burning the candle at both ends for too long. Shame on me – I know better. One of the things that got me thinking and set my alarm bells off was when some lighter weights […]

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How To Get Faster Results From Your KB Workouts WITHOUT Doing KB Workouts

Say wh-a-a-a-a-t-t-t-t-t?? How in the wide-wide world of sports does that make sense? On the surface, it doesn’t. So let me tell you a quick story about it. I basically quit all KB and barbell training from September 2010 through April 2012. And when I say “basically” – I mean I think I may have […]

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The Harsh Slap Across The Face Of Reality

So I’m at Whole Foods the other day with my friend Zach who’s got a burly beard. We’re standing in line together at the coffee bar and because the coffee lady knows him, says to him, “So… Is this the dad?” OUCH! Zach is 23. And apparently, even with his beard, he couldn’t hidehis age. […]

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Lean & Strong V. HEALTHY, Lean & Strong

I got a message last while I was working out from a long time customer. We’ve kept in touch through a social medium I shall not name. But before I tell you about the message – You ever really wonder about all those numbers? And whether or not they mean anything? WHAT numbers? You might […]

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For Those Who Need More Than “Simple” KB Workouts… (And How You’d Know)

I hope you got yesterday’s email where I encouraged you to remember that at it’s heart, KB training should be simple. … Like short, hard 1-3 exercise programs that enable you to accomplish your goals and make you better at participating in your life. So here’s a question – What happens when they’re not? What […]

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Of Kettlebells & Sleepovers… (Kinda Weird, But With An Important Point)

Hey-Hey Happy Monday! Yeah, I know, you may not be happy about the weekend being over. But, look at it this way – There’s another one coming – and each day it gets one day closer, right? Dat’s right! Speaking of weekends, I hope yours was great.  Mine was – had a “sleepover” with my […]

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3 Ways To Break A Press (Or Any) Plateau

Keeping with yesterday’s pressing theme, I thought this would be appropriate for today. One of the worst things about training is hitting the dreaded plateau – That point in time where progress stalls… Where you can’t seem to make any more progress no matter how much you try… Where you just feel… Stuck. (A far […]

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For Women Who Want To Improve Their Presses (Or Train For SFG2)

I know, pretty specific subject line today. But you know what? Women should be STRONG too! And I think this is a great question by Lisa K., who wants to know specifically – “4 weeks ago I passed my snatch test and became SFG 1.  My thoughts immediately turned to SFG 2. I want to […]

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The Best _______ KB Workouts You’re Not Doing?

What are the “best” KB workouts? That depends on who you ask and what their goals are, right? Stands to reason. Jamiel El Sharif says his #1 biggest kettlebell workout challenge is – “programming balanced progressive workouts [to improve performance]” With all due respect to Jamiel and anyone else trying to do this programming thing […]

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