Archive | February, 2016

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Hope you had a great weekend. We did. Saturday it was sunny and almost 70 degrees here in the mountains so we went hiking with the kids to one of the local parks which we had inadvertently overlooked for the past almost 3 years. Don’t ask me how we did that. But it was worth […]

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When Science Handcuffs You To A Chair And Beats You Over The Head…

I love the science surrounding the human body – especially with regard to strength training. When I was younger, I devoured it. Even today, I still do a fair bit of reading. But I look at it through a different lens. “Yesterday,” I looked at it through an “absolute” lens. “Today,” I look at it […]

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TECHNIQUE TIP FRIDAY – The “Perfect” Swing/Clean/Snatch Set Up

Hard to believe the end of the week is upon us. I’m off to Portland later this afternoon for an OS workshop and a “Kettlebell STRONG!” workshop. It’s gonna be a good time. We’ll be talking about optimizing performance all weekend. Which is what I wanted to share with you today. Here’s a technique tip […]

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Which Is Better – Hard Or Easy Workouts?

When I was young and in college, I’d spend 2 to 3 hours a day in the gym. I’d schedule my classes around my workout time. So, I’d be done with class by 4:10pm and in the gym by 4:30pm. Then I’d “crush it,” “destroy it,” “blast it,” and “kill it” until 630 or 7pm. […]

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New Study “Proves” You Can Lose Stomach Fat WITHOUT Dieting…

I know – it sounds “tabloid like.” And no, it doesn’t involve taking pills. A new study was recently published and it validates the “claims” I’ve been making that you don’t need cardio and you don’t even need to “diet” to lose fat. Specifically, this new research “proved” that strength training – And a lamely […]

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Why You Should Just Quit…

Last night I had a chance to “test” my strength. And honestly, it sucked. Worst. Performance. Ever. I was doing great until 2 weeks ago. I was setting PR’s – numbers I hadn’t hit in 15-20 years. I was feeling great! Then the wheels came off the proverbial cart. I missed lots of sleep. My […]

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[GUYS] – Last Minute Valentine’s Day Rescue

I don’t know about you – I HATE Valentine’s Day. What a contrived holiday designed (probably by Hallmark) to empty out your wallet and make you feel guilty. I thought I had found the perfect woman when I met my wife: + She was a jock who didn’t mind getting sweaty + She could match […]

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How I Radically Improved My Double KB Strength AND Endurance…

… without doing ANY kettlebell work at all. Sounds hype-y, gimmicky even, right? You can admit it – It does sound like it falls into the “too good to be true” category. So I’ll tell you WHAT I did. Then I’ll tell you HOW I did it, so you can do it too. Fair? Cool. […]

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Food That RELIEVES Stress AND Helps You Burn Fat??

Pop quiz for you: Do you know the 2 foods that people crave when they’re stressed out? Give up? Bet you really do know this one. FAT. And – SUGAR. Salty or Sweet, right? A bag of pretzels or a chocolate candy bar. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been under extreme amounts of […]

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Technique Tuesday – Don’t Bust Your Shoulder Or Elbow. Do This Instead…

Real quick technique tip for you today. Again, about grip, which, believe it or not, makes a HUGE difference in not only your performance, but safety as well. Makes sense – after all, your hand attaches you to the KB. Today – Make sure you’re using an “overgrip” or maintaining a “Boxer’s Wrist” when performing […]

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