… 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.
Here’s the backstory:
Mid-2012, I was messing around in my studio between clients.
I grabbed a pair of 32kg’s and did some Cleans.
Set of 10 to be precise.
Because according to one of the Russian sports scientists – Verkhoshansky I think – 10 Cleans with a pair of 32s jacked the heart rate up – and kept it up – on elite weightlifters.
So of course I had to START there.
The FLEW up.
Like a hot knife through the proverbial butter.
I did what any sane person would do.
I cleaned a pair of 36kg’s.
So, again, being the sane fellow I’m known to be –
You guessed it –
I grabbed a pair of 40kg’s and did 10 Cleans there.
I then rested 2 minutes.
And did another set.
I rested again.
And did another set.
I ended up doing 4 sets of 10 Cleans, with 2 minutes of rest between sets, with a pair of 40kg KBs.
While that may not be altogether that impressive – for me – it was GROUNDBREAKING.
I weighed in right around 200 pounds.
Even at my heaviest – 230 pounds, I couldn’t do that.
So it was a PR all the way around.
Now, you may be wondering what I did to achieve a PR like that.
First, I did ZERO kettlebell work (and maybe 6 whole barbell workouts) for the 20-month period preceding that session.
Second, you might think I spent a lot of time then doing “patterning” work – working on my “hinge.”
A lot of corrective work?
What then? Simple.
I did a lot of Crawling.
(And one or two of it’s regressions. More on that in a minute.)
For high volumes.
On a daily basis.
It formed the backbone of my program.
And then on top of that, I did a bunch of Chin Ups and Parallel Dips for my upper body.
On a bar.
And Pistols for my lower body.
Most of the time, not.
“How do you know the Crawling was what made the difference?”
How do you know it didn’t?
Do you really think my kettlebell work would improve by -
a) not doing it and
b) doing Chins, Dips, and Pistols?
Plus, I took out the Crawling and I would lose the ability to do unweighted Pistols.
Put the Crawling back in and I’d regain the Pistols.
Simple “Scientific Method” stuff.
What’s my point in telling you this?
Because Crawling is one of the Big 5 RESETs we use inside Original Strength.
And it was OS – NOT anything else – that allowed me to hit that PR with my double KB Cleans.
Not mobility work.
Not foam rollering.
And not any combination of the above 3.
Just the Big 5 RESETs and their regressions.
But primarily Crawling.
Yes – pieces of each RESET.
For example, Dead Bugs are actually a Crawling Regression and the major regression that I used.
There are others for Crawling.
And the other RESETs.
If you’re not using Original Strength and you’re using something else for your “mobility” work, that’s cool.
However, if you’re “something else” isn’t getting you the results you’re expecting –
Then it might be time to do something else, don’t you think?
How well does Original Strength – the Big 5 RESETs and the regressions work?
Well enough that we actually travel the world teaching them to people.
Well enough that we actually have instructors and coaches all over the world teaching them to people.
Well enough that real, honest-to-goodness medical professionals not only take our courses, but actually teach for us – both at our Pressing RESET (entry level course) and our ProRESET (upper level science-y course).
Point is – this isn’t just some “gimmicky” thing that I did that “might” help you out.
The “proof of the pudding is in the eating” as they say.
And this pudding tastes pretty durn good if you ask me and thousands of others around the world.
Why am I telling you all this?
Why am I being so… Emphatic about OS in this particular email?
Original Strength will permanently change your life for the better –
If you let it.
It did mine.
I’m leaner, stronger, faster and more coordinated at 43 than I was at 33.
And honestly, by the end of this year, I’ll be able to say 23 based upon what my training log is telling me.
Want similar results?
Then why don’t you join me in Portland, Oregon next weekend – Saturday, February 20th, for a one-day “Pressing RESET” workshop?
I’m teaching it personally (with an assistant) and I’d love to show you how to regain the ease of movement you had when you were a kid.
Hope to see you there.
PS – You may think that crawling is just for babies or somehow there’s no science to justify doing it.
It’s your right.
However, I’ll throw down this challenge for you –
If you’re 100% satisfied with the results you’re getting from your standard “mobilize this, stretch that, pattern the other” formula – keep on doing what you’re doing.
If not, time to change up what you’re doing if you want to see [better] results.
We actually have “all” the science for why OS works.
It’s actually heavy-duty neuro-anatomy and neurophysiology –
How the brain functions.
We present it in great detail in our ProRESET workshops.
However, you have to go through Pressing RESET in order to get to a ProRESET.
Would love to work with you in person.