Yesterday I was talking about my guilty late night pleasure –
Watching “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and how much
we all admire super heros.
I’m not sure however, who I resonate most with –
A super hero or an action hero.
One has super powers the other is just tough as nails.
Speaking of tough as nails action heroes –
One of my favorite movie genres is spy movies.
Maybe cause I grew up during the Cold War with my dad being
on the front lines.
My all time favorite is James Bond.
When I was younger, it was all the gadgets. Although
admittedly, during the 80s, they became pretty cheesy.
I used to think that Sean Connery was the best James
Bond, playing him pretty much as a sociopath (which of
course he is). That scene in Dr No where he’s waiting
for the assassin –
Bond shoots him in the back with a silenced weapon and
then cooly twists off the silencer without so much as
batting an eyelash…
However, Daniel Craig, I think has taken over the “best
Bond” title from Connery.
He plays a grittier Bond.
A Bond who gets beaten up and in “Skyfall,” which was
absolutely brilliant (or “brill” as they used to say in
England when I was a kid), gets shot and left for dead.
He’s a bond who’s not just a fighter, but a scrapper.
From the opening chase in “Casino Royale” at the construction
site where the bomb maker parkours himself through the
little window and Bond runs through the sheetrock wall –
We get a sense that this is a different Bond altogether.
And he’s got stamina.
Bond chases the bomb maker through the construction site,
up a crane, back through the construction site, and
into a foreign embassy before trashing the embassy and
shooting the bomb maker.
The whole scene probably lasts 10 minutes.
I don’t know about you, but I’d like the strength to run
through walls and the stamina to chase down bad guys.
Fortunately, there’s a solution –
The double KB Clean + Jerk.
Now before you pooh-pooh that idea, consider that according
to one of my friends, a former member of the Soviet Special
Forces, some Spetsnaz units use only a pair of 24kg KBs
and do high-rep Clean + Jerks for their PT – their strength
and conditioning –
Multiple sets of 20 to 30 reps.
If you’ve never done this, you’re in for a shock –
They work every single muscle in your body, and make your
heart pound and your lungs feel like their on fire.
Don’t know how to do the double Clean + Jerk?
Then, and I hate to point out the obvious –
But you’re really missing out.
But don’t worry.
The Clean is pretty simple to learn. Many, if not most
who use a single KB pick it up in a matter of minutes.
The Jerk – not so much.
Not at all really.
In “Kettlebell STRONG!” I go into great detail on the
technique, common limitations, and common mistakes that
most people face including –
[+] A 2 point assessment that instantly lets you know
if you have the ability to do the Jerk TODAY
[+] The 4 steps you need to use to get your arms overhead
when you fail the 2 point assessment
[+] The FIRST place you should look and the first drill
you should do to unlock a stiff t-spine and tight
shoulders – two of the major issues preventing you
from doing Jerks
[+] A drop-dead simple drill to unlock stiff shoulders
and t-spine that has you focus on another critical
area of your body
[+] 3 special “rolls” that “grease” open your overhead
[+] The top 3 technique drills that accelerate the Jerk
learning process – including my “super secret”
no fail “a-ha” drill that fixes 99% of people’s
Bottom line, when you want action hero strength and stamina,
double KB Clean + Jerks should make up the meat of your
P.S. Almost forgot –
The simplest way to build up that strength and stamina is
to use the secret way to turn your strength workouts into
MetCon workouts –
Cut your rest periods between sets.
Don’t just go doing it all willy-nilly though.
Make it methodical.
I show you exactly how to do it in Phase 3 of the “STRONG!”
program inside “Kettlebell STRONG!”.