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“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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When Do You Give It Up?

Got an email the other day from Dennis. He wanted to know when you give up regular types of workouts – you know, what’s commonly called  “free weights” – and go strictly KB. GREAT question. Answer? I think it depends on what it is you’re trying to accomplish. For the average person – Hold on […]

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The “Friday Fast One” [WORKOUT INSIDE]

And no… this ain’t a complex. That’d be too easy. Nope. Not this time, amigo. Here’s what I want you to do: Go grab a pair of KBs and do Swings, yeah, that’s right, Swings. (You thought I was going to say Clean + Jerks or Clean + Presses, right. Hey, gotta switch it up […]

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Eliminate These 4 Weaknesses To Improve Your Overhead Work

Putting heavy stuff overhead: Fun for some of us, intimidating for others. How do you get good at it? How do you get nice and strong so you can put respectable weight over your head? For example: 1/2 your bodyweight in one arm Your bodyweight overhead with 2 arms 1. You have to be consistent […]

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My Resignation

Just a heads up – thought you should know this: I resigned my position as a StrongFirst Master Instructor on Monday evening. Why? Calling. I feel called to take my business “Original Strength” further. (Actually “our” business – I’m not the sole owner.) How does this affect you? It doesn’t. Just wanted to keep you […]

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Best Sets And Reps For KB Fat Loss?

My wife has recently been losing fat – getting rid of the pregnancy weight. She looks great. Sure, she’s not happy with how she looks yet, but even by her own admission she’s come a long way in the last month. And this without a whole lot of sleep, as our daughter seems to be […]

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How To Build Rock Hard Abz With Your Kettlebells

Got a great email from John this morning about ab training which I’ll tell you about in a minute. First, let’s get the obvious out of the way… Yes, you can do Turkish Get Ups. They are a very “functional” way to train your abs – – to lock your ribcage to your pelvis – […]

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Two Weeks. 5 Steps. Are You Ready??

Hard to believe it’s only 2 weeks away. Especially with snow on the ground here in the “high desert.” (Seriously – that’s my backyard.) Memorial Day that is. The “official” start of summer. And all those beer commercials with guys throwing the football on the beach with abzz. And the women in all laughing and […]

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Strong OR Lean? 3 Step Simple Formula For BOTH.

Gotta keep it short this morning. There seems to be some confusion out there in the interwebz about training for strength and training fat loss. Do you train for strength first? Or to get lean first? Why not both? To separate them – to have to choose – is actually a false dichotomy. If you […]

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Most Overlooked Strength AND Fat Loss Method

We pay this one “lip service” but we don’t really understand it. You probably know it as the Swing or the Snatch – in another word – Ballistics – but here’s what it really is – The second requirement or part of the 3 part equation for gaining strength and or losing fat: It’s Training […]

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