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Training For Fat Loss V. Health V. Strength

Hey – grab a piece of paper – a scrap will do – and a pen. I want you to write down the answer to the following question: What’s your #1 KB workout goal? Are you training for fat loss? Health? Strength? Now write that down on that scrap of paper. Got it? Good. Now, […]

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Keeping KB’s In Their Rightful Place

One of the most alluring things about the kettlebell is it’s simplicity. When it first came out it was marketed as a “one-stop-shop” for “extreme fitness.” Along with that, was the whole “time-efficiency” thing. You could get your strength, conditioning, mobility, and flexibility, in one workout from a few simple exercises. Some how, somewhere, we […]

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True Or False? “Everything Works…”

Hope you had a great weekend. We did. I got in one of my long walks, where I go out for about an hour, alone with my thoughts, and just take in the scenery. Love being able to do this with the mountains in the background – makes it that much more special for some […]

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“Going By Feel” – Bad Idea Or Russian Weightlifting Champ’s “Secret?”

Even when I was a young meathead, I always took my workouts – my training – seriously. Everything was always planned out in advance – Exercises. Sets. Reps. Rest periods. All of it. Weeks, sometimes months in advance. I could never figure out why guys would reply “I feel like doing ______ (fill in the […]

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The 3-Tiered Hierarchy Of Strength?

Controversy. Gotta love it. I was involved in some over the course of the weekend in a private group I belong to. What’s really interesting is how many people justify their positions on what they “feel” or “believe” versus what they can prove with fact. Some of the responses were purely visceral. No facts provided to […]

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The Most Important Part Of Your Kettlebell Technique?

Happy Hump Day to you, Amigo! Hope you’re having a great day. I took the last two days off to spend with my family. Yesterday we went to the county fair. It was great. Petting zoo. Sea Lion performance. The Birdman. Kiddie Rides. Turkey legs. And the big inflatable bubble that my son got to […]

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What’s YOUR Story? Sonny B. Was “Really Pissed Off”

Friday is upon us. And many people (hopefully not you) are looking forward to the “escape” from the weekly grind that the weekend provides. Speaking of escapes, sometimes people feel “trapped” in this whole workout thing. Or trapped by it. They’ve invested long hours only to be disappointed by the lack of visible results. There’s […]

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Q: The Single BIGGEST Factor Determining Your Workout Results?

Continuing on from the Italy theme over the last week or so, one of the “mini-lectures” I gave during the “Kettlebell STRONG!” workshop was the single biggest factor that determined workout results. Beyond the mere act of showing up… We’re well past that. That’s for the novices. Not for the focused, serious trainee. I can’t […]

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“Non-Moving” MetCon??

Phew! Kinda tired this morning from that quick trip to Italy. Got in early this morning and then got up early to get myself back on track with my normal schedule. And that’s what I want to challenge you on today – Your “normal” schedule. Most people’s “normal” kettlebell workout schedule includes some sort of […]

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The Thing I Love Most About Ye Olde Cattle-Ball

I’m sitting here at the Venice airport thinking about the past week. It was a GREAT week. I flew over here to teach an Original Strength workshop on Saturday and a “Kettlebell STRONG!” workshop on Sunday. Both were received incredibly well. But that’s not really the point. The point is what kettlebells have allowed me […]

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