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The “Secret” Behind Single KB Work

When I went to my RKC in June of 2005, I was a jacked up hot mess. I was about 6 weeks out from a cortisone shot in my right hip for a torn labrum and I had chronic issues in my left shoulder. I had very poor external rotation in it when I pressed. […]

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Best KB Exercise For Fat Loss? (Not What You Think)

One of my friends called me yesterday for some advice. He had just been promoted to a “Head Trainer” position at work and the boss was willing to let him implement his ideas on training with the clientele. This is a big departure for the boss as the facility’s program is highly biased toward traditional […]

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3 Reasons I Might Be Wrong About Double KB Training…

I got a great email from a customer named Jeff last week about double KB training. Here was his question: “I really like the DBL. Clean & Press program but my problem after reading one of your e-mails on ” How do you know you are ready for Double KB workouts/ programs” I your e-mail […]

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The Best Way To Squat? (And More Importantly – WHY)

The squat is arguably the most neglected of all lifts – KB or otherwise. Why? Because it’s hard and uncomfortable. But it wasn’t always that way. Nope. When you were a little guy or girl, you squatted quite often and very, very well. Better than the best powerlifter or Olympic lifter. In fact, you hung […]

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Why Your Workout Results Are “Meh…” (Not What You Might Think)

(Make sure you “enable images”) Men. We are notorious for not reading directions or stopping to ask for directions. Seriously, when was the last time you put something together and read the directions all the way through without looking at just the pictures for more than about 30 seconds? Mm-hmm. Thought so. You do it. […]

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Advanced KB Workout Design Secrets

Hey – sorry I missed you yesterday. Things have been crazy hectic around here. Lots of changes. More on that in the future. Anyway, my last email I was talking about whether or not a workout was advanced or beginner and some of the differences between the two. Then I got a Facebook comment – […]

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The *Best* Way To Snatch…

I love Snatches. WAY more than Swings. Maybe it’s the Olympic lifter in me. Maybe Snatches are just more fun. Or maybe they’re easier than Swings. After all, you get to “rest” when the bell is fixed overhead. I dunno. Just love them. Which got me thinking – What is the “best” way to Snatch? […]

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Kettlebell V. Barbell – Like Cheesecake V. Ice Cream…

You know what one of my favorite desserts is? New York cheesecake. I love it’s creamy, rich, vanilla-y texture… But I also love coffee ice cream. Because it’s, well, coffee + ice cream. (Duh!) And both are D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S-! Although I eat WAY more coffee ice cream than cheesecake. It’s a convenience thing. It’s MUCH easier […]

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Rapid Fat Loss Using Kettlebells?

Getting lean quickly with your kettlebells is easier than you might think. And don’t let the fact that you haven’t done it yet throw you. Here’s how we’re going to do it this time: So we’ve been talking about focusing on getting lean this year instead of losing fat and borrowing strategies from some of […]

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