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Is “Just” One Kettlebell “Enough”?

I had to work security at the church nursery Sunday and I was talking to Janet, the lady who does check in and she started asking me some questions about working out. (Seems to always come up. LOL.) Turns out she just bought a kettlebell the day before. Good for her. And it got me […]

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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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Kettlebell Investing? (The Vanderbilt Method)

I’m sitting here on the plane 30,000 feet above the ground en route to Italy. Ahhh… Italia… Bellissimo… I’m thoroughly enjoying my extra leg room in my free Emergency Exit window seat (Big shout out to US Airways – other airlines charge for this!) and looking out at the patchwork quilt below that is the […]

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Your Goals? (How To Reverse Engineer For Best Results.)

I remember it like yesterday. It was like a punch in the gut. It was September 2010 and I was at a weekend seminar. It was my second 3 day seminar in a week. I had taught at an RKC the weekend before. And apparently, my body, not used to all the sitting (and squishing) […]

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Constantly Jumping From Workout To Workout? THIS Is For You.

I get it. You want your workout to be “exciting.” There’s nothing more “boring” to you than standing still or resting between sets. If you’re not drenched in sweat between workouts and doing “something different, constantly “mixing it up,” then you’re just not “getting a good workout.” I get it. Which is why I want […]

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Why I Don’t Like KB MetCon Workouts

I’ve made no secret about this – I don’t like KB MetCon workouts. It’s not that they’re bad per se… It’s the random indiscriminate use of them by so called “trainers” and “instructors” that I despise. They have a place. A very small place in the overall effective programming of the human machine. The other […]

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Not-So-Rapid Fat Loss…? [3 Templates]

I like things fast. At least I think I still do. When I was younger I drove fast, rode my bike fast, exploded up stairs, and crammed last minute for just about everything. These days I guess I like the idea of fast… The reality is, at age 42, things are different than they were […]

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Which Is Better – Strength Or Strength-Endurance?

That is certainly a question some are asking these days. Is it better to lift a heavy weight – some heavy KBs for a few reps or lifting moderate KBs for higher reps? When I first got into KB lifting back in 2002 it was for one very specific reason: To help my clients with […]

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The BEST Kind Of Kettlebell Workout?

Saturday was beautiful here. We took the kids over to a marshy area a the next town south of us. They got to see the beginnings of Spring – Birds in the air, fish in the ponds, and one of my son’s favorites – ants, which he loves to stomp on. My daughter, 15 months […]

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Strength V. Work Capacity

My apologies for not sending out an email for a couple of days – we had Christmas and then we were traveling. Just got back last night – took us almost 3 hours to get home from the airport due to snow. Anyway, I hope you had a really great Christmas or Hanukkah. Don’t know […]

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