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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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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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“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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Top 7 Reasons “Kettlebell 365″ Is NOT For You…

You may be on the fence about whether Kettlebell 365 is for you. Here are the Top 7 Reason’s it’s probably NOT: 7. You crave random, “hardcore,” killer WOD-style workouts each and every time you workout, that leave you drenched in sweat and borderline sick to your stomach. I’m all for a “hardcore” workout now […]

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Are Kettlebell MetCon Workouts STOOPID (And UNNECESSARY)??

UHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I think I just heard a bunch of air get sucked out of the room! LOL! Last week I posed the question – “Where does MetCon fit in to the 4 Phases of Productive Programming?” In fact, you might’ve been surprised that MetCon wasn’t a phase all by itself. What I’m about to propose […]

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Good KB Workouts Gone Bad :-( (Is Yours One Of Them??)

Lemme ask you a question: You ever wonder why one person does KB workout “A” and sees great results and you do it and your results are “ho-hum” at best? Or… You do KB workout “B” and get great results. 12, 18, or 24 months later you do the same program and, “… Eh…” Not […]

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Lying To Myself…

Sometimes, I find myself in the uncomfortable position where my actions don’t meet up with my expectations. You know, you end up doing work for work’s sake – Which is really doing the WRONG work to get the job done, in which case – The job doesn’t get done. You ever do that? It’s rampant […]

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The “Shortcut” To Faster Results

Often times, people look for answers in all the wrong places. For example, not being a mechanic, when my truck was recently not starting, based on my previous experience with cars (which is minimal) I thought it might be the starter, or the alternator or the distributor. Nope. It was the fuel pump. And it […]

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The “Dirty Little Secret” In The KB World

There’s a “dirty little secret” I’m betting you don’t know about this whole KB training thing. In fact, I didn’t fully know it until about 4-5 years ago, and honestly, I haven’t really said too much about it. Here’s it is: Contrary to popular belief (and in some cases, dogma) you actually DO need to […]

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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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