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Pressing a 44kg Kettlebell

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This weekend they held an RKC in nearby San Jose. While I was not an assistant this time, my friend and I decided to stop by just to say hello. Great to get to see and chat with guys like Pavel Tsatsouline, Dave Whitley and many others. While I was …

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The Time to Train

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We sent out a survey at www.Strongerman.com the other week and the results we’re quite interesting. One of the most insightful questions was “What would you say is the biggest thing holding you back from getting as strong and enduring as you want?” As this was an open ended question …

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Circuit Training Ideas

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There are many possible circuit training ideas. I’m going to list some just off the top of my head. – Pick three exercises. Do each one for a minute before moving onto the next with no rest. Repeat this all for five rounds. – Pick a strength exercises that you …

Kettlebell Juggling Interview

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I’ll cut straight to the chase. This Wednesday I’m being interviewed by Geoff Neupert on one of my favorite topics, kettlebell juggling. I won’t hold anything back. And you can even submit your questions for the call. It’ll be a great time. Go to the Kettlebell Interrogations page and sign …

Kettlebell and Bodyweight Exercise Workout

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Today I’m going to give you a tough kettlebell and bodyweight exercise workout. I first came up with this workout after hearing reading about Bud Jeffries’ concept of Yardstick Conditioning in Twisted Conditioning 2 several years ago. I wanted a way to combine kettlebell exercises with bodyweight exercises in a …

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Conditioning Concepts

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How do you know if your conditioning is getting better? Yes its easy when you do the same workout over and over again. If you are running then you know you’ve made progress when your times go down. If you are doing a set of kettlebell snatches or bodyweight squats …

Broken Finger?

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It was just over a week ago. I was doing single arm kettlebell presses. But I wasn’t just using one kettlebell. I was using two in one hand to increase the difficulty. Everything was going great until the last rep of my last set. I can’t tell you exactly what …

Various Training Tools

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There are bodyweight guys. There are kettlebell guys. There are clubbell guys. There are barbell guys. Some of its marketing but I think the biggest reason behind this sticking to one system is exactly what happened me. I use to go to a commercial gym like most people seeking to …

More on Hill Sprints

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I got several comments after last weeks article on hill sprinting. Since I just got back from the hill this morning I’ll address the comments. And in case your wondering how this sprinting session went, I dropped my time from 30 seconds down to 29 for the first two sprints. …

The Value of Unilateral Training

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Just recently I moved into a new house. Probably the thing that excites me most is the gym setup we’ll soon have. The garage is being taken over to make music but the back yard is wide open and with a little work it’ll be quite impressive. I’ll be taking …

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RKC Review

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Just finished up at the RKC yesterday. And what a time it was! Here’s a video with a few shots from the workouts as well as myself playing around during breaks. I even hit a new PR at 88 lbs. with the one leg squat. [youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vLKV9KY5zk] The more I go …

How to Really Learn Anything

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Today starts the Russian Kettlebell Certification in San Jose, California. This will be my third time as an Assistant Instructor at the course and I’m excited as ever. It’s not just that I get to see some people I haven’t seen in awhile and am surrounded by a bunch of …

Right Training Tools for the Job

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I’ve received many questions about various feats of strength. Mainly what is the best way to get good at doing them? The answer is of course to work on the feat itself. There are other exercises that can build your strength and transfer over but nothing takes the place of …