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Performing at Rise Above

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Thanks to Doug over at Rise Above Performance Training I’ve got more video from the event. In a previous post, I talked mostly about the competition. In this one, we have the performances. I often tell people the difference between modern strongman and oldtime strongman is the first is competition …

Johann Martin

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I’ve got some exciting projects in the works. More on those later. For now I wanted to share this video with you of Johann Martin in case you haven’t seen it. To me this guy is the ultimate athlete. Basically he does many of the things I do, he’s just …

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Kettlebell Snatch Test

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I’ve talked about the kettlebell snatch test a lot here in the past. Figured I’d write up an article that tells you the basics of this exercises, the different tests, a few tips on training it, plus a video showing it all in action. New Article –> Kettlebell Snatch

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Swings, Swings and More Swings

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I have to say I’m motivated to do more swings. Read an rough draft of Bud’s upcoming book where he details his kettlebell swing odyssey. And just last night on the Super Human Training Teleseminar Series we had Tracy Reifkind, the Queen of the Kettlebell Swing. As I was motivated …

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My Training History

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I got this idea from Josh Hanagarne. To write a history of my strength training and lifting. Beware this is a longer story than I normally write but I think you’ll find it entertaining. My beginnings I was a weak kid growing up. Very scrawny. More interested in computers and …

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Kettlebell Snatch Coaching Offer

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I was only going to open this up to customers but I’ve decided to let anyone who wants in, as far as filling the last couple spots. Maybe you’ve seen my recent results about my work on the kettlebell snatch. (All multiple hand switches.) 250 reps in 10 minutes with …

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The Results Are In

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Wow!!! I got over two hundred responses to my kettlebell snatch test survey in under 24 overs. As that is plenty of data to work with the survey is now closed. Those of you that filled it out should have received an email from me linking you to the video …

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Paradigm Shift

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Looks like this was all new information to many people (referring to my previous post) after watching my friend Adam Glass’ video here. Here’s one from Bill. “OK, I’m trying to get it here. A simple comparative toe touch looking at ROM after doing certain selected exercises/drills will tell me …

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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 …