We are having a Memorial Day Sale of 20% off ALL of Iron Body Training Systems Single Sale Programs!
Use the code ‘MEMDAY20′ to receive 20% your purchase. Sale ends 5/28/18 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Browse all single sale online training programs and purchase HERE.

Yours in Strength,

Artemis


I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

Early Bird for I Am Not Afraid To Lift® women’s strength workshop in Boston on June 2, 2018 ends TONIGHT at 11:59 PM Pacific Time!
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 
Brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.
WHEN: June 2, 2018
WHERE: MSC Strength & Conditioning, 376 Washington Street (Village Gardens), Unit C2, Norwell, MA 02061
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 
Early Bird Ends TONIGHT!! May 20, 2018.
Limited spots remaining!!
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 
More details below…
Yours In Strength,
Artemis
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

 

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

Did you watch my FB Live yesterday on how the kettlebell squat can improve the barbell back squat??? Watch the replay on YouTube below…

Learn MORE at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 376  Washington Street, Uniit C2, Norwell, MA 02061with a brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Ends THIS SUNDAY May 20, 2018.

Limited spots remaining!!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

More details below…

Yours In Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

Join me for a FB Live TOMORROW @8:30AM Pacific Time from my Iron Body By Artemis FB Page when I will discuss How to Improve the Barbell Back Squat with the Kettlebell Squat.

Learn MORE at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 376  Washington Street, Uniit C2, Norwell, MA 02061with a brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Ends May 20, 2018.

Limited spots remaining!!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

More details below…

Yours In Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 

I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

“There are no wrists in kettlebells.” Did you miss my Facebook Live broadcast last Saturday on Wrist Position for Kettlebells vs. Barbell? You can watch the replay below…
Learn MORE at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 50 Finnell Drive, Suite 6, Weymouth, MA 02188 with a brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Ends May 20, 2018.

We are 3/4 full! Limited spots remaining!!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

More details below…

Yours In Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 


I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

How do you build a stronger press?

“You want to squeeze your butt so hard that you should see your butt from the front…” ~Me from I Am Not Afraid To Lift® Boston 2014

Watch more in the video below…

Learn more gems of wisdom like this from me at my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid to Lift® in Boston on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning, 50 Finnell Drive, Suite 6, Weymouth, MA 02188 with a brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.
SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Ends May 20, 2018.

We are 1/3 full! Limited spots remaining!!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

More details below…

I hope to see you there! All of our butts will be much stronger for it 😉

Yours In Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 


I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is Coming to Boston June 2, 2018!

Did you hear??? I Am Not Afraid To Lift® women’s strength workshop is coming to Boston on June 2, 2018!

Brand NEW curriculum to include both kettlebell and barbell lifts.

WHEN: June 2, 2018

WHERE: MSC Strength & Conditioning, 50 Finnell Drive, Suite 6, Weymouth, MA 02188

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

Early Bird Ends May 20, 2018.

We are 1/3 full! Limited spots remaining!!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <== 

More details below…

Yours In Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curricuclum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I am coming back to Boston for the first time since I moved to Las Vegas in January 2017 to teach I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on June 2, 2018 at MSC Strength & Conditioning in Weymouth, MA. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY..

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

SIGN UP ==> HERE <==

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 

Deadline to register for my StrongFirst Kettlebell Course

THIS SUNDAY March 25, 2018 at Life Time Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada

is TONIGHT at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Register ==> HERE <==

As a strength coach, one of my daily strength program staples is the Turkish get-up. All of my clients do get-ups in their training, every damn day. In response to training increased TGU volume for about a month, one of my distance coaching clients James Weedall, Owner of Ethos Fitness in Boston, perfectly summed up the purpose and results of training this increased volume of get-ups daily when he said to me,

“My hands, weirdly feel “bigger”, as if they have grown. I think I put this down to the get-up volume. My wrists basically feel like concrete now. As I am sure the plan intended.”

Not only does the TGU build upper body strength and stability, and overall dynamic stability, since the movement requires you to stabilize a weight overhead while moving through multiple planes of motion and fundamental movement patterns (e.g. roll, hinge, drop step lunge), but the TGU also builds tremendous grip and overall hand and forearm strength.

Due to the asymmetrical shape of the kettlebell, since the mass of the weight rests on the forearm, daily TGU training builds incredible tissue tolerance and strength in one’s hands, wrists, and forearms as one’s body adapts to managing both the mass of the kettlebell handle in the palm of the hand, as well as to building the strength and tissue tolerance to handle the mass of the kettlebell weight on the forearm for the time under tension it requires to complete 1 TGU (~30 secs) or even multiple consecutive get-ups.

This explains why petite women can build the strength to stabilize massive kettlebells the size of small humans over their heads while moving through the TGU with the grace of a dancer combined with the strength of a “strongwoman”.

28kg (62lbs) get-up at 115lbs bodyweight shown here, 30kg (66lbs) is my 1 rep max

Training the TGU daily will carry over to every other movement in your training from ballistics like 1 arm swings and snatches to grinds like presses. With this carry over, even though your hands and forearms will not have really grown, they will become stronger and tougher, and the kettlebell will feel like a pea in the palm of a Jolly Green Giant hand.

Get-ups every damn day.

Here is my FAVORITE ONE minute Turkish Get-up video tutorial:

Part One:

  1. It’s a hip roll-up, not a sit-up; and
  2. You want to push/pull – push with your foot and pull with your arm.
Learn more by watching the video below…
Part Two:
After you sweep your leg, to the knee, you want your hand, knee, and foot to make a triangle. That will be the most stable base.
Learn more by watching the video below…
Part Three:
After you sweep your leg, make sure to hinge in order to get underneath the weight of the kettlebell before you come up to half kneeling. Centering your weight underneath the weight of the bell by using the hinge is the most stable way to transition into the half kneeling position. This becomes even more essential as you progress to heavier weight for the get-up.
Learn more by watching the video below…

Learn more about all the juicy benefits of the Turkish get-up at my StrongFirst Kettlebell Course THIS SUNDAY March 25, 2018 at Life Time Athletic – Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Register ==> HERE <==

Deadline to register is TONIGHT at 11:59 PM Pacific Time

This course is appropriate for both fitness professionals and fitness enthusiasts as well as an excellent pre-requisite if you are preparing to attend your StrongFirst Level I Kettlebell Certification.

I will teach the following fundamental kettlebell movements.*

– Deadlift
– Two Handed Swing
– Turkish Get Up
– Goblet Squat
– Military Press
– Single Leg Deadlift

(*Although not part of the Kettlebell Course set curriculum, if time, I will also cover the one arm kettlebell swing and single kettlebell clean and how a solid clean pertains to the set up of a strong kettlebell military press.)

I will also cover hardstyle, diaphragmatic power breathing as it relates to optimal results with kettlebell training, as well as programming and two key principles of programming:

– Continuity of the training process
– Waving the loads

All students will also receive an in-depth course manual, and the course provides .8 CEU credits through NASM (others upon petition).

Register ==> HERE <== 

I look forward to learning and lifting with you!

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If you missed my Facebook and Instagram LIVE broadcast today about the safest and most effective way to start the kettlebell swing, you can watch the replay below…
Learn all about the kettlebell swing, kettlebell training, and hardstyle training principles at my StrongFirst Kettlebell Course on March 25, 2018 (NEXT SUNDAY!) at Life Time Athletic-Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Sign-up HERE
Deadline to register is THIS WEDNESDAY March 21, 2018.
 Sign-up HERE

In case you missed it, I will be in Boston on June 2, 2018, teaching I Am Not Afraid to Lift® my Women’s ONLY Strength Workshop at MSC Strength and Conditioning, Weymouth, MA. Early Bird ends May 20, 2018.

Sign-up HERE

Yours in Strength,

Artemis

Recently I was chatting with a student about the wedge for the kettlebell military press. He is working on his half bodyweight press for his StrongFirst Level 2 certification and is not 100% dialed into the wedging technique.

Yes, just like the deadlift, there is a wedging technique with the kettlebell military press. In fact, wedging is a theme with many lifts, the deadlift, the military press, the bench press (you use the back arch to wedge yourself between the bench and the bar for leverage), the back squat (you position yourself with the bar on your back so that you are wedged with the bar and one with the weight), etc.

With the kettlebell military press, you want to push your body into and under the weight as you press. Not push away into an excessive lean that turns into a side bend. Yes, if it’s heavy there might be a little lean, just enough to get your head out of the way of the heavy bell, but not a lean that causes you to use your back for the press and looks like a side press.

I know this VERY well because this excessive lean and learning how to wedge properly was one of the challenges I had when training to press 24kg (53lbs) for the Iron Maiden Challenge. I had to start all over again with light weights 12kg (26lbs) – 16kg (35lbs) and practice open half kneeling press ladders in order to master the wedge, hardstyle press tension techniques and to eliminate the lean from my press.

The Instagram video at the end of this post shows pressing from one of my training sessions, 20kg (44lbs) for 6 sets of 3 reps R/L. Notice how,

  1. My feet are just wide enough to clean the bell but not too wide to press, therefore I do not have to step in and adjust my feet and lose tension before I press;
  2. Before I start my press, I screw my feet into the ground, contract my quads by pulling my knee caps up to hips, and squeeze my glutes;
  3. As I press I crush the bell handle and drive the heel of my hand into the handle of the bell to help activate my triceps (this is continuous through the press), brace my abdominals, and push my body towards the weight, into and under the weight, to leverage my body underneath the weight, to WEDGE. Then about halfway through the press, as I push my body into the weight, you see my abdominals contract and get compact like a trash compactor, so that I can finish the press powerful and strong.

Learn how to wedge live and in person with me at one of my LIVE workshop events:

  1. March 25, 2018 (NEXT SUNDAY!) StrongFirst Kettlebell Course at Life Time Athletic-Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV. Deadline to register is THIS WEDNESDAY March 21, 2018. Sign-up HERE; OR
  2. June 2, 2018, I Am Not Afraid to Lift® Women’s ONLY Strength Workshop at MSC Strength and Conditioning, Weymouth, MA. Early Bird ends May 20, 2018. Sign-up HERE.

[Pressing – The Wedge] _ Recently I was chatting with a student about the wedge for the kettlebell military press (KB MP). He is working on his half bodyweight press for his @strongfirst Level 2 certification & is not 100% dialed into the wedging technique. _ Yes, just like the deadlift, there is a wedging technique with the KB MP. In fact, wedging is a theme with many lifts, the deadlift, the MP, the bench press (you use the back arch to wedge yourself between the bench & the bar for leverage), the back squat (you position yourself with the bar on your back so that you are wedged with the bar & one with the weight), etc. _ With the KB MP, you want to push your body into & under the weight as you press. Not push away into an excessive lean that turns into a side bend. Yes, if it’s heavy there might be a little lean, just enough to get your head out of the way of the heavy bell, but not a lean that causes you to use your back for the press & looks like a side press. _ This video shows pressing from my training yesterday, 20kg (44lbs) for 6 sets of 3 reps R/L. Notice how, _ 1️⃣My feet are just wide enough to clean the bell but not too wide to press, therefore I do not have to step in & adjust my feet & lose tension before I press; _ 2️⃣Before I start my press, I screw my feet into the ground, contract my quads by pulling my knee caps up to hips, & squeeze my glutes; _ 3️⃣As I press I crush the bell handle & drive the heel of my hand into the handle of the bell to help activate my triceps (this is continuous through the press), brace my abdominals, & push my body towards the weight, into & under the weight, to leverage my body underneath the weight, to WEDGE. Then about halfway through the press, as I push my body into the weight, you see my abdominals contract & get compact like a trash compactor, so that I can finish the press powerful & strong. _ Learn how to wedge live & in person with me at one of my LIVE workshop events: _ ➡️3/25/18 #strongfirst Kettlebell Course, Life Time Athletic-Summerlin @lifetimevegas Las Vegas, NV. Deadline to register 3/21/18. OR _ ➡️6/2/18 I Am Not Afraid to Lift® @msc_strength Weymouth, MA. Link in bio 👆🏼to sign up for both 👆🏼

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The Early Bird for my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on March 11, 2018 at Barbell Republic in Las Vegas is EXTENDED through THIS Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Sign up HERE

Details below…

I hope to see you there!

Yours in Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curriculum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I will re-launch I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on March 11, 2018 at Barbell Republic in Las Vegas Nevada. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY.

Sign up HERE

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

Sign up HERE

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

Sign up HERE

Yours in Strength,

Artemis 


The Early Bird for my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on March 11, 2018 at Barbell Republic in Las Vegas ends TODAY at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Sign up HERE

Details below…

I hope to see you there!

Yours in Strength,
Artemis

*****

In 2014 I created my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift®. I created this workshop based upon how strength training strengthened and changed both my body and my mindset and based upon my experience training for the strength challenge, the Iron Maiden Challenge. For women in the hardstyle kettlebell community, the requirements for the challenge are to complete a 24kg (53lbs) strict, dead hang, tactical grip pull-up, a 24kg strict military press, and a 24kg pistol  squat. In 2014 I was the ninth woman in the world and the smallest and the lightest to date to complete the challenge. See video below…

As a ballet dancer from the age of 3 to 27, turned kung fu black belt at age 32, “Iron Maiden” at age 38, and powerlifter at age 39, through all of my athletic endeavors, I was never afraid to lift. My first true inspiration to lift weights and to build serious muscle was from Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. After I watched this movie in 1990 when I was a sophomore in high school I made it my mission to build arms as jacked as Linda Hamilton’s.

However, as I trained for the Iron Maiden Challenge from 2011 to 2014, I learned that this was not the case for many women.

I learned that many women are afraid to lift because they don’t know how to lift, or because they are afraid that they might hurt themselves, or a combination of the two, or because they are afraid of how strength training will change their bodies in that they may end up looking less feminine and perhaps even lose their lady parts 😉 …

It is my experience that once women learn how to lift, and once they learn how strong and capable they are, that those fears fly right out the window and instead they love the feeling of confidence and empowerment they get from being hella strong in the weight room, and how it carries over to all areas of their lives AND they love every muscle on their body as these muscles take shape through their hard work through strength training.

After teaching my women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® all over the United States and even around the world in Australia, I took a one year hiatus from teaching the workshop in 2017 in order to re-vamp the curriculum. The brand new 2018 curriculum now also includes barbell lifts in addition to kettlebell lifts.

I will re-launch I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on March 11, 2018 at Barbell Republic in Las Vegas Nevada. This strength workshop is exclusive to women ONLY.

Sign up HERE

At the Lift® workshop you will learn,

  • The importance and benefits of strength training and why being strong trumps the scale and being “toned”.
  • Kettlebell Lifts
    • Deadlift
    • Front Squat
    • Military Press
    • Two Handed Swing
  • Barbell Lifts*
    • Back Squat
    • Bench Press
    • Deadlift
    • *(If time Front Squat and Military Press will be taught as accessory exercises to Back Squat and Bench Press)
  • Bodyweight and Core:
    • Pull-up
    • Push-up
    • Hanging Leg Raise
    • Ab Wheel Rollout
  • Strong Mindset Strategies such as how to improve your inner dialogue, and own your lifts in the gym.
  • Strength Program Design

NOTE: There are practice segments and practical hands-on workouts throughout the workshop.

Personal Trainers who attend will receive .8 NASM CEUs for attending the workshop.

Sign up HERE

This workshop is appropriate for women who lift of ALL levels, from beginners to advanced lifters.  From women who have never lifted weights before who want to learn the basics of a push-up or how to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, and for those advanced lifters who want to take their training to the next level by improving program design or by learning new techniques to work towards a specific strength goal such as a weighted pull-up, a new 1 rep max for barbell deadlift, or a max bodyweight press. This workshop will help you to sharpen skills and learn programming in order to reach your goal.

I hope that you that you will join me for this phenomenal and life changing event!

Sign up HERE

Yours in Strength,

Artemis