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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… Read More

Last week I had a question on one of my Instagram posts about my hand placement on the kettlebell handle for a clean before a heavy kettlebell military press. YES, there is a purpose to this and YES, for a stronger press, you want the handle to rest in a specific part of your hand, the “sweet spot”, after a clean before a kettlebell military press. Listen in and learn more from… Read More

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,… Read More

When I was training for my kung fu black belt, I used to do all of my weapons forms with my right arm. As a result, I was drastically asymmetrical, with a huge gap in strength, stability, and coordination between my right and left sides. At the time, my primary focus was to pass my black belt test so my time was completely consumed with this task, and therefore I did not… Read More

The Turkish Get-Up is a fantastic movement that, in my book of programming, is very useful and a daily essential for all ages. For adults, the get-up is important because it brings us back to the ground.  As adults we don’t spend enough time doing groundwork, and getting up and down from the ground. Subsequently, we can lose ease with this skill and even lose it completely if we do not practice… Read More

The Turkish Get-Up is a fantastic movement that, in my book of programming, is very useful and a daily essential for all ages. For adults, the get-up is important because it brings us back to the ground.  As adults we don’t spend enough time doing groundwork, and getting up and down from the ground. Subsequently, we can lose ease with this skill and even lose it completely if we do not practice… Read More

I’ve been a little behind with writing these past few weeks because I’ve been working on some really exciting projects! I hope to get back on track soon. Online Personal Training As I mentioned in Part Six of this Press Series, Crawling for Time, Eric and I launched our online training platform through WeightTraining.com and it’s up and running and rocking and rolling! We are really excited about it! It’s been less… Read More

It’s exciting to hit a Personal Record or a Personal Best in your training session, but is your PR safe? You see all sorts of ridiculous, unsafe, feats of strength on the internet. Many that make me shake my head and wonder why someone would risk injury for one unsafe PR. No matter how strong and skilled or advanced a lifter you are, safety should always be your number one priority in… Read More

A few weeks ago my Iron Body Studios Co-Owner, Eric Gahan, developed a training session geared towards improving the get-up and one-hand swing.  As an Athletic Trainer who has a great eye for movement, Eric has the intuitive ability to sequence movements for maximal improvement.  I am fortunate to be able to work with him daily, as I learn something new from him almost every day. Today I decided to follow the… Read More