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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

Once upon a time I went to Mark Fisher Fitness in New York City (which is like Disney meets Charlie and The Chocolate Factory but with a bunch of beautiful, sexy, fit, people) and sat down in the Snatchery with the MFF Personal Training staff to discuss pull-ups, pressing, unicorns, and how to make your snatch sexy. Sexy people must have sexy snatches.  This is a no brainer. Now, for those of… Read More

A few years ago, in April 2015, I was seated in the exit row on a plane on the way back from teaching my workshop “I Am Not Afraid To Lift” in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After I sat down on the plane I looked up to read what I would have to do in case of an emergency and discovered that I would have to lift the airplane door that weighed 22kg… 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

Do not turn to “YouTube” University to learn how to safely and effectively train with kettlebells! Join me for  a StrongFirst  Kettlebell  Course at Barbell Republic, Las Vegas, on October 29, 2017! This will be my first LAS VEGAS StrongFirst Kettlebell Course and now that I am a permanent Las Vegas resident, I am very excited to start teaching StrongFirst courses in the Las Vegas area. Barbell Republic is located at 6980 Warm Springs… Read More

In addition to being a fat incinerator and superhuman strength builder, there are so many reasons why I love kettlebells and the kettlebell swing. Listed below are 10 of these reasons… Also, in honor of the power of kettlebells we just published Levels II through IV of our Iron Body Shred online training program, so now all four levels are available on exercise.com. The Iron Body Shred program is a 45-Day* program… Read More

In the world of Kettlebell Training, the Kettlebell Snatch is considered the “Tsar” of kettlebell lifts.  It is a fantastic movement for total body conditioning and for learning force production.  Those who know the kettlebell snatch, LOVE the snatch. Before you learn the kettlebell snatch you want to make sure that you master the kettlebell swing, both two handed and one handed, and the kettlebell clean first.  I will teach the following… Read More

I will be teaching another StrongFirst  Kettlebell  Course  at Iron Body Studios on September 11, 2016. The deadline to register for this course is September 7, 2016. If you are interested in attending then register as soon as possible HERE. Do not turn to “YouTube” University to learn how to safely and effectively train with kettlebells! Join me for  a StrongFirst  Kettlebell  Course at Iron Body Studios on September 11, 2016. This course is an excellent pre-requisite… Read More

The “T-Rex Swing” falls under the “Don’ts” of “Kettlebell Swing Do’s And Don’ts” but unfortunately I see it all too often. The “T-Rex Swing”, also known as the KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken Swing) because the arms in the finish of the swing resemble chicken wings, or as my Iron Body Studios Co-Owner Eric Gahan very cleverly referred to it as, the “Horsey Swing”, because the arms in the finish of the swing… 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

Do you know if I am about to do a kettlebell swing, clean, or snatch in this picture? NO, you don’t and that’s how it should be. All single arm kettlebell ballistics, (e.g. one arm swing, single kettlebell clean, single kettlebell snatch), have one thing in common; the body position on the back swing. Whether you are going to do a single arm kettlebell swing, clean, or snatch the starting body position… Read More