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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

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

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

This past weekend I taught a StrongFirst Kettlebell User Course at Iron Body Studios and someone asked me the question, “How far back into your hips should you sit when doing a kettlebell swing?” My answer, “As far back as you possibly can, as your hip mobility will allow you, while still maintaining a neutral spine, as long as you don’t look like Jillian Michaels.” There are so many things wrong with… Read More

I’m really excited to announce that as a newly minted StrongFirst Team Leader that I will be teaching  a  StrongFirst  Kettlebell  User  Course  at Iron Body Studios on May 1, 2016. This course is an excellent pre-requisite if you are preparing to attend your StrongFirst Level I Kettlebell Certification. I will  teach  the  fundamental  kettlebell  movements. Deadlift Two  Handed  Swing Turkish  Get  Up Military  Press Single  Leg  Dead  lift I  will  also  cover  diaphragmatic … Read More