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

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… Read More

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… Read More

Recently someone asked me if I had any tips on how to pull up higher on the bar when doing a pull-up, i.e. How to get throat or chest to bar. My answer: Just keep training. There are no tricks. You have to train pull-ups consistently and by training pull-ups consistently you will build up the strength to get chest to bar over time, and dial in the technique to add explosiveness… Read More

If you missed my Facebook LIVE broadcast yesterday about 4 primary reasons for the back arch for bench press, you can watch the replay below… Also, I have 3 LIVE training events coming up here in Las Vegas: My women’s strength workshop I Am Not Afraid To Lift® on March 11, 2018 at Barbell Republic, Las Vegas. Early Bird ends only one week from today on February 25, 2018. Sign Up HERE “Ladies Lift –… 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

Last week I posted the following on Instagram and Facebook: FORTY WHAAATT???!! I turned 41 and 1/2 on July 11 this week so I’m officially in my forties. If you haven’t turned 40 yet it can be a scary number. Even 30 can be scary if you haven’t yet reached that milestone. Physically I don’t feel any different today than I did on my 30th birthday. In fact I feel physically stronger… Read More

“STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY” 16-WEEK ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! I’m excited to partner with Coach Zack Henderson for our 16-week online small group training program, “STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY”. The training program is an integrated barbell and kettlebell strength training program and space is limited to ONLY 10 participants. If you are an intermediate to advanced lifter with a solid base in the fundamental kettlebell skills, have some experience with barbell training,… Read More