Hey, hey, HEY PARTY PEOPLE! I will be teaching my Advanced Kettlebell Ballistics Workshop here in Las Vegas, Nevada at Barbell Republic, 6980 West Warm Springs Road, #190, Las Vegas, Nevada 8911, on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Details and registration link below… I hope to see you there! Yours in Strength, Artemis ***** When: December 17, 2017 Where: Barbell Republic, 6980 West Warm Springs Road, #190, Las… Read More

When Lisa V. started my “Attack The Bar” pull-up program around December 1, 2016, she had been stuck at one overhand/prone grip pull-up and two underhand/supine grip pull-ups for about a year. In less than 12 weeks after following the “Attack The Bar” pull-up program, Lisa went from being stuck at one overhand/prone grip pull-up and two underhand/supine grip pull-ups for one year, to being able to complete four overhand/prone grip pull-ups and four underhand/supine grip… Read More

Two weeks ago my friend and colleague Zack Henderson was visiting Las Vegas so we got together at my house for a little StrongFirst Level II skills review in my garage gym and a quick 20 minute video interview to follow-up to my last podcast interview with him. We chatted about: Closing Iron Body Studios; My move to Las Vegas; My new position with Cirque du Soleil (as well as Eric’s); Strength… Read More

Everyone is always looking for that one thing that is going to help them to achieve their first unassisted pull-up, make their pull-up stronger, and/or make pull-ups easier. The truth is, there is not one thing. Pull-ups are hard. Period. They don’t ever really get easier (even I have my tough pull-up days in training!), but there could be that one thing that you do that could help you to break a… Read More

Any good strength coach knows and will tell you that training single leg movements is essential. Throughout our day-to-day, whether it be walking to work, running to catch a bus or a train, or in sport, like soccer, football, baseball, hockey, dance, or martial arts, as humans we are constantly balancing our bodyweight and shifting it between two legs. This is one of the reasons why I love the single leg deadlift… Read More

Believe it or not there was a time in my life when I did not train pull-ups, when I did not even know that I could do a pull-up, and when I did finally do a pull-up, (which was a neutral grip pull-up, not overhand grip) I was training sets of 1-2 repetitions per set. Now I regularly train sets of 8-10 repetitions, sometimes even 12 per set, My max set of… 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

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

My very own “Kettlebell Crusher” online training program is now available for purchase on for a LIMITED time ONLY through this Saturday February 18, 2017. After February 18, 2017, my “Kettlebell Crusher” online training program will be available ONLY to Iron Body Training Systems premium online training group members via their monthly online training subscription on The Kettlebell Crusher program is an 8-week program that includes four 60-minute workouts per week… Read More

It’s a cloudy day here in Las Vegas. Mild in January at 59 degrees for my Boston blood, but I’m not complaining. This is the view from the parking lot of the MMA gym, Xtreme Couture MMA, that I have been trying out the past few days. As someone who was born and raised in Boston, and who has only lived on the east coast in Boston, Washington, DC/Northern Virginia and New… Read More

Early Bird Registration for I Am Not Afraid To Lift® – THE RETREAT with myself, the amazing “Wonder Woman” Julia Ladewski, and mindset Jedi Dr. Lisa Lewis on May 5-7, 2017 at The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT! Save over $300.00 with the Early Bird Rate. All registration closes on April 2, 2017. You can read all the details about the Retreat and register HERE (.8 NASM… Read More

Hi Everyone! I hope that you’re having an excellent weekend and a relaxing Sunday. I’m getting ready to head out for a walk on this beautiful Sunday to enjoy the unseasonably warm November temperatures we’re having here in Boston, along with the last of the fall foliage, as this is the last fall that I will get to enjoy it as a Massachusetts resident before I move to Vegas. However, before I… Read More