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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

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

About a year and a half ago I wrote a post about mental toughness entitled Are You Mentally Tough? You can read this post HERE. In this post I wrote about what exactly does it mean to be “mentally tough”? In my definition, mental toughness (or mental fortitude) is having the ability to be “comfortable” being outside of your comfort zone. If you seek change, or want progress or growth in your life,… Read More

If you have been following my social media posts over the past two days, we hosted a DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Certification with Steve Holiner a.k.a. Coach Fury at Iron Body Studios this past weekend. Eric and I also attended the certification. I have never trained with Ultimate Sandbags (USBs) before, and knew nothing about the details of the USB system going into the certification except that they seemed like a tool that would… Read More

Last weekend Eric and I traveled to New York City to teach a Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop at New York Sports Medicine (NYSM) and Physical Therapy.  Tony Forza, Me, Luke Bongiorno, Leonidas Scantalides, Eric Gahan We taught the kettlebell dead-lift, kettlebell swing, goblet squat, and Turkish get-up to a mixed group of Physical Therapists, NYSM patients, and even some non-clinicians outside of NYSM such as my Aunt Paula and Cousin Madeleine and Iron… 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

Please take a moment to Like IronBodyByArtemis on Facebook HERE. Please take a moment to Follow @IrnBdyByArtemis on Twitter HERE. Introduction I recently posted a blog about Why I Choose Strength.  After that post, I received some questions as to how did I get from where I started using 10lb kettlebells to where I am at now using 20kg kettlebells and beyond?  To answer these questions I updated that post to include detailed program… Read More