How to Replace Expensive Equipment With Kettlebells Part 2

August 16, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter In How to Replace Expensive Equipment With Kettlebells Part 1, I showed you how to make your own sleds with just a tow strap, belt and kettlebells. I also included a bunch of different exercises and workouts you can do on your own or with your clients. I am always looking to add new […]

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How To Avoid Back Pain From Kettlebell Swings

July 26, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I earned my HKC in April of 2016, and began working with clients shortly afterward. The most common complaint I have heard has been lower back pain after swinging. Since I have always been careful to teach proper technique (e.g. packed shoulder blades, loading the glutes, keeping the head up, etc.), I was puzzled […]

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Is Certification Worth It?

July 13, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Education, training, and certification are expensive propositions. Training certifications can last several days and cost well into thousands of dollars—even before adding in the cost of time away from your business and family, transportation to and from the certification, hotels and other extraneous expenses. So, if you are going to invest your hard earned […]

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The Fitness Program of the Future—Now!

July 5, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’ve been in the fitness industry for almost 18 years. Most of that time has been spent looking for answers to age old questions: How can I best help my clients reach their goals? How can I get my clients to workout more consistently? What are the best tools and exercises to get them […]

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How to Replace Expensive Equipment with Kettlebells

June 21, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I started my boot camp business in 2005 on a little patch of grass in front of a gymnastics gym. I didn’t have much money and spent what little I had on a few bands. Our workouts were mostly bodyweight with a few exercises done on the picnic table in front of the gym. […]

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Why I Like Hardstyle Kettlebell Training

June 14, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter Whenever I use the phrase “Hardstyle kettlebell”, I find it funny that it is very descriptive if you know the style of training, but at the same time it’s very confusing for someone new to kettlebell training. An outsider might infer that Hardstyle is a very harsh and intense style of kettlebell training. But, […]

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Swinging Through Pregnancy, Prenatal Kettlebell Training – Part 2

June 7, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter This is the second part of a two-part series about top tips for trainers working with expecting mamas. In part one, we covered the first 3 tips for training pregnant women, and today we take a look at three more important points of advice for coaching women during pregnancy.     While each client’s […]

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11 Specialized Variety Methods For Blasting Through Overhead Pressing Plateaus

May 31, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter A heavy kettlebell press—or any overhead press for that matter—will always be a super impressive feat of whole-body strength. For some, getting heavy things overhead is the meaning of life, and I can understand why! There are few better feelings than locking out a heavy overhead grind. You have probably heard the phrase, “To […]

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How to Build Muscle Mass with Kettlebells

May 24, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter The number one rule for lifting—since lifting is life, it’s also the rule number one for life—is always look cool. This accounts for every variable of the workout and all the choices which come with it. Looking cool requires flawless technique, accounting for all safety points, and training with intention. Training with purpose is […]

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How to Use RKC Level-II Skills with Everyday Clients

May 17, 2017

emailFacebookGoogle+LinkedinPinterestTwitter I’m writing this blog while on a train back to DC from New York where I had the privilege of assisting Steve “Coach Fury” Holiner at the RKC-II at Catalyst Sport. The weekend before, I had just recertified as an RKC-II in Atlanta with Andrea Du Cane. This has been a whirlwind “East Coast […]

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