Was so proud to see that Dragon Door chose to include my endorsement of Dan John's Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge book on the promo page and within the book itself. Here's how I feel about the book and how much I would recommend that you check it out if you are even vaguely interested in kettlebells! If you love working with kettlebells or are an instructor, then this is … [Read more...] about The Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge (book) by Dan John, Master RKC
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Adrienne: I met Tracy through giryagirl.com and twitter - and after she mentioned she was trying Josh Hillis's 21 Day Kettlebell Swing Challenge, we started to converse more and more on twitter - Q&A, funny stories, recipes, encouragement etc. It's been a great time!! Anyhow, after she completed the challenge, I encouraged Tracy to write up her experience with it and to … [Read more...] about Tracy’s Success Story and Fitness Journey with Kettlebells, Dragon Door, and the 21 Day Kettlebell Swing Challenge!
I Will Be Iron by Bud Jeffries Both eBook and print formats available I had met Bud Jeffries this past summer after one of the sessions of Andrea Du Cane's Ageless Body Workshop. Being local to the area, he showed up to say hello etc. He's a BIG guy - but that's to be expected since he's very well known in the world of extreme strength, and strongman feats. … [Read more...] about I Will Be Iron
Geoff Neupert, Master RKC Instructor has put together a very effective program for fat loss - using only kettlebell workouts (he gives you a complete plan) and a concrete nutritional program anyone can follow. I have personally used this program, as has my strength coach, Tim Shuman, RKC Level 2. Both of us saw dramatic changes - Why does it work? Neupert has put … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Burn
Many of you seem to want to know about the kettlebell vo2max protocol - and Viking Warrior Conditioning is absolutely THE book to get for this info. Not only does Kenneth Jay show the how and the why, he "shows his work" with all the relevant formulas, equations, charts and graphs to back it up. Jay also explains, with concrete evidence, why steady state cardio in the … [Read more...] about Viking Warrior Conditioning
Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Bulletproof Abs By Paul "Coach" Wade 354 pages. Paperback or ebook I originally bought this in ebook form as soon as it was available from Dragon Door... then stayed up until 4AM reading it. Considering how much I love the original Convict Conditioning book this shouldn't come as … [Read more...] about Convict Conditioning Vol 2
by Master RKC, Max Shank. Brand new resource with fully up to date kettlebell training information --everything from the beginner basics all the way to highly advanced techniques. Program design, sample workouts, and all the theory you need to construct your own plan for your own training or for your personal training clients. An absolute MUST HAVE for all current and … [Read more...] about Master the Kettlebell
For the first time in what feels like FOREVER, the weather was not completely disgusting over the weekend. I was able to walk a 2 blocks without automatically breaking out in a sweat... So, while we still can, it's always fun to workout outside at a favorite park that has a fit trail. We decided to bring our stuff near the parallel dip bars (these are very long) and set up … [Read more...] about More Inspiration From Zach Even-Esh and a Workout Too!
At the last minute, I ended up having a coffee break with a friend today and toted along Zach Even-Esh's brand new Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning. She's also an aficionado of incredibly challenging workouts and in addition to being a member of our kettlebell small group, is almost always up for a "Hey, I have this crazy workout to test, want to try it?" … [Read more...] about A Workout Heavily Inspired by Zach Even-Esh’s The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning
Tested this one with an advanced friend... it's actually the 2nd version and I like it the best so far. We had a couple of odd social type interruptions but overall it went very well (and it got rid of my headache). Also, I have now seen in public doing swings with both the smallest kettlebell and the largest kettlebell that Dragon Door makes... hence the name of the … [Read more...] about Bizarre But Useful Kettlebell Workout: The Puppy and the Beast v2.0