Over the past year I've had the honor of teaching two versions of a get-up intensive seminar. One was 4 hours long, the other was 45 minutes long (btw, I'm making an online version of the 4 hour one... see the end of this post). At both of these live seminars, I shared a handout detailing how to work the get-up into your workouts and programs. While some clickbait artists may … [Read more...] about Ten Ways To Work Out With The Kettlebell Get-Up
This is a fairly quick (or can be shorter if you do fewer rounds) workout for when you only have a medium to light kettlebell with you. In this case for me it was a 16kg "narrower handle" variety* (click here for the explanation of how these are different from the standard ones) from Dragon Door. (Cool story, bro where's the workout?) And while I'm more than a little perplexed … [Read more...] about A Little Challenge Workout After Work…
All my lady fit-pro friends seem to have photos where they're laughing about a mystery thing. Here's mine... actually, since it's a video frame grab, you can be pretty sure I'm laughing at myself. I've been scrubbing through old footage finding things that need to be edited so I can share them and ran across this little EMOM workout explanation I'd meant to put with an … [Read more...] about Kettlebell and Sandbag EMOM Workout with Video, Plus Weighing the Lifting Stones!
Monday I decided to give the beginners group a mini intro to the much beloved or hated (depends on the day and who you are...?!) Sissy Challenge. They went on the moderate/light sized kettlebell side of things, but if you want to ramp up the "fun" use a heavy kettlebell for this one: Start with your favorite Joint Mobility warm up exercises- We then continued with the … [Read more...] about Simplicity Workout
Working from home is great if you have the personality for it. I'm very grateful to have been able to have this level of autonomy for such a long time. If we want to get technical, I've been in charge of my own schedule for the past 17 years (remember, I'm 40 and all) as an entrepreneur, consultant, and fitness instructor. A great trick to have up your sleeve no matter where … [Read more...] about Turn Up the HEAT! Sissy Challenge Revisited a Short but TOUGH Workout
It's been a busy week, and I knew the same was true for my intermediate/advanced client who showed up today to train. Given past discussions I knew that she would enjoy a tough workout that would require a little less thinking... and we both appreciate the simplicity of a "poker chips workout". There's something satisfying about plunking the chips back into the box as you … [Read more...] about The House Always Wins III: Another Poker Chips Kettlebell Workout
Here's one for when you might not have much time, or between days of serious strength effort when you just feel like you need to move! Since I did a fair amount of weighted pull-ups last night, I came up with this combination today to kind of even out the work. Started with joint mobility, then grabbed an RKC snatch test size kettlebell for 3 minutes of get-ups on the … [Read more...] about The Minimalist Kettlebell Workout
Before we get into it, please be sure to check out my recent interview with original Battling Ropes System creator, John Brookfield! I was surprised at more than a few of his answers - and am that much more psyched to attend the upcoming Battling Ropes Instructor Certification workshop! OK! So, once again I revisited a favorite Dan John article to read up on a particular … [Read more...] about Cruise Control Kettlebell Swing Workout Inspired by Dan John
This past week was crazy busy, but now that I've got a little bit of time, there's two quick workouts to share! One was indoors, the other outdoors, but both were fun in their own way and combined strength elements with a little bit of HIIT too. I've continued to enjoy using the fan bike for 8 all out sets of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest at the end of workouts. More about … [Read more...] about Two Quick Weekday Workouts for Kettlebells and More!
Once again, I wrote a workout for an intermediate client, then felt the need to write a version of it specific to my own needs. I'll present both of them to you here. I can't get over how much fun it is to train outside with kettlebells and rocks.* While I ended up doing my version of the workout indoors (it's been getting dark so early... and it's easy to lose the kettlebells … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Double Trouble Combo Two Ways