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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Kettlebell Swings and Back Pain

If you’ve been doing kettlebell swings and something hasn’t felt quite right (and your back has been tweaking a bit) then this article is a must-read. First it lays out all the fundamentals of a good swing. And then it tells a little tweak that’s more mental than physical (get the mental right and the [...]

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Video: Kettlebell Military Press Progression

This is a killer set of military press exercises designed to all be done with the same kettlebell. The trick is that each is a touch harder than the last… Here’s the list for you. Kettlebell Military Press Progression: Military Press Palm Military Press Pistol Grip Military Press Seated Military Press Seated Palm Military Press [...]

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Kettlebell Secrets: Can you pass the “Sandal Test?”

Got this email from Geoff over at Kettlebell Secrets today, and thought you’d be helped by it so I’m passing it on. Hey Roy, Normally, I leave you alone on Wednesdays. But, after a session with a couple I trained last night, I just had to pass this on. Do you know what the “Sandal [...]

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The Farmer Burns Stomach Flattener Exercise

I added this exercise to my daily activities last week. (It’s easy to do while sitting at my computer, driving my car, walking around town, taking a shower, between kettlebell sets, etc.) Within about 5 days of starting I got a compliment that my stomach was looking especially flat and hard. And when I got [...]

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Video: You’ve Never Seen Kettlebells Like This (Ukrainian Juggling Show!)

Wow. I just watched this video and it left me thinking — “Synchronized kettlebells? REALLY?!” I don’t know what else there is to say. You’ll have to see it for yourself. (I can’t embed the video so you’ll have to take a jaunt on over to YouTube.) Kettlebell Juggling Show – European Weightlifting Championships Ukraine [...]

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Craig Ballantyne’s Kettlebell 555 Workout

Click here for the Turbulence Training kettlebell workout! This was originally from this blog post. Craig Ballantyne of Turbulence Training fame posted his Kettlebell 555 workout, and here it is for you: You’ll like this… Kettlebell 555 200 kettlebell swings 100 prisoner squats 50 stability ball rollouts 100 bodyweight squats 105 pushups Nice workout this [...]

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Video: The Birth of the Modern Kettlebell Movement

Got this cool video in an email from Dragon Door. In it you meet Dragon Door founder John Du Cane, learn about his chance meeting with Pavel and the beginnings of the American kettlebell movement, and finally you meet and learn a little more about the Dragon Door kettlebell family. Enjoy: Stay strong!

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Free Shipping on Kettlebell Gear until June 30

I just got a note in my email from the company that makes the kettlebell t-shirts and other gear you can buy through my Kettlebell Gear page. Apparently they’re offering free standard shipping within the US until June 30th. All you have to do is enter promo code JUNESHIPFREE when you check out. So head [...]

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New Kettlebell Certification: Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC)

Okay, so I’m about 10 days late on this announcement. But if you’re starting to use kettlebells in your personal training business and want to pick up best practices plus prove you know them — and are not quite ready for RKC yet — then this is something you may be interested in. Dragon Door [...]

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Video: A Brief History of Kettlebells – Kettlebell Training

Thanks to @joshonefitness for posting this on the New Warrior Training & Kettlebells-Houston blog, where I found it. Think you know kettlebells? Watch and see: Stay strong!

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