A Self-Correcting Drill for a Classic Blunder of the Kettlebell Swing

This article is about a common error in the kettlebell swing. I want to introduce you to a self-correcting drill to address having too much extension at the top of the swing.

Don’t Rush to Heavy: Make “Light” Work for You

In a recent article, I offered the advice, “Don't rush to heavy." So, I decided to look back at a time where I implemented light work and see what I could learn from myself.

To Every Season: A Simple Way to Structure a Year of Training

Just like pitchers take time off pitching (or should) and runners should take time off running—kettlebell athletes should take time off certain lifts or patterns. Here's an outline of a year of training.

15 Years and 15 Observations

I signed up for Pavel’s second-ever workshop in February of 2002 and my first kettlebell arrived in time for Christmas 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. But what have I observed in those fifteen years?

Looking Back to Move Forward: New Planning for the New Year

It's time to consider our New Year’s resolutions and our dreams for the coming year. Instead of relying on the mystical attribute of “will power,” learn from your previous attempts and create a plan that addresses the weak links.

How to Get Properly Loaded in the Deadlift and Swing

We “get loaded” through an eccentric movement. Since the deadlift begins with a concentric movement, our set-up is what provides us with the opportunity to create an eccentric load.

Kettlebell Windmill 101

While the windmill has been a popular exercise since Pavel (re)introduced it to the fitness world, there are many “interesting” variations of it out there. The goal of this article and video is to provide some clarity.

The 3 Cleans: The Relationship Between Form and Function

Let's talk about architecture as it relates to the kettlebell clean. Really? Yes, really. Architecture, form, and function are important. The type of kettlebell clean (form) sets the structure for the goal exercise (function).

The 2 Most Common Military Press Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

Here are the two most common mistakes I see in heavy military press attempts, and the three strategies you can use to improve your technique—and, therefore, your performance.

The 2 Most Common Errors in Kettlebell Swing Set-up

Just like the set-up for any skill, the set-up for the swing is critical. Before the hike, we need to be in proper position for the hike. This attention to detail will allow you to begin and end each set powerfully and safely.