May 2, 2017Just 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.
March 7, 2017I 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?
January 3, 2017It'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.
November 3, 2016As professionals in an internet age, our message can spread far and we need to spread our message well and properly. Recently, Fabio Zonin and I had a stumble, but we turned it into a teachable moment.
October 4, 2016A lot of kettlebell practitioners feel pressure where the kettlebell rests on the forearm during a get-up. Not properly applying the pressure in this situation can be a pain in the forearm, quite literally.
April 11, 2017Let'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).
February 14, 2017Here 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.
December 13, 2016Just 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.
October 18, 2016I want to focus on one particular area of our anatomical structure and the impact of variations. I am going to suggest a way to individualize foot position for symmetrical stance exercise (swings, squats, etc.) because sometimes we need to “adjust our sails.”
September 13, 2016In training, moments are either "main dishes" or "spices." Having too much spice in your program can overload the system, reduce the benefits, and take the emphasis off the real skill we want to enhance.