A Lesson on Leadership, Social Media, and “Teachable Moments”

As 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.

Under Pressure: A Small But Crucial Adjustment to Your Get-up

A 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.

Patience: The Unexpected Key to Power

You may consider patience as something that comes in handy when dealing with money, traffic, or children. But perhaps you have not yet considered it in relation to physically expressing power.

A Critical Get-up Transition: From the Elbow to the Hand

Each position in the get-up should set you up for success in the next position. A great transition from the elbow to the hand sets up a safe and solid shoulder position for the low sweep or the high bridge.

Personal Space Rules When Snatching the Kettlebell

There is significant research into what we casually refer to as "personal space," and surprisingly, the concept of personal space can also assist us in enhancing our technique in snatching a kettlebell.

Adjust Your Sails (and Your Stance) with the Lock and Rock

I 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.”

Spices vs. Main Dishes: How to Program a Proper Training Menu

In 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.

How to Exercise the Vital Muscle of Patience

Time, training, and patience—are we using these three to our full advantage? Probably not the last one. Let’s break this down into some steps that allow us to build some patience into accomplishing our goals.

What to Do With Your Free Hand During a One-arm Swing

Once you begin practicing the one-arm swing, then the issue of what to do with the free hand promptly arises. Here are the five acceptable options along with demonstration and explanations of each.

The 3 Pillars: How to Build Skill While Being Real

Dr. Thomas refers to the Three Pillars of Progression, Variety, and Precision. Using these pillars, you can advance your learning and skill level while avoiding two of the most common mental traps.