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Kettlebell Iron Cardio

Anthony Della Rosa

Level 5 Valued Member
Ballpark 3 days a week and it depends on if you combing it with any other training (like S&S).

If you are combining with S&S I would shoot for 2 days of each or maybe 2 days Iron Cardio and 3 days S&S—depends on recovery.
Thanks for clarifying. I checked your log and I assumed that there were weeks were you did it more frequently than others and I also assume to start light in weight and time if you haven't used kettlebells in awhile (like me)
 

Xene

Level 5 Valued Member
Is there some guidance in the book about how to combine IC with other modalities? AGT, Barbell training, aerobic endurance etc?
 

JR47

Level 5 Valued Member
I am looking at print on demand options but I have not looked at those other versions.
Hi Brett,

Having known people who have successfully published and sold stuff online (and having made a living myself selling digital goods), I have some Thoughts that I *hope* will be of use to you.

In my experience, The 3 main factors (after the quality of the thing itself) that determine sales are:

1 - selection of marketplace
2 - ease of transaction
3 - effectiveness of marketing

(The third is a huge area, so I'll leave that alone, but the other two I can adress briefly.)

The amount of people who find a buy books as PDF on the internet is relatively small, this is for a variety of reasons. The amount of people who buy books on Amazon, and Audible (and, to a lesser extent, iBooks) is Huge. If you offer your book to a hundred people, 1 may purchase. If you offer it to a bajillion (I am assured that this is a real number) you may get 1% of that number. Which is more.

Second is ease of transaction. When you use an established platform, you are leveraging their sales funnels. If someone sees your book on Amazon (for example) and wants to buy it, they tap once with their thumb. This ease of transaction again, will net you many more sales than if that person has to find her credit card, plug in the numbers, download a file etc etc.

You would have to do some work on the back end (formatting for KDP etc) but I honestly think it would be worth your while.

Apologies for the absolute essay. Also, apologies for anyone who has read this as a comment.

Hope it all goes well. If I can help with anything, feel free to PM me. Have a good one.

j.
 

Brett Jones

StrongFirst Director of Education
Master Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
Beast Tamer
Hi Brett,

Having known people who have successfully published and sold stuff online (and having made a living myself selling digital goods), I have some Thoughts that I *hope* will be of use to you.

In my experience, The 3 main factors (after the quality of the thing itself) that determine sales are:

1 - selection of marketplace
2 - ease of transaction
3 - effectiveness of marketing

(The third is a huge area, so I'll leave that alone, but the other two I can adress briefly.)

The amount of people who find a buy books as PDF on the internet is relatively small, this is for a variety of reasons. The amount of people who buy books on Amazon, and Audible (and, to a lesser extent, iBooks) is Huge. If you offer your book to a hundred people, 1 may purchase. If you offer it to a bajillion (I am assured that this is a real number) you may get 1% of that number. Which is more.

Second is ease of transaction. When you use an established platform, you are leveraging their sales funnels. If someone sees your book on Amazon (for example) and wants to buy it, they tap once with their thumb. This ease of transaction again, will net you many more sales than if that person has to find her credit card, plug in the numbers, download a file etc etc.

You would have to do some work on the back end (formatting for KDP etc) but I honestly think it would be worth your while.

Apologies for the absolute essay. Also, apologies for anyone who has read this as a comment.

Hope it all goes well. If I can help with anything, feel free to PM me. Have a good one.

j.
j

Thank you for the information and perspective.

I am looking at different options as I move forward and will of course let the forum know of any updates.
 

John K

Level 7 Valued Member
Certified Instructor
I used Iron Cardio "Classic" with a client this morning. She really enjoyed it, and it was a very simple way to include a lot of big things and will be easy to see improvements. It was the first time I had the confidence to start working on her clean, and a lot of that is due to the emphasis on cheat clean cheat clean cheat clean, which I think I picked up from one of your shows on MED, but was also reiterated in IC.
 

Don Fairbanks

SFG II
Certified Instructor
I used Iron Cardio "Classic" with a client this morning. She really enjoyed it, and it was a very simple way to include a lot of big things and will be easy to see improvements. It was the first time I had the confidence to start working on her clean, and a lot of that is due to the emphasis on cheat clean cheat clean cheat clean, which I think I picked up from one of your shows on MED, but was also reiterated in IC.
Same here. I like it, clients like it.
Did 60 rounds of Traveling Two's on Sun. C-P-SQ-SN, 24, 33:35, excellent buzz.
 

mvikred

Level 5 Valued Member
Certified Instructor
I couldn't workout for almost 10 days as I was unwell and then was traveling for work. So today was the first day after a while when I felt ready to workout but I wanted to ease back into it. Was thinking what would make a good transition program before I jump back on ROP. Iron Cardio fit right in. I modified it slightly by bringing the weight down to 24kg (from 32kg) and tweaked the chain to include a snatch instead of a Clean. 40 sets in roughly 22 mins, and it felt great !! Body feels good and slowly I can increase the intensity and get back to finishing ROP Jurassic !!

It took me a few sets to get the breathing pattern down. next time before I start the session I will have to consciously think about the breathing pattern !!!
 

Bauer

Level 7 Valued Member
I bought the book first and was hesitant to buy the vids. But I have to say they are a great resource and offer a lot of additional details. The movement prep part alone is great. Very concise teaching. I like the rocket analogy/cue for pressing. Very well done. Thanks Brett!
 

ChiBill

Level 5 Valued Member
Just bought "iron cardio" fantastic product! I was wanting to run it with PTTP, @Brett Jones mentions in the program that it's fine to run with barbells and particularly deadlift. Would you make any other changes if doing it with PTTP being that the deadlifts are 5 days a week? I'm doing PTTP with deadlifts and weighted dips and I'd say I'm done in under 10 minutes everyday. With dips being different than presses I was curious on your thoughts.
Thanks!
 

ItemB

Level 4 Valued Member
And you might get 80% off another product after sales, for example, Kettlebells Strongfirst...

Thanks for posting!
This is exactly what I did, haven't had a chance to look into either program yet. Any suggestions on how to combine the 2? 6-8 week blocks of each and keep progressing within the programs?
 

Bauer

Level 7 Valued Member
This is exactly what I did, haven't had a chance to look into either program yet. Any suggestions on how to combine the 2? 6-8 week blocks of each and keep progressing within the programs?
A couple of ideas for the LCCJ and IC
a) Alternating two week blocks
b) Training 4x per week: 2+2 of each (ABAB)
c) Training 3x per week: ABA - BAB over two weeks

You could possibly add a single IC session to the swings and getups plan, if recovery allows. Or alternate 8 week blocks. Or something similar to option c above.
 

Brett Jones

StrongFirst Director of Education
Master Certified Instructor
Elite Certified Instructor
Beast Tamer
Just bought "iron cardio" fantastic product! I was wanting to run it with PTTP, @Brett Jones mentions in the program that it's fine to run with barbells and particularly deadlift. Would you make any other changes if doing it with PTTP being that the deadlifts are 5 days a week? I'm doing PTTP with deadlifts and weighted dips and I'd say I'm done in under 10 minutes everyday. With dips being different than presses I was curious on your thoughts.
Thanks!
ChiBill,

I would likely run Iron Cardio for 2-3 days a week with the PTTP routine and keep an eye on the shoulders and reduce the dips if the shoulders or upper body recovery needs a bump.
 

Greg H

Level 4 Valued Member
"Doing the Math"

I just finished reading the Iron Cardio book. Amazing book. I might be making this too difficult, but I'm having trouble getting my head around how to calculate "doing the math" for light/medium/heavy days.

How are people "doing the math" with the number of variations and combinations offered in the book?

Brett states in the book to count the number of reps. I understand that.

But how do you account for days where the weight and total reps change?
I know some calculate "total weight moved" in a session i.e. total number of reps X pounds = total weight moved. I see a case where that can be calculated and waved +/- 20% over a week to give a light, medium and heavy session. Does this work?

And the days where weight, reps and time change?
160 reps of single 20 kg C+P + S in 20 minutes is a different workout than 120 reps of single 24 kg C+P + S in 30 minutes.
 

Don Fairbanks

SFG II
Certified Instructor
"Doing the Math"

I just finished reading the Iron Cardio book. Amazing book. I might be making this too difficult, but I'm having trouble getting my head around how to calculate "doing the math" for light/medium/heavy days.

How are people "doing the math" with the number of variations and combinations offered in the book?

Brett states in the book to count the number of reps. I understand that.

But how do you account for days where the weight and total reps change?
I know some calculate "total weight moved" in a session i.e. total number of reps X pounds = total weight moved. I see a case where that can be calculated and waved +/- 20% over a week to give a light, medium and heavy session. Does this work?

And the days where weight, reps and time change?
160 reps of single 20 kg C+P + S in 20 minutes is a different workout than 120 reps of single 24 kg C+P + S in 30 minutes.
Interesting example. They feel any different?
 
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