Get Stronger with Odd-load Kettlebell Training

Life is unpredictable. So training that helps us withstand and react to asymmetrical loads and stresses goes a long way in making us more resilient. Kettlebells are perfect tools to help with that—especially when we add specialized odd-load varieties in our training. Not only are these moves great for those without matching doubles, but they are […]

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).

Understanding Center of Mass in Kettlebell Training

Dumbbells center the weight with your hand, but a kettlebell’s center is six to eight inches from the handle and changes depending on the exercise. Understanding center of mass can be used to your advantage.

SFG Level I Certification: 3 + 6 = Excellence

The SFG Level I Certification digs deep into the six movements that test your skills, strengths, and weaknesses - and even your mental strength.

The Proper Thumb Position in Kettlebell Pulls

Recently, we have seen a number of students coming to SFG Certifications who clean and swing with their thumbs up. I am here to put an end to this fashion.

Easy Reg Park: A New Program to Train Your Basic Six

Looking for a new kettlebell training program? This one hits it all. You'll need access to a few bells and coaching from an SFG Instructor, if you aren't one already.

The SFG Level II Preparation Guide

You asked for it, so here it is: a step-by-step approach to preparation and training for the SFG Level II. This is not a plan you can just follow, though – it requires assessment, planning, and analysis of your own.

An Olympic Weightlifting Approach to Coaching the Kettlebell Clean

The kettlebell clean is tough for people to “get." I've found using weightlifting techniques makes coaching the kettlebell clean simpler and more effective.

The CPSq Kettlebell Workout

The CPSq is performed 1 clean, 1 press, 1 squat, switch hands. Here are suggestions on how you can endlessly manipulate this program to achieve your goals.

A Group Lesson Plan for Conquering the Deep 6

What follows is a practice/plan to take your group class on a guided tour of the Deep 6, ensuring they have and keep stellar technique, as well as stay together as a unit.