November 21, 2017Why the hinge? Because it is without a doubt the biggest bang for the buck you can get in the athletic world on every level: strength, power, resilience, health, corrective. And the more you own it, the more you get back.
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.
September 9, 2015There is a perfect kettlebell swing, but only if you take into account individual structure and history. We will examine each of these to find YOUR swing.
September 25, 2014Here is what you need to do to stay healthy while gaining strength in your deadlifts and other barbell lifts.
January 5, 2013Kettlebell work is not for everyone during recovery from injury. However, when used appropriately it is a unique and irreplaceable training tool.
April 18, 2017The goal of this program is to re-tool and potentiate your hip hinge for safer, stronger reps. We are building up by doubling-down on trunk stability, training deadlift variations, and focusing on speed reps.
December 29, 2015Consistency is key in training, but must be paired with variability. To move well, you first need a baseline, and then a system that takes you into different postures and positions.
November 30, 2014A strange idea has emerged from the clinical world: the insect head. White coats telling lifters to lock their heads onto their torsos during hip hinge lifts. I urge you not to get bogged down by their arguments.
January 6, 2013If you have never deadlifted a barbell, but have been seriously swinging and snatching a kettlebell, you are already ahead in the deadlift game. The hip hinge means kettlebells and deadlifts go together.
November 27, 2012The kettlebell swing is hands down the best hip hinge exercise. Here is my analysis of the possible exercises, and why the swing wins out.