An Explanation of the Athletic Hip Hinge

Why 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.

The 2 Most Common Errors in Kettlebell Swing Set-up

Just 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.

The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?

There 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.

The Secret to Big Deadlifts: Do the Small Things

Here is what you need to do to stay healthy while gaining strength in your deadlifts and other barbell lifts.

Stuart McGill: My Journey to the Kettlebell

Kettlebell work is not for everyone during recovery from injury. However, when used appropriately it is a unique and irreplaceable training tool.

A Hip Hinge Program to Help You Generate Deadlift and Swing Power

The 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.

Forge New Footprints: Consistency, Variability, and the FMS

Consistency 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.

Heads Up! The Neck Position in Kettlebell Swings and Snatches

A 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.

Kettlebells and Deadlifts Go Together Like Vodka and Pickles

If 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.

The Best Hip Hinge Exercise

The kettlebell swing is hands down the best hip hinge exercise. Here is my analysis of the possible exercises, and why the swing wins out.