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The BEST Bodyweight Hamstring Exercise

In response to the question "What is and how do you do a Glute-Ham Raise?" that I received last week, here is a video explaining the absolute BEST bodyweight hamstring exercise…     And remember, if you LOVE bodyweight exercises like I do, then today is your last chance to…

Kettlebell Q’n’A: My Current Program & The RKC

 Q: What are you doing for your workouts these days? You posted what you do for winter, but what’s going on right now? -Jorge, Puerto Rico A: I’ve been doing a 20-minutes, 6-days per week type of thing lately.  Here’s how it breaks down…   Monday 1a) KB Clean &…

4 Simple Steps to a Healthier Diet

  My wife and I celebrated our 10th Wedding Anniversary yesterday. I took a digital vacation (other than posting our anniversary on my Facebook Page), put my blackberry in "emergency mode" (where only the kids and their schools could get a hold of me) and enjoyed the day with my…

How To Equip Your HOME GYM…

Who needs a smelly, over-crowded gym when you can train at home? You can be outside getting some Vitamin D and some fresh air and NOT have to worry about the music selection, the meathead who took your squat rack so he can do bicep curls or bringing your flip-flops…

What the He** is a Kettlebe**!?!

 ****The following is a re-print of an interview I did  on the FitAndBusyDadBlog with my friend, strength coach Troy Anderson and how he uses kettlebells for his clients and athletes. I really dig Troy’s Philosophy because he too is a busy dad with a limited schedule.  There are a few good lessons…

Kettlebell Workouts For Women

 I’ve been training my wife at home over the past couple of months. It makes for a funny dynamic because I have to remember that "she’s my wife" and not one of my other clients. It’s always difficult for me to train her. It’s hard enough already to make that…

MY Morning Workout, YOUR Last Chance

I’m writing this during the calm before the storm. My kids will be waking up in a few minutes and then it’s off to the races.   It’ll be a busy day for me because I’m volunteering in one of my daughter’s classes this afternoon, so I have to get…

The 35th Birthday Kettlebell Celebration

No, it’s not my birthday (although it was my mom’s 61st birthday yesterday – Happy Birthday, mom!). But my buddy Craig Ballantyne is celebrating his 35th birthday this month….. THE ENTIRE MONTH! And since Craig had a lot to do with helping me bring kettlebell training to the masses, we…

The ONLY 5 Exercises You’ll Ever Need

 My family and I played "The Deserted Island" game this weekend.  We each asked ourselves if we were stranded on a deserted island, what 5 items could you take with you and why. I said that I would take a water bottle, water purification tablets, a tent, matches and a…

Can You Hurt Your Back Training With Kettlebells?

 That’s a common question that I get from pretty much everyone new to kettlebell training. The answer, I’m sure to your surprise, is YES.   Yes, you can hurt your back training with KBs… …but you can also hurt your back doing traditional weight training. You can hurt your back…