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May 13, 2017
Kettlebell Hip Hinge Prep

NEVER Swing a Kettlebell Until You Do THIS

Kettlebell Swings are an extremely powerful exercise for improving athleticism, posture, strength, and building a better butt. Unfortunately they are also extremely dangerous…IF your body isn’t properly prepared for the task. Far too many people jump right into kettlebell swings without proper preparation, hurt their back, and say kettlebells hurt them. It was not the kettlebell’s […]
May 5, 2017
Maximize your deadlift

How to Choose the Right Deadlift (for YOU)

The deadlift is the king of all weight training exercises. It is practical, as picking something up off of the ground is a fairly typical human skill. It’s rehabilitative, as it is the exact opposite of sitting down. It strengthens then muscles that get weak from excessive sitting. In addition, deadlifting is great for building muscle […]
August 11, 2016

Kettlebells and your Butt

In 2007 I took a 2-hour course on how to use kettlebells. At this course they took a video of the participants. This video shows, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that I had absolutely no access to my glutes whatsoever–let alone a proper hip hinge. Having now taught thousands of people how to do a kettlebell […]
October 20, 2015

Straps for Deadlifts or not?

There has been a lot of debate as long as I’ve been involved in strength and conditioning with regard to straps vs no straps during the deadlift. I am happy to say that I have changed my mind about a lot of things over the years. It’s evidence that I’m evolving in some way… Initially, I […]