Breaking Down the Get Up

Breaking Down the Get UpAlong with the swing and goblet squat, the Get Up is on the short list of best exercises for strength, health and power.The get up is a special movement because it has so many benefits rolled up into one exercise. Some of those benefits include, Building a set of bulletproof abs, Improving hip, shoulder […]

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Do Less, But Better

Do Less, But BetterWay back in 2002, when I first started seriously training, it was pretty common for me to spend 6 days a week at the gym, training for 2 hours a day.Each individual muscle had it’s own day, and I would do 8-10 exercises for 3-4 sets each – doing literally hundreds of […]

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6 Simple Health Habits

6 Simple Health HabitsWe are the sum of our daily habits.We become the things that we do each day.When you neglect your training, eat like crap and don’t take care of your body, it shows.But if you cultivate daily habits that promote strength and health, you’re body will look, feel and perform optimally.Here are 6 […]

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3 Ways to Burn Fat With Kettlebells

3 ways to Burn Fat With KettlebellsWhen it comes to burning maximum fat in minimal time, there’s nothing better than kettlebell training.Properly programmed, kettlebells have an uncanny ability to torch body fat and replace it with just the right amount of muscle in all the right places.Coupled with proper nutrition, you can get in the […]

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Breaking Down the Kettlebell Front Squat

Breaking Down the kettlebell front squatOnce you’ve mastered a good squat pattern by training the goblet squat, it’s time to dive into the single kettlebell front squat.The single kettlebell front squat is a slightly different animal.The principles of a good squat are the same but the demands of the single kettlebell front squat are a […]

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5 Common Mistakes in the Kettlebell Swing

5 Common Mistakes in the Kettlebell SwingFor my money, the kettlebell swing, when done correctly, is one of the top 3 exercises you can do.If you don’t know how to do it correctly, check out this article to learn how to do the 2 hand swing.And here’s where you can learn the 1 arm swing.Since I’ve […]

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An Hour a Day

An Hour a DayAn hour a day to optimize your strength and health.That’s all you need to commit to.It only takes 15 minutes to keep your joints healthy.First thing in the morning, get up and do it.In 30 minutes you can get a great kettlebell workout in.On the days you don’t lift, go for a […]

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The Slippery Slope

The Slippery SlopeAs humans, we’re always trying to rationalize our bad behaviors.We go to great lengths to justify why doing this one thing, just this once isn’t so bad.It’s an inherent design that protects our ego.You want to slam some pizza on the weekend?Go ahead, you ate pretty well all week. It’s okay just this once.You want […]

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Breaking Down the Goblet Squat

Breaking Down the Goblet SquatThe squat is a fundamental human movement.Everyone, especially us Minimalist Athlete’s, need the ability to squat well and to squat with strength.Maintaining the ability to squat well will keep you mobile, strong and healthy.The goblet squat is the key to squatting well.The Goblet Squat 1Clean a kettlebell up to your chest […]

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A Simple Saturday Workout

A Simple Saturday WorkoutSaturday is my favorite day to get in a good training session.So before you get busy with the weekend, take 45 minutes to improve your strength, health and performance. I’m going to take my bell to the park to hit this simple workout today – I hope you do the same.Start off with […]

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