Keep Your Forearms Fresh and Loose With These Mobility Methods

If you train with kettlebells long enough, you’re eventually going to get tight forearms. It’s all part of the fun. Luckily, there are a number of things we can do to prevent our forearms from getting overly stiff and tight and causing issues. Wrist, elbow, shoulder, and even neck issues can all arise from not […]

Kettlebell Conditioning Complex – 8 Cleans/5 Squats/3 Presses

This one’s quick and simple, but not easy. This Kettlebell Complex consists of cleans, squats, and presses. You need just one kettlebell to do it. Start by doing 8 cleans with your left arm, then go right into 5 one-arm front squats and 3 presses with your left. Swing-switch to your right hand and do […]

The Most Important Workout is Tomorrow’s

My bench press just kept going up. My twenty-year-old shoulders were a wreck. But my bench press was in the 300’s, so I stuck with it. The formula was simple: Head to the gym. Hit ten heavy sets of three on the bench Superset with one-arm dumbbell rows Do some accessory work Get out Two […]

Do Your Knees Hurt When Doing Turkish Get-ups? Try These Instead

Do your knees hurt when doing Turkish Get-ups? There may be a simple fix… Try these Rolling 45’s instead. While not a perfect substitute for the Get-up, Rolling 45’s still provide a ton of benefit. And they’re much better than skipping the movement all together!

Improve Your Get-ups With This Quick Fix

The get-up is the most technical lift in the kettlebell world. Which is why it’s so important to start it off right. Too often we see people doing their get-ups without a “packed” shoulder – that is, their shoulder is not packed down in the socket. Without that packed shoulder, we can’t fully engage our […]

15:00 Kettlebell Conditioning Complex – Squat/Push/Swing

This Kettlebell Conditioning Complex is an EMOM (Every Minute On the Minute) version of the ‘Squat-Push-Swing’ 3-6-9 workout from our book “Ultimate OCR Metcons” (available here). It’s pretty simple – at the start of every minute, for fifteen minutes, do 3 goblet squats, 6 push-ups, and 9 kettlebell swings. Men can aim to use a […]

Improve Your Kettlebell Swing With This Quick Tip

The top position of the kettlebell swing can be pretty challenging for some people. But it doesn’t have to be. Rather than worrying about what the kettlebell is doing, focus on exploding out of the hinge position into a tall plank. Stand tall with your back flat and glutes and abs engaged, and you’ll be […]

This Simple One Kettlebell Workout Will Work Your Abs and Grip While Improving Your Posture and Work Capacity

The “Cook Drill” was created by world-famous physical therapist Gray Cook. It’s a simple workout that combines the three main kettlebell loaded carries – Waiter Walk, Rack Walk, and Suitcase Carry. All you need to do this workout is one kettlebell and some space to walk. Start out with the Waiter Walk and continue to […]

The Turkish Get-up Isn’t What You Think It Is

The get-up is a fantastic exercise, but it isn’t what you think it is. Get-ups aren’t just about standing up with a heavy kettlebell over your head. Get-ups are about full-body control. Get-ups are about slow, deliberate movement. Get-ups aren’t supposed to be “done” so much as they are to be “performed”, as the get-up […]

How to Get The Most Out of Your Kettlebell Swings (Even if You’re Stuck With a Light Bell)

What size kettlebell should I do my swings with? This is a common question and can be difficult to answer. You see, before we can answer this properly, we need to make sure you’re swinging properly! If you’re doing “pendulum swings” with no power or explosiveness, we need to fix that first. Truth be told, […]