The answers are simpler than you might think... “Are kettlebells right for me?” It always surprises me, but people seem to have a misconception about kettlebells. They think that in order to use them, they must: 1) Be young2) Have a “low mileage” body3) Be a stud/studette with years of weightlifting/strength training … [Read more...] about How Do I Know If Kettlebells Are Right For Me?
Cheap? Expensive? What do I look for? The Hidden Question A question I run into all the time is usually not really a question: it’s a statement with a tacit question hidden inside of it. The statement? “My gym is offering kettlebell classes with Johnny Beefcake/ Jane Q. Bodybuilder. All the kettlebells are tiny and rubber coated, and the class is only, like, $35 a month. That’s pretty good, right?” The hidden question?“How much should I be paying for kettlebell … [Read more...] about How much should I pay for kettlebell workouts?
It's easier than you might think. Scenario time! You: Doctor, is it bad?Doctor: I'm afraid so. We may have to amputate.You: Seriously? But doc, it's just a sprained ankle. Isn't that a bit extreme?Doctor: Not at all. The only way to fix this problem is by taking the most extreme measures possible.You: Uh, are you sure that's such a wise idea?Doctor: Trust me. I got certified online and have seen every episode of Grey's Anatomy twice. Now let's change the word "doctor" with "trainer", … [Read more...] about How to avoid a shitty personal trainer
In the beginning... I remember when I was just getting started with kettlebell training, I did what any American would do: lifted indiscriminately with as many exercises as I could fit into a session and with no real plan in mind. It never would have occurred to me to do the same thing the same way for weeks and months at a time and work toward lifting a heavier weight, because 1) that would be boring, and 2) my muscles will get used to it and I will stop gettin' ripped and lookin’ fly for … [Read more...] about How to become a T-1000 (A review of Flexible Steel)
It's simple, but not necessarily easy. Someone recently asked me "what is your strategy to overcome training plateaus?" This is a great question, and one that a lot of people over complicate needlessly. Below is my response. My strategy to overcome training plateaus is both to be patient and to fill gaps in your training. Patience, because in many cases you may have to wait months or years to overcome a given plateau (depending on how lofty your training goal is). In a big way, simply … [Read more...] about How to break plateaus in your training