Smash Your Plateaus – Conquer New Heights of Upper Body Strength – Forge a Formiddable ‘Doer’s Physique
In the world of kettlebells and calisthenics, if there’s one thing that sets apart the men from the boys, the winners from the wannabes, the Real McCoys from the pretenders, it’s a strong, muscular, and resilient back.
So universal is this rule, in fact, that the late, great Louie Simmons – strength coach to strength athletes, MMA fighters, rugby and football athletes, and many others – famously noted that “a weak man has a weak back and a strong man has a strong back. It’s that simple” (And of course, this applies to ladies too)
Yet the sad fact is that most kettlebell and bodyweight enthusiasts treat their back training like they do their showering: “I’ll soap up just a few areas and let the water clean the rest”.
Just as that’s no way to get sparkling clean, it’s also no way to build freakish, real-world strength.
While your back plays a supporting role in a number of your favorite kettlebell and bodyweight moves – from military pressing to squatting to swings, snatches, and more – if your back muscles are never made star of the show with any of your exercise selection, ultimately the strength of nearly every other part of your body will suffer and eventually grind to a halt.
(Not to mention it might even increase your risk of tweaks, aches, discomfort, and training layoffs while you recover)
And what a shame, too, because if you train your back intelligently using a skeleton crew of classic, tried, tested, and proven-powerful calisthenics and kettlebell drills, the difference in your strength – and how happy your shoulders feel – can be almost immediate.
My upcoming BACKtober challenge can show you how – all WITHOUT abandoning your current workouts, since it’s designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training, like a nitrous oxide boost to your car that gives it more horsepower; no need for a brand-new engine.
In this 21-day challenge you will learn:
- Why pullups might NOT be the best back strength move for you – and what you SHOULD be focusing on instead
- The “Fab 5” kettlebell and calisthenics moves for a barn-door back, bulletproof shoulders, and plateau-smashing strength and real-world muscularity
- Why the key to stronger military presses, more effortless pullups, a naturally confident posture, and much more might lay NOT in your lats, but in a neighboring muscle group you’ve probably NEVER trained before (let alone heard of!)
- How to avoid the trap of accidentally building up even MORE potentially injurious imbalances into your body – with carefully selected one-arm variations of classic back-building movements.
- The ‘stupid simple’ flick-of-the-wrist technique to turn your kettlebell and bodyweight rows from noble drills into super-charged power tools for crafting a set of lats so thick, so powerful, and so incomparably strong you’ll wonder how you never thought to do these from the get-go(Plus, your shoulders may even get rewarded with some extra muscularity and stability, to boot)
- How an easy-to-learn move from the little-seen world of physical therapy can not only add some serious strength and muscularity to your upper back, but just might soothe your sore neck and shoulders as well.(Hint: it does this by bringing some much needed balance to your shoulder girdle, not only by directly training a muscle group you probably never even touch, but also by potentially evening out imbalances between your left and right side)
- The kettlebell version of a classic bodybuilding drill favored by martial arts master Bruce Lee for low-back strength and resilience that simultaneously increases hamstring strength and flexibility – no wailing or gnashing of teeth needed
- A gymnastics ring drill adapted from yet another bodybuilding staple rarely performed outside of machine-filled gyms, but perfected with calisthenics
- Got achy, breaky biceps and shoulders because no matter how hard you try you just can’t seem to connect to your back muscles when you train?Fear not – this super simple, high-yield wall drill can show you how to to almost instantly fire up your mind-muscle connection with the muscles in your back for unparalleled strength gains while protecting the shoulders!
- The Top 2 OS resets to light up your back muscles and get them ready for even greater strength out put – no fancy-schmancy “activation drills” needed
- 3 ‘strength stretches’ to help you not only avoid getting so tight that you shuffle around like a zombie after your workouts, but quite possibly even grow greater amounts of muscle (in fact, Arnold Schwarzenegger even swore by one of them as part of his own program for building up his eye-popping lats)
- An in-depth, 21-day program to help you go from ‘weak’ to ‘freak’ in just a few short weeks
- Much, much more!
Cost for this challenge is just $37, and you can pre-order it here (note: this is indeed a pre-sale. The PDF will be sent directly to you on November 3rd).
Plus, to celebrate the monumental and triumphant release of what I believe will become one of my most endearing challenges yet, if you invest in the pre-sale between now and that November 3rd deadline I’m going to toss in this big, bodacious bounty of bonuses:
- The BACKtober Barbarian Builder Guide – a collection of specialized variations of the movements in BACKtober for even more and greater back strength gains to put directly to good use to continue carving out a path toward your short- and long-term strength goals ($33 value)
- The BACKtober Empire Conquerer Pack – not content to stop your killer calisthenics and kettlebell conquest after just 21 short days? This expansion pack will show you how to keep those gains coming simply, effectively, and time-efficiently even after you’ve completed your 21-day foray into bold and bodacious back building, and serves as an excellent companion to the Barbarian Builder Guide ($35 value)
- Ultimate Upper Body Calisthenics Compendium – a distilled and refined collection of my favorite and most potent upper body calisthenics moves for strength domination – including tips on how to train calisthenics to smash your favorite upper body kettlebell lifts (a $24 value)
Before you invest, please remember: this is a pre-sale, so you will get this cache of riches on the evening of November 3rd, NOT right away.
Also: you’ll need access to at LEAST 1 light to moderate kettlebell and a pair of gymnastics rings to make this work. If you don’t have both of those things, either invest in them or skip over this guide until you have ‘em.
All right, gotta run. Have a great day, have fun, and happy training!