Back in a strange and wondrous time we like to call “2011”, I spent a fair bit of my time online in the RKC instructors’ forum, which – unlike the regular forum, which was like a bit like walking through a noisy Middle Eastern market place – was a truly amazing resource for connecting with some of the best instructors the kettlebell world had to offer at the time.
One post in particular ended up changing my life. It was from Geoff Neupert, Master RKC.
He used his time to endorse a brand-new ebook by his friend Tim Anderson, who would later go on to be the co-founder (along with Geoff) of Original Strength.
His book was called Becoming Bulletproof, and it was all about how to restore your body’s resilience through the movements we now all know as the Original Strength resets.
I bought a copy and the rest is history.
One thing that I started focusing on more and more that very day was this idea of becoming more resilient overall. Slowly but surely I was discovering that – although my favorite kettlebell and bodyweight moves were making me very strong – in many ways my obsessive focus on them was also making me feel brittle.
You know what I mean: like one wrong move slightly out of the proper alignment and I’d be taking a week off to nurse a tweak or injury.
Not a great feeling.
As time went on and my tweaks and injuries piled up – and I was getting tasked more and more with helping my students overcome theirs as well – I realized that the “just do swings and Get Ups” approach was only minimally helpful, and that people desperately craving a life of resilient strength and power needed something more substantive.
Like Dante navigating his way through the Dark Forest, I ultimately succeeded and ended up with quite an array of tools at my disposal; tools that I’ve never put all in one place.
So I finally decided, why keep this amazing toolbox all to myself?
Why *NOT* collect my thoughts and experiences in one place for people to navigate, peruse, and pick & choose?
I decided to say “let there KNEE light” and share with you what I’ve learned.
And thus Bulletproof Knees was born.
It’s an orderly, step-by-step guide through my mad methods of making your knees less brittle and potentially restoring them to levels of resilience you haven’t had since you were naught but a youth – and maybe even before.
In this guide you will learn:
- The 3 key causes of brittle-feeling, uncomfortable knees – and how your favorite exercises and routines COULD be contributing to the problem (pages 5-8)
- Original Strength for “armor building” – how to lay down your first layer of resilience for your knees using a skeleton crew of the classic OS resets (including a rolling variation I’m betting you’ve NEVER done) (pages 10-14)
- The #1 muscle you MUST focus on stretching to not just let your knees breathe a sigh of relief, but also to open the gateway to mobile, resilient hips (hint: this muscle is in many ways the gate keeper to your stubborn and tight hip flexors – if you fail to focus on this first, you are more likely to spin the drain than make any gains) (pages 17-19)
- How to use a light kettlebell to potentially add inches to your hamstring flexibility in minutes (page 21)
- The two-level inner-thigh drill that can not only relieve angry knees, but possibly even turn back the clock on your hips (pages 22-23)
- A high-level, low-tech lower-leg drill pioneered by a 7th degree black belt and grandmaster in Tae Kwon Do for younger-feeling knees in mere moments (WARNING: it is a power tool and should only be done once you’ve gotten experience with a more foundational lower leg drill, which I show you on page 23)
- The “Core 4” leg muscle groups to focus on to not only make your knees happy, but very possibly even skyrocket your brute strength levels through the stratosphere (beginning on page 26)
- A few low-tech, high-yield hamstring drills that the “kettlebell intelligentsia” LOVE to scoff at – but would be hard-pressed to find a better alternative to – for super stable, bulletproof knees (pages 27-28)
- Why strong glutes = stable and resilient knees (page 29)
- The crazy simple, super effective calisthenics exercise that builds brute glutes WITHOUT overworking your quads (in fact, your quads may do next to no work at all if you do them the way I show you on pages 29, 30, and 31)
- The #1 kettlebell drill for powerful hips, hamstrings, and glutes (Hint: it’s NOT swings!) (pages 32-33)
- The outright “heretical” squat variations that makes weaksauce doctors and ignorant physical therapists recoil in abject horror – yet have arguably done more to build solid, stable, and happy knees than almost any other squatting variation (pages 35, 38, 39)
- A quad-heavy calisthenics movement that not only packs freakish amounts of strength and muscle onto your thighs, but practically FORCES them to become more flexible as well (unbeknownst to most, Pavel Tsatsouline himself has given them his seal of approval – see page 36)
- A “weird” way of walking and running that can not only turn your plastic knees into titanitum titans of pure power, but can work wonders on radically ratcheting up your conditioning as well.In fact, one of the greatest and winningest heavyweight boxers in history used this off-the-wall style of running to get in the best shape of his life even late in his career and went on to handily defeat a boxer so legendary that his name is STILL a household one nearly 100 years later (read about it on pages 41-43)
- A simple, methodical, 8-day protocol to get you back on the road to glory while helping you discover which moves are a must for YOU – and which you can leave by the wayside for now (pages 44-49)
- Much, much more
Cost for this guide will be $39 – a steal considering just how many years it’s taken me to compile, distill, and organize all this information.
To celebrate it’s triumphant and glorious release, between now and August 4th I’m making Bulletproof Knees available for a ridiculously low $19.97.
But hurry – this price will be going back to the normal price very soon, so don’t delay.