Going Back to Basics: How to Do the Kettlebell Swing

Going Back to Basics: How to Do the Kettlebell Swing

The kettlebell swing is a fundamental skill that is great for beginner to advanced athletes. It has almost-magical properties in that it increases strength in many domains. Part of this what the hell effect is probably related to reversing the momentum of the...

Increasing Fitness in the Other 162 Hours

I recently shared a few of my go-to programs for endurance and strength. When combined, these programs will take you about an hour a day for six days a week. But what you do with the other 162 hours of your week makes a big difference, too.  Researchers have found...

Waves of Strength: Soviet-Style Periodization

Last week I covered a simple endurance program that creates an anabolic environment to prime you for strength training. This week we’ll cover the most powerful strength program I have used. Russel Dunning and his athletes used this program with great success in...

The Hybrid Power Conditioning Program

High-intensity training provides the foundation for many modern training programs, but often what is done in research is not translated to practice. For example, the original research on Tabata workouts, a common form of high-intensity training, is often bastardized....

Movement Medicine: Breaking Down the Turkish Get Up

“Everyone loves the Turkish get up. Except me. But they are so darn good for me I do them anyway. I do 20 per week usually with my snatch weight bell but sometimes just with a shoe… the Turkish get up is the cod liver oil of exercise lifts.” He’s right. The Turkish...

The Case for Specialized Glute Training

Strength coaches like complex movements that recruit multiple muscle groups. These movements are closer to athletic skills and may transfer to the playing field better than isolation exercises. So when an athlete wants to focus on his or her glutes, they are often...