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Sprinting is one of the most versatile forms of exercise, as it can be utilized to build power and speed, increase muscle size, shred body fat, and increase your cardiovascular capacity and muscular endurance. No other single exercise can effectively addr ...
The double clean is one of the most effective stand-alone exercises, and it is a perfect complement to the double swing. It also serves as the primary transitional phase between most of the other kettlebell skills in this series. At the top of the double ...
Owning the flat-footed squat is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure-book. From mobility and strength to coordination, the squat sets you up to develop a broad base of athleticism. Now that we’ve established how to go about finding comfort in th ...
There are two common problems when it comes to recovery and regeneration in training. The first is that it’s often overlooked in the overall training process, and the second is that the majority will try the sexy quick fixes over thinking about the ...
When the Olympic Games begin in Rio we will marvel at world-class athletes showcasing their skills as they compete for kin and country, medals and glory. The last few weeks brought the U.S. Olympic trials in gymnastics, where we got a taste of the strengt ...
Root. Foundation. Base. These terms are interchangeable when talking about becoming a complete athlete. The most prolific athletes of our time have two intangible qualities that are the underpinning to their success: root and body awareness. Explosiveness ...
To achieve weight loss these days, a lot of people are ramping up their protein intake. Naturally, by weight loss we specifically mean fat loss.   There is strong evidence that upping protein intake is useful for weight loss when done correctly, and ...
About five years ago, I did something that I never thought I would do: I closed my training facility. After operating it for over a decade, teaching all over the world had made me so busy I couldn’t provide the proper attention to my clients. While ...
Mindset in training encompasses a myriad of mental techniques and strategies such as meditation, visualization, counselling, and hypnosis. All of them pursue a single goal: helping the athlete cope and thrive amidst the mental stressors of training and co ...
It’s beach season, and for those of us in the fitness world, that means it’s bench season. Whether it’s part of a regimented plan or just a sudden urge to pump up the guns before heading out for the night, a sudden interest in the bench ...
Before you proceed, be sure to read up on the Foundations of Turbo Charged Kettlebells here.   The double kettlebell swing is the foundation of the entire Turbo Charged Kettlebells series. Once the foundations are in place, it’s time to generat ...
I am a habitual list maker. Nothing is more satisfying than putting pen to paper to strike a line through a task. I do well with routine. Give me a strength program or food plan, and I’ll follow it habitually. This dedication, while a necessary and ...
When it comes to training, people are always convinced they need to do more. In a way, they are right. But what almost all athletes need significantly more of is not the cool stuff that gets retweets. It’s nutrition, mobility and recovery education, ...
A systematic review of the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on strength levels in athletes was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research this week.  Vitamin D2 was found to be ineffective at impacting muscle strength, though v ...
Everyone can get all the health support they need by just eating real food. Shunning whole food for pills, powders, or potions is missing a huge opportunity for dietary diversity. Flavourful food is one of the great joys of life.   So what's the ...
In my recent articles I’ve discussed the importance of functional flexibility for performance and some of the common stretching pitfalls we all make. Today, I’ll go through five movements that will give you an idea of your functional flexibili ...
You’ve been swinging the same kettlebell for a while now. You know a heavier bell would increase the training effect, but the next bell seems like a huge increase in weight from your old favorite. Are you moving up too fast?   Despite their ver ...