At first glance you might be surprised all ten of these articles are by the same person - they cover everything from kettlebells, to martial arts, to Primal Move, to Ironman training. But in addition to sharp wit and brutal honesty, they all have one important thing in common: they're written by Breaking Muscle author, Senior RKC, Ironman, veteran trainer, and self-professed 'elitist pig' Andrew Read.


Guys Like Me: 4 Keys to Fitness For Mature Athletes

Getting older doesn't mean you have to stop training, or even that you have to stop training hard, but it does mean you need to start training smarter.


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The Kettlebell Swing: Why It's the Perfect Exercise

Are you looking for an exercise to improve your posture, strengthen your posterior chain, strengthen your heart, AND help you lose weight? Look no further - you are looking for the kettlebell swing.


Primal Move Workout #1 - The Warm Up

Welcome to my four part video series of Primal Move workouts. Primal Move is an approach to human movement that prioritizes basic, natural movement. This week, let's get warmed up!


Athlete Journal: Andrew Read, Entry 31 - I'm An Ironman

When I started training for Ironman, I wanted a scary challenge. That's what I got. I may not have been a top finisher, but I was pushed to my limits and also saw improvement in my performance.


Why You Should Stop and Go Home After Hitting a PR

The goal in training isn’t to do the most reps or to spend a certain amount of time in the gym regardless of outcomes. The goal is to improve. If you hit a personal record then the work is done.


Why You Should Never Hit a 1RM Again

My clients rarely, if ever, attempt a 1RM. They get plenty strong without it and stay injury-free. Let me explain why you should most likely never go for a 1RM again.


4 Training Lessons We Can Learn From Bruce Lee

With Bruce Lee's birthday this week I thought a look at how he influenced the world of fitness was due. Here are 4 valuable lessons about training we can learn from this master athlete.


The 5 Keys to Successful Kettlebell Workouts

Somehow people get really messed up when it comes to programming their kettlebell workouts. Exercise planning has some common sense guidelines, and so does working with kettlebells.


The Get Up: Why It's My Favorite Exercise

The get up has been around since the time of strongmen and for good reason. It develops strength, balance, flexibility, and more. It's also how I found the RKC and it changed my body - and my life.


Five Reasons the RKC Isn't Just About Kettlebells

Despite what people think the RKC is not about kettlebells. Here are five lessons anyone in fitness should take from the philosophy behind the RKC.