Always, always, always leave some in the tank- here’s why.

In addition to Kettlebells, Pavel Tstatsouline brought something else just as valuable to America-an idea. Certainly this idea was in existence before his arrival, but in my book he popularized it and changed the way many American trainees worked out. Here it is- he emphasized the idea of never training to failure, nor “training on…

Time for me to Butt in.

Let’s get right to it. Your butt matters. So much so that I can predict much of your physical fitness potential by how much you can engage, squeeze, and contract your precious tush. It’s ostensibly bad for business for me to go around squeezing my client’s rear ends to see if their glutes are contracted…

Why Kettlebells are the long term Fat loss Solution

Kettlebells have their critics. But believe me, I am done fighting the fight to defend them. I let the results my folks get speak for themselves. In almost 20 years of training hundreds of different bodies, I have never seen a negative result. Swing, Snatch, and Clean the bells several times a week and you…

What does it take?

I think people know the truth when they hear it, so here goes. The landscape is littered with well-intentioned people looking to trim, tone, sculpt, lose weight and do all the things they are supposed to be doing. They embark on their fitness journey, “I am finally going to lose 50 lbs, and I mean…

3 Things you don’t want cheap

I am the last guy on earth you’d expect to own a Louis Vuitton anything. In my line of work I am in hoodies, lifting shoes, and Rehband knee sleeves. That’s my office attire. I have a big, obnoxious beard, a slick bald head and a face that simply frightens some. But, one year my…

Compliance Matters

A huge challenge faced by strength and conditioning coaches is the question of compliance. What will someone do? Will they follow the program, and will they eat properly? Part of my job is to design programs that get results; the other part is to make sure that they actually get done. Whether you are training…

If you do anything- Do this.

     Why do people start a training program? To get in shape? To be healthier? To look fabulous? To relieve the guilt of not exercising? It could be any of them, or perhaps it’s something else. Whatever their reason, they should train for strength. I have to admit, this is a tough sell. Usually, getting…

The downside of being a Trainer

  By the time most people find me, they have an idea of what they want in a trainer. And they know what they don’t want. They have had it with weak, ineffective, and disorganized programs. Bands and balls and cables and gadgets have lost their appeal. They are tired, as I am, of hearing…

Can I have your number?

What’s your number? 1.) I am completely disinterested in fitness, eating right, or health in general. I would rather kick back, relax and chill. I know it’s not healthy, but I don’t care. I may very well die early but at least I’ll die happy and well fed. I eat fast food and pizza without…

Grab a Handle this Weekend

     How would you like to torch some body fat and gain a bunch of strength? Could I also interest you in world class levels of cardio fitness? Sound good? Consider adding Kettlebell training to your fitness toolbox. This month we explore how the KB can get you stronger, while cranking up your heart and…