Join Us On October 31st: Tactical Strength Challenge [ Deadlifting, Pullups, Kettlebell Snatches ]

On October 31st Omaha Elite Kettlebell will be hosting The Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC)
The TSC is a strength competition consisting of three events:

  • a three-attempt powerlifting deadlift
  • pull-ups for max reps
  • kettlebell snatches for max reps in a 5:00 time period.

These three events test a unique trade-off between these abilities, and while larger participants may have an advantage in the deadlift, lighter participants have an advantage in pull-ups, and the kettlebell snatch tests all participants equally.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Please Select  “OMAHA ELITE KETTLEBELL” as your Venue Location
Enroll by Sep 19th to Receive Your Free T-Shirt


We all know that to realize your physical potential it helps to have specific goals and deadlines.
The T.S.C. is an excellent opportunity to improve yourself.

If you value strength,
If you want to improve,
If you’re motivated by goals and deadlines
If you yearn for a supportive community of like-minded individuals people who feel the same as you do…
then the Tactical Strength Challenge is waiting…for YOU.

Register by Saturday September 19th to receive a free t-shirt.
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If you want to participate and would like coaching in the deadlift, pull-up or kettlebell snatch then
For the remainder of September and October Omaha Elite Kettlebell is extending the a fantastic pricing for group classes and one-on-one personal training

Subscribe Now & Save 20% OFF Any Group Training Package
Expires Oct 24th

Q: What if I can’t do one or more of the exercises as written?

First and foremost we believe this event is about self-improvement, participation and community. In order to be accommodating to people of all abilities and a injury histories at Omaha Elite Kettlebell we will help you choose an appropriate technique regression that suits your individual abilities and/or limitations. Please understand that if you must use techniques are other than those accepted by the Tactical Strength Challenge your results won’t be posted to the international database.

An individual who cannot yet perform pull-ups can perform a timed hang, someone who lacks the shoulder mobility to put their arm overhead safely  can substitute bodyweight rows for pull-ups and kettlebell swings for snatches.

Q: Where can I read more about the rules and divisions?

Learn more about the TSC RULES  [here]


A Sandwich a Day 

One way to get plenty of iron in your diet is to have a sandwich a day with kettlebell ballistics as the main ingredient. Just insert any form of kettlebell ballistics in between your slower lifts (a.k.a “grinds”).  The pairing of slow moves and fast is great way to get some conditioning and burn calories while you keep things moving and interesting.  Here are a few recipes to for a spicy ballistic workout… Continue reading


When performing a Google search for “Best Kettlebell Workout” there are About 1,890,000 results.
If there truly is such a thing as one single “Best Kettlebell Workout” that means there are potentially one-million, eight-hundred and ninety-thousand wrong ones. With so many choices how do you find the kettlebell workout that is best for you?

The Best Kettlebell Workout you is the one that meets the following criteria:

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48kg Turkish Getup

Kettlebell Getup Progressions

The Getup also known as the “Turkish Getup” or “TGU” is a fantastic exercise for strengthening fundamental movement patterns and building resilient shoulders. If you’re unfamiliar with the movement you can find a great video demonstration here [ https://youtu.be/l5qB0nILpko?t=4m39s ]

One way to progress the getup is to just get stronger and use a heavier weight, but that takes time… as it should.  When the weight gets heavy and you are finding it takes longer and longer to transition your getups to a heavier kettlebell, one way to keep getting stronger with the same kettlebell is to find ways to increase difficulty that don’t involve using a heavier bell.

Here is a six step progression of mine to make the getup more challenging and more interesting while working your way towards using a heavier weight.

Photo of 48kg (106lb) Getup

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Double 32kg Kettlebell Setup

6 Stages of Kettlebell Training and Templates for Adding Kettlebell Training to Your Workouts

For people who are new to kettlebell training it can become confusing trying to determine where to put them into your normal workout routine.  Here are the stages I’ve gone through personally in my kettlebell journey and  a few simple templates to make your entrance into kettlebell training easier.

STAGE I: Use Kettlebells on your off days or different times of day from your normal training
This template is for individuals who are still learning how to perform kettlebell techniques. When learning kettlebell techniques for the first time practice either on your off days as a form of variety and active recovery or practice at a different time of day from your main workout.  At this point in your journey your focus should be on technique. You should treat your kettlebell training more like a lesson where you’re learning to dance with a new partner, instead of sparring session or a W.O.D. Continue reading



Part of what I do is teach people how to build strength, flexibility and work-capacity with kettlebells. Often I’ll have a prospective student who seeks to take a 30-minute to 1-hour private session and expects me to teach them how to perform about a dozen techniques and then send them on their merry way.  I’ve got news for them, it doesn’t work that way.

Kettlebell training and resistance training in general is very much like martial art training in the sense that it doesn’t matter how many techniques you know, what matters is understanding the principles that allow success, how wisely you choose the tools, techniques and tactics for the job, then how expertly you can put them to use.  Continue reading


Breathing: The One Technique To Rule Them All

Breathing: Master It or It Will Master You

All movement is a constant symphony between tension and relaxation, yet very few people recognize the important role breathing has in controlling the balance of tension and relaxation that keeps the symphony moving along.

If you hold your breath your body will reflexively tighten, when you exhale or sigh your body will reflexively relax. Slow steady breathing accompanies calmness. Erratic breathing accompanies panic. Forceful breathing accompanies powerful movement. By learning to control your breathing to be tense, relaxed or powerful at the appropriate times and you can better control your state of mind and your body.

Breathing for Safety and Performance

When used properly breathing will simultaneously increase safety and your ability to produce force. As a general rule of thumb

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