The Stairway To Stronger Pushups

Just as free weights allow you to adjust the load on the bar, the push-up also allows you to adjust the load through the manipulation of leverage. Conquer your push-up plateau with this 4-week program utilizing multiple leverages.
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THE ART OF THE KETTLEBELL SWING

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

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Over the years as an instructor/coach/teacher I’ve noticed a particular phenomenon where some very experienced students begin to lose confidence in their skill sets although it’s clear that they’ve come along way and accomplished a great deal while novice students are typically over-confident despite their relative lack of skill.  I’ve seen it time and time again where people who are objectively much better than they have been in the past perceive they are no good or getting worse. The perception of getting worse or better at a skill is often a matter of choosing your perspective and  objectively tracking your progress.  If you’re not tracking your workouts and objectively measuring progress, then the only standard you are judging yourself against is perfection and you’ll never measure up.

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Is Your Training Negatively Affecting Your Mental Health?