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Kettlebells for Beginners

If you are new to kettle bells you may be wondering things like "what is so good about them", "what is unique about them" and "how do I get started"?   So in this short blog post I will answer those questions and more.   What is so good about kettle bells?...

Vitamin D3

If you've spent any amount of time reading my blog posts, you will already know that I am big advocate of getting all the nutrients you need from whole food before supplementing. However Vitamin D is one of the 24 critical micronutrients for human survival, so if...

What to do when life gets busy

Some times life is unpredictable and things will come up that derail your training. So what do you do? Well what you don't do is stop! You will lose the momentum that you are gathering, and have to start over. Big mistake! What you do is you follow either the Program...

Zinc – Do you need topping up?

I am not a huge supplement fan, but there are some bases that need covering because we can't get enough from our diet alone, and one of them is Zinc. The chances that you are zinc deficient are high! Especially if you are of older age, drink alcohol, are a vegetarian,...

The 3 biggest kettlebell mistakes

Kettlebells are a great tool to help you develop strength and endurance, build muscle and reduce body fat. However the exercises are fairly technical, so attention to detail is paramount if you want your experience with kettlebell training to be a positive one....

Can I strength train every day?

This is a question that comes up frequently and there is a lot of confusion around it. The short is answer is - it depends!   There are many factors that need to be looked at, the first would be, do you have the capacity to recover from an increased training...

Working weight

The term working weight refers to the weight you are using for the majority of your sets, this should be a weight that challenges you, but is also manageable. This weight will likely be different depending on the exercise, for instance the kettlebell you use for...

Kettlebell training makes you flexible?

You may have heard this before, but do you know how this happens? Lets think about the word flexible. What does that mean? To be able to flex and extend your limbs through a full range of movement. For example, an inflexible person might struggle to fully flex at the...

Kettlebell snatch technique

If you are not snatching you are not kettlebell training, the kettlebell snatch is the end game of the ballistic kettlebell exercises, it will build killer conditioning, strengthen every muscle from toes to finger tips and burn up to 20+ calories per minute. The...

A guide to buying kettlebells

If you have been looking into buying a kettlebell lately you may have noticed that there are two different types. Competition kettlebells and cast iron kettlebells. Competition kettlebells (or pro grade as they are often called) are what the athletes in Girevoy sport...

RKC snatch test (nearly)

So you may or may not know that I am currently training for the most prestigeous of kettlebell certifications the RKC level 1. To pass this gruelling 3 day event, trainees have to not only show excellent technique and form in the 6 main exercises, and show competence...

Hand care

Kettlebell training is rough on the hands, the repeated motion of the handle rotating in the palm will form callouses which eventually may tear and could stop you from training as frequently as you want to.  However there are things you can do to avoid this situation,...

Train like a man even if you are a woman!

One of the concerns for women when they first try kettlebell training is that they think that because it is a weight they will build muscle. Mike Mahler has a great saying for this "Worrying about building muscle is like worrying about making to much money", it just...

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