The Art of Kettlebell Recycling

What is kettlebell recycling? It is efficiently recreating identical reps (e.g. of deadlift, squat, swing, press, clean, snatch) one after another without movement quality deteriorating and without wasting excess energy.  Your ability to recycle well determines not only how long you can last in a training set, or how well you perform in any activityContinue reading “The Art of Kettlebell Recycling”

Girevoy Nationals 2020: reflections

This is the face of intense struggle and realization from the Girevoy competition this past weekend. It was fantastic and there’s a huge lesson here! I didn’t train for this event. I had a VERY nice relaxing winter 🙂 and I don’t regret it for a second. But I suspected that I would struggle andContinue reading “Girevoy Nationals 2020: reflections”

Why Kettlebells are like Olympic Lifting 2.0

I love Olympic Lifting. It is supremely satisfying to hoist a heavy weight over your head. Plus, it builds power, strength, mobility, coordination, lean muscle, core strength, ability to use the body as one solid unit, and mental focus. However, I’ve always found five downsides to traditional Olympic Lifting (using a barbell) when it comesContinue reading “Why Kettlebells are like Olympic Lifting 2.0”

3 (actually, 7) reasons NOT to Exercise for Fat Loss. And 3 Things to Do Instead.

Over the past few months including COVID lockdown, I have been getting an increased amount of questions from you, all about weight loss:What exercise should I do more of to lose the belly?Should I start training twice a day?Why isn’t my weight decreasing even though I walk twice as much every day?Is it better for weight loss ifContinue reading “3 (actually, 7) reasons NOT to Exercise for Fat Loss. And 3 Things to Do Instead.”

Mindful Eating – 5 Months Later

A few months ago, I shared my journey of beginning to eat more mindfully. I want to update that journey because I believe in being honest, and sharing the truth about the complexity and imperfection of life. During January and February 2020, I was focusing only on eating, not watching videos, listening to audiobooks, readingContinue reading “Mindful Eating – 5 Months Later”

10 Essential Exercises for Optimal Fitness

Imagine your body is made of clay, with each type and frequency of movement shaping the physical outcome. Take your imaginary body-ball-of-clay through your personal movement timeline, considering your early development, favourite activities, accidents or sports injuries, footwear habits, the desks at school, your favourite couch, and driving posture. Create the ‘resultant’ shape in yourContinue reading “10 Essential Exercises for Optimal Fitness”

Don’t fear failure. Fear the lack of striving.

In our modern culture of callout, digging up dirt, public shaming, trolling and other secular forms of eternal damnation, the fear of making mistakes can be paralyzing. The fear of failing publicly and the risk of looking foolish to some people, instead of being the ‘cost of doing business’ of life now prevents us from ever striving.  Nihilism, groupContinue reading “Don’t fear failure. Fear the lack of striving.”