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4-Week Kettlebell Press and Swing Program

In January, I embarked on Lisa Shaffer’s 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge. 10,000 swings in one month, 400-500 swings a day five to six days a week. I knew I would have to find a way to break up that volume of swings in order to psychologically deal with the numbers, and also avoid muscular imbalance. […]

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Kettlebells + Traditional Martial Art Training = Pain

by Jim Beaumont Traditional martial art forms training is not meant as a light cardiovascular workout, or as a warm-up or cool-down phase of training. It is meant to be executed with as much power as possible, hardening the body and lungs, and disciplining the mind and body for combat. Forms are prearranged patterns, called […]

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4rd Annual December Turkish Getup/Swing Challenge

By Jim Beaumont idahokettlebells.com It is December again! Time for the 4th Annual December Turkish Getup/Swing Challenge. It is simple: Do one Turkish Getup (TGU) for each day of the month. One rep equals floor to standing on both sides. So, one rep on the first of the month, two the second day, three the […]

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10,000 Swing Challenge

by Lisa Shaffer 10,000 swings in 30 days…… Really? Why? This was the reaction I received from some people when I announced I would be doing a 10,000 swing challenge in the month of January. My response was “Give it a try and find out”. Of course I pretty much knew what my results would be […]

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Calories

by Brian Sweeney Raise the Bar I’ll be the first to admit it. Calorie counting bites. I absolutely detest tracking the calorie content of every bite I eat. Unfortunately counting calories is a necessity if you want to master a healthy lifestyle. I’m not suggesting an insufferable death sentence of counting calories for life. More […]

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Healthy Holidays

By Mike Samuels With the holidays just around the corner, and the Winter evenings drawing in, you might be thinking that now’s the time to lock yourself indoors, park yourself in front of the TV, and indulge in all your favourite foods. You’d better get that idea out of your head right now! Sacking off […]

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Pain and Injury

By David Cohn, RKC, PhD It happens in the course of training. It happens in the course of normal daily activity. Sooner or later, it is going to happen to you, and it is quite frustrating as it will affect EVERYTHING you do. I am talking about pain of some kind, and we all have […]

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New Warrior Training Fortune 500 Workout

By: Sincere Hogan Warmer weather is right around the corner, for most of us. If you don’t believe me, the next time you are in the supermarket, take a glance at the various headlines gracing the magazine stand. You will be hard-pressed not to find one not daring you to “Get Beach Ready, Now!” “Lose […]

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The Journey For a Lifetime

by Bobbi Devine The Beginning…. I looked in the mirror and said “I need to lose weight”.  How many times had I said those words to myself?  But when did I ever really “do” anything about it?  My mind was blank.  Oh sure, a couple of times I had half-heartedly started a “walking program”, only […]

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Adversity, Focus, Discipline

These are just a few of the words that come across my mind at this very moment. I’m lucky enough to be able to spend my life with a woman that has an equal if not greater passion for health and fitness as I do. We just finished a training session, and although with different […]

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