Category Archives: Exercises and Lifts

How to Get Started with Kettlebells

I love kettlebells. I love their versatility, utility, and even their value. I love that they take up a tiny corner of my home office and have proven more useful for my fitness than all of the free weights in … Continue reading

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Why Kettlebells Are Better than Barbells: Utility

For the last couple of years, I have not been training with barbells. Rather, my equipment has included a scant six kettlebells and a pull-up bar. (In case you’re curious, I have two of each: 40#, 53# and 70#). On … Continue reading

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Three Weeks with the “Armor Building” Complex

Recently I ran across a double KB complex devised by strength guru Dan John.  He is a strong advocate of what he calls “Armor Building,” and it makes a lot of sense.  He says, “In a sense, armor building is … Continue reading

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Favorite Fifteen No. 2: Kettlebell Clean and Press Ladders

The penultimate stop of the Favorite Fifteen train is at the station called “The Clean and Press.” This is – as the name suggests – two separate drills that go together like peanut butter and chocolate. The ballistic movement of … Continue reading

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Favorite Fifteen No. 3: Turkish Get-ups, 1 per side

As I continue with my series on my favorite fifteen workouts, I return to the Turkish Get-up (the first mention being #14). If you’re looking for an exercise that generates greater strength and greater mobility, it’s hard to get more … Continue reading

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