Monthly Archive:: February 2015

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Final February Friday “Fun”isher

I finally got myself back in the gym after having to take some time off to heal up a back issue. I got to tell you, it was nice to get in there and crank this one out.  I was going stir crazy not lifting.  Still a

Setting Yourself Up for Success in the Kitchen

The path to good health starts in your kitchen, and without setting yourself up properly you could be sabotaging your best intentions toward a healthier you before you even get started. I am going to share with you my four biggest tips to stocking your kitchen in

Plyo/Core Friday “Fun”isher

New finisher of the week coming at you that pairs a couple of core exercises with some plyometric moves.  As always if you need to scale the plyo back to the normal versions that’s okay.  Only do what you feel comfortable with!  Here’s the setup: For time,

Workout Intensity or Consistency: Which is Better?

High intensity workouts are all the rage these days.  Everywhere you turn there’s a new workout system touting its astounding calorie burning and fat torching results. There’s no doubt that many of these systems can deliver those results, but to the uninitiated or someone looking to start

RKC Training Log: Week 5

Week 5 of RKC training is officially in the books.  It was a decent week.  I didn’t get in as much skill work as the past few weeks, but I was happy with some more improvement in the snatch department. I embarked on a new training program

Clean, Squat, and Press Ladder – A Friday “Fun”isher

This should come as no surprise, but this week’s finisher involves a kettlebell.  I paired an ascending ladder of cleans, squats, and presses with one of my least favorite conditioning moves: the lunge jump. All of this came at the end of a workout that consisted of

The Perception of Progress

Chances are if you are regularly exercising you are doing so to improve some area of your physical health.  Maybe you just enjoy it, I know I do, but even if pure enjoyment gets you to the gym every day you likely still have goals similar to

RKC Training Log: Week 4

Wow, so I’ve been training for four weeks already.  Time flies! This was a so-so week.  I had a coupe of good sessions, and a couple of subpar days, including a disappointing variation of the snatch test on Friday.  I can’t dwell on that though and got

Burpees and a Kettlebell – A Friday “Fun”isher

Here’s a new “fun”isher that you can do with just your bodyweight and a single kettlebell.  I’ve been on a kick lately where I’m combining just two movements for my final conditioning set.  It keeps things simple so I don’t have to think real hard about what

The Kettlebell Swing: A Foundational Exercise

Whether you’re looking to build strength, lose fat, or become a better conditioned athlete, the kettlebell swing is an excellent exercise to build your foundation upon.  This deceptively complex movement can be somewhat difficult to master, but once you do, and you start incorporating it into your

RKC Training Log: Week 3

My third week of training for the RKC wrapped up today, and it’s probably been my best week so far.  It was a deload week so I wasn’t doing any heavy barbell training and that allowed me to focus on the kettlebells almost exclusively. Because of a