Posts Tagged with "kettlebell training"

Addressing My Coaching Gaps

I am an imperfect coach. I don’t know everything and I don’t pretend to. One of the most admirable qualities I think any coach should possess is having a modicum of humbleness that acknowledges their “gaps.”   Some coaches are stellar at teaching the “big 3” but are unable to break down sprint mechanics. Others… Read more

2-KB Front Squat: A Simple Looking Exercise That’s Anything But

Being a “good” coach and writing effective training programs isn’t about inserting the most demanding or most obnoxious looking exercises for your athletes & clients. Peruse social media and you’ll inevitably come across any number of fit pros vying for everyone’s attention with elaborate looking exercises ranging from Quasi-isometric deadlifts vs. chains (from a deficit… Read more

Two Cues to Clean Up Your Turkish Get-Up

Hope everyone’s New Years was fantastic and safe. Lisa and I celebrated our last Holiday as non-parents by being lame and going to bed at 9 PM New Year’s Eve. We figured we’d start a new hash-tag to highlight the fact: #sleepingwhilewecan. 2017 is here and with my first post of the year I wanted… Read more

Turkish Get-Up Tip: Vertical Knee

The Turkish Get-Up. Some people love them. I mean, really love them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_98w0cwqFQ   And others are indifferent maybe even skeptical. I know some strength coaches who view them as a valued asset to their programs, providing insight on their athlete’s movement quality as well as highlighting any “weak links” that may exist. And I… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Bottoms-Up Anything

Drake said it best: “Started from the bottom now we’re here.” Based off last week’s article on Building the Squat From the Bottom and today’s apropos titled post, you may think I’m obsessed with bottoms. Kim Kardashian and J-Lo jokes aside, you’re 100% correct. When I was coaching at Cressey Sports Performance and working with… Read more

3 Ways the Kettlebell Deadlift Can Improve Your Barbell Deadlift

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Providence, RI based strength coach, Joe DeLeo. He discusses the kettlebell deadlift and why it can have a lot of influence on one’s performance with the barbell deadlift. Enjoy! 3 Ways the Kettlebell Deadlift Can Improve Your Barbell Deadlift The kettlebell deadlift can help you improve your barbell deadlift… Read more

The Most Underrated Exercise in Strength and Conditioning? It’s Not Deadlifts.

While I can’t say it’s always been the case (I’ve grown less dogmatic and immature as a coach the older I’ve gotten, I operate under the guise that every exercise has its time and place. Except for maybe this one. If she were juggling a pair of chainsaws while standing on the BOSU balls I… Read more

How the Kettlebell Can Improve Your Deadlift

I had an interesting conversation with my good friend and fellow strength coach, Ben Bruno, not too long ago. He and I like to catch up every now and then to 1) discuss our mutual affinity for JP Licks ice-cream and 2) talk some training and fitness shop. He’s originally from New England and worked… Read more