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09 Oct RT 087 | Kettlebells and Your Hormones – New Science

Episode 87Kettlebell training and the hormonal response to exercise is the topic of this week's podcast. There's a brand new cutting edge study that was just published looking at the acute hormonal response to the kettlebell swing. I'll break down this study and share the big takeaways around understanding the physiological changes that occur following a training session. This is another important scientific study which helps us better understand the benefits of strength training and, specifically, the kettlebell swing exercise.
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02 Oct When Does “Technical” Go Too Far?

Barbell GripIn the most recent podcast (episode #86) on bodyweight training I spoke about how we need to be “technicians” in our training. I spoke about my background and why I believe we need to be more technical in our exercise approach. But, let me clarify things because I don’t want this point to be misunderstood.
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24 Sep RT 085 | 5 Proven Ways to Increase Your Press Strength

RT 85Learn 5 specific ways to maximize your kettlebell press strength in this week's podcast. The 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press is powerful demonstration of brute strength. Since I've had so many questions about how to get stronger with the press, I wanted to take some time and discuss specific programs and methods that have worked for me that will get you stronger. There are many ways to increase press strength, but these are the 5 things that have been most successful to consistently conquer the 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press.
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19 Sep 3 Common Mistakes With The Turkish Get Up (And How to Fix Them)

TGU MistakesThe Turkish get up is an amazing and powerful exercise that's evolved quite a bit over the years. I mean, who wouldn't benefit from this exercise? It's a "one stop shop" for a lot of things. In the most simple terms, the Turkish get up (TGU) is getting up from the ground and then going back down, ideally under a heavy load. Of course, there's A LOT more to it than just getting up and going back down, but there's been a big evolution of this exercise. And, it's critical to get the movement down before adding any type of external load or weight. Notable benefits of the TGU are:
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17 Sep RT 084 | Zach Even-Esh The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength

Zach BannerZach Even-Esh is the author of the NEW book, "The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning." Zach is well known in the fitness industry as he's the Founder of the Underground Strength Gym, Creator of the Underground Strength Coach certification, and he's passionate and authentic in his approach to strength and conditioning. You'll learn all about his great new book and the "Underground" approach to strength training in this "no fluff" interview session.
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15 Sep My Philosophy on Strength

SquatHow important is strength? Strength definitely makes everything else better, but strength isn't the only thing we need. First, it's important to remember that quality of movement precedes strength (Point 1 - Be Mobile, see below) We need to move well, then move strong.
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