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16 Jan Kettlebell Training And Olympic Weightlifting – An Analysis Of Hip Power

Here's a training topic that no one else talks about.

In this article, you'll learn about the single biggest difference between kettlebell training and Olympic weightlifting. While there are many differences between these 2 explosive training methods, there is one thing that makes each of these strength skills so unique.

Make no mistake, these 2 training methods are very different from each other, yet also complementary.

There’s one thing that is central to both and no one seems to talk about this.

When I started to learn the Olympic lifts (the snatch and clean and jerk) - after establishing a strong foundation with hardstyle kettlebell training - I thought that my kettlebell skills would somewhat easily transfer to the barbell.

I thought that lots of technically sound swings, snatches, cleans, and other kettlebell exercises would set a good baseline that would transfer to the Olympic lifting.

I was wrong.

There's a key difference between kettlebells and Olympic weightlifting that requires new motor learning and skill development to excel in either.

It comes down to hip power.

Yes, there are many technical differences between training with a kettlebell and a barbell, but the biggest difference comes down to one important distinction.

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11 Jan RT 192 | Scott Carney – What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

Scott Carney is an award-winning investigative journalist, anthropologist and multi-book author. WARNING: This is one of the most "mild-blowing" interviews we've done on the podcast to date. This information is for your background use only - please use discretion. Scott is the author of 3 books, including a fascinating NEW book titled "What Doesn't Kill Us - How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, & Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength. In this session, we discuss Scott's personal journey to debunk these theories. What he experienced turned into a series of transformational events that improved his health and performance.
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10 Jan What Are We Training For? (The Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster Paradigm)

I've been thinking a lot about training lately. What are we training for? I mean, specifically, what are we working to achieve? After some serious thought, I believe it really comes down to these 4 things: Bigger, better, stronger, faster. That sums up my training paradigm. I’ve talked about my philosophy being built on a foundation of movement and strength - and it is. But a paradigm is how I think about training, it's how I approach training.

A paradigm is, by definition, a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about.

Becoming bigger, better, stronger, and faster is the process and the “end game” of what I train for. This paradigm isn't just for athletes and I'll explain why. Anyone can adopt this paradigm and it can be considered to improve both health and performance. Let me explain this important concept in more detail so you can see how it can help guide your training and results.
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04 Jan RT 191 | Adam Wolf – A Bold, New Perspective In Understanding Human Movement

Adam Wolf (PT, LMT, FAFS) is this week's featured guest discussing his revolutionary approach to human movement. Adam is a licensed physical therapist, massage therapist, movement teacher, and author of the new book "Real Movement, Perspective on Integrated Motion And Motor Control." In this session, you'll learn about his dynamic, comprehensive, and innovative approach to human movement. If you're a "movement enthusiast" or want to know more about the importance of fundamental human movement, you'll love this episode! Here's some of what you'll hear about:
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03 Jan Can You Be Great?

This is a bold and different kind of post, unlike anything I've ever written. But the message is important and it's the perfect time of year to write this. It's not meant to motivate or inspire, but to aspire (you'll see what I mean). This isn't motivational fluff, it's a shift in mindset.

Don't worry, I've got plenty of NEW "how to" articles, lifting tips, and training advice coming here soon (and a bunch of other cool new stuff too).

This is a new year and each of us has a clean slate right now. We're all excited about our training as the year begins, right?

But, what happens in a month from now? 2 months from now?

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27 Dec The 5 Best Fitness Books Of The Year (2016 Edition)

As we begin, let me tell you this. The list here should be titled the 5 best and most unconventional fitness books of the year. These aren't the typical "mainstream" fitness books and if you've read anything before from this website, you know that's not how I roll. Now that I said that, here's my 5th year of publishing the 5 best fitness books of the year. (If you missed last year's article, see the bottom of this post). What I can say about this year's list is that the books here can improve your life - or help you improve those you work with. These are performance books to enhance sport - or life. Coming up with this list was tough. It always is. It was tough because I read some great books this year, but the truth is I can't read everything out there, so there's probably some great books that I just didn't get to (yet). I still have a stack of books that were released in 2016 that haven't been read. Who can benefit from this list? Anybody really, but this is written specifically for coaches, trainers, lifters, the serious fitness enthusiast, and or the rehab professional. It's for people who simply want the edge in lifting, in sport, and in life.
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