Monday, July 27, 2009

One Snatch done 400 times

One snatch done 400 times.

What the hell does that mean?

Jordan Vezina will tell you.

Get it now? One snatch done 400 times.

That is a great point, and it can be applied to just about any lift you do that depends on solid technique: bench press, squat, deadlifts, clean and jerk, Olympic snatch, gripper squeezes. And the list goes on.

All the best in your training,


P.S. Did you see Jordan's new DVD - the Corrections? Check it out here ===> The Corrections DVD.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kettlebells for Grip Strength

Bottoms up Pressing is a great way to work the grip with kettlebells. Check it out, along with some bending, below.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dave Whitley Demonstrates the Turkish get-up

Dave Whitley is one of the best kettlebell instructors in the world. If you have a kettlebell question, please do not hesitate to ask him - he will set you straight for sure!

Here he goes over the Turkish Get-up.

All the best in your training,


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Explosive Power in a Compromised Position

From Micahel Fry of

"UFC Fighters, wrestlers, and grapplers are all starting to benefit from training with kettlebells. This video clip is an awesome exercise we do with our athletes to build explosive power in a compromised position."

All the best in your training,


Monday, May 25, 2009

David Whitley - Avoiding Tearing from Snatches

Dave Whitely makes several good points in this two part series on avoiding callous tears from doing snatches.

All the best in your training,


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unbelievable Juggling

Dan just posted this video clip he found of some unbelievable kettlebell juggling. I have never seen anything like this.

Anybody know who this is??


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rob Russell Watch - 60kg KB for 20 Reps!

Ya gotta love seeing big kettlebells get moved around. Believe me, I know doing hundreds of reps with a smaller one is intense and extremely challenging, but I just can't get enough of Rob Russell's feats with kettlebells. This dude is freakin' strong.

Check out Rob's site Kettlebell Training for Sport.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Hand Care

From, here is a video on how to take care of your hands to prevent callus tears from doing kettlebell work, especially kettlebell snatches.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Brian Schoonveld wins the AKC Challenge

At the Arnold Classic this year, the American Kettlebell Club had a booth and were holding a challenge to see who could complete the most AKC overhead lifts with their 132-kg kettlebell. Brian Schoonveld won the challenge and took home a complete set of AKC kettlebells.

Here's the very impressive video clip:

Good heavy kettlebell lifting - my favorite kind!

All the best,


Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Beast Bottoms up Press for Reps

Rob Russell presses the 106lb Dragondoor Beast for 4 full reps and another partial! Crazy grip strength to be able to control this piece for so many reps!


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Extreme Swings

Here is an exercise clip showing Extreme Kettlebell Swings - KB Swings with a JumpStretch band attached to it.

This type of variation is one that we employed in our Advanced Kettlebell Techniques eBooks.

If you liked the movement in the video above, you NEED to check out Advanced Kettlebell Techniques.

All the best in your training,


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Brett Jones Bringing the Kettlebell and Grip Feats

Brett Jones has been a great ketlebeller for a while, but it's been some time since I heard of him doing grip stuff. In this compilation, Brett brings some big grip feats to the table at the 2007 RKC in Denmark. I'd love to see where he's at now with the grip stuff. The way he manhandles the Dragondoor Beast Kettlebell, it looks likehis support grip is on point.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Mike Hanley - MMA Kettlebell Complex

From Mike Hanley, here is a video of Chris Fanelli performing a kettlebell complex, a succession of different kettlebell movements linked together in one giant set, for Mixed Martial Arts conditioning.

This is a great ground based movement. It looks like this would be very intense to complete, especially as fast as Chris motors through it. Complexes like this are outstanding for pushing the lactic acid threshhold.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Video: David Whitley - 40kg Kettlebell Bottoms Up Press

This is an impressive feat of strength, both due to the sheer weight of the kettlebell being pressed, and the grip strength challenge of keeping the bell upright throughout the range of motion.

How heavy of a kettlebell can YOU bottoms up press?


Friday, January 30, 2009

Two Hand Foreward Kettlebell Flip Two Hand Catch

Here is a Two Hand Foreward Kettlebell Flip with a Two Hand Catch!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Quadruple Kettlebell Jerks

This is a first for me. I have seen guys press or jerk two kettlebells in one hand, but never two kettlebells in each hand. In this video, the athlete puts up four 16-kg kettlebells, via


Monday, January 12, 2009

What's the Difference?

What is the difference between a Miliatry Press, a Side Press, and a Bent Press? Dave Whitley, from, explains:


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Slashers to Halos

Via, here is a video from Conditioning Research, showing a very cool exercise, the Slasher to Halo combo.

This looks like it will be a great movement for core strength and shoulder stability. I want to try it out with our 95-lb kettlebell.