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The Swing Sandwich

The Swing Sandwich

I had lots of great feedback the last time I posted a 1 bell workout, since many of you own just one kettlebell, so I came up with a new one for you. This looks simple enough, but when it's all said and done, you end up with 300 swings, not to mention your strength...

Recovery Brownies

Recovery Brownies

In my monthly newsletter, I share a healthy new recipe every month to help you make some simple nutrition improvements and to inspire you to try some new things in the kitchen. How silly of me to not share them here on my blog! Well, that’s going to change, starting...

Start your swings right

Start your swings right

This week on our social media channels, I've been talking about the importance of the set up on the start of your kettlebell swing. To quote Master RKC Andrea Du Cane, "there must be an intention and preparation before the start of the pull—before anything happens."...

An Out Of Body Experience

An Out Of Body Experience

If you’ve read my bio, you already know that I do not have an athletic background. If you’ve read some of my blog posts, you already know that I’ve had issues with body image and confidence. A few months ago, I did a training program that consisted of shorter and...

Complex vs Chain

Complex vs Chain

Before I show you a great new 1 kettlebell workout, I wanted to give you a quick lesson on complexes and chains. Complexes and chains can be done with any exercises, and not just with kettlebells. But of course, I'm a little partial to doing them with kettlebells....

Pack Your Shoulders

Pack Your Shoulders

This week on social media, we've been focusing on why we pack our shoulders in kettlebell training. The act of packing the shoulders, simply put,  is pushing the shoulders down (away from the ears) and slightly back. This engages and strengthens the Lattisimus Dorsi,...

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

This week on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn, we've been talking about the importance of your breath. I've created a new video that talks about this, along with giving you some breathing techniques you can practice. In regards to slowing down your breath...

Confessions of a Carb-Phobic

Confessions of a Carb-Phobic

Back in 2000, I was 40 lbs overweight and I had just been diagnosed with PCOS. As I was researching the best ways to lose weight with PCOS, low carb diets were highly recommended. One of the classic characteristics of PCOS is insulin resistance. Put simply, if you cut...

Help for a Good Night’s Sleep

Help for a Good Night’s Sleep

I’m no stranger to sleep disturbances. I've suffered bouts of insomnia during times of high stress or hormonal distress. (or both, when I’m really lucky) I've also had bouts of adrenal fatigue, which disrupts sleep because of backwards Cortisol levels. So I've tried a...

Quick Turkish Get Up Tip

Quick Turkish Get Up Tip

I was working with a client on the Turkish Get Up the other day and he was having some trouble with the sweep through of the leg on the way down. He was sliding his body too far through. It occurred to me that I see this pretty often when people are first learning the...