My SFG Experience Part 2 – The Rest of the Story

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By Katie Armero, SFL, SFG I still remember the feeling well.  Pulling up to the gym for my first kettlebell class, partially out of interest and partially because I knew Dan, owner of Baltimore Kettlebell Club and a friend since middle school.  I was at a point in my life where I needed something to provide direction and discipline, but I was only vaguely aware of that.  I did know that when I pulled up to the gym that…

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My SFG Experience – Part 1: The Anti-Monkey Butt Saga

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The Anti-Monkey Butt Saga by Katie Armero, SFG, SFL If asked how my SFG certification went, I will probably be compelled to tell this story.  As you may know, StrongFirst certifications are available all over the world, and I chose to attend the Florida location so I could work with some awesome people I met during my SFL barbell certification and to tack on a visit with my parents.   However, the Florida humidity is not such an ideal…

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My StrongFirst SFG Experience

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by Craig Cusic, SFG The Night Before It’s Thursday December 5th 2019 2:00pm. I’m laying on top of my freshly made bed staring at the ceiling waiting for Jackson to get home from school. My bag is packed (triple checked), Southwest.com has been visited at least five times, hotel reservation confirmed (again), Uber app downloaded, every bit of info I need written on paper and stuffed in my wallet. Not just in my wallet, but in the secret spot…

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Are Kettlebells Safe and Recommended for Kids?

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by Reese Jones It’s no secret that kids need physical exercise. It’s a great way to get them moving, allowing them to release all their energy instead of staring at screens all day. One of the biggest challenges parents face is not whether your child should get into exercise, but which exercise to do. From after-school team sports to individual activities like dance or martial arts, it can be difficult to find the perfect activity for your child. This…

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Fat Bell Swing (and other exercises)

Fat Bell Swing OTL Variations Outside the Leg Swing – way better with a Fat Bell than a kettlebell! I never liked doing OTL swings with a kettlebell because the ball is put right in the path of the knee. So if you make a mistake, you’re taking out your knee joint. With a Fat Bell, even if you make a mistake, you’re only going to make contact with your thigh. So it’s a safer movement, and maybe even…

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Fat Bell – Introduction and Review

Innovation in strength training doesn’t happen often when it comes to “free weights”. Other than barbells, dumbbells and kettlebells, what else is there? Machines and odd-objects aside, there’s only so many ways to put a handle on a weight and lift it. For over a century, the barbell has reigned king, and rightfully so. There’s simply no better way to lift the most weight possible than with two hands on a plate loaded bar. That doesn’t mean the dumbbell…

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