StrongFirst SFG Certification – Chicago 2018

This past weekend I was in Chicago for the StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell certification at the “Dome of Strength”. It’s an indoor baseball stadium, a pressurized Dome, that for the past 5 years has hosted SFG level 1 & 2 certifications. This year we had over 120 people certifying including about 30 instructors from all over […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Donald Trump Body Comparison

  I’m calling out all of the athletes and fitness people who are comparing their bodies to Donald Trump – we get it, you don’t like the president. But unless you’re in your 70’s as well, it’s kinda silly. Even if you are a buff senior citizen, when did it become OK to make fun […]

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Balance and BKC

Balance When I was a high school Latin teacher, I was always asked “Why Latin?”. My response was always “Because studying Latin lets you touch everything-language, history, philosophy, even martial arts”. All the things I love to do. This is the same response I have when asked “Why Kettlebells?”. The training touches on, and helps […]

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Holiday Eating Guide

by Åsa House While I know most of you don’t really worry about the holiday’s and feel confident you will be able to stick to your routine, it could still be an idea to come into the season with a plan. The more prepared you are the more likelihood you will succeed. I will share […]

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Fat Fit and Healthy

Health and fitness does not mean being skinny. There’s a standard in today’s culture that ties health, fitness and beauty into being lean. A toned body is a healthy body, right? A flat stomach and 6 pack abs is the epitome of fitness, right? Everybody wants to be skinny, right? Not so much. For a […]

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Community of Support

  I was recently asked “How did you build such a great community of support at BKC?” I answered, “I don’t know” Then I thought about it for a week or two and here’s what I came up with… Positivity I am a positive person by nature and I try to surround myself with other […]

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Family Fitness

Family Fitness The idea of writing about family fitness as I see it has been something I have been mulling over for a long time. This will be the first part of what I intend to be an ongoing and evolving project. Parenting never ends, and that’s exactly how I think fitness should be viewed. […]

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