Posts categorized in:

Kettlebell Training

BJ Bliffert on Kettlebell Training, Coaching and Sport

BJ Bliffert is the founder of Full Throttle Athletics and the North Texas Kettlebell Club where he helps busy people live a “high performance lifestyle” without the use of dangerous workouts or fad diets. Over the last 20 years he’s been fortunate to help thousands of busy people get into the best shape of their […]

Continue Reading

RTS Coaching: The Arm Bar Series

If we jump into the way back machine, it was around 2009 or 2010 that Pavel Tsatsouline personally invited me to attend an RKC seminar. Needless to say, it was an amazing experience, and one that I feel made me an infinitely better coach. And while I was familiar with the bulk of the exercises […]

Continue Reading

Interview with Pamela MacElree

Pamela MacElree is someone I’ve worked with and learned from quite extensively over the past couple of years. Not only is she an awesome person, but one hell of a kettlebell coach to boot. Luckily, Pamela found some free time in her schedule to do an interview with me, and I think you’ll really enjoy […]

Continue Reading

A Kettlebell Coaching Session

Yesterday I did a one-on-one kettlebell training session with a client. And before I get any crap about 1-on-1’s, I’ll be writing a business post about that in the very near future. So try hold your sarcasm back for another week or two 🙂 Today’s post – while not uber exciting – while hopefully give […]

Continue Reading

The Kettlebell Armbar

Since I know everyone loves kettlebell stuff, I figured this would be a great time to talk about kettlebell arm bars. Arm bars are an exercise that very few people seem to know about and/or perform. Kettlebell arm bars are fantastic for a few reasons:

Continue Reading

REAL Turkish Get-ups

I had this amazing post all set-up for you guys today. But now? Well, it’s just not the same. In case you missed it last week, Bob Harper (the trainer from the Biggest Loser) threw up a video on YouTube about how to perform the Turkish Get-up “correctly.” The problem? His form was laughable.  I […]

Continue Reading

Turkish Get-Ups Step-by-Step

TURKISH GET-UPS

One of my goals of late is to really dial in and focus on the quality of my movement, and that of my athletes.  And one of the exercises that I’ve really tried to develop within my coaching and teaching repertoire is the Turkish get-up. The Turkish Get-up is a fantastic exercise, and while I […]

Continue Reading

The Art of Communication

For the past couple of days I’ve been going through Gray Cook and Brett Jones’ DVD and manual, “Kalos Sthenos – Kettlebells from the Ground Up.” It’s a fantastic resource, and one that I’m going to review in-depth in a later blog post. Today, however, I want to talk about communication skills. As many of […]

Continue Reading

The Kettlebell Windmill

One of my favorite kettlebell exercises is the KB windmill.  I’m sure if Brett Jones is reading this he’s getting a laugh out of it.  Here’s the 1-minute story. I wrote an article for Dragon Door a while back about how powerlifters can benefit from using kettlebells in their programming.  I put a picture of […]

Continue Reading

Newsletter – Februrary 19th, 2010

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 6.05 The Week in Review – 2.19.10 Whew! It’s been a busy couple of weeks.  I spent last weekend at the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) Summit, and it was fantastic.  The entire weekend I was surrounded by top notch coaches like Joe Kenn, Brian Grasso, and Jason Ferrugia, nutrition experts […]

Continue Reading

Mastering the Kettlebell Swing

This past year I’ve really become fascinated with kettebells. (Side Note: I also know and understand they aren’t the be-all, end-all of training.  My gym still has plenty of dumbbells, barbells, and a bunch of other equipment to help you get big and strong) However, I do see the value in using them.  And perhaps […]

Continue Reading

Examining the Turkish Get Up

As I alluded to in my Dan John podcast from a few weeks ago, we’re using more and more Turkish get-ups (TGU) in our programming.  Obviously, it’s a fantastic exercise, but it’s got me thinking more and more about why it’s so great. When you break down a get-up, here’s a short list of benefits […]

Continue Reading

At-Home Kettlebell and Bodyweight circuits

One of my fat loss clients was remarking to me the other day about she’s having some issues getting to the gym three days per week. In an effort to get her doing something consistently outside of IFAST, I decided to write-up a quick-and-dirty routine that she can use to get in some metabolic work […]

Continue Reading

Random Friday

Today’s post is going to be totally random.  It’s been a crazy week, and next week definitely won’t be any better! Regardless, I hope you enjoy the post! –  Here’s an interview that just went up over at Dragon Door regarding my experience at the RKC: Surviving the Challenge of the RKC – Justin Ware […]

Continue Reading

April 22nd, 2009

Robertson Training Systems Newsletter 5.09 In This Issue: – Robertson Training Systems Updates – Recapping the RKC Robertson Training Systems Updates Don’t forget about the Customer Appreciation Sale! You only have a day and a half left to save 15% on all Robertson Training Systems and EricCressey.com products! Here’s what you can purchase, along with […]

Continue Reading