Kettlebell WOD 5/1/14

I often reference Gray Cook in these posts, as he is the man behind the FMS system (Functional Movement Screening).  This past week, he wrote an article for StrongFirst – check it out!  http://www.strongfirst.com/revisiting-athletic-body-in-balance/   Kettlebell WOD 5/1/14 Warmup: Farmer’s Carry Racked Carry OH Carry Strength – 2 reps, 3 reps, 6 reps of the…

Kettlebell WOD 4/29/14

Last week, we shared an article on “Things are going so well, let me screw it up”.  Here is part II for those who found it interesting:  http://www.strongfirst.com/things-are-going-so-well-help-me-screw-it-up-part-2/   Warmup: 3 Arm Bars each side 3 Turkish Get Ups each side 3 Prying Goblet Squats Strength Ladder – 2 reps, 3 reps 6 reps of…

Kettlebell WOD 4/24/14

Back when I was in Atlanta, Delaine Ross at Condition Kettlebell Gym (www.gymcondition.com) was a firm believer in teaching  everyone to breathe properly.  In the future, we will be incorporating some breathing exercises into our warmups and/or cooldowns, because most of us are breathing in “emergency” mode and a few crocodile breaths (we will learn these…

Kettlebell WOD 4/22/14

Sometimes, you simply just have to let the process happen. Moreover, you need to finish what you started.  Then, seek perfection. Check out the following StrongFirst blog post by Dan John, Master SFG, and Mike Warren Brown, SFG, centered around this principle:  http://www.strongfirst.com/things-are-going-so-well-help-me-screw-it-up/   Kettlebell WOD 4/22/15 Warmup: 2 Arm Bars each side 2 Turkish Get…

Kettlebell WOD 4/15/14

Congratulations to all who competed in the Tactical Strength Challenge!  The results are posted here:  https://tacticalstrengthchallenge.com/result/list.  We look forward to hosting again this fall and invite all of our member to join us – this event is a great way to measure your progress!!!   Kettlebell WOD 4/15/14 Warmup: 2 Arm Bars each side 2…

Kettlebell WOD 4/10/14

Every so often, I start looking for a program to build strength in our bell classes.  A few months ago, we did a program called the “Total Tension” Kettlebell Complex (http://www.strongfirst.com/total-tension-kettlebell-complex/).  Coming soon will be a short 4 week program that is a variation of it, called the Moving Target Kettlebell Complex Part II.  To find…

Kettlebell WOD 4/8/14

IMHO Gray Cook is a movement genius.  He’s part of the brains behind the FMS (Functional Movement Screen) and CK-FMS (Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Screen), offered both by StrongFirst (http://www.strongfirst.com/faqs/foundational-strength/) and Dragon Door (http://www.dragondoor.com/instructors/ckfms_instructors/).  Going along with this train of thought, I wanted to pass this article along to all of you about correct movement…