3 Basic Kettlebell Exercises You Should Focus On

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One of the most common problems many people fail to make progress in their kettlebell training or, more accurately, fail to develop strength from the use of kettlebells is not focusing on mastering the 3 basics kettlebell lifts. And the 3 basic kettlebell lifts are kettlebell swings, goblet squats and Turkish Get Up. Although these 3 kettlebell exercises are basic, they are not exactly easy but certainly can help anyone lay a solid foundation in the use of the kettlebell and be a major component of a solid strength & conditioning program. In fact, most people can perform just these 3 exercises for overall health and fitness for a long time without doing anything else.

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One Arm Kettlebell Swings How To Guide

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One-arm kettlebell swing has been described by strength guru Pavel Tsatsouline as seriously “anti-fragile” in his landmark book Kettlebell Simple & Sinister. Swinging the kettlebell off one hand comes with an asymmetrical loading that wants to forcefully twist your body to one side. And it takes a focused, determined and strong individual to resist the “twist”. What’s the big deal with this “twist” you may ask? This “twist” not only requires “packing of the working shoulder”, it adds an “anti-rotational” demand to the core muscles to resist rotation by “bracing” for stability in the spine.

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10 Workout Mistakes That Get You Nowhere

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Nothing is worse than having all your best intention and workout effort go to waste. Or wasting more unproductive workout time and get nowhere with fitness and fat loss. If you are serious about your training and your long term progress, here are the 10 workout mistakes you should avoid.

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Let’s Make It Happen: Strong Is The New Skinny

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Guest Blogpost by SFG Frances Moylan You may have heard the phrase in recent years that for females “strong is the new skinny”. I want this to become the norm. Skinny has no practical application in life as does strong. This doesn’t mean I am ‘skinny bashing’, there is always the 1% of society that is naturally very thin…

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Losing 16.9kg and Getting Stronger in 18 Weeks By Keeping Training Simple [Fat Loss Case Study]

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One of the best fat loss advice we always tell our clients at Get Results PT is to keep it simple and not overcomplicate things. Start eating less junk food and just stick with basic lifts such as squats, kettlebell swings, presses and pull ups. Don’t get too fancy and try to do too many things…

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5 Reasons Why You Are Still NOT Getting Stronger

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If you are still struggling with your 1st pull up or having trouble with putting up with more weights for any given strength-building exercises such as deadlifts or squats for sometime, here are the 5 possible reasons that may potentially hold you back. These are often the reasons I seen in people who don’t make progress in their…

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How To Do The Goblet Squats

Goblet Squats has been widely known to be popularized by the well-known strength coach & Master SFG Dan John and according to him the goblet squats is an excellent exercise to teach the squat pattern. Goblet squats is also great for loosening up tight hips from long hours of sitting and improving hip mobility. BTW,…

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10 Smart Reasons To Start Training With Kettlebells Seriously

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You might have seen this tool called kettlebells, tried it a little bit or even heard about it but not too sure whether you should train with it. Maybe  you heard mixed opinions about this tool and you heard some bad things about kettlebells. At our Get Results PT fitness training program such as the…

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Going From Average Fitness to Perth Certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor

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One of the biggest fears I often get from ladies is how they may look too manly if they engage in some form of serious strength training which is unfounded of course. And I always point to them how the ladies I trained in the advanced strength training class were every bit looking like a…

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8 Things You Need to Know About Training With Kettlebells

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Kettlebell Is A Training Tool Kettlebell is a training tool or implement and not a training method itself. How you use them very much depends on your goals. And how you use the kettlebells determines the outcome of your training. Say if your goal is to develop explosive strength so that you can sprint faster,…

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