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People train for all kinds of reasons. Health, functionality or vanity is usually at the top of the list. My own training goals are a bit different. I perform strength stunts. I use this term as an umbrella under which such things as steel-bending, brick and board breaking and a myriad of other feats which can involve electricity, fire or read full story
by Michael Krivka, Master RKC
Let me tell you a little secret—sleep is one of the key factors for losing fat, gaining muscle, staying sharper, and living longer.
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By Maciej Bielski, RKC
I know it may sound odd and kind of offensive, but kettlebells and bands are actually a perfect fit. The elastic rubber resistance bands and kettlebells are the ideal combination for increasing power and explosive strength. But, as some may ask—why not just use a heavier kettlebell?
By Dafna Hayman, RKC-II, PCC
As we introduce our students to kettlebells and the RKC school of thought, their first mental hurdle to overcome is simply taking off their shoes.
By Angelo Grinceri, RKC, PCC, Author of Intrinsic Strength
Throughout my career, I’ve worked, trained, and instructed a plethora of different people and personalities. But, they all had interest in at least one of the above goals. As I get older, I have less time I can commit to working out each week, and I’m less focused of lifting the heaviest weight. But, my need for mobility and feeling good increases.
By Dan John, Master RKC
This is the fifth and final article in a series about successful programming by Master RKC Dan John: Progression or Regression, Adjusting the weight, plus "humane burpee" workout variations
I have a simple model for training most people: Life. This training program is based on our movement history: We start off rolling around and crawling. Then, we get up on one knee—then we get back on the ground...
With an understanding of volume, intensity and specialized variety, we can now move into the basics of programming. I always start with the fundamental human movements as my guide to appropriate programming...
This is the second in a series of articles about successful programming by Master RKC Dan John.
Let’s look at the most common work to rest ratios:
This ratio can be difficult. Generally,
The problem with programming is simple: the word "program" is sitting right there to start off the word "programming." And, programs are the problem. It’s not an unusual week when someone emails me asking for a "program." It’s not unlike a patient calling a doctor and asking for medicine.
By Max Shank, Master RKC
For the past ten years, I have had the extreme pleasure of helping people get stronger, faster, and more flexible. My mantra and phrase that defines who I am and what I do is, “Give people the freedom to pursue any athletic endeavor for the rest of their lives”.