When we start training for the Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC), it’s likely that there are increases in overall volume of training – sessions take longer, weight gets heavier, reps go up, etc. This is especially true for those first-time competitors or those just starting to explore the world of kettlebell training. With this increase, we often forget what else has to increase – our recovery.
So, you want to do a kettlebell snatch?
So, you want to learn how to hardstyle kettlebell snatch? Here's a progression to take you from the swing to the snatch!
A (Medicine) Ball of Confusion
On any given day, when you walk through the doors of Unity Fitness, there will be an abundance of noise. Coaches and members greeting you, the blender drowning out all conversation within a 3-foot radius, weights and plates being racked and unloaded. But as you walk further, it’s often likely you’ll hear a rhythmic pounding … Continue reading A (Medicine) Ball of Confusion
If you do the same things you’ve always done, you will never change and grow and make progress to become different than you’ve been. As humans, we like comfort. We like routine and knowing what to expect. More than that, we like comfort physically. We avoid temperatures that are too hot or too cold, walking … Continue reading Progress Intelligently
For Movement’s Sake!
It’s been a while, but I’m back this week for a Tough Love Tuesday with one of my biggest pet peeves that I see in programming and workouts. Training with no sense of direction or program or plan, adding in variations and “Instagram exercises” without reason… And then wondering why you’re not making progress! In … Continue reading For Movement’s Sake!
This week on the podcast, I talked about building self-confidence and being unapologetically yourself. In 2018 my goal is to be more positive and optimistic, regardless of the situation. One way that I’ve been doing this is to recognize negative thoughts and, especially, negative self-talk. Negative self-talk is defined as the act or practice of … Continue reading Refocus
The Overlooked and Underrated Workout
Fitness is more than just sweating. Swapping the cardio for weights, exercising your brain, relaxing the mind, or taking an active recovery day are all integral parts of weaving fitness into your lifestyle. Busier in life and in fitness, isn't always better. Active recovery is the overlooked and underrated workout.
The Missing Piece
Well, it’s been a long time coming. Usually I’m on good terms with technology, but this project was a whole other story. I’ve been trying to start and upload a podcast and although every website and resource I looked at said something to the effect of “Start Your Podcast with These Easy Steps.” False. There … Continue reading The Missing Piece