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Why We Do What We Do

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I’ve been thinking a lot about this recently: Why does this gym exist? When it would be much easier and far less time to focus on personal training out of homes & online training… Why do we focus on strength? When weight-loss is an easier sell… Why do we want people to be strong for life? When competing every day and posting pictures of students falling over due to fatigue seems to create attention… Well for one, if you know me, you’ll know that I’ve never been one to take the easy road. 😉 But also, I want to do…

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Brett Jones on The Swing

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I swear I was just talking about this TODAY! And then his blog post came out. Brett was my team leader at my first kettlebell certification and he’s now the Chief Kettlebell instructor for the StrongFirst. He told the story then and I’ve retold it a ton of times: that he had been teaching kettlebells and swinging with them for 10 years (now 15 or so…) and he’s still hoping to one day, preform the perfect kettlebell swing. The point he was trying to make is that there’s always something to work on. There’s always something that could be better. You…

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Why We Swing

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Oh, the swing… If you’ve been to my classes, you know I love the kettlebell swing. You sweat, you feel strong, you throw heavy weight around. What’s not to love? Still, you may be asking what’s so spectacular about the swing. The swing is an efficient movement for burning fat, strengthening your back, and tightening your abs. If you can get all of that done with one movement, why would you do anything else? When it’s done correctly, the swing is one of the most efficient full-body exercises there is. I like to use words of wisdom from people smarter…

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