Kettlebells For Holistic Fitness

The beautiful thing about Kettlebell training is that the programs effectively raise the overall physical awareness of the lifter, requiring a constant and focused physical and mental engagement.

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Motivations & Inspirations For Exercise

Over the years I have had the benefit of watching so many participants improve and as a teacher there's not much that makes me happier than watching my students get comfortable with my program.

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Exercise Program Recommendation

If you’re into Kettlebell training either as a dabbler or as somebody with the serious intention of learning how to use Kettlebells, you must have focus in your training regiments to get the most out of your efforts. This doesn’t just apply to Kettlebell training, it’s true in any skill that requires a level of precision. With kettlebells, I like to think of it as learning how to perform the Perfect Repetition; a movement that is coordinated, automatic, and familiar, and makes my body want to do it again and again.

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For Those Who Want To Be Stronger

North Country Kettlebells has always had the goal of bringing strength to people who simply wish to be stronger, whether in their day to day life or for specific training goals. I myself had this same simple desire for strength when I came across Kettlebell Training, and have been very pleased with the results…

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Folks Lifting Heavy

All morning I watched folks who I regularly work with swing Kettlebells that 5 months ago they never would have imagined being able to handle. I’m talking 53lb, 70lb, 88lb Kettlebells, worked with safely, for repetitions. Even now, some might not believe me if I told them, with continued training in proper technique…

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Joint Mobility (PDF Link)

I regularly use the term Joint Mobility (or JOI MOB) to refer to a series of range of motion exercises intended to “lubricate the joints” through movement, and get a lifter physically and mentally ready for activity. By definition, Joint Mobility refers to the degree to which a joint is allowed to move before being restricted by surrounding ligaments/tendons/muscles etc…

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Getting Stronger w/ Kettlebells

Regardless of how long it has taken, something that is always constant with proper Kettlebell training is that people do get stronger. But, to be honest, I do have to say that this does not always come with an easy task.

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Pinch The Quarter! Pt. 2

All NCK training programs start with an introduction to the concept of engaging the entire musculature against any physical resistance. I refer to it as Radiant Compression and while the act makes it possible to safely move heavier loads, it also helps the lifter develop a firm understanding of how to apply our entire ability to any physical task.

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Pinch The Quarter! Pt. 1

In my time as a trainer I have learned and explored many effective ways to build on radiant compression as a strength skill. Like all other strength skills, the ability to engage more of the musculature is a feat to be constantly practiced and improved upon.

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