2005 Arnold Classic Pull-up Challenge

Every Year we have a ‘Challenge’ at the Dragon Door Booth, during the Arnold Classic Fitness Expo. For the last two years we had the 88-pound kettlebell press challenge, this year we had the 88-pound (40kg) Pull-up Challenge. Here’s the results: Out ouf thousands of people only 100, took the ‘challenge’. 11 were able to…

The Power of Three

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12 Drill 3 Select three different sized kettlebells (i.e. 32kg, 24kg, 16kg). Place them in a row, five feet apart, in descending order (i.e. biggest to smallest). This is a three-part drill. Each part is one…

The Fighter’s Four (a.k.a. Advance Circuit #4)

Steve Bacarri; boxing coach and co-author of Power Behind the Punch: Kettlebell Conditioning for Boxers designed this great drill for increasing a fighters punch out-put. Even if you are not a fighter, this drill will rapidly increase your cardiovascular conditioning, strength-endurance, and “burn the butter”. Note: this is an advanced drill. If these exercises are new to…

Kettlebells and Road-Side Assistance

Kettlebells have been described as the ultimate free-weight, a total gym you can hold in one hand, the ultimate fitness tool, etc. Anyone who has trained with kettlebells can attest to their effectiveness in building strength, stamina, and fat loss. They are also convenient to take on road trips, whether for work or pleasure. I’m…

One-Legged Janda Sit-Ups Orig

The Janda sit-up, as demonstrated in Pavel’s Bullet-Proof Abs book and Beyond Crunches video has been a staple exercise for me and the people I train. Ideally, it is best to use the Ab Pavelizer when practicing Janda sit-ups. If you find yourself in a situation where one is not available, don’t panic. In a…