The Strongman Swing

I recently rediscovered Mark H. Berry’s Illustration Chart Third Course In Weight Lifting Technique while searching though some unpacked boxes. I noticed a sequence which is described as a swing. It’s actually an interesting variation of a one-handed dumbbell swing (see photo). Unfortunately, no exercise descriptions accompanied Mr. Berry’s wall chart. I searched for a…

Why Study War?

Why Study War? Victor Davis Hanson reprinted with permission Military history teaches us about honor, sacrifice, and the inevitability of conflict. Try explaining to a college student that Tet was an American military victory. You’ll provoke not a counterargument—let alone an assent—but a blank stare: Who or what was Tet? Doing interviews about the recent…

Russian Kettlebell: “Fixing Bad Backs”

Scientific Evidence for the Russian Kettlebell in “Fixing Bad Backs”   By: Steve McNamara, Physical Therapist Anyone who has become a kettlebell devotee is aware of the testimonials purporting that training with the device “fixes bad backs”. Others have had direct experience with this claim.  This article will explore specifically how the kettlebell accomplishes this…