by Jeff Martone, owner of Tactical Athlete The wrestler’s back bridge is a great total body exercise that builds strength and flexibility. As Steve Baccari says, “It works everything – from your nose to your toes”. The following insights will result in almost instant results (i.e. perfect form) with minimal pain and suffering. What would…Details
Tight hip flexors, bad backs and obesity are epidemic in the US today. Why? Because we’ve turned into a bunch of lazy lima beans that literally sit around all day. We sit in front of the computer “working”. We sit in front of the “one-eyed brain sucker” (i.e. TV) “relaxing”. We sit while eating, driving,…Details
The “Original” One Hand Swing by Mark Berry (Editor’s Note: I would like to extend a special thank you to Matt who e-mailed me a copy of Mark Berry’s original exercise description taken from the 1936 The Mark Berry Bar Bell Courses. If you are ever find yourself without your kettlebell, this is a great dumbbell…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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