3 Tips for Creating Your Own Program

 
The question “How do I put a program together?”  finds its way into my inbox at least a few times a week about kettlebell training. For benefits on kettlebell swings, check out this post!
 
The reality is there are THOUSANDS of programs around (most of these are just variations) and many (not all) of them work extremely well. There’s a lot of knowledge and experience that goes into creating programs and it obviously depends on the level of the user. Since these are typically in the form of Instagram DMs I’m going to assume these aren’t Olympic-level athletes. 
 
With that said, this post is going to help you do one of two things:
 
It’s is going to help you put together a basic program for yourself with kettlebells
 
or
 
It will help you decide on something that's already out there.
 
Here are the three things.
 
1. Know Your Outcome.
The problem with most programs is that they are a generic “one...
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What is the Best Battle Rope and Why?

battle ropes Apr 03, 2019

All ropes are 50 feet in length, which is the best length for improved frequency, physics, and dynamic movement capacity (if you need a shorter rope because of space, you can always tie off your rope at shorter length, but you cannot make a short rope longer).

 Most battle ropes are made out of poly dacron fibers, which are very strong, durable, and moderate weight for their size and tensile strength. Here are some other fibers used to make ropes:

 

Fiber Type

Strengths

Weaknesses

Poly Dacron

Strong, Durable, Moderate Weight, Most Common, Easily twisted and braided

Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)

Nylon

Strong, Durable

Expensive, Heavy, Not good if exposed to outside surfaces such as sand, bark, dirt, asphalt, and rough cement (like sidewalks and driveways)

Manila/Hemp

Inexpensive

Not as strong, not as durable (sheds), Not good if exposed to outside...

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5 Reasons You Should Be Swinging + Variations

 
When most people think of a kettlebell and what to do with it, the first thing that comes to mind is the swing. For most kettlebell enthusiasts it has become second nature, but to those who have never picked up a kettlebell it definitely looks awkward. Swinging a weight between one’s legs is typically frowned upon in a gym setting.  
 
If you are doing them, great! Here are a few tips on how to get more from swings and if you are not swinging, why you should get started.
 
First of all why should we do them? The swing is a powerful movement that is (fairly) easy to learn with incredible benefits for all levels of athletes. Let us break them down: 

Builds a powerful backside  

Anytime you are in a hinge position (think hips back with straight, but not locked out legs) you are going to be working your posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, back). Combine some power behind it and not only are you building elasticity of the musculature, you are also building...
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Living.Fit Battle Ropes Advanced 2 Day Certification

aaron guyett battle ropes Mar 07, 2019

The recent attendants of the Living.Fit Battle Ropes Certifications, continue to talk about getting way more than they expected once the two-day education epic event is over, and they quickly realize there is even more education within the methodologies of battle ropes and metabolic programming.

When most attendants sign up, they expect an encyclopedia of battle rope exercises that they can use to train and impress themselves, their clients, and their followers on social media. Yet, they are all in for a surprise, because what they learn gives them an infinite number of exercises with the battle ropes and even all the other tools in the gym and at home.

Each participant learns programming principles, movement variations, and ways to leverage force and power output to create any transformation that is physiologically possible. (Not to mention the psychological advantages and stories that will resonate with them for the rest of their life!)

The Battle Rope is an effective tool for...

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Why Ropes? A Message From Our Education Director

aaron guyett battle ropes Feb 14, 2019
 
My name is Aaron Guyett, founder of Battle Ropes Education, and Master Coach and Education Director of Living.Fit.

I have been teaching and coaching fitness since 1999. I have had the great honor and pleasure of coaching a wide variety of people to great results with Battle Ropes as an exclusive tool and as a tool combined with a myriad of other tools in the fitness industry.
Since 2015, I have been teaching trainers, coaches, clinicians, professors, elite professionals and enthusiasts about the benefits of Battle Ropes, versatility of Battle Ropes, and programming improvement in specific metabolic pathways.

I have written and taught for a number of clubs, companies, institutions, and agencies. I continue to add more organizations to this growing list weekly.
 
Humans have been using ropes for at least 28,000 years (7), and the earliest records of rope use was the Ancient Egyptians in approximately 4,000 to 3,500 BC. (8)
 
We have used ropes to transfer our force...
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5 Reasons to Join Living.Fit

 

A Letter from Your Trainer: 5 Reasons to Join Living.Fit

by Brittany van Schravendijk (in video)

How many times have you seen “expert” fitness professionals selling training programs, protein powders and flat tummy teas on social media and wondered- how do I know if this is real or fake? You might be wondering how Living.Fit is different from all of the noise out there. Why would you choose Living.Fit over other online training programs, and what does living fit actually mean?

Here are 5 reasons why you should join Living.Fit:

1) Empower yourself to make the best health and fitness choices for your unique body.

Unfortunately, most of the fitness industry markets in a way that preys on people’s fears and insecurities in order to drive purchases. Rather than empower people to learn how their bodies work so they can take their health into their own hands, they advocate ONE particular product, training program, or nutrition program that will be the solution to all of...

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Kettlebell Certifications Are Here

 

We are excited to realize a four year goal for our company this week with the announcement of the Kettlebell Kings Certification! Our certification is created for anyone who wants to move safely and effectively with kettlebells as well as trainers/gym owners who want to be able to teach and grow their business as part of the Kettlebell Kings network of trainers! To be notified as we roll out certification locations or to participate as a trainer or individual, sign up here! Read more below! 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kettlebell Kings Announces Creation of Comprehensive Kettlebell Certification Program: Live and Virtual Training Available

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 22, 2019 – Kettlebell Kings (https://www.kettlebellkings.com/) recently developed both live and virtual kettlebell training programs that it will roll out via its training site: www.living.fit. Kettlebell Kings and Living.Fit are the first to host such virtual kettlebell certification...

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Living.Fit & Kettlebell Kings Acquire Battle Ropes Education

Uncategorized Jan 24, 2019
 

After reading this post, you can sign up for notifications about Battle Ropes workshops here and sign up for notifications about when battle ropes equipment is available here 

Kettlebell Kings Acquires Battle Ropes Exercises in Expansion of Current Virtual Training Library and Creates Official Certification for Battle Ropes Training Instructors

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2019 – As part of its extensive kettlebell equipment and related training, Kettlebell Kings recently added Battle Ropes Education to its exercise catalog. The Battle Ropes virtual training will eventually be housed at Living.Fit, where Kettlebell Kings hosts all of its training and exercise material. Kettlebell Kings also introduced a new trainer to its team to help develop the unique Battle Ropes Certification Program.

After reading this post, you can sign up for notifications about Battle Ropes workshops here and sign up for notifications about when battle...

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