New Year New You with 10 Minutes to Transform...What is the One Thing?

 

Instead of giving you a bunch of cliche New Year New You type advice, I want to help you with just one thing that can change everything.

The greatest achievements and most coveted accomplishments I have ever experienced are centered around one word...consistency.

If I can stay consistent, I can accomplish dang near anything. Same with Marcus, he knows that it is consistency that has helped him the most in fitness, relationships, money, business, and life. We know that will be the same for you. That is the reason behind this 10 Minutes to Transform program that Marcus and I put together.

Everyone has 10 minutes per day, and if we can take that 10 minutes and build a healthy habit of consistently working out, it won't be long until you are moving better, feeling better, and looking better.

With 30 different 10 minute workouts that we showcase with a video follow-along and a printable/downloadable pdf, you will stay engaged and learn so many different ways to improve how you...

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Interview with John "Wild" Buckley about Kettlebell and the Cali Open

 

Have Questions? Register for an Upcoming Live Streaming Q & A and Ask Away or Watch!

 

This Year's Event is Also the IKO World Championship

How The Competition Will Run:

Just like a live event, you will be assigned a lifting time in the week leading up to the event. You should be prepared to lift between 9AM - 4PM Pacific Time on February 20 or 21st and will be sent a link to open and sign in before you lifting time starts at your assigned time. We will be hosting live question and answer sessions leading up to the event to answer any questions you have about the event. On Friday, February 19th, you will be assigned a time to meet with event staff over a live stream link to do your weigh in and weigh your bells. The event will follow the IKO ranking...

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Five 10 Minute Workouts To Burn More Fat

 

Burning fat is really more about increasing your metabolic engine, and burning more calories.

10 Minute Bodyweight Intensity with Aaron 1:20 to 11:46

  • Lunge-off right 10 reps
  • Lunge-off left 10 reps
  • Lateral Push-saws 10 reps each side
  • Supine Elbow-drivers 10 reps
  • Line-rotations 10 reps each side
  • Rest as needed and Repeat 3-5 Rounds

These workouts are from our Minimum Space Athlete 30 Day Workout plan. Find out more about that plan here!

10 Minute Bodyweight Burner Follow-along w/ Marcus 11:46 to 22:34

  • Hand Walkouts 5 Reps
  • Push-ups 5 Reps
  • World’s Greatest Stretch 5 Reps
  • Plank Hold
  • 1.5 Squats 5 Reps
  • .5 Squat Hold
  • Tabletop Position to Alternating Thoracic Bridge 5 Reps
  • Hollow Body Hold
  • Push-up to T 5 Reps
  • Side to Side Lunge 5 Reps’ish
  • Wide Stance Hand Walkout Circle 5 Reps
  • 1.5 Squats 10 Reps’ish
  • Alternating Forward Lunges 10 Reps’ish
  • Alternating T-Push-ups 10 Reps
  • Rock n Rolls/Deck Squats 5 Reps
  • Fast Squat/Squat Jumps 15 Reps

 10 Minute Battle Rope Burner...

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5 Snatch Kettlebell Mistakes and How to Fix Them

 

The kettlebell snatch is a phenomenal movement at building strength, power, endurance and coordination. It’s a fairly complicated movement that can create a lot of pain and strife if done incorrectly so a focus on technique is crucial for success. Leaning on solid technique will allow you to do more, go heavier, and get a better overall session in. 

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The snatch is a powerful move with any implement, but a kettlebell allows for a couple main benefits. With a kettlebell you can work unilaterally as opposed to both hands on a barbell. This builds single arm strength, rotational power, and balance. The single arm snatch creates an  anti-rotational component that will create more stress on the trunk.

Typically with snatches the bar is dropped from the overhead position taking the eccentric out of the equation. The kettlebell snatch (single or double) creates added stress on the body by imposing...

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The Kettlebell Windmill

 

“It makes you comfortable in uncomfortable positions” I said to my client who started complaining about the weird, contorted position I was having them get into. I had one of the pro fighters I trained performing a windmill with a light kettlebell and he was struggling. Not only was he a strong dude, but an insanely capable athlete. Even so, a kettlebell windmill was challenging because it wasn’t about brute strength. It’s about stability and flexibility in a pattern that most people rarely train. 

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The windmill challenges your shoulder stability, core strength, flexibility and glute strength all in one. It’s a move popularized by old school strength athletes like Arthur Saxon typically done as a bent press or side press, but morphed into the straight arm windmill. It’s a show of strength and balance that creates a more capable, resilient athlete. 

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Build Rotational Power With These 5 Clean Variations!

 

The kettlebell clean should be a staple in your training for a variety of reasons. From building strength and power through your entire body to being the link between lower to upper body exercises with a kettlebell there’s a lot that can be done with this movement. There are a couple of issues I see with the clean. The first is a lack of technique which puts the user and his or her client in potential danger. The second is a lack of variety. 

When it comes to general fitness there should be a blend of progress and variety. This keeps things fresh and enjoyable, but still offers results. If the variables you add assist in overall progress then it’s a win. If they distract you and keep you spinning your wheels then that’s no bueno. I’m not a minimalist where you should only do one or two things, but I am a proponent of getting less with more. 

With the kettlebell doing the same thing day in day out will build strength and power, but at what cost? If...

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Kettlebell and Battle Rope Workouts

 
Aaron Guyett, M.A., B.S., CSCS, FRAs, FRCms
Living.Fit's Education Director and Master Instructor

If you haven't combined the power of these two "unconventional" tools, you are missing out.

The kettlebell is a world-renowned strength and stability creator, and the battle rope is a world-renowned finisher...but the concepts that these two tools are known for, is only telling a fraction of the story.

With the right coaching and programming these two tools can fill entire libraries of effective and efficient programs that build strength, coordination, efficiency, mobility, endurance, power, and cognitive focus.

Check out our growing libraries of workouts and programming here: Trainer Resources

Don't get caught in the trap that kettlebells are only for strength, and battle ropes are only for cardio.

This will lead you into a corner, that will hurt your training effectiveness.

The key is to learn the principles and concepts behind each of the tools, so that you can build more effective...

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