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Practical Kettlebell Training

» by May 19th, 2011 at 2:49 pm » Comments (1)

Practical Kettlebell Training DVD covers everything from the moment you first see a kettlebell to the key exercises like swing, snatch, windmill and so on, to advanced training and competition techniques. The only kettlebell DVD you will ever need!

Women: please stop underestimating yourselves

» by August 1st, 2010 at 9:57 pm » Comments (7)

This is a guest post by Josh Hanagarne of World’s Strongest Librarian and The Strength Rules. Josh is a heartfelt ambassador of strength and here he provides yet more positive ammunition in the war against weakness! Read on and be inspired. I live in America. I like it, but in my opinion, we do not […]

Why kettlebells?

» by September 7th, 2009 at 2:44 pm » Comments (9)

Why are kettlebells better than dumbbells? They are more challenging in terms of grip and stability. You can combine movements with better flow leading to more effective workouts and kettlebells are more fun!

A girl’s guide to choosing a kettlebell

» by August 22nd, 2009 at 6:28 pm » Comments (2)

Choosing the right weight of kettlebell is easy. Think about the basic moves you will be doing. The reality is that you will probably need one bell to swing and one to press and snatch.

Affordable kettlebells

» by July 23rd, 2009 at 12:12 am » Comments (7)

I am very excited to announce that I will soon be offering affordable, high quality kettlebells through this website! The new kettlebell emporium will be opening in August 2009 and for you, dear readers, there will be introductory special offers and promotions, so watch this space!! I have had several requests from readers for more […]

Turbo charge your fitness with a simple deck of cards

» by July 21st, 2009 at 12:35 am » Comments (7)

There are many short, sharp workouts which are brilliant if you are pressed for time and need a 10 or 20-minute gutbuster to keep your fitness levels up. However, I also like to work out for a longer period of time, especially when my aim is to train for endurance. My problem is that I […]

Get the Elite Fitness Manual here!

» by June 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm » Comments (2)

Olympic lifts, kettlebells, gymnastic rings….these are a few of our favourite things…. Ever wished that there was a single instruction manual containing all of this cool stuff? Well, now there is! Andrew Stemler, creator of the popular i-Course – a full day of learning all the key Crossfit skills – has produced a manual to […]

Review: Crossfit Reading Kettlebell Workshop

» by April 24th, 2009 at 6:54 pm » Comments (8)

  On Sunday I attended Crossfit Reading’s kettlebell workshop, coached by Andy Craig who runs Crossfit Reading. Although I’ve had some kettlebell instruction before there are a number of gaps in my skill base so I was attracted to the idea of a workshop where I could cover everything I needed to know in one […]

National powerlifting championships: where next?

» by April 21st, 2009 at 1:33 pm » Comments (7)

I’ve just come back from competing at the BDFPA British Unequipped Powerlifting Championships 2009 this weekend. I didn’t set the world of powerlifting alight but my final results are probably a fair reflection of where I am at the moment. Squat: 100kg Bench: 60kg Deadlift: 130kg Total: 290kg Bodyweight: 63.4kg There were some very impressive female […]

Fitness on a budget

» by April 14th, 2009 at 10:40 am » Comments (20)

I don’t know about you but I have been feeling the credit crunch bite recently. It got me thinking about how you can cut down on your fitness expenses. Gym membership, expensive clothing, shiny new kit, supplements – they all cost money. But there are many ways to get fit, look great and stay strong […]