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Perspective of the Skinny Strong

A strong person must be someone who is coordinated, agile, accurate, and have good balance or else their strength cannot be maximized to accomplish a lift or even a simple everyday task. Many of workouts in which we train at Synergy Kettlebell Training are meant to be done as fast as possible. To do them in that fashion, you'd ideally take no breaks. But let's be serious; 90% of people need to take breaks in some shape or form.

That being said, take breaks if they're needed, but just keep in mind that you are striving to get the best time in completing the workout. Take your quick drink break to maintain hydration, but this is not to catch your breath or recover beyond 10-20 seconds. That's it and then seriously get back to it!

That's called a "Recovery Break". Training in this style is both very intense and highly metabolic. The body will respond in such a way that it will give you physical adaptations to continually improve with consistency. You will not die just because you are gasping for breath. If you can talk you are good to continue on.

Don't worry about lifting heavy weights. If you want to do that then come talk to me about learning and practicing Kettlebell Sport. Synergy Kettlebell Training fitness kettlebell classes are mostly about quick short bursts with lighter weights to get the job done quick. This is how we achieve such great results.

Anyone can use a machine and any trainer can simply pull the pin out and put it back in again for you. What is offered to you as Synergy Kettlebell Training members is functional training through higher intensity and greater work capacity. When you train functionally, with great intensity, you are in a training environment that not only brings you an overall well-being much quicker, but also prepares you for anything and everything that life may throw at you be it physically or mentally.

Keep This In Mind: Consistency is 100% key for you to see results.

Be consistent in your training- no more than 2 kettlebell days in a row and definitely no more than 2 off in a row for best results. I go 2 on and 1 off myself. This will keep your body progressing and recovering efficiently.

Consistency in your eating habits- always be working toward becoming cleaner, simpler, *healthier, more plant based, and eliminating processed foods every day.

Have an awesome day!

2 Bell Hell Kettlebell Workout 1

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence, The only consequence is what we do." -John Ruskin

April showers us with a brand spankin new theme each and every week!!! This week we're changing paces and that means EVEN MORE rapid fat blasting kettlebell style adventures.

Yesterday is over and today is the BEST day to make a difference. Today do something small for you- just for YOU.

We started this week at Synergy off awesome by getting Skinny Stronger with a brand spankin new Kettlebell Kamp theme: "2 Bell Hell 2.0". Watch the video below and I'll tell you all about why this theme totally rocks and blasts even more fat than ever! :)

"Two Bell Hell 2.0" workout 1

Warmup: Synergy Dynamics

Your Skinny Strong Blaster: 5 Rounds, 50 seconds work /10 seconds transition Double Jerk or Double Push Press Double Clean To Thruster

Swing Ladder Up/Dwn: 1 Round 2 Hand Swing 10x of each in the row of Kettlebells from 8kg on up to 32kg (beginners end where their body tells)

Finisher: each side 100x Flutter Kicks- R/L 50x Alternating Double Rack Lunges- R/L 25x Wood Chops- R/L (med bell)

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Not All Kettlebells Are Created Equal...

These are the exact Kettlebells that we use at Synergy Kettlebell Training and we use them because Professional Grade Kettlebells are the best you can train with. Kettlebells are a tool for your fitness and I recommend always working with the best.

They are exactly what you'll need to get the most out of your training whether your focus is on sport or fitness. The shape of the bell allows extended, high rep sets with as much comfort as possible.

The bell handle and body ergonomically conforms to the contours of the hand, wrist, and forearm. This is an important aspect of the top lifts (Jerk, Snatch, Long Cycle).

Personally, I don't use anything else for my own training and have seen my progress quickened directly because of using Pro-Grades.

From Yesterday Kettlebell Workouts 2 & 3

Today I'm gonna give you a double double feature. Here's not 1, but TWO totally awesome Kettlebell workouts for you to give a go and let me know how you fair. Leave me a comment letting me know what you thought and if you have any questions. Oh and isn't the below picture just AWESOME?!!!

 

From Yesterday Kettlebell Workout 2

 

Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Warmup: Synergy Dynamics

Technique Practice: Windmills 3 x 8

Your Fat Blaster: R5, M1, M1 rest btwn rds See-Saw Lying Press (2 bell hell) Long Cycle- R/L Sumo Deadlift Highpull (go med- heavy)

Finisher: 130 Russian Twists

From Yesterday Kettlebell Workout 3

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers

Warmup: Synergy Dynamics

Technique Practice: Overhead Lunge- R/L 4 x 10

Workout Breakdown: To help remove some confusion allow me to simplify this workout. You will see 2 main intervals and 2 movements per round.

First was 2 total minutes of Jerks (men= 2 Bell Hell & women= M1 right/M1 left) with the timer beeping every 5 seconds to Jerk either every 5 sec or with 5 sec lockout or 5 sec racked- depending on the round. Then rest 15 seconds (don't count that in the interval timing). Second is the 30 seconds of the Interim Movement and its 30 second rest directly after and prior to beginning the very next round. That is it.

Your Fat Blaster: R1) M2 Jerks or Push Press (men = 2 Bell Hell & women perform M1 right/M1 left, Set the timer to beep every 5 seconds and when it beeps perform your rep.) S15 Rest

Interim Round Movements: S30 Jump Squat after R1, Double Jerk Squats (fast) after R2, Overhead Squats- R/L after R3, VERY Heavy 2 Hand Swings after R4 S30 rest before next round.

R2) M2 Jerks or Push Press (men = 2 Bell Hell & women perform M1 right/M1 left, Set the timer to beep every 5 seconds and when it beeps lift and overhead lockout hold for 5 seconds and then when it beeps again rack for 5 seconds. Repeat like that for M2.

S15 rest Then perform the relative "Interim Round Movement".

R3) Same M2 set as R1 S15 rest Then perform the relative"Interim Round Movement".

R4) Same M2 set as R2 S15 rest Then perform the relative"Interim Round Movement".

Finisher: 300 Jumping Jax OR Mountain Climbers OR 150 of both

New Synergy Kettlebell Training Poll

Put Out The Feelers Poll: 2 proposed new Kettlebell Kamp class times. These are based upon your recent mentionings either directly to me or down the grapevine.

1) 6am or 7am class. Pick your fav, but only one. The most requested will be scheduled.

2) 7pm class. Quite a few people have mentioned they would like this.

Should one or both of these classes become scheduled they will be initially as a test launch basis. This means most likely 2-3 times a week for the first month and then more days added from there. Ex. Mon, Wed, Fridays at first before offering more days.

2 Further Thoughts cause I'd like to make a decision soon...

Thought 1: I'd like to move to evening class times of 5, 6, & 7pm. Flex Training will stay as it currently is with you having open gym hours 4:30-7pm, but should we begin a 7pm class the Flex Training will be extended until 8pm.

Thought 2: If we do a early morning class or later class I will need some dedication to those classes so that we're not having a ghost town. Know what I mean? To help with that here's what I'm gonna do. When we schedule those classes if the demand is there I'll give you all a REALLY good referral bonus to help me drive in new biz into those classes. You help me and I'll help you. That's what being a family is all about. :) Fair Enough?

Please leave your comments below.

From Yesterday Kettlebell Workout 1

 

"Things may come to those who wait, but only things left by those who hustle." -attributed to Abraham Lincoln

Warmup: Synergy Dynamics

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Technique Practice: Push Press 3 x 8

Your Fat Blaster: R4, S42, S42 rest btwn rds Bodyweight Squats H2H Swings Bottom Half Burpees 2 Hand Swings Pushups Full Burpees

 

____________________________________ Not All Kettlebells Are Created Equal...

These are the exact Kettlebells that we use at Synergy Kettlebell Training and we use them because Professional Grade Kettlebells are the best you can train with. Kettlebells are a tool for your fitness and I recommend always working with the best.

They are exactly what you'll need to get the most out of your training whether your focus is on sport or fitness. The shape of the bell allows extended, high rep sets with as much comfort as possible.

The bell handle and body ergonomically conforms to the contours of the hand, wrist, and forearm. This is an important aspect of the top lifts (Jerk, Snatch, Long Cycle).

Personally, I don't use anything else for my own training and have seen my progress quickened directly because of using Pro-Grades.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly Kettlebell Workout 1

So we just wrapped up our "Anti-Batwing Campaign" Kettlebell Fat Blasting theme and started a brand new one I'm naming after my favorite Clint Eastwood movie: "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly". Check out or first installment below and give it a shot.

It's never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot

"The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" Kettlebell Workout 1

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Warmup: Synergy Dynamics

The Good: (advanced 1 hand switch, beginners switch on the min) M6 Snatch

The Bad: 15 on/ 15 off x 30 sets- this takes exactly M15 One Arm Thrusters- R/L (alternate every other set, full squat depth- elbow to thigh/knee)

The Ugly: 50x V-Situps (bent knee mod for back issue)

This is a great, great workout and it's so effective too. Leave me a comment and let me know how you did and what you thought. And after a good hearty workout make sure you always drink a solid protein smoothie such as one with hemp protein which is great fast digesting protein and good fat. Mix in some coconut oil, fresh organic blueberries or mango and acai berry powder for a super paced shake.

After your shake definitely make sure you spray on your Magnesium Oil for faster recovery and energy levels.  Here's what I personally use and have seen the best results:

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Why Take Magnesium Oil? It directly helps support hormone production, increase energy, reduce muscle soreness, lose stomach fat, helps you sleep better at night, and ramp up heart health!  Transdermal is the best. Find out more information HERE.

YES This Is AWESOME!!!

This is so TOTALLY AWESOME I just have to share and asked permission to do so. One of my Kettlebell Kamp clients, Christina Totten, just texted me this and I couldn't keep it to myself:

Bob I just want to let you know the energy we had in there [Synergy Kettlebell Training] today was awesome. You, Damien, and Tricia were awesome motivating and that why I keep coming back. Thank you! I am so glad I found something I enjoy doing! I have never gotten so many compliments and felt better about myself. And you guys help me reach my goals. :-)

Isn't that so awesome!!! :)  I love hearing that!