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Oldetime Strongman University in Nashville

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What an honor to have my friend, mentor and Grandmaster Strongman Dennis Rogers come to the Strength Dojo at Nashville Kettlebell and deliver the Oldetime Strongman University workshop. We originally planned for 12 attendees but wound up over selling it and 15 guys from all over the country showed u ...
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Ten years ago….

Ten years ago….

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The first one.In 2002 I was a massage therapist. I borrowed a 16kg kettlebell and a VHS copy of Pavel's first instructional video from a client. I played around with the info and like I described HERE, have VIVID recollection of snatching that 16kg for a set of 10 reps per hand and collapsing on th ...
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First Summer of StrongFirst Rolling On

First Summer of StrongFirst Rolling On

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I apologize for not getting a new blog done for the past few weeks. I went BACK to Italy because A. It's that awesome, and B. We had the first ever Italian StrongFirst Girya certification.Getting to work alongside Fabio, James Breese and of course, our Pavel was a blast, the attendees brought it and ...
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Swing Heavy. Rock More.

Swing Heavy. Rock More.

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The Kettlebell Swing is ballistic exercise. There is an explosion, then something travels. In the swing, the hips explosively extend, the kettlebell travels forward and arcs upward. then it falls, you hinge and repeat.So the question has come up “How can we do that with a heavy swing?”I have bee ...
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Plateau Buster Handle from Stronger Grip Part one

Plateau Buster Handle from Stronger Grip Part one

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Swings Rock. Heavy Swings Rock More.Beast swings are awesome, but what happens when you need to go heavier?The problem is that after 48kg, there aren’t a lot of readily available kettlebell options for heavier swings. You can go double KB, but after a point, the size of the KBs forces you to widen ...
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Summer Adventures: Italy Engum/Tamer workshop

Summer Adventures: Italy Engum/Tamer workshop

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Last year Master SFG Jon Engum and I decided that we should partner up for some 2-day workshops. The material focus would be from his excellent book Flexible Steel and I would bring some of the stuff from my own Way of Iron workshops. We did the first one in MN last fall and had such a blast that we ...
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Original Strength

Original Strength

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A few weeks ago my fellow SFG Master instructor and very good friend Geoff Neupert stopped by my house as he was moving cross-country.Obviously we spent a lot of time talking about training and some of the stuff we have been working on lately. He showed me some of the Original Strength (the evolutio ...
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StrongBody Challenge Success Story: Melissa

StrongBody Challenge Success Story: Melissa

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Melissa Melton is know by many names at Nashville Kettlebell. Mighty Mouse. UberGirl. The ABdominal Snowgirl. Melly Mel.Her most recent name is the one that I most proud of, however- SFG instructor. Melissa used the StrongBody Challenge as part of her plan to prepare for the first-ever StrongFirst G ...
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StrongBody Challenge Success Story: Andrea

StrongBody Challenge Success Story: Andrea

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Sometimes I have the privilege of working with a student who has decided to make a change, but has no idea where to start. Andrea talks about her experience in her first StrongBody Challenge."I’ve wanted to do something about being overweight for a long time now, but I didn’t know where to start ...
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StrongBody Challenge Success Story: James

StrongBody Challenge Success Story: James

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James Todd has been at Nashville Kettlebell for a while. The StrongBody Challenge was the thing he needed to get all his energy going in the same direction, toward revealing the strongest possible version of himself that he can. In this first phase, he lost over 30lbs of fat and added 3lbs of lean m ...
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