Author: Mike Scialabba

Every now and then, I think every hardcore weightlifter hits somewhat of a mental blah.  You know the one…you roll into the weight room, look at all the steel, run through your planned routine and why you're doing it in your head, then suddenly think, “I'm getting a little bored!”  There are a handful of experts that would say, “you must be overtraining…your CNS must be fatigued.”  Yeah, maybe that’s the problem.  And maybe you ARE just a little freaking bored!!  It's not crazy to switch things up from time to time and use a few training modalities that are far from...

If you’ve been busting your ass with barbells and dumbbells for the past few years and are looking for something new to help add slabs of muscle to your body and improve your overall conditioning, it may be time to add something new to your training tool box. Enter the kettlebell… Sure, it's a little funny-looking, but training with the kettlebell – a large, cannonball-shaped piece of steel with a tall handle protruding out of the top is no laughing matter. Although it was first designed as a counterweight for outdoor markets in Russia in the early 1700’s, throwing and swinging the kettlebell...