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The Prone Kettlebell Row

The prone kettlebell row is an exercise that develops the muscles of the back, shoulders, arms, and core. It requires the athlete to develop balance and muscular endurance to perform. It also has the flexibility of being able to be programmed as a strength, hypertrophy, or conditioning exercise.   To perform this exercise you need a kettlebell and some open space. Get into a modified push-up position (what my military friends call the “front lean and rest” position), with the...

The Big Five Is All You Need

Periodically I post on social media about the value of the big five movements in a strength and conditioning program. These five movements are the press, pull, row, squat, and Olympic lift. The gist of my posts is that you can’t go wrong if you base your athletic strength and conditioning programs around those five movements.   Now, when I post this I invariably get comments from people who are concerned about the lack of variety. Or the lack of...

Work Your Entire Body With These Kettlebell Lifts

Kettlebells are great tools for metabolic conditioning, muscular development, and strength development.  They are also a good exercise tool if you don’t have a lot of time to train.  This post is going to give you three simple exercises that you can do with kettlebells that will train most of the muscles of your body.   Kettlebell swings The kettlebell swing is a great exercise for people that don’t have a lot of time to train.  To perform this exercise,...