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Kettlebells: Old-School Power, New-Age Technique = World Class Strength

Bringing Instruction to the World Michael Skogg is a world-renowned kettlebell coach, educator and author. He is a leader in the fitness industry and an inspiration to all who have trained and learned from him. Michael is also a contributing writer for STACK Media/Magazine, the number one training resource both online and print, designed specifically […]
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Kettlebells: Old-School Power, New-Age Technique = World Class Strength

A Brief History “The reemergence of the kettlebell as a training tool of prominence in recent times has spawned a great deal of buzz about this supremely time-honored strength/conditioning medium”. J. Dellinger continues on to share that, despite a lack of documented info on kettlebells, there is traceable data to show that this type of […]
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Post Holiday Self Loathing

Did anyone else out there eat their way to a food coma over the holiday? If you did it’s OK. You are not alone. The average American eats 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day alone and if you’re at all like me the madness continued until January 1st with a large assortment of cookies, cake, pie, […]
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K.I.S.S.

Keep It Stupid Simple Words to live by and when creating workouts or programs, are my rules that govern. The inspiration for this 3 minute sermon came from the witnessing of a park kettlebell workout by one of the local gyms this past weekend. Running an outdoor workout in a public space is an excellent […]
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The Fitness Formula

The alarm goes off at 5:15 am, you roll out of bed angry that tomorrow has already arrived. Your fitful sleep was preceded by a recap of your stressful day. “Damn I need a vacation” is all you can muster as you blindly toss clothes and a well used pair of training shoes into a […]
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Goal Setting

The Road Map. It’s your first “road trip”. You wake up before the alarm in anticipation of your adventure, eager to hit your first destination. The car is packed and off you go. A couple hours into your trip as you head into unfamiliar territory, you panic as you realize you forgot your map. Let’s […]
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Picking the “Right” trainer

This is the final step to building your masterpiece. Now that you’ve established your body type and created a realistic goal, it’s time to find Mr./Mrs.”Right” trainer. Finding a trainer is easy. I can throw a stick and hit 30 of them in any direction here in Portland. I bet. With so many out there […]
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Building your masterpiece part 2

Have you established a fitness goal for the next step? If you’re still unsure of your reality allow me to help you figure it out. Case study A: The “pear” shape. This is the body type where the lower half is largely imbalanced compared to the top. I see this body type quite often with […]
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How to build your masterpiece

This is an on-going series on how to build the body you want and are capable of creating. Treat this blog post like an open forum by sending me your questions and updates so we can work together on building your masterpiece.
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