(video) Breaking Down the Turkish Get Up

by admin on August 3, 2018

Are you doing Turkish get ups?

If not, you should be!

They are GREAT for:

– building a strong core
– shoulder mobility + stability
– hip mobility + stability

And more.

But a lot of people have problems getting the form.

What I recommend to help, is to break down the movement into parts.

Here’s what it looks like:

Part 1 = Roll to the side, pull the ‘bell to the body, roll to the back, punch towards the ceiling

Part 2 = Opposite arm, leg go out at 45 degrees

Part 3 = Roll to the elbow, then hand. It’s NOT a sit up!

Part 4 = Foot sweep

Part 5 = Get set, get tight, stand up!

Then, all you need to do is reverse the motion to get back down.

Watch the video that walks you through how to do this here:

Apply for the August 2018 KB Body Revival Challenge and get personal coaching from me on your Turkish get up form here:

28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge (starts Monday, August 6th)

Breaking the Turkish Get Up down into PARTS – as outlined in today’s video – is what helped me to finally “get” the exercise.

I hope it does the same for you!

To your success –

– Forest Vance
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Master of Science, Human Movement
ForestVance.com

PS - If you want to learn the basics of safe and effective kettlebell training, your next step is easy. Apply to join us in the August 2018 28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge.
You’ll learn how to do all the basic kettlebell moves – including the Turkish get up – safely and effectively.

I’ll also be working with you personally, giving you the coaching and accountability you need to succeed.

Details and apply now at the link below:

28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge (starts Monday, August 6th)

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12 min “Beat the Clock” KB workout

by admin on August 2, 2018

Have you ever heard of a “Beat the Clock” workout?

Here is how it works:

- Set your timer for pre-determined interval period (in today’s workout example, it is 60 seconds)
- Perform the prescribed reps in the interval period
- Your rest period is the time from when you finish your set, until the next interval starts

It’s AWESOME for building conditioning and mental toughness.

It’s also different than other metabolic conditioning workout set ups you may have tried, because the amount of work you do on each set stays the same, no matter what.

We use workouts like this in the 28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge.

Give this sample workout a try, and you’ll see (and feel) what I mean:

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12 min “Beat the Clock” KB workout

Set your timer to go off every 60 seconds. Start your first set of swings when the timer goes off. Rest from the time you are finished with your set until the timer goes off again. Move on to the next exercise (push ups) and repeat in the same fashion. Repeat four rounds of the circuit total:

– 20 two hand kettlebell swings (recommended weight = 24k men / 16k women)
– 15 push ups
– 10 walking kettlebell goblet lunges per side (recommended weight = 20k men / 12k women)
– 15 recline rows

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Okay – how’d it go?

Seems simple, but it’s tough, right?

If you liked this workout, your next step is easy. Apply to join us in the August 2018 28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge.

I’ll design workouts for you like the one I shared today, for a full 28 days.

I’ll also be working with you personally, giving you the coaching and accountability you need to succeed.

Details and apply now at the link below:

28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge (starts Monday, August 6th)

To your success! -

- Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

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20 min KB “Body Revival” workout

by admin on July 30, 2018

“Is is actually possible for me to get my old body back?”

… asked a client I had started working with recently.

YES was my answer! … but it really hit me, and I realized that so many of us ask ourselves questions like this when we’re starting something new.

We want to know, is this actually going to work, and most importantly, is it going to work for ME!?!

Well I am going to be writing on this topic for the next few days as we gear up for our 28 Day Kettlebell Body Revival Challenge next week.

(we’ll be accepting applications starting tomorrow, stay tuned)

And the first thing I am going to talk about that is CRITICAL when it comes to getting your old body back, is consistency.

Working out consistently. Eating clean consistently. Drinking enough water consistently. Getting enough sleep consistently.

Put all these things together, and in a relatively short period of time, you can see some big-time results.

But consistency is not always easy. That’s why most of us are still working towards out ultimate fitness goals.

One thing that can really help you with consistency when it comes to the workout piece is having workouts you can do any time, any place, with minimal equipment, and in a realatively short period of time. This way, you eliminate many of the obstacles that could pop up, and can just get your workouts DONE, day in, day out, no matter what else you have going on in your life.

Here is a sample from the upcoming Challenge, check it out:

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20 min KB “Body Revival” workout

1 – Set your timer for 30 second intervals. You’ll do 10 KB swings at the start of every interval. Rest once you’re one with your 10 reps until the
next interval starts. Repeat for a total of 10 rounds (100 swings total).

2 – Do three rounds of the following circuit as fast as possible:

Turkish get up, 1 ea side
3-5 pull ups (any grip) OR 12 inverted rows
jump rope OR jumping jacks, 30 seconds – work in / up to double unders!

3 – To FINISH … burpees – set your timer for 30 second intervals. Do 4 burpees the first 30 seconds. Do 5 burpees the second. Continue in this
fashion until you can no longer do so.

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You CAN get your old body back.

But a HUGE part of making it happen is consistency.

Workouts like the one I shared with you today – that are time-efficient, use minimal equipment, and are FUN – make consistency a snap.

And stay tuned – registration opens for the August 2018 KB Body Revival Challenge tomorrow!

- Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

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I have a new video for you to check out today.

But first, I want to tell you a story about my VIP One on One Coaching Client.

She had been training on her own, using one of my kettlebell programs.

She was getting okay results, but she kept having back pain when she would do KB swings.

So she’d end up having to take a break every few weeks when she would get tweaked, and because of this, she wasn’t reaching her fitness goals.

So we started working together doing my VIP One on One Coaching program, and guess what?

Working together, going back and forth, me asking questions about her workouts and form and actually reviewing a some videos of her doing some swings, it turned out she was making the mistake shown in today’s video:

This is what was tweaking her back. This is what was keeping her from making progress. And it ended up making all the difference.

Jane has finally been able to get the results she has wanted.

And now it’s YOUR turn!

Because I’m opening up a few spots in my VIP One-on-One Coaching program.

BUT – I opened registration earlier this week, and spots are already filling fast.

So if you want in, submit your application ASAP.

Here’s how it works:

1 – Fill out the application form below. If it looks like an initial fit, we will get on the phone one on one and go over your goals, what you’ve done in the past, how it worked (or didn’t) and what your unique, individual needs and circumstances are so that we can determine if working together is a good fit.

2 – By the end of that initial conversation we’ll know if you’re a good fit for my distance coaching program and if I’m a good fit for you. I’ll tell you now that this isn’t for everyone.

3 – If we decide that we’re a fit, then I’ll take you through my assessment protocol to determine exactly how to optimize your program for maximum results.

4 – Then I’ll custom design your program, specifically to fit your personal needs and goals … and every training session will be individually designed for you. No one-size-fits-all, cookie cutter program. This is a custom designed blueprint to guarantee that you finally get the body that you want.

5 – Finally, I’ll teach you all the tricks and hacks I’ve learned through coaching tens of thousands of people to getting in the best shape of their lives. These are the scientifically backed and real world proven shortcuts will dramatically accelerate your results.

6 – Once we’ve constructed your personalized blueprint for success, we’ll optimize it each and every month as your body will be changing and progressing and make sure that you’re always following the exact plan you need to be following to move as quickly toward your goals as possible.

Apply for VIP One on One Coaching with Forest here

Coaching could be exactly what you need to blast through your plateau and take things to the next level.

Take the leap, contact me today, and let’s change your life in 2018!

– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

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20 Min 300 WTF KB Challenge

by admin on July 21, 2018

Check out this WTF (what the Funk) workout from my friend Funk Roberts :)

According to Funk, it was a staple of his workouts back in 2008 when he started to make the change from 210lbs of Male PMS (Puffy Muscle Syndrome) to 185lbs ripped.

It’s a short and intense workout with amazing results.

All you need is one kettlebell, a timer and hard work:

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KETTLEBELL MELTDOWN 300

from Funk Roberts Metabolic Madness Bundle

Start your timer and Complete the designated number of reps per exercise as fast as you can…do not move onto the next exercise until you have completed the reps. Use a challenging weight and learn the kettlebell techniques before attempting this workout.

1. 25 V-UPS
2. 50 SNATCHES (25 PER SIDE)
3. 25 PUSHUPS
4. 50 SWINGS
5. 50 BURPEES
6. 50 CLEAN AND PRESS (25 PER SIDE)
7. 50 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS

Funk’s weight = 40 lb KB
Funk’s time = 16:03

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MEN who want to get ripped like Funk
WOMEN who want to shed body fat and get in better condition
ALL TRAINERS + COACHES who want more workout ideas to use with their clients

Get Funk’s “Metabolic Madness” bundle at the link below:

Funk Roberts Metabolic Madness Bundle

There are 19 total plans:

- Complex Workouts
- EMOM Workouts
- HIIT Workouts
- Mega Metabolic Madness
- Bodybuilding HIIT 2.0
- Metabolic Exhaustion Workouts
- Lactic Acid Interval Training
- FunkWOD
- Filthy 50’s
- Dirty 30’s
- Metabolic Chaos
- Bodyweight 500
- 1000 Rep Workouts
- Fight Gone Bad Circuits
- German Volume SuperSets
- Metcon Madness
- Bodyweight Metabolic Circuits
- Upper-Lower Body Metabolic Workouts
- Tabata Super 6

All of the plans are created by Funk Roberts. Funk is a former professional athlete turned Master Metabolic Trainer who is the creator of the Metabolic Conditioning Coach Certification through NESTA, and has used this training system to help thousands of people around the world transform their body and fitness.

You can use these plans yourself (obviously) for your main workouts, to add-on to your current routine, as “off-day” cardio sessions, etc.

If you are a trainer or coach, you will also get SO many great ideas that you can use with your clients to keep them happy and excited to be coming back for more and telling all their friends.

Funk Roberts Metabolic Madness Bundle

To your success! -

- Forest Vance
Certified Personal Trainer
Master of Science, Human Movement
ForestVance.com

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The Towel Swing

July 19, 2018

A common problem people have with the kettlebell swing is using their arms too much. The Towel Swing is a great drill to fix this issue. I learned it from Pavel at the first RKC cert I attended in 2009. By swinging the KB with a towel through the handle, it gives you instant feedback [...]

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most dangerous KB training mistake? (pic)

July 18, 2018

You probably already know that training with kettlebells is a great way to increase power and strength while burning fat. There’s even research behind kettlebell training – swings have been shown to burn up to 20 calories per minute! HOWEVER – the truth is – with all the benefits KBs provide, comes with a risk. [...]

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[video] KB Exercise for Abs – the Renegade Row

July 2, 2018

When most people think of training their abs, they think of crunches or sit ups. But these moves are NOT the best way to train your abs. Your abs function primarily as a STABILIZER during functional movements … and so if we can use exercises that train them this way, we are going to get [...]

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Clean – Squat – Press – Snatch Kettlebell Complex

June 29, 2018

This is one of my all-time favorite KB complexes. Be sure to do your tissue quality / mobility + flexibility warm – up … and maybe practice your KB form before you go into the workout full blast … then simply do: – 1 clean – 2 squat to overhead presses – 3 snatches 5-10 [...]

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15 min Kettlebell / Bodyweight AMRAP

June 28, 2018

AMRAP stands for “As Many Rounds As Possible” in today’s workout. It’s you against the clock! Give it a try, let us know how you do: # 15 min Kettlebell / Bodyweight AMRAP Get as many rounds as possible in 15 mins of: – 5 KB press / side (recommended weight = 20-24k men / [...]

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