If you are in the US, hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends.

2015 has been a wonderful year, there is much I am personally thankful for … and I hope the same is true for you.

So let’s dive right into the main point of today’s message.

That’s right – we’re doing a Black Friday sale.

I just couldn’t resist :)

And I have to say – I *think* this is the biggest, awesomest, best value package I have put together, EVER.

Check out all it includes:

Instant access to ALL of the past FVT Coaching Club KB / BW / BB workouts of the month (value = $339.15):

– The Road Warrior Workout
– The Day Rapid Fat Loss Kettlebell Solution
– Barbell / Kettlebell Hybrid Training
– Barbell / Kettlebell Hybrid Training 2.0
– KB-DB-BW Fat Loss Workout
– Ketttlebell / Bodyweight Beat Down
– Ultimate Kettlebell Fat Loss
– Hybrid Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning
– The Kettlebell Basics Swing Manual
– The PreHab Revolution
– Lifetime Kettlebell Fitness
– Barbell / Bodyweight Hybrid Training
– Kettlebell / Bodyweight Power Circuit Workout
– Invincible Body
– Invincible Body 2.0
– Mud Run Domination
– Bodyweight Power Workout

Access to every FVT Coaching Club KB / BW / BB workout of the month that I promise to create for the next 12 months (value = $239.40)

Instant access to the following fat loss meal planning guides (value = $39.90):

– 5 Minute Fat Loss
– The FVT Community Cookbook

12 months of access to the FVT Coaching Club private Facebook group - you’ll get coaching, accountability, motivation and more from me personally and all of the other 100+ awesome members of the group (value = ? … priceless!)

Whew!  THAT is an awesome deal!!

Over $618.45 worth of workouts, meal planning guides, and personal coaching from me … for just $97.

This deal is going to be up for this weekend ONLY – so if you want to hop on it, click the link below:

=> FVT Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts Black Friday Sale (NO sales page – goes straight to checkout)

That’s right – the link above does NOT take you to a sales page.

I KNOW that this is such an amazing value, that folks who recognize this, will want in right away.

When you click on the link above, you’ll go directly to a checkout page where you can purchase the FVT Ultimate Kettlebell Workouts Black Friday Sale promo package – simply enter your payment info, and you’ll get instant access to everything listed above.

It should be pretty straight – forward … but if have questions about anything, feel free to reply to this email, and we’ll do our best to help.

So that’s it for now.  I’ll be back with some sample workouts from a couple of the programs included in the sale over the weekend … but remember, this offer is coming down Monday night, so snag it ASAP if you want to take advantage!

Thanks, and enjoy your weekend -

- Forest Vance


The Basement Badass Workout

by admin on November 22, 2015

You want to lose fat, build muscle, and get into great shape … but you have a few obstacles that are keeping you from getting there.

For one, you have limited time. Maybe back in the day, you had an hour or two to train each day, but those times are long gone. Now 3-4x per week, 20-30 mins per session is what you got – tops! – to make it happen.

The time it takes to drive to the gym for a workout is also a real challenge. This adds a good 30-45 mins (plus) to the whole process, and with your busy lifestyle, that’s just not always realistic.

Enter the Basement Badass Workout!

You are going to use TOUGH – but short, and highly effective – minimal equipment workouts that you can do in your basement, garage, backyard, etc … so that you can improve training consistency, remove the guesswork and FINALLY get awesome results!

It’s going to take effort and dedication – but with this training method, you CAN become a “basement badass” in just 3-4x per week, in 20-30 minutes of training time per day.

Let’s get to it!


The Basement Badass Workout

Part 1 – Mobility / Flexibility

Flexibility, mobility, and high quality movement is KEY to becoming a basement badass.

For one, this will help with your nagging aches and pains.

But also, you’ll just be able to do all your workouts BETTER … and you’ll get more out of them as a result.

Check out this video to see a quick and efficient sequence you can do before your workout in around 5-7 minutes, that puts all of these components together:


Part 2 – Strength Training

Next up is the strength training portion of your workout.

You’ll do one of the following lifts:

- Deadlift – sumo or conventional
- Squat – front or back
- Bench press
- Military press

Each day.

You’ll use the following simple – but HIGHLY effective – progression for your rep range / intensity level:

Weeks 1 – learn the new lift, keep the weight light, work up to a set of about 5 at around 60-70% of your one rep max

Weeks 2+3 – work up to two hard sets of 8 reps at 70% of your one rep max

Weeks 4+5 – work up to two hard sets of 5 reps at 80% of your one rep max

Weeks 6+7 – work up to two hard sets of 3 reps at 90% of your one rep max

On week eight, you’ll take it easy – NO lifting – and then choose two new lifts and start all over again!

I have lots of videos on the FVT YouTube channel on how to do the main barbell lifts, mistakes to avoid, etc, but here are a couple to get you started:

One common deadlift mistake, and how to fix it:

Military press mistake to avoid:


Part 3 – Metabolic Conditioning

Now we’re around 15 mins in to our training session … 5-7 mins for the warm up, and 8-10 mins for our “main lift” …

We’re going to follow up this main lift with a metabolic conditioning circuit using COMPLIMENTARY bodyweight / kettlebell / conditioning movements.

This portion of the workout will hit movement patterns that are NOT hit in the main lift.

Programming this portion of your training training is both an art and a science, and there are MANY options that could work… a couple things to keep in mind:

– On both a daily AND weekly level, you want to hit all of your major movement patterns evenly
– Stick with the same movements for a good four weeks before you switch it up … sooner than that, and it’s hard to make tangible progress

Here are a couple sequences that could work well in this portion of the Basement Badass approach:




Honestly, you could end the workout here, and be TOTALLY fine. At this point, you are going to be about 20-25 minutes in. I do things this way sometimes myself when

I’m pressed for time.

But if you have time and are feeling strong / energetic / etc, you can include …


Part 4 (optional) – The “Finisher”

To finish off the workout, you can optionally do a “finisher”.

This should last around 5 minutes. And here again, there are MANY ways to set these up that will work … one big thing to remember is, again, do something again that

compliments the main training session.

You could do something that focuses on a specific body part, if the main workout has already been conditioning heavy, like this:

Or, you could do something to get your heart rate up and burn some extra fat, like this:

– 10 swings every 30 seconds for 5 minutes!

How to swing:


And that it’s for our Basement Badass workout!!

To wrap up – you want to get strong, lean, and athletic – in short, be a beast.

But you have a few obstacles that are keeping you from getting there – such as time, equipment to train with, and more.

Well, follow my Basement Badass plan, and you’ll be on your way to getting your old body back – training just 3-4x per week, 20-30 mins at a pop, using minimal equipment in your basement, garage, or own back yard.

Train hard, and talk soon -

- Forest Vance


PS - One more thing … in addition to this, to get the BEST results, you’re also going to do 30-45 mins of ‘cardio’ each week … but it’s probably not how you’re accustomed to doing this type of activity.

The goal is to just get out and move. Bike, run, play a sport – do something you ENJOY.

Doing activity you actually LIKE is great for many reasons – one, you are far more likely to stick with it for the long term … two, a variety of movement patterns are great for keeping you healthy and moving great … and much more.

PPS - There are some details that I left out of this plan … it is really intended as a sort of framework, or philosiphy, for you to build your own training on.

That being said, if you have questions about anything at all, let me know in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to help. Thanks!


Here’s a jump rope workout you can do as part of a workout as your “metabolic conditioning” piece … OR even as a short, stand-alone, full body high intensity routine.

This one takes me about 7 minutes to complete if I use a 32 kilo ‘bell, and really push the pace -

Can you beat my time? Give it a try, and let me know! ;)


Simple – but TOUGH – 7 Minute Kettlebell / Bodyweight / Jump Rope Workout

*Take the 21 day “Dominate Your Double Unders” Challenge to improve your jump rope skills and potentially take MINUTES off your time for workouts like this one*

10 kettlebell “ground to overhead

5 pull ups

(if standard pull ups are too hard, do 10 recline rows instead … if they are too easy, add weight!)

15 double unders

Do 4 rounds as FAST as possible!


Enjoy! ;)

- Forest Vance

PS - You can search all around, but you’ll have a hard time finding a better course than “Dominate Your Double Unders” when it comes to learning how to PROPERLY jump rope – from the basics, to dominating your double unders:

Snag your copy here while it’s on sale now


10-31-15 Halloween BW / KB Circuit Workout

by admin on October 31, 2015


Try this evil BW / KB circuit workout today … and I’ll leave it up to YOU to decide whether it’s a trick or a treat :)

** The special deal we have going on my “Top 13 Kettlebell Training Mistakes … and How to Fix Them!” course turns into a pumpkin at midnight tonight – don’t forget to grab your copy while it’s on sale at 42% off the regular price  => The Top 13 Kettlebell Training Mistakes … and How to Fix Them! **


(circuit 1)

10 pull ups or inverted rows
31 kettlebell swings
15 close grip push ups

(circuit 2)

10 plank-to-push ups
31 jumping jacks
15 alternating reverse goblet lunges (per leg)

Perform exercises in each circuit back-to-back without rest. Rest 30-60 seconds, and repeat each circuit three times.


Whew – that one is a killer! (now I’m on a roll) … have fun, be safe, and Happy Halloween!

- Forest Vance, RKC II


5 Minute Kettlebell Workout for Arms

by admin on October 30, 2015

When I first started training with kettlebells … coming from more of a lifting / bodybuilding – type background … I was taken a bit by surprise …

Because in NONE of the main kettlebell exercises, do you get what we would call “direct arm work”! That is – no moves specifically for the biceps / triceps / etc …

So, I came up with a few short KB workouts for arms, that I could “plug in” at the end of my regular kettlebell training sessions, to get my arm training fix … and I share one of my favorite ones with you in today’s video.

Here’s how it goes:

– 15 KB towel curl
– 10 KB halo + behind-the-head tricep extension
– Complete 3 sets of each with as little rest as possible

Now you too can get strong, lean arms in about 5 minutes, using just a single kettlebell.

Give it a try today!

- Forest Vance, RKC II

PS - You’ll kick yourself if you miss the sale going this week on my “Top 13 Kettlebell Training Mistakes … and How to Fix Them” course … click here for more info and to get started now


The Side-Step Kettlebell Swing

October 29, 2015

Got a cool KB exercise to share with you today that you’ve probably never done before … It’s called the “Side-Step Kettlebell Swing“. This is an intermediate-to-advanced level move that offers many similar benefits to the standard swing – it develops power and explosiveness, will help you burn fat and take your conditioning to the [...]

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The Top 13 Kettlebell Training Mistakes … and How to Fix Them!

October 26, 2015

Just got back from a great weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area at the NorCal Fitness Summit. It was a top – notch lineup of presenters, and I also got the chance to meet and connect with folks doing some really amazing things in the fitness industry. So on the drive home yesterday afternoon, [...]

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Beginner / Intermediate Turkish Get Up Technique Tip (new video)

October 24, 2015

The Turkish get up is an AWESOME exercise, and offers so many benefits … from strengthening the core, to shoulder / hip mobility / stability, and SO much more … But it’s also a tricky one to master, and it’s got a lot of moving parts. Specifically, one portion of the drill that folks often [...]

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(new video) Perfecting Your Kettlebell Training Form – 5 Second Grip Tip

October 9, 2015

Here’s a simple – but POWERFUL – grip tip that will help you perfect your kettlebell cleans, swings, and snatches … Give it a try today for safer and more effective kettlebell workouts: Thoughts?  Questions?  I would love to hear from you … leave ‘em in the comments section below! Thanks – - Forest Vance [...]

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How to Properly Rack a Kettlebell

October 5, 2015

How to properly rack a kettlebell is a topic that comes up over and over in client sessions, so I thought I’d put together a quick tutorial to help. Here’s a video where I break down how to properly rack a kettlebell: And here are the main points I touched on in the video: Proper [...]

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