Win A Free Copy Of The 10 x 10 Kettlebell Solution

The 10 x 10 Kettlebell Solution is coming very soon … and you can win a free copy!

** Friday 11/4 contest update: Thanks to everyone who’s entered so far!  Entries will be accepted through 11:59 pm PST tonight … hurry and leave a comment to get entered to win.  We’ll spend a day going through the results and announce our winners on Sunday 11/6**

It’s a complete kettlebell program – workout manual, video series, meal planing guide, and more – to transform your body in 10 weeks, using just 10 kettlebell and body weight exercises and 10 different workouts. And it’ll be officially available in a few short days …

However, as we get the finishing touches of the delivery process ironed out, and as a gesture of appreciation to you, a loyal reader, I’ve decided to give away two free copies of the program before I officially release it.

All you have to do to win your copy is leave a comment on this post detailing your number one fitness goal … and your biggest obstacle/frustration/etc. that’s keeping you from accomplishing it.  I’ll have my assistant go through and pick the best two comments so the contest is as fair as possible.  And all I’ll ask for is a little feedback from the winners after they’ve read through the program, watched the videos and tried the workouts themselves.

Leave a comment below to get entered to win … and keep an eye on your e-mail inbox to get first word of the 10×10 Kettlebell Solution’s official release!

155 thoughts on “Win A Free Copy Of The 10 x 10 Kettlebell Solution

  1. Tim Day

    My current goal is stay relatively lean within an everyday lifestyle. One of the challenges is trying to maintain a healthy diet with a family that is constantly on the go! It makes things a bit difficult.. not totally unmanageable, but challenging!

    1. admin

      I feel you on that one, Tim … keeping your diet on track when you’re busy can be tough. In my experience it’s all about planning ahead.

      Thanks for entering


  2. Julie Guggemos

    Fitness Goal: Primary – to combat muscle loss and joint deterioration as I get older; Secondary- to look good!

    Obstacle: carving out the time during the day to invest in my self – would love to have a hour a day to work out, but I just don’t.

  3. Martha Edington

    My number one goal at the moment is to be more consistent with my kettlebell training. I have the will, but I’m struggling with finding a program to guide me that isn’t full of a bunch of non-kettlebell exercises like burpees and mountain climbers that have a negative effect on my yoga practice, which is as important to me as my kettlebell training.

  4. Gunther

    At 42 years young (43 is approaching) I just became father of a son. I have another son of nearly 2 years old. My goal will be to keep up with the kids when they grow up, be a good example and make them feel proud of their dad, because he still looks (and is) fit and does not look like a coach potato.

    My biggest frustration is at the moment an inflammation in my shoulder tendons, which gave me a setback and because of a lot of sleep depraviation not always fit to workout. But still manage to get 3 small workouts a week in. (always feel great I accomplished it).

  5. Jim Clark

    I am coming from the older end of the spectrum as regards to this. Getting older changes so much of your goals since the capacity of what you once could do simply diminishes. As I close in on 50, I am changing what is really important and focusing on that. That said, here are my responses. Be well all.

    1. Number one fitness goal? Maintain a level of fitness that allows me to manage weight gain, keep a level of good energy and do so without adding pain or soreness in order to keep fresh everyday. Fitness and exercise are key to keeping a sound mind and body. That being said, I have to do this in a manor that changes as I get older.

    2. Biggest obstacle? The past and being so active before. I was a martial artist and boxed, kickboxed and fought Muay Thai for over 20 years. I used to be able to workout 5 days a week and have a fight scheduled every Saturday. I really have a hard time on cutting back on my workouts since my frame of reference was always going all out. Now, I have to carefully plan my exercise regimen, my eating habits and my rest. I have to fine tune this all to make sure that I get good positive results without aggravating old injuries. In all, the biggest obstacle any person can have is the one they place on themselves. The mind, the attitude, the belief and the understanding all go hand in had to overcome any obstacle. It just takes some time and some trial and error.

    1. admin

      Nice Jim. Good to hear from you – some good insights in your comment. Sounds like you are still working hard and have a great attitude.


  6. mike zapicchi

    I’ve used kettlebells as the main fitness tool to lose 45 pounds…can’t get to that last 10…I’m hoping this 10×10 program will be the ticlet!


  7. Robyn Durham

    leave a comment on this post detailing your number one fitness goal … and your biggest obstacle/frustration/etc. that’s keeping you from accomplishing it.

    My number one fitness goal: I’m a 44 year old woman, and I want my body to be lean I’m at about 27% body fat and would like to be at 25%.

    My biggest obstacle: My love for sugar and dislike for veggies and meat! Diet.

    1. admin

      Thanks Robyn –

      I totally agree – the workouts are the fun part 🙂 But diet is so important in reaching those goals! Glad you’re trying to get focused on it.


  8. rskcak

    My number 1 fitness goal is to increase my muscle mass. My chief obstacle is finding sufficient energy to regularly perform the kettlebell exercises.

    1. admin

      Time and energy is a big obstacle for lots of folks … I understand. The best advice I have is just to get it done and do what you can – and remember that quality is more important than quantity.


    1. admin

      Nice. Kettlebells and body weight training are a great supplement to those activities in many ways, I totally agree.

      Thanks for contributing Ron


  9. Lois

    I recently discovered kettlebells and I really enjoy working with them. My main fitness goal is to get in better shape and lose weight. I have over one hundred pounds to lose. My main frustration is that I struggle with consistency. In order to experience success, I need to be able to conquer this roadblock for me.

  10. Avo Siismets

    My number 1 fitness goal is to keep middle age from catching up with me. I have 3 kids and they are starting to wear me out. I need to not only increase my stamina but my strength too.

    My biggest obstacle is trying to find time at the end of the day to workout. As soon as I get home from work, the kids have a hundred and one things that they need me to help them with. By the time they go to bed, I am too exhausted to even think about working out.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the reply, Avo.

      I find that one of the great things about kettlebells is how efficient they are – you really can get a full workout in 15 mins or so.

      Keep training hard


  11. Nicole

    I am really amazed how much these notifactions have helped me in my own struggles and strength training. I have paid so much for trainers and classes with kettlebell and I have not seen as much sucess as I have in the last month that I started using.

    My biggest struggle however is that I am a college student, working mother, and an Army officers wife. Its hard to find time in the day to do it all and eating habbits are hard to break. I have had some sucess and am needing help in toning out my thighs and legs, abdominals and arms.

    I love the work out I receive from the basics that I get from the sight and I hope to learn more to reach my target goal of 145 llbs I am at 185 and am still going strong.

  12. Chris

    My ultimate fitness goal is to gain the strength and conditioning to compete in mixed martial arts. I am currently training at a MMA school while working full time in the Marine Corps and finishing my degree.

    My biggest obstacle, llike many other people, is probably making the time to train. I am always looking for the most efficient traing methods and programs I can find.

    I also think that another obstacle is getting the proper nutrition and rest to maintain the volume of training that I do.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the feedback Chris. It can be tough to make time to train and balance out everything in your life … sounds like training is a top priority for you though, so keep up the good work


  13. Stefanie

    1. Number one fitness goal? Maintain a level of fitness to manage weight gain and maintain a high energy level. Fitness and exercise are key to keeping balanced.

    2. Biggest obstacle? Maintaining a consistent workout schedule. My work hours are not consistent and I don’t alwasy have the time to work out an hour a day. I need a program that is more flexible so I can have an intensive workout in less time on certain days.

    1. admin

      Thanks for the feedback Stefanie. Kettlebells are a great training tool for getting in those fast and effective workouts – keep up the good work


  14. Thorarinn Jonsson


    I wonder. Could I be to old to begin with Kettlebell? I’m age 67, overweight ca 350 lbs. When I see all these video’s on the internett all the people are young people. So maybe this not for my age group?

    Greetings from Iceland.

    1. admin

      Thorarinn –

      I think a kettlebell training program can be started at nearly any age … the key is to start slow, listen to your body and learn perfect technique from the get-go.

      Thanks for leaving a comment


  15. Mark Simmons

    My number one fitness goal is to attain a healthy weight. I’m over 50 now and for the most part my bloodwork, BP, etc. is all good but my weight is creeping ever upward. Doesn’t help that I now sit for 8 hours a day in my new “underemployed” career. I have a number of old injuries and as I get older it just becomes too painful to exercise at times. I’ve given up heavy lifting and I bought a bike because running and hiking are difficult due to plantar fasciitis. The bike has actually helped me work out longer and harder than just getting on a boring machine but I know I need resistance training to compliment that.

    The biggest obstacle is probably time. There are so many other things to do that blocking off an hour a day just for exercise is not always possible. Almost as big an obstacle is the pain of creaky knees and back, neck stiffness due to the constant sitting, etc. Is it really “no pain no gain?”

    1. admin

      Hey Mark –

      Thanks for the feedback. I think you’re in the same boat as a lot of readers of this blog … the good news is that kettlebell training, done right, can help you with nearly all of the issues you listed here.

      Keep training hard


  16. kent

    At 57 I only wish to stay healthy and strong as long as possible. I found kettle bells about 10yrs ago and and love them. I use kb’s and general body weight exercises to help maintain my level of physical fitness. I was a firefighter for 20+yrs and using the above exercise competed with and held my own against 15 to 20 yrs younger that lived on free weight exercises. Give my some place to walk, swim and use my kb’s, I’m ready to rock and roll!

  17. Dora

    Hi everybody,
    My main goal is to keep away the 80 lbs I lost over the course of the last two and a half years and to get to a better physical condition, since I still have a long way to go. I have a real great motivation since I watch a kid with disabilities who at times needs to be carried to places. Getting stronger using kettlebells really gives a chance to provide a better care to her, especially now that she is growing so fast.
    The obstacles include, of course, finding time to dedicate myself to exercise and finding a program which is appropriate to help me achieve my goals of losing weight and fat and becoming stronger.
    Thank you very much and have a great day!

  18. TJ

    GOAL: to be that fit lean looking old dude that is still surfing and biking at 70, with a flat gut, pecs and shoulders. I’m 45 now – it’s a lifestyle thing

    BIGGEST OBSTACLE – A love of good food, an italian wife who knows how to cook, and two kids under five who demand my attention in the time between work. Kettlebell workouts and body weight workouts help me burn those calories, maintain muscle mass, and aerobic fitness in one concentrated time efficient workout.

  19. Mary

    My fitness goal is to continue to say fit at the age of 56, and the weight gain from menopause has diminished a bit more through kettlebells, however, I still cannot get rid of my middle. I eat fairly healthy, and not in large amounts, but w/activity as a letter carrier, walking dogs, and my kettlebell training, the scale does not budge, and hasn’t in a good 5 to 7 years. Sigh.

    1. admin

      Common problem area, Mary … sometimes that fat layer around the middle is the last to go.

      Gotta get that diet super dialed in and stay consistent with the kettlebell workouts! 🙂

      Keep working towards those goals –


  20. My #1 goal is to be able to get effective workouts again. Having been a heavy lifter for the last 20 something years, my joints are now suffering and keeping me from working out the way I’d like to.

    1. admin

      Very cool Shannon. I feel you on that one – I had similar problems when I started training with kettlebells. But I can tell you that KB training – HardStyle in particular – has done some great things for my own nagging injuries from my pro football career and years of heavy lifting.

      Keep training hard


  21. Lori R.

    Number 1 fitness goal:
    I would like to lose 20 pounds and drop my body fat percentage to 23%. After a year and a half of working out after having two children, I have lost fat and gained muscle, but I have not lost any weight.

    Biggest obstacle:
    Following a consistent exercise and eating plan. I’m very conscious about my diet and nutrition, but I’m just tired and worn out with a full-time job and two young children.

  22. Tim T

    My number one fitness goal is to gain core strength and flexibility to continue to improve my golf game.

    Losing 40lbs last winter with regular aerobic and kettlebell exercises was my primary goal last year (success too) and a good start, but I typically take the summer off from that exercise routine to play more golf. So right about now, I start the routine again, and I find that I have lost a lot of strength and endurance over the summer. So my biggest challenge will be finding a way to work a regular strength routine into my recreational golf schedule and not be too tired, or muscle fatigued to perform on the golf course.

    1. admin

      Interesting goals Tim – I’ve trained a few golfers as personal training clients and know they’ve seen some great benefits from working with kettlebells.



  23. Pam

    As a 42 yr old (grandmother of a 2yr old who lives with me & my 49 yr old husband), my fitness goal is to maintain as much muscle and strength as possible while staying injury free. My husband and I have been working out with kettlebells for about 5 months now, and our way of eating (I do NOT like the word “diet”) is the Warrior “diet.” So far both of us have lost about 20 lbs and taken in 2 notches on our belts and still making steady progress. At this point my main obstacle is keeping life as simple as possible so I can keep our kettlebell workouts a priority and set a good eating/fitness/consistency example for our little one. Staying healthy is an obstacle too, since I work in a hospital and probably bring things home now & then as does our grandson since he goes to daycare 3 days a week.

  24. i am a 65 year old male retired just 7 months ago i have put on a stone in weight since retieing and would like to loose at least 2 stones befor summer 2012 i am 19 stone 2lbs now

  25. Keith Kealey

    I’m 59 years old, coming off of about 12 years or so of being sedentary. My goal is to increase functional strength and mobolity. My biggest challenge and frustration is having to rehabilitate a rotator cuff injury that I caused by being a little too enthusiastic when I started training earlier this year. I will do it.

    1. admin

      Keith –

      Those injuries can be tough. As you know, using perfect form is key and always should be #1 priority –

      Sounds like you have a great attitude – keep training hard!


  26. Jeff Kroger

    My biggest goal is to slim down in the middle,as i am 47 years old now,and it is easy to start gaining weight.
    My biggest obstacle is my work schedule,which can be very busy,especially this time of year,but i still try to find time,and the energy to workout.

    1. admin

      Thanks Jeff –

      It’s tough … as you know, making a schedule, sticking to it and making it a priority is huge for reaching those goals.

      Thanks for commenting


  27. Dave Getty

    Hello Forest – the program sounds awesome!

    My #1 Fitness Goal: To lose weight, tone muscle, and improve my overall health! One year ago today, at 299 pounds, my doctor told me I needed to lose 100 pounds. That same day my wife and I finalized the adoption of our son, Matthew. I will never forget it – the doctor appointment was at 08:00 and the court appointment before the judge was at 1:00 pm. That day inspired me to get control over my health and do something about it, for me, but also for my son and wife. My goal is to get to that 199 pounds and hopefully even lower if I can. Today, I have lost 55 pounds of it, using Kettle Bells and Eliptical. I have really appreciated all of Forest’s information, videos, etc.

    The number one obstacle for me is “time” – and I guess that’s what I like so much about Kettle Bell training. I’m also an avid food junkie! I’ve tried to make better choices about healthy eating, and also calorie counting, which has helped a great deal. I’m making it work though, and am looking forward to the next year and what it brings as far as my health. I see my doctor in a couple of weeks and I fully expect to come off the cholesteral medicine and wow him with the weight I’ve lost thus far….

    best – Dave Getty

    1. admin

      Congrats on your success Dave!

      That’s great to hear you’ve done so well with kettlebells. And glad my training info can be of help to you.

      Keep up the good work


  28. Kim George Valmadrid

    I have been working out for the past seven years and I can say that I have been able to achieve my goals…somewhat..that is to say, i have achieved my desired goal to be big from being skinny. However, I realized that being big isn’t at all the end-line of my goals. It was only until I came across the concept of using Kettlebells as a workout tool. And so, by cutting half my time of working out using conventional weights and at the same time being able to improve on my cardio…I’m now very much adicted to Kettlebell training! Lookiing forward to more things from you guys that could help me out! thanks and God bless!

  29. My specific goal is to gain some mass but to gain density while cutting fat. Problem is it seems you can’t do both. Problem is I’m over 40, and no matter how much I watch what I’m eating the body fat never drops significantly. Then I get into a over trained state and developed injuries. I’m traing six days a week, with no real gains.

    1. admin

      Robert –

      Very interested. You’re right – it’s tough to do both of those things at the same time, especially if you’re an experienced lifter. Probably would be ideal to focus on a single goal at one time.

      And you’re right … it sounds like you may be overtraining a bit.

      Thanks for stopping by


  30. Jerry

    My number one fitness goal- lose weight and gain muscle and strength.

    The biggest challenge for me- I am 28yrs old. A father to 4 small children and in school full time and work full time over nights. I don’t have time to spend hours in the gym multiple times a week. I have used kettlebells previously and took a kettlebell class at my local gym and got good results. However, I had to stop attending the class due to time restraints. I have purchased kettlebells of my own so I could train at home but have been unable to develop a routine for myself that has had any effect. A routine like this that would use kettlebells and body weight would be perfect for me.

    1. admin

      Hi Jerry –

      Thanks for the feedback. Hope I can help you reach your goals – sounds like you’re a busy guy! I’m confident though you’ve come to the right place – kettlebells are a great tool for what you’ve got to work with.

      Keep training hard


  31. Aubrey

    My number one fitness goal is to develop a rock solid core, develop all over strength, and get rid of excess flab.

    I have been training with kettlebells (compleatly self taught) for going on six months. I am quite proud of myself for developing the discipline to stick with it. I am a very busy sIngle mom who can not afford the time or money to train at a gym. I have found that I am having a hard time (with all the bad information out there on the Internet) learning to develop efficient result producing workouts. I also feel that I have hit a wall and I am no longer gaining muscle more than just maintaining what I have. I am also having a hard time getting rid of that last layer of pudge on my abs, developing solid glutes, and those hard to get to spots on ladies legs. Like I said I have pretty much hit a wall in my training and I am not sure how to blast through it. (quite frustrating!!!!!)

    I know that you asked for a goal and a frustration… So there they are for what I am going through right now. My long term goal is to become RKC certified so that I may properly pass on the knowledge that I have spent hours upon hours while my little one is sleeping teaching myself to others in similar situations… I <3 my kettlebells! They have changed my life permanently!

    1. admin

      Aubrey –

      Congrats on your progress so far. I agree, lots of conflicting info – both good and bad – out there on the ‘net.

      Hope I can be of help to you … and I think your ultimate goal of becoming an RKC is fantastic. Keep up the good work!


  32. Kim

    My #1 goal is to gain muscle/build strength. I really don’t have an excuse not to exercise. I simply need to be more consistant with investing in myself to reach the goals I’ve set..that’s it.

  33. Tim

    I had been looking for a way to workout at home that wouldnt involve a ton of equipment or lots of time. I stumbled onto some kettlebell sites after reading articles on kettlebells in Blackbelt and Mens Fitness magazines. One of the sites I fortunately stumbled upon was yours “”. I love the basic workout that you made available on your site. I find the use of kettlebells along with body weight exercises to be the perfect home workout system. I am now looking to add to those basic exercises with some more upperbody specific exercises. This is an exercise revelation for a 46 yr old 6 foot 250lb man looking to get the conditioned muscle and body weight of 200lbs I used to have. I am on the way back thanks for your guidance.

    1. admin

      Glad the content on this site is helping you move towards your fitness goals. I appreciate the kind words … keep working hard towards those fitness goals.


  34. Ron

    Goal is overall fitnes…a mix and variety of stamina, cardio, strength training through kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, some free weights and recreational activities. I tend to overeat!

    1. admin

      Ron –

      Thanks for the comment. I agree, the ‘diet’ part of the equation can be the toughest … but it’s such an important part as well!


  35. Eric

    As SWAT operator and Former Marine, Im always looking for variety and dynamic/explosive training. I get that with kettlebells, but get bored with current programs.

    1. admin

      Eric –

      It’s always a fine balance between switching things up to keep things ‘interesting’ and sticking with the same program long enough to see results. Be careful! 🙂


  36. Glynn

    My number one fitness goal is to get lean.

    Twelve years ago, I weighed in excess of 20 stone. Today, I consistently hover around 13.5 stone. But I’m not lean. In fact, I’m the fattest thin guy I know!

    My biggest barrier, with kettlebells at least, is technique. I’m ok with two-handed swings and TGUs, but awful at cleans and snatches. So I tend to get frustrated easily, which impairs my progress because I get scared I’m going to injure myself.

    I have three kettlebells of my own, and I work out at home doing mainly swings and bodyweight exercises. I’d really like to be able to crank it up to the next level, though.

    1. admin

      Hi Glynn –

      Yes, kettlebells are very technique intensive. You just have to keep practicing – and if possible, get some in-person instruction.

      Keep up the workouts


  37. Sue

    As I approach the big “50”, my #1 goal is to tone my middle, by focusing on strength/cardio routine, and watching diet more closely.
    Kettlebell exercises have really motivated me to want to exercise because I can feel my overall strength increase, as well as get a great cardio workout. Thanks for all your helpful info, Vance!

  38. Rebecca beard

    First goal is to be more physically fit overall for martial arts and other physical activities. Reduce bodyfat and tone up some more.

    Biggest obstacles is time. I normally work out during lunch to do my main workout. Here lately seems like I can’t leave. Then afterwork I try to hit some cardio and here lately I’m like a single mom because my husband is off working so I have to get the kids from the babysitter and take care of everything.

    1. admin

      Rebecca –

      Time seems to be the #1 obstacle folks have with getting their workouts in … I totally understand that one. But at the end of the day, you just gotta get it done 🙂

      Thanks for commenting


  39. Geoff Lewis

    My number one goal is to loose 25lbs. Mainly for heart health. I am still in my 30s but I am trying to get into good habits now. Right now my biggest obstacle is the fact that I work out of state and that keeping to a diet and exercise regiment is extremely difficult. Lucky for me we will finish this job soon.

    1. admin

      Hey Geoff –

      Thanks for your comment. The demands of life can be tough! But hang in there and keep working towards those goals.


  40. bob young

    recently started kettlebells. My goal is to lose weight & improve flexability. I can’t believe how in a short time of using a kettlebell I’m seeing great flexabilty changes. I’m curious to see if my strength changes at all. The weight loss is tough because I love to eat. I like these workouts much more than dumb bells. It’s nice to look forward to working out & learning new moves.

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