6-Week Kettlebell Program for Strength + Muscle

Kettlebell GAINZ is the definitive guide to gaining strength and muscle with kettlebells – while staying lean, athletic, and in great condition, at the same time!

-> Kettlebell GAINZ – 6-Week Kettlebell Program for Strength + Muscle

People got some amazing results in our “beta” group, gaining up to 133% on their strength and adding up to 5.5 pounds of muscle in six weeks! Click here to learn more.

Here’s how it works:

— First thing to complete on signing up is the Kettlebell GAINZ baseline fitness testing. This is a series of simple kettlebell and bodyweight – based fitness “tests” you’ll take both at the beginning and end of the 6 week program. It’s a SPECIFIC and QUANTIFIABLE way to measure your progress!

— The Kettlebell GAINZ training plan is broken into weekly “lessons”. Each week builds on the previous, so you’ll consistently challenge yourself, and make measurable progress, throughout the program.

— This is one of – if not THE – most detailed training plan I’ve ever put together. In working with tens of thousands of customers and clients online over the last six years, I’ve learned what works – and what doesn’t! – when it comes to the most effective way to program and coach kettlebell workouts on the internet.

— For every kettlebell move in the program, I link to a video breaking how to do the exercise – so that you’ll know how to complete every move, with perfect form.

— This is a COMPLETE training plan – so in addition to the three-times-per-week kettlebell workouts, you also get a daily mobility routine, dynamic warm ups, HIIT routines to perform 2-3x per week to get even faster results, and MUCH more.

You’ll also get the “Athletic GAINZ” diet plan – the eating approach I personally have adopted – as well as my top clients have adopted as well – to achieve next-level fitness results … AND a copy of my “Kettlebell Training Basics” package – 18 ADDITIONAL weeks of kettlebell workouts – so that you will have workouts to use moving forward after the initial six week training is over.

So if you are looking to get strong, fast … while staying in top shape at the SAME TIME … Kettlebell GAINZ is for you:

=> Kettlebell Gainz – definitive guide to gaining strength and muscle with kettlebells – while staying lean, athletic, and in great condition, at the same time

Thanks!

-Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Owner, FVT Personal Training
KettlebellBasics.net

[new video] Kettlebell Snatch Technique – Part 3

Welcome to our final video in the kettlebell snatch technique series.

In part one, we broke down a progression to get you started on the snatch, including one arm swings and high pulls.

In part two, we worked up to doing a snatch.

In part three, we are going to refine your technique, do some troubleshooting, and make sure you understand the basics of performing and safe and effective kettlebell snatch!

– Forest Vance Master of Science, Human Movement Certified Kettlebell Expert

PS – My KB Fit Over 40 – Personalized Coaching program has been 100% full, but I just had a spot open up! First person to sign up gets it, more info here -> https://bit.ly/kbfitover40forest

28-Day “Dirty 30’s” Kettlebell Challenge 2.0

Hey! – we are starting a new 28 day Kettlebells challenge this coming Monday, thought you might be interested in checking it out.

Here is the link: https://bit.ly/dirty30sdec2020

From the sign up page:

“You will shred fat, reset your metabolism, push yourself both mentally and physically… with just a couple of Kettlebells and your own body weight, in 20 or 30 minutes per day, three or four times per week.”

What could be better?!? 🙂

I also have my ‘athletic Gainz’ diet plan included as part of the Challenge, so you can get your diet organized and on the right track..

And you get our 30 day flexibility challenge videos free with registration so that you can work on your movement and mobility too.

Here is the link again: https://bit.ly/dirty30sdec2020

Hope you can join! –

-Forest

The Kettlebell Towel Swing (instructional video)

At one of the kettlebell boot camp workouts I led this morning at our studio here in Sacramento, CA, we had a new person in the group.

She was fit, and had been working out regularly prior to joining us…

…but she did not have a lot of experience specifically with kettlebells.

One of the things she was doing was using too much upper body to sort of “lift” the kettlebell up, instead of using the hips.

This is a super common mistake, so I thought it would be useful to share the drill I had her do (which fixed her form right away!):

I am doing an ONLINE kettlebell swing workshop on Saturday, November 14th:

=>> Online KB Swing Workshop with Forest Vance

You can attend live, or sign up and get the recording to watch any time you want.

We will be covering dozens of tips like the one I am sharing with you today.

And, if you attend live, I will look at your form and give you some personalized tips to improve!

The Kettlebell Towel Swing

Grab your towel, and loop it around the handle of your kettlebell.

Be sure to “choke down” on the towel so your hands are just a few inches away from the KB handle.

Do a few swings.

The goal is to get the KB to go straight out, NOT droop down, at the top of the arc.

Here is a video that shows you how to do it:

If you think you have the tendency to use too much upper body when performing the kettlebell swing, try this drill.

Even if you think you’re doing the swing right, try it anyway! 🙂

It’s a good test, because you’ll see right away if the KB is projected out like it should be, or if you’re using too much upper body in the move.

Hope that helps, keep training hard, and talk soon

-Forest Vance
KettlebellBasics.net

PS – I am doing an ONLINE kettlebell swing workshop on Saturday, November 14th:

=>> Online KB Swing Workshop with Forest Vance

You can attend live, or sign up and get the recording to watch any time you want.

We will be covering dozens of tips like the one I am sharing with you today.

And, if you attend live, I will look at your form and give you some personalized tips to improve!

[kettlebell hack] Pelvo-Ocular Reflex, or “The Secret is in the Eyes”

Hopefully it goes without saying that the person in the picture above (BTW – it’s a very well known fitness “expert”! – can you guess who it is?) is NOT using proper form 😂

But in all seriousness- where do YOU look when you are performing a kettlebell swing?

As in – are you looking down? Straight ahead? Up?

Believe it or not, your “line of sight” is one of the KEYS to safe and effective kettlebell training.

BTW – Pelvo-Ocular Reflex, or “The Secret is in the Eyes”, is is what I call one of my “kettlebell hacks” – DOZENS of which you’ll learn in our upcoming kettlebell swing workshop:

=>> Online Kettlebell Swing Workshop with Forest Vance

See, there is something called the “pelvo occular reflex”.

In short, here’s how it works:

Visual sensory input (where our eyes are focused) involuntarily affects our head placement.

Likewise, the placement of our heads affects our pelvic placement, lower back alignment and overall posture.

So if you look down during a kettlebell swing, your body tends to pitch forward, putting extra stress on your back and making the move much harder.

If you look up, you end up typically overextending the lower back, and putting extra stress on the neck.

The perfect place to look is slightly down – we like to use the cue “where the wall meets the floor”.

Little tips like this one can make ALL the difference when it comes to getting the most out of your KB workouts, and staying safe.

This is what I call one of my “kettlebell hacks” – DOZENS of which you’ll learn in my kettlebell swing workshop:

==> KB Swing Workshop with Forest (limited spots available)

Space is limited to the first 100 to sign up though, so sign up now if you want to make sure and get in.

To your continued success!

-Forest Vance
SFG II
Kettlebell Expert
KettlebellBasics.net

Online Kettlebell Swing Workshop – Saturday, Nov 14th

Online Kettlebell Swing Workshop – Saturday, Nov 14th

Details and sign up here: http://bit.ly/onlinekbworkshop

I GUARANTEE you will learn something new, or I’ll give you your money back!

Plus, you get my “HardStyle Swing Crash Course” video series AND a copy of the KB Basics Swing Manual FREE when you reserve your spot.

But space is limited to the 1st 100 to sign up.

Details and sign up here: http://bit.ly/onlinekbworkshop

Look forward to seeing ya there!

-Forest and the FVT Team

[video] Modified / Beginner-Level Turkish Getup Variations

What muscles does the Turkish getup work?

ALL OF THEM 🙂

But it’s fantastic.

Because no other exercise simultanously trains both stabilty and mobility, across so many joints, and in so many positions.

However, if you are just learning the exercise, working around an injury, or don’t quite yet have the mobility or core strength to do the full version, it can be tricky.

So check out today’s video. In it, I show two beginner / entry – level variations of the movement – the “1/2 get up” and the “foot switch get up”:

Enjoy!

And if you like this one, also be sure to check out my Lifetime Kettlebell Fitness program for men and women over 50 – we use modified / beginner level version of a lot of the different moves, kind of like this one:

=>> Lifetime Kettlebell Fitness

-Forest Vance
Kettlebell Expert
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
KettlebellBasics.net

(new video) Kettlebell Push Press – Quick Drill to Improve Your Form!

Grab the full 7-day “No Guts – No Glory” program for free (for a limited time) at this link – http://bit.ly/kbnogutsnoglory

Struggling with the Kettlebell Push Press? Try this quick drill to improve your form!

If this tip helps, also be sure to check out my FREE 7-day “No Guts – No Glory” kettlebell plan here – http://bit.ly/kbnogutsnoglory

[new vid] TGU Technique Tip

*I’ve gotten together a group of the top experts in the area of garage training for a special event called the Garage Gym Summit: https://bit.ly/garagegymsummit2020v2
It’s going down next week, August 17th-23rd. When you sign up, you’ll get access to interviews with each expert, sample workouts, training tips, and more. And it’s 100% FREE.

But registration is open THIS WEEKEND ONLY.

Click this link to reserve your spot now: https://bit.ly/garagegymsummit2020v2

TGU technique tip

I was getting ready to some Turkish get ups in my workout yesterday and thought – hey, I’ll shoot a video with a helpful drill for our KB Basics tribe.

I did NOT like TGUs when I first learned them… BUT I have learned to love them for the benefits that they provide. Learning how to do them right is well worth the time.

So one of the biggest sticking points is what’s called the “foot sweep” part of the move.

Check out today’s video for a drill that will help you with this and get better at the exercise.

If you liked today’s video, you’ll LOVE the Garage Gym Summit:

https://bit.ly/garagegymsummit2020v2It’s going down next week, August 17th-23rd. When you sign up, you’ll get access to interviews with each expert, sample workouts, training tips, and more. And it’s 100% FREE.

But registration is open THIS WEEKEND ONLY.

Click this link to reserve your spot now: https://bit.ly/garagegymsummit2020v2

– Forest Vance

KettlebellBasics.net

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the Garage Gym Summit

In these crazy times, working out at home seems to be more popular than ever.

And so I thought it perfect timing to get together a group of the top experts in the area of garage training for a special event:

the Garage Gym Summit

This special event is going down next week, August 17th-23rd.

When you sign up, you’ll get access to interviews with each expert, sample workouts, training tips, and more.

And it’s 100% FREE.

The only catch?

Registration is open THIS WEEKEND ONLY.

So click the link below to reserve your spot now:

the Garage Gym Summit 2020

And we’ll see you on the “inside”!

-Forest Vance, your host, the Garage Gym Summit