All hail the best supplement…MAGNESIUM

A couple of years ago my second kettlebell coach had a suspicion that I was magnesium deficient. After reading some articles and studies I agreed and started taking magnesium and to this day it is the number one supplement I recommend for everyone! Here is a great little article from Touchstone Essentials, the company I use […]

Rowing Technique – 1 of 5 – Stop Rowing on 10

Seriously. There is no reason to row on 10 unless you weigh 400 pounds and can clean and jerk over 225. In this video we are going over how to set the damper for your optimal drag factor. This is part 1 of 5, and after the 5th video I will give you a link […]

MONDAY MOTIVATION 51 – Do what your coach says!

First, my apologies for not posting a MM video last week! If you subscribe to our youtube channel, I have been on a mission to post a Monday Motivation video every week for the past year and I was two weeks short of hitting my goal and I mind blanked on Labor Day and spent […]

Monday Motivation 46 – Specialize to Become Great

This week we are talking about specializing. This is a continuation of the MM video from two weeks ago when I was talking about not trying to be something you’re not, by focusing on your strengths and using them to help propel your success. If you missed that MM video here is the blog link… […]

Competing at the Canadian CKA Nationals in Edmonton

Back at Pride after returning home from Edmonton, Canada, and it is time to think about and write about the lessons learned in competing up in Canada. Before I get into my set and my performance, I’d like to talk about the CKA and the people who run it and the other competitors. I had […]

Planning and coaching

25 competitions 5 countries 3 continents   And I am about to make add one more competition and one more country as I head off to compete in Canada this weekend! Two years ago I made a plan with my coach, the goal was to get to the pro class, it was just a general […]

Monday Motivation 44

In this weeks Monday Motivation we talk about not trying to be something you’re not, we talk about using your strength to propel your success. As always we try to draw parallels between what it takes to succeed in the gym and in fitness and in your professional life outside of the gym. Here is […]

Monday Motivation 43 – Your friends are lying to you!

One of my good clients and someone I truly care for their wellbeing and sanity and success, has been having some issues with a close friend. Well…let’s just say she thought it was a close friend…but it turns out she has not been very happy about her success in her career and her success and […]

Monday Motivation 42 – There are no shortcuts!

I love when people see me lifting or Lindsay or some of our other lifters, and they say out loud “wow they look super smooth” or “damn they make that look easy.” I laugh because it isn’t easy, it never was and it never is and it never will be. Lifting sports, powerlifting, kettlebell sport, […]