It’s another sunny day in Costa Rica today.
They say that the rainy season has started, but yesterday the sun has been shining brightly all day long until about 5pm.
And then the rain comes to cool things down.
As a result of the amazing weather, construction on our off-grid shipping container home has been accelerated and we’re almost finished the guest house – which we’ll be moving into as soon as it’s done.
In addition to that, the weather has allowed me to get a hot & sweaty double kettlebell workout in while rocking the NEW #AlphaDAD T-Shirt.
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With the weather getting warmer, I’d encourage you to get outside and get some exercise in.
If you live in the northeast, especially, I’d be willing to bet that you aren’t getting enough Vitamin D – since most of us don’t get enough of it during the autumn and winter months.
AND, the darker your skin tone, the more Vitamin D you require.
So someone like me – with...
This past weekend I was in Denver, Colorado speaking at a Personal Trainer’s conference.
The topic of my presentation was “Everyday Strength: DAILY”…
“How to develop the habit of strength with your clients everyday”….
There’s a growing opinion out there right now that says even if you do the prescribed 30 minutes of exercise, 2-3 times per week…
…That still isn’t enough to combat 8-10 hours of sitting.*
So my talk was about the development of a daily practice of strength.
It was about how your 3x per week kettlebell workouts aren’t enough if you’re just sitting on your keister at work and then getting back on it when you get home to watch Game of Thrones (or whatever the kids are watching today).
So I talked about how you can implement strategies – in just 12 minutes per day – that will allow you to build strength, increase mobility in joints and get rid of those “creakies” that you wake up with every morning.
Remember, our training must help us support an already active lifestyle and NOT give us the only means of an active lifestyle.
So doing something everyday allows us to actually live an active life and not just rely on our 3x week kettlebell workouts.
Yes, you are busy.
Yes, you have responsibilities.
Yes, you may think that you don’t have time.
But making time for 10-12 minutes of movement…
-going for a ruck (walking with a heavy backpack on)
-doing some easy kettlebell swings
-crawling (leopard, spiderman, baby or a comination of...
Last week I received this Facebook post from John on our VIP Customer Page…
John recently started my new program Kettlebell Alpha and lost almost 3lbs of fat in Week 1.
The reason why this is significant is because John just TOOK ACTION and GOT STARTED.
He didn’t wait for the perfect situation…
I’m a self-proclaimed minimalist (as you may know).
And that holds true in every aspect of my life…
…even in my training.
Invest in GOOD QUALITY necessities so that you don’t waste your money and time replacing crappy things.
Because of that, there’s really only ONE KIND of kettlebell that I buy now.
What company do I purchase my KBs from?
I’ll let you know in a second.
First, take a look at my “minimalist” gym…One kettlebell (a 24kg). A set of Gymnastics Rings. Open Space. (That’s my wife doing lessons with our son – we homeschool our kids). There is a myriad of things that you can do with this set up. Why would anyone need more? Which brings me to a question from one of my subscribers in Singapore… QUESTION:
Given my budget, would an adjustable Kettlebell be the best bang for my buck? Thank you! Really appreciate your advice! Warm regards, Hsiaoyun Chin SINGAPOREANSWER:
Hi Hsiaoyun, Great question! I get this all the time. Here are my thoughts… Great question! I get this all the time. Here are my thoughts…Short Answer:
I don’t like them and would never use them myself.Long Explanation:
First, adjustable kettlebells are dangerous. Remember that an aspect of kettlebell training is explosive in nature. Shoot, we even call them “ballistics”. So if you’re swinging or worse yet, snatching, an adjustable kettlebell… – with all it’s moving parts – …and you just happen to forget to put the locking pin in, you could be looking at broken windows, broken doors… …or worse broken limbs or broken faces. If you have kids or valuables in your house and you’re on a...
Me. That’s what. Or rather “who.”
I got a whopping 3.5 hours of sleep last night.
For Father’s Day, we got a NEW puppy.
“Wait, didn’t you just get a Rottweiler puppy a few weeks ago?”
So obviously, the logical thing would be to get a female German Shepherd puppy, right?
(please note the hint of sarcasm in my voice right now)
“What the h#$* are they thinking?”, you may ask.
Sometimes, I don’t know.
All I know is that we went from a family of 7 before we moved to Costa Rica to a family of 10…
-our 5 kids: AJ, Joey, Frankie, Mikey & Q
-a cat named Luna
-a Rottweiler named Phife
-and our new German Shepherd Pup Lupe…
So with crate training a new puppy, you’ll know that you have to get up every couple of hours to take them to the bathroom.
So I went to bed at 9pm, and then got up at 11, and then again at 2 and then she had an accident in her crate at 3…
And then I couldn’t fall back asleep.
Long story short – very little sleep for your buddy Chris.
LOTS of coffee however.
Now I’m not complaining, just stating facts.
I take full responsibility for the choices we’ve made in this life.
It really zaps your energy along with your motivation.
So what do you do when you don’t feel like working out?