What The Heck Effect – Part 1 – Kettlebells

Hang around the world of kettlebells for very long and you’ll start to hear about the “What the Heck Effect”… That’s when someone starts training faithfully with kettlebells only to find that their ability to do something almost completely different happens! “What the heck?” Nobody’s complaining, and nobody saw that actually happening as a result …

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Len Schwartz’ Little Known HeavyHands Squat Strategy and How To Tweak It…

People who come to “HeavyHands” from a background of using barbells or machines for building muscle love the fact that walking with weighted hands offers the chance to “do everything” at once… build muscle, burn fat, and build endurance. Dr. Schwartz talked about muscular development for the purpose of efficiency, not bulk. His feats of …

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Kettlebells for Cardio and a Dr. Schwartz Flashback

Suppversity, that great blog that reviews sports related research, has a great short entry today on Kettlebells and Cardio… it’s near the bottom of the article… another subject is discussed at length first. Here’s the bottom line: Two similar groups of athletes were given 20 minute workouts designed to improve their “cardio”… either kettlebell snatches …

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High Intensity, Heavy Hands, and the Conundrum of More Gain, Less Pain

  Nausea. Seeing stars. Sucking wind. This is how you know you’re doing a Tabata [high intensity] workout correctly. Shape.com And most would agree… you can’t be working out at “high intensity” unless you are on the verge of tears, right?. Anything less and it’s just some more of that “low intensity cardio” right? Well …

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IGrip Isometric Fitness and IsoTonoMetrics

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhvBRKOfB9c&w=560&h=315] The IGrip Isometric Fitness Device depicted in the video above is heralded as the “first isometric training device with an electronic display”. When shown in use, the device is shown being used in a way that’s similar to IsoTonoMetrics or the Iso-Bow… i.e. with hands moving and upperbody movement accompanied by lunges, torso …

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