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Strength Based (mostly) Kettlebell Workout with Lauren Brooks and Katie Dawers

Here is a strength workout that can be for either men or women.  This workout in the video is demonstrated by two small ladies.  Katie Dawers, soon to be RKC, at only 121lb's easily doing double cleans with a pair of 24kg's (53lb) kettlebells. That's a total of 106lb's.  Lauren Brooks 114lb's demonstrating Goblet Squat's with a 32kg (70lb).   There will be a new article being released, I wrote dedicating it to "Strong is the New Sexy" theme.  It's good to know that this is finally what's accepted and not the anorexic unhealthy flabby skinny look.  Women can and should be strong as well and now it's sexy, so I hope you enjoy the new article coming out in the My Mad Method's magazine.  Details below to get your copy.






Kettlebell Strength Workout for Women Instructions:
Perform each set with 90-120 sec between sets and exercises.

Kettlebell Strength Workout designed for Women but powerful enough for a Man:
A: Alt Clean & Press - 5 x 5-8 …

Sweaty Saturday - slightly more conditioning than the usual workouts

We did this workout in my class last Saturday.  The beauty of this workout is, it's designed to where you can still use relatively heavier weights due to the time interval being only 20 seconds per exercise.  Give this workout a try and let me know what you think.

Set your timer for 20 seconds.
Go through the following exercise and only break 20 seconds when you need to transition to the next exercise for both sequences.
Sequence #1

SWING
FLOOR PRESS (less strong side)
FLOOR PRESS (stronger side)
GOBLET SQUAT
FRONT LUNGE (less strong side)
FRONT LUNGE (stronger side)
H2H SWING

Repeat 3-4 Rounds

Sequence #2

PULL UPS OR ROWS
SNATCH (less strong side)
SNATCH (stronger side)
BACK LUNGE
BACK LUNGE

Repeat 3-4 Rounds

Cool down

Plank Holds
Side Planks

2-3 rounds


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Robin in her mid 50's - Shares her story to a lean, strong, healthy, and beautiful body

Many of you may already know Robin Duncan.  Robin trained with me side by side in the first DVD that I ever filmed back in 2008, "The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells."  Robin was in her early 50's during the filming.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  We ended up filming for 16 hours in 110 degree weather on top of a building downtown.  It just happened to be one of the hottest days in LA.  She was such a trooper!  I wanted Robin in the DVD not only because I admired her strength, beauty, and youthfulness, but I wanted to show other people in their 50's, 60's, and 70's that they too can use kettlebells this way.  





Before working with Robin I was very enthusiastic about trying to convince my older friends and clients in their 50's and 60's, that training with kettlebells properly is a must!  Many would say things such as, "Lauren, as you get older you just have to accept the changes.  Our bodies get weak and I will …

Summer Green Juice Recipe

I just finished teaching one of my evening kettlebell classes outside.  I was lucky enough to be able to join in this time around.  The workout that we did tonight is a workout I will be featuring in the next edition of My Mad Method's magazine.   It was a tough one!  Being that it's summer time, we were all pretty drenched after this class.   With that being said, the only food that my body was craving after this sweaty evening was a glass of fresh juice.  I wasn't planning on juicing tonight so I didn't have my usual staples.  However, with what I had in my kitchen I made a surprisingly refreshing juice that satisfied me to the fullest.  I had to write this one down so I can go back and repeat this amazing fresh green juice filled with rainbow chard, cucumber, celery, apples, and key limes I made with my Breville juicer.  Yummy!!!




Ingredients

1/2 bunch of Rainbow Chard (I cut part of the stems)
1 Cucumber
1 Celery head
2 Organic Small Apples
3-4 Key Limes (hand squeez…

Robyn and David's Kettlebell Experience and Life Changes

I am truly excited to share this beautiful story about a wonderful couple who has clearly made some amazing life lasting changes.  I had the pleasure of introducing kettlebells into Robyn and David's lives along with some nutritional influence along the way.  Robyn and David now look and feel the best they ever have.  Many people out there can relate to Robyn and how she suffered from a weak lower back that would constantly give her problems.  She was very active but continued to have back pain.  Like most people who have ever had back issues, she was intimidated and wasn't sure if she could trust kettlebells.   Robyn has given birth to 2 beautiful girls, and like me had very large babies, via C-section.  David, Robyn's husband, came to me with little strength, much like the average endurance athlete and in just a short time he has become a machine.  He is unstoppable, extremely strong, fast, has a balanced body and lots of muscle.  As a husband and wife they have transfor…

Nutrition Interview with Lauren Brooks from Smart Fitness Coach

Here is a free podcast interview with me regarding some topics such as raw food, plant based eating, paleo diet, and more. 

Download your free episode on itunes here or visit Smart Fitness Coach to download the mp3 and get some show notes and things discussed in the interview on where to go.

A few resources to learn more about raw foods or plant based living can be found at the post directly below this one.