Getting Strong


I’m not committed to any one tool in my training programs. In fact I love a variety of training tools. Kettlebells might be one of my favorite, there’s no doubt to that, but I will say that when it’s time to get strong and work on my deadlift, I’m always heading right toward the bar.

Kettlebells are great for a variety of reasons.

My biggest reason is the ease in transitioning from one exercise to the next. I don’t have to think, I can just go.

My workouts are over in 25 minutes or less, and I know I’ve worked hard.

I also love a good barbell workout.

(It might have something to do with loving the strength component.)

I’m a huge fan of barbells for deadlifts, after all deadlifts are supposed to be relatively heavy, right?

Barbell complexes are also amazing for a quick workout.

So here’s the challenge…

I’ll upload my video attempt tomorrow, but I want you to try it first. Hopefully you have access to both a barbell and a kettlebell.

With the Kettlebell for left/right reps of 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, –

Push Press
Front Squat
Racked Walking Lunges

Then later in the day, or on a different day, with the Barbell go 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 –

Push Press
Front Squat
Racked Walking Lunges

Now, I know we’re comparing apples to oranges…or in this case kettlebells to barbells.

Completely different tools!

BUT, you can do the same movements with different tools and experience a completely different workout.

Let me know what you think. And remember to check back, I’ll post a video of both.

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  1. i dig it, i train this way all the time! Here’s a recent vid…

  2. Pam-

    This has been up for 2+ years?

    I look forward to digging around the site, which I now know about. Thanks FaceBook.

    Jason Struck

  3. This version of the site is new, but all my old blog posts are transferred over.

    Visit often!!

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