So I’ve been a bit slow in getting this out, but it’s only because I’ve been slammed on both the training front and responding to huge email and social media inquiries regarding this book. If you’re just now tuning in and aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about I’ll catch you up to speed. Two weeks ago I was fortunate to be a part a huge project by becoming a contributing author to my friend Matt Bacak’s book Everyday Heroes 2.
After 15 years of coaching experience, training courses, continuing education, and many other levels of professional and personal development the one single variable that matters most when it comes to building on one’s fitness, strength, and performance is our state of mind. The mental side of life is what carries us. It’s the catalyst and the sustainability of a given behavior. Mental toughness is in short supply these days, but it’s not something that is completely extinct.
It has been a rather eventful couple of weeks to say the least. If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you know that I do occasionally write product reviews, but ONLY if the product is one that can fill a gap for me, or if the product happens to be in a position to meet a need that I have in either my own life, or with the lifestyles of those around me. Over the past few weeks I had a need and the circumstances surrounding the way I got help were very interesting.
Over the years ballistic strength development has seemingly been a lost art with a great deal of the fitness community. Granted many box gyms, MMA gyms, and individual trainers and coaches are working to inject this particular form of physical training back into the fabric of many programs. After all, ballistic strength movements are great for keeping the blade (your body) sharp, for keeping your mind honed, and for training us for real life situational fitness should such a moment arise.
When it comes to selecting a lift to complete an intelligently designed strength program I’m a firm believer in looking at the kettlebell press. This is a lift that is unique in it’s own way simply because of the awkward nature that it presents to every respected lifter. Today I want to take a moment to dive a little deeper into the details of the press.