Kettlebell Solutions For Speed and Explosive Strength
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If you are an athlete, you know that increasing speed, strength, and explosive power are critical components of your success.
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, life demands you to be faster and more explosive… or you’ll simply become:
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Stay at the same level for too long, or fail to upgrade—and your competitors will shortly be kicking your butt all over the field or court…
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Read on now if you are serious about upgrading your explosive speed and power:
In this very comprehensive DVD Mike Mahler reveals how to build speed and explosive power in four different categories:
Full body explosive power,
Upper body explosive power,
Lower body explosive power, and
Rotational explosive power…
You will be one explosive hombre after you practice the exercises on this DVD and follow the programs in the free DVD user guide.
Every exercise is picked for a reason and every exercise is covered in detail. You will know exactly what exercises to do and what programs to apply for your goals.
”Just got your new DVD. EXCELLENT JOB. Yoana, myself, and our massage therapist all watched it together. Great program design tips about training quality, keeping the reps low, maintaining the speed of movement. As a 100 meter sprinter looking to increase my speed and power, this DVD came at a great time. I am already implementing the principles into my training. You are one of the best strength coaches out there Mike. I was talking with my twin brother Keats and we both agreed that you are one of the only coaches out there putting out high, high, HIGH quality information. Thanks for the DVD and all that you do.” —Franz Snideman, RKC, Revolution Fitness Center and Co-author of the 12 week Kettlebell Fat Loss Program
Even if you do not care about getting faster and more explosive, you will love the wide variety of exercises that this DVD contains. We all know how boring training can get when you do the same exercises over and over again.
Get this DVD now and rest assured that boredom will be the least of your worries for many moons.
”Kettlebell Solutions for Speed and Explosive Strength is incredible! All of the exercises are explained and displayed perfectly and leave you with no questions. There is absolutely no filler and it gives so many options to add to your arsenal. Watching it gets me so amped up to train! I love all of the exercises and together with The Kettlebell Solution For Size and Strength, I will never get bored of training!”—Chris Pontius of MTV’s Wildboyz and Jackass
Here’s exactly what you’ll get with Mike’s DVD:
Exercises to Generate Greater
Full Body Explosive Power
Double Clean and Speed Press
The Clean and Press is a well-known full body exercise that hits just about every muscle in the body.
With the Double Clean and Speed Press, you are going to work on completing the exercise as rapidly as possible while using just enough tension to get the job done. To do so, you have to be able to transition from loose to tight back to loose again without missing a beat. This is a very useful skill to acquire for athletes.
Moreover, The Double Clean and Speed Press will teach you how to activate fast twitch muscle fibers that will make you faster and stronger. Thus if you have hit a plateau on the regular kettlebell Military Press, try doing Speed Presses for a few weeks and blast through that plateau.
Learn where to look when doing presses for increased strength and power. How to transition from tight to loose and determine how much tension you need to get the job done. Learn why you want to lockout forcefully and return the bells back to the rack position as quickly as you can to conserve strength.
Explosive Squat Shrug
This is a great exercise for developing full body explosive power.
You start the power with the lower body and transfer it into the upper body in each repetition.
The best part about this exercise is that it is not technically demanding and fairly easy to learn. It does not require the technique of the clean or snatch, yet has many of the benefits. It is also a tremendous trap developer and strengthener.
Learn how to explode and shrug at the same time and what you can do if you lack the coordination to make it happen. Do not worry about being frustrated. There is always an alternative to an exercise that you can use to work up to the real deal. Learn what the common technique mistakes are and how to avoid them.
”Mike Mahler delivers the goods again! When I found out Mike Had a new DVD on Speed & Explosive Power, I was looking forward to seeing it. I expected to find useful info on increasing speed and I did. What surprised me though was that Mike has adapted the legendary Westside Barbell principles to kettlebell training. Very informative, very entertaining and very useful. Thanks for another great DVD Mike!”— David Whitley, RKC and founder of Irontamer.com
Full Body Attack (Beginner)
Looking for a way to make Double Kettlebell Cleans more challenging? If yes, then you are going to love this exercise.
This is an incredible exercise that will teach you how to use your body as one unit and build explosive power from the ground up. It is particularly beneficial for combat athletes.
Often in a fight you have to get from the floor to your feet explosively against the resistance of an opponent. That is exactly what you are doing with the ”Full Body Attack.”
My friend Dylan Thomas, RKC came up with a modified version of the Full Body Attack that is great for beginners. Instead of ending the movement with a clean and push press, you end it with a deadlift. This an incredible exercise for sports such as Football, Wrestling and MMA.
Full Body Attack (Advanced)
This is an outstanding exercise that will teach you how to use your body as one unit and build explosive power from the ground up. It is particularly beneficial for combat athletes. Often in a fight you have to get from the floor to your feet explosively against the resistance of an opponent. That is exactly what you are doing with the ”Full Body Attack.”
With this exercise, you start in a pushup position and explode to the starting position of a clean. Then you clean the bells and move into a push press. Return the bells back to the starting position and you have completed one rep.
This is a three step explosive drill and if you only have time to do one exercise on this DVD, then this is the one for you.
Learn what the common mistakes are and how to avoid them. This exercise is no joke and it is all too easy to get sloppy if you are not clear on how to perform each step.
Full Body Defense
This is a variation of the full body attack in which the exercise starts in the rack position of the Clean. Take the bells to the floor from the rack position of a Clean and jump back into a sprawl. Basically, the sprawl looks like the end position of a Hindu Pushup.
This is another exercise that is beneficial to combat athletes, as the sprawl helps you defend against takedowns. This is a great exercise for teaching you how to move from a standing position to the ground quickly. The fact that you are working against resistance makes it even more effective.
”It is a great DVD! With your clear-cut descriptions and a view shown from every conceivable angle, I was able to put your program into immediate use. This is an exciting product that every athlete or anyone who wants to move like an athlete should have! Again, thanks for a great presentation.”—Eric P McCarty, Author of ”Does God Have A Hero: Meditations For Compassionate Living.
Double Stomp Jerk
The Double Stomp Jerk is the opposite of the Russian Kettlebell Jerk. The Russian Kettlebell Jerk teaches you how to be as loose as possible and how to conserve energy. With the Kettlebell Stomp Jerk you are going to be as explosive as possible. This is another great exercise for developing explosive full body power.
You learn how to explode with your legs and then immediately explode with your upper body all in one exercise. Then you learn how to absorb shock as you bring the bells back down to the starting position in one swift move.
Learn how to stomp through to apply explosive power and how to get under the bells to finish the move. You have to make both happen at the same time to avoid turning the exercise into a variation of the Military Press.
”I just watched your new DVD KB Solutions for Speed and Explosive Strength. Great job. The way to describe each exercise, offer tips on completing it and the demonstration show your extensive knowledge of KB training for entire body development. Your Solutions for Size and Strength DVD changed the way I trained with KBs and the outcome has been incredible. With the summer sports season approaching I can’t wait to integrate some of these new exercises into my current KB routine. Thanks again for a great DVD. I will highly recommend it to everyone I know.”—Mark Wilson
Exercises to Generate Greater
Upper Body Explosive Power
Lifeline TNT Military Press
Stuck at a MilitaryPpress plateau? You need the power of forced acceleration and the TNT Military Press will get you there in full effect.
With weights the resistance goes down the closer you get to the completion of a repetition.
With resistance bands, the resistance increases the closer you get to the completion of a rep.
Thus, you have to keep the tension on from start to finish. There is no drop off point in which you can decrease the tension. You learn how to apply force to the entire rep.
Work with the TNT cable for a few weeks and then go back to the Kettlebell Military Press. You will have a sensation of the kettlebells flying up on each rep.
The TNT cable handles allow you to hold the cables like two kettlebells for a very precise transfer.
Learn how to get the cables in place and the most efficient technique for maximum power.
Learn why the stance that you take is critical to completing the exercise and how to make the exercise harder or easier.
Learn where to position the cables for maximum control and power on each rep. The difference that this makes alone is tremendous.
Alternating Hang Clean
This is a killer exercise for building upper body explosive power. To a large extent, it takes the hamstrings and lower body out of the equation so that the traps have to generate power to get the bells in place. Also a great exercise for variety when you have two kettlebells that are too easy for regular cleans.
This exercise is far more challenging for cleans and will give you an opportunity to dust off those light kettlebells that you have not used in ages. In addition, this exercise is a killer arm exercise and will help build up your biceps.
Alternating Hang Clean and Press
Now we are going to take the Alternating Hang Clean up a notch by adding a press to each rep. Now you are learning how to explode with your upper body and go from a loose state to a tight state to transition into the press and then get loose again by going back to the clean.
This is also a great exercise to work through One-arm Kettlebell Military Press plateaus.
”Watched Kettlebell Solutions For Speed And Explosive Strength and in two words it is F’N AWESOME!!! Thank You for a kick ass product Mike. A HAPPY Customer!” —Robert Hines
One-arm Hang Snatch
The Kettlebell Snatch is a great exercise for developing full body explosive power with particular emphasis on the hamstrings. With the Hang Snatch, you are going to reduce the involvement of the hamstrings and focus on developing explosive traps. Again, this is a great exercise for ramping up the difficulty of regular snatches.
In addition, this is a great exercise to move up to if you find regular one-arm snatches too easy, but either do not have a heavier kettlebell or do not have the strength to move up to a heavier kettlebell yet. This exercise starts at an area that is a weak link for many trainees.
Spend some time working on the Hang snatch and you will be much stronger when you go back to full range snatches.
Double Hang Snatch
Time to take the benefits of the one-arm hang snatch up a big notch. The Double Hang Snatch requires more explosive power and coordination.
Learn how to get the bells moving and why you need to focus on getting under the bells to get the job done. Similar to the One-arm Hang Snatch, this is a fantastic drill for increasing the difficulty of Double Kettlebell Snatches.
You are taking the largest power generator of the snatch out of the equation and have to generate power from an area that is probably your weak link on regular snatches. Great exercise for working up to heavier Double Snatches.
Kettlebell Front Snatch
The Kettlebell Front Snatch is an incredible upper back developer that Mike originally learned about from Pavel.
Pavel states that powerlifting great Donnie Thompson and grip master John Brookfield are big fans of this exercise because it builds a strong upper back.
It is also a great exercise for building explosive upper body power. Moreover, it is a great exercise to use for working up to snatching a heavier kettlebell. Learn why on the DVD.
Learn where to punch through and how to position your body for maximum power and control. Moreover, learn where to punch through as a beginner and then how to ramp up the difficulty.
Finally, learn how to use this exercise to work up to heavier one-arm snatches.
This is an exercise for MMA fighters and grapplers. Sports in which you often end up on you’re back called the guard and have to fight off an opponent in the mount position. Learning how to be strong and powerful out of the guard position is a valuable skill.
The Guard Attack will help build explosive strength from the guard position. Even if you could care less about its combat sports application, the Guard attack is also great for building a strong and a powerful pecs, strong triceps, strong shoulders, and impressive core strength
This exercise combines some of the benefits of the Turkish Get-up and the Alternating Floor Press in one drill.
”Just finished watching Mike’s newest DVD KB Solutions for Speed and Explosive Strength. It was fantastic!!! 90 minutes of kettlebell exercises designed to increase speed and explosive strength. Mike’s great personality and passion for the iron game shines through making the DVD fun to watch from start to finish. There is no fluff in this DVD just 90 minutes of useful information.
Each exercise is demonstrated from multiple angles, which I believe, will really help viewers with their exercise form. He also breaks down each movement going over possible technique flaws, demonstrating learning progressions, and explaining how each exercise may benefit athletes in there prospective sports.
If you are looking to develop explosive speed and strength either for yourself or your athletes and are into kettlebells this is a must have DVD. Mikes stuff just gets better and better. Congrats Mike on your new dvd and your continued success.”—Andy Schnadig, Strength And Conditioning Coach
Exercises to Generate Greater
Lower Body Explosive Power
Explosive Double Swing
The Double Kettlebell Swing is one of the most powerful ballistic drills that you can use with kettlebells. There is no way to muscle up two heavy kettlebells. You have to have powerful hamstrings to make Double Swings happen.
With the Explosive Double Swing you are going to focus on driving through with the hips as fast and as powerful as possible. Do not worry how high the bells get. In fact, they should not get higher then chest level. Keep the tension and focus on the hamstrings. A large percentage of the lower body explosive power comes from the hamstrings.
Is your lower back sore from doing Double Swings? It should not be and it will not be after you apply the techniques that Mike covers on this DVD. Learn how to do the exercise correctly for maximum power and safety.
One-arm Kettlebell Stomp Snatch
The Stomp Snatch is another exceptional kettlebell drill that develops tremendous hamstring explosive power.
Unlike the Kettlebell Sport Snatch which is fluid so that high reps can be accomplished (which by the way is great for muscular endurance), the Kettlebell Stomp Snatch focuses on maximizing speed and explosive strength. Heavy kettlebells are used for low reps.
Learn when to stomp and how get under the bell for maximum power. The Stomp snatch is a very effective move for moving up to a heavier kettlebell. The more explosive you are on snatches, the more weight you can get overhead.
Break that plateau with the One-arm Stomp Snatch!
“I purchased both of your DVDs and I have to say I like this one better. Your presentation of the technique of each movement has improved. I’m getting a lot out of it. Keep up the good work.” —Tom Asher
Explosive Kettlebell Lunge
Forget about the lame lunges that you see in women’s aerobics classes. This one actually has tremendous value. It teaches you how to absorb shock and put the breaks on with your hamstrings. This is an invaluable skill for sport specific application.
Moreover, it is not technically demanding and it is relatively easy to learn. In addition to the explosive benefits, this exercise is a great addition to squats for building strong and toned legs with particular emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings.
Kettlebell Split Jerk
The Kettlebell Split Jerk is another excellent exercise for building explosive power for takedowns as well as learning how to put the breaks on with your hamstrings. While the upper body does come into play to a small degree, the focus is on using the legs to get the kettlebell moving and using the legs to get under the bell as rapidly as possible.
Great exercise for wrestlers and grapplers for improving takedown speed and power. The exercise takes the benefits of the Explosive Lunge up a notch and is a great exercise to move up to after you get the basics down.
Kettlebell Split Snatch
Learn how to combine the benefits of the Explosive lunge with the benefits of the One-arm Kettlebell Snatch. This is a two-step explosive power drill. You have drive through with the hips to get the bell moving and then jump into an explosive lunge to get under the bell.
This exercise requires much more explosive power than the Lunge or Split Jerk and a good deal of coordination as well. It is worth the time that it takes to learn and do not be intimidated.
Once you get the Explosive Lunge and Jerk done you will be able to transition into the Split Snatch and take your explosive power through the roof.
Learn when to jump into the lunge position and how to complete each rep for maximum benefit.
“I would really like to send a big THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this DVD. This was great! I was unable to press the 36 lb bell with my left arm jan 28 at Lisa’s seminar and haven’t tried since. I watched this dvd, and followed every tip, replayed etc to make sure I had gotten them all, applied them to my presses and lo and behold I pressed it both arms..twice. Now thinking I was some kind bad-ass for being able to press the 36lb bell, I was quickly humbled by the attempts at several of the rest of the exercises on this dvd and realized I still have much work ahead of me. Nonetheless, Everytime, I come across your work, I get stronger ,more inspired and my ass kicked bigtime and still return for more. It is always a great experience to learn and get my ass kicked Mike Mahler style.” —Regina Hurley
Exercises to Generate Greater
Rotational Explosive Strength
Rotational strength is very important for throws and powering an opponent to the ground. This is an incredible exercise for explosive strength from a different angle than regular snatches.
You will love the feel of this exercise and the new challenge that it presents.
Great exercise for building strong rear delts and powerful rotational power.
Great application to boxing, any striking martial art, and Judo.
Also a great exercise for golfers .
Mike Mahler Answers Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I noticed that many of the exercises on the DVD, require two kettlebells. I only have one kettlebell. Can I benefit from the DVD?
A: Out of the 18 exercises (variations not included), only 6 can be done without two kettlebells. I would wait until you have two kettlebells before getting this DVD so that you can work on all of the drills. Frankly, if you only have one kettlebell you are really missing out as Double KB work is a blast.
Q: Can the exercises on the DVD be done with Dumbbells?
A: Yes, every exercise can be done with dumbbells, but this DVD was made specifically for application with kettlebells. I think that you will still benefit with dumbbells but to be honest I have not tried most the exercises with dumbbells.
Q: I am not an athlete and developing speed and explosive power does not seem necessary for my training goals. Is your DVD a fit?
A: It depends on what your training goals are. The basic kettlebell exercises are all that most people need to have productive workouts and get in great shape. However, if you need some variety in your workouts and have been stuck at a training plateau then you will really benefit from the exercises on this DVD.
For example, the clean and speed press and TNT cable press will really help you blast through pressing plateaus. The exercises on this DVD will get you faster and more explosive. The faster you move the stronger you will be. Just look at sprinters compared to marathon runners.
Q: Is this DVD just a demonstration of the listed exercises or do you go into detail?
A: I go over how to do each exercise in detail and how to maximize the benefits of each drill. I can describe the DVD in one word: Detailed! You will not have any doubt on how to maximize performance on the listed exercises after viewing the DVD.
Q: I do not live in the US, is this DVD compatible with my player?
A: It is in DVD-5 format which is the highest quality around and will work on all players.
About Mike Mahler
Mike Mahler is a strength and conditioning coach based in Los Angeles, CA. Mike is a Senior level certified kettlebell instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline. Mike has done over fifty kettlebell workshops in the past three years across the US and overseas. Some of the locations that Mike has been to include: Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, NYC, Portland, San Jose, and Phoenix, Denver and London, England.
In addition to working with athletes around the world, Mike has also written over eighty articles and is a regular contributor to: Testosterone Magazine, Ironman Magazine, Ironman Magazine Japan, Bodybuilding.com, and Men’s Fitness. Mike has also been featured in Muscle and Fitness and on UPN News, and CBS NEWS.