Behind The Scenes of Mike Mahler’s “Kettlebell Training in the Age of Quarrel” Seminar in Santa Monica

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I know I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days. However, I spent last weekend attending one of the best kettlebell-centered seminars, during my career as a strength & conditioning coach. While, I finally just received the feeling in my legs, and the full body soreness has subsided, I am still ridning high from the energy of this great seminar.

As I’ve said many times, you’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with. I must say, the company I trained amongst, during Mike Mahler’sKettlebell Training in The Age of Quarrel” seminar, definitely did not disappoint.

It’s always a pleasure to train with my fellow IKFF coaches, Steve Cotter, who focused more advanced animal bodyweight movements and kettlebell squatting techniques, & more, and Ken Blackburn, who shared his tips on improving agility, mobility, advanced kettlebell pressing, and girevoy sport technique. Fellow AKC coach, Andrew Durniat also shared his advanced kettlebell sport tips, as well as various program design, and wowed those in attendance with his barbell & kettlebell juggling demonstrations.

The seminar’s creator, Mike Mahler, never disappoints when he shares his advanced kettlebell techniques for size and strength. However, I must admit, my favorite aspect of Mike’s presentation for the weekend, was his on-going in depth knowledge of hormone optimization. Mike is truly a leader in this field, and I look forward to watching this aspect of his coaching develop, in the near future.

Lastly, one of joys of the seminar, especially after 3 days of intense lifting and technique optimization, was fellow IKFF & AKC coach, Jason Dolby’s presentation on using Indian Clubs for recovery, mobility, & more. Jason has studied the use of this ancient , simple tool, extensively. As I prepared for my upcoming competition in the Men’s Health Urbanathlon, I must say, Jason’s tips on using the Indian Clubs, have truly helped reduce my recovery time, during my training for the event.

Here’s a peak at some of the highlights of the weekend’s event. I would like to take this moment to thank Coach Alicia Fong, for not only putting this video together, but also for being such a gracious and welcoming host, by hosting this event at here beautiful (and FUN) facility. If you are ever in L.A., please be sure to stop by Alicia’s AF Performance Center. While you are there, be sure to make an appointment with resident coach Peter Rouse. if you have been dealing with various pains, Peter is the man, when it comes to rehabilitation & corrective exercise specialties. You’ll be glad you did, and tell them, The People’s Fit Coach sent cha:-)

Be sure to grab your copy of Mike Mahler’s: Kettlebell Training in The Age of Quarrel DVD seminar set at http://strengthbymahler.com.

  • craiglowe

    As a fellow attendee of the Age of Quarrel, I can say it was easily the best course for quantity and quality of content, coming from the best Instructors at these various subjects.
    Well worth the 10 hour flight from UK.
    Also a special thanks to Alicia, Peter and Kitty cat for hosting the course in AF Performance centre, as Sincere says if your ever in the area drop by.
    And yes my body has just stopped aching !!

  • craiglowe

    As a fellow attendee of the Age of Quarrel, I can say it was easily the best course for quantity and quality of content, coming from the best Instructors at these various subjects.
    Well worth the 10 hour flight from UK.
    Also a special thanks to Alicia, Peter and Kitty cat for hosting the course in AF Performance centre, as Sincere says if your ever in the area drop by.
    And yes my body has just stopped aching !!

  • rod

    That guy at 0:18 should really, really work on his form.