What Lights Your Fire?

There are millions of internet memes out there.  A third of them entertain the hell out of me, a third of them are meh, and the last third bug the crap out of me. Here’s the thing with the last third, and if you love them, that’s cool, but I don’t. They all have to do...

To Keto or Not to Keto, That is the Question…

The Ketogenic Diet, or “Keto,” is the diet du jour of today.  With a fancy name, it is irresistible to those who don’t know any better.  But what does it really mean, and how is it different to other diets that came before it??   Basically, a Keto diet is a diet that...

Do You Wanna Get High, Man??

With all the recent legalizations of THC and its related products like CBD, you probably think this article is about marijuana.  Sorry to disappoint you, but I’m actually talking about altitude!  Not to discount CBD’s supposed benefits over opioids, but I’m waiting...

What Is Your Sport?

“What is your Sport?” That was the question posed to me by Pavel Tsatsouline to me, as he stepped into the elevator I was the lone passenger of at my RKC in San Diego years ago. At the time, I didn’t really know how to answer him, as I wasn’t a former State or...

How Do I Get Strong Enough

So, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, there were only 3-4 different sizes of kettlebells. Ok, so we’re really talking between the years of 1999 and about 2005, but you get the picture. You could get a 16kg (36lbs, or one Pood), a 24kg (53lbs, or 1.5 Pood), a...

Who Makes Up FitRanX®?

In a way, this is a follow-up to a previous blog article, “What does FitRanX mean to you?”  FitRanX is the brain-child of Nick Rians, and over the last 5 years has evolved to an organization that affects thousands of people world-wide.  And while Nick and the core...

What’s with all these lifts with weird names???

  Romanian Deadlift, Bulgarian Split Squat, Pallof Presses, German Volume Training, Viking Warrior Conditioning, based on all these names, a lifting newbie might be led to believe that Europe was ground zero for the Encyclopedia of Weightlifting!  Well, what about the...

What does FitRanX® mean to You??

What does FitRanX® mean to you?  Not just in a metaphysical sense, but literally, what does F-I-T-R-A-N-X mean to you???  The following acronym summed it up for me: FITRANX® Functional Interval Training Requires Adaptation Not Xenophobia I don’t know why, but recently...

ATTENTION!!! Updates To Level Testing Protocol

In a continued effort to standardize the FitRanX® Level tests being conducted around the world, we are announcing some clarifications and changes to some of the testing requirements and protocols.  There are a few “rules” that always induce questions and confusion at...

Training For Level 7 – Part 3

Welcome back!  Hopefully you have been making improvements with your SLDL’s, Pull-Ups, Presses, and Overhead Carries.  Now it’s time to look into some ballistics. (If you missed Part 1 Click here, If you missed Part 2 Click Here) The Snatches, KB Complexes (and Cleans...