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A show about strength, health, fitness, learning languages, and becoming a more interesting person.

The Hammer Cast Aleks Salkin

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

A show about strength, health, fitness, learning languages, and becoming a more interesting person.

    Ep. 458: Karen Smith, Master SFG, on Calisthenics and Kettlebells for Epic, Real-World Strength

    Ep. 458: Karen Smith, Master SFG, on Calisthenics and Kettlebells for Epic, Real-World Strength

    I'm joined on this epic episode (epic-sode?) by none other than Master SFG and fellow bodyweight fanatic Karen Smith.
    In this episode we dive deep into a smorgasbord of spectacular stuff, including:
    her origin story and what got her into kettlebell training the fateful phone call she got from Pavel that inspired her to take on the challenge of nailing her first one-arm pushup the past, present, and future of the StrongFirst Bodyweight certification much, much more Check out Karen Smith online at www.coachkarensmith.com 
    And if you're down unda in Australia and want to attend any of her upcoming workshops there (as of June of 2024), check the links here and find the event nearest you:
    Brisbane: https://www.qldkettlebells.com.au/workshops/karensmithbrisbane Sydney: https://events.humanitix.com/karensmithpenrith  Melbourne: https://karensmithmelbourne.mystrikingly.com  And don't forget to follow her on Instagram: @_coach_karen_ 
    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?

    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 

    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com

    Have fun and happy training!

    - Aleks Salkin
     

    • 56 min
    Ep. 457: Pat Flynn and I Chat About Our Differing Approaches to Fitness

    Ep. 457: Pat Flynn and I Chat About Our Differing Approaches to Fitness

    I'm joined on this episode by my pal and yours, Pat Flynn.
    We decided to do this episode based on a very good question I got from an email subscriber, asking how Pat and I were able to work so well together despite our vastly different approaches to fitness. 
    Tune in for our stimulating, titilating, and riveting answer. 
    And be sure to follow Pat online at:
    https://www.chroniclesofstrength.com https://www.youtube.com/@KettlebellQuickies  https://hardstylekettlebells.clickfunnels.com/racked-and-loaded-2019 
    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?

    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 

    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com

    Have fun and happy training!

    - Aleks Salkin

    • 25 min
    Ep. 456: Brooks Kubik on "Dinosaur Training", Old School Strength, & Physical Culture

    Ep. 456: Brooks Kubik on "Dinosaur Training", Old School Strength, & Physical Culture

    I'm joined on this episode by old school strength and physical culture enthusiast Brooks Kubik of Dinosaur Training. 


    Join us as we dive deep into the world of physical culture as it was before the days of widespread access to quality training information, insights on how the old schoolers trained, and how Brooks overcame crippling asthma and other physical maladies to become one of the greatest minds in strength of the 20th century. 
    Check him out online at https://www.dinosaurtraining.com 

    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?


    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.


    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 


    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com


    Have fun and happy training!


    - Aleks Salkin

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep. 455: Dr. Kathy Dooley on Learning Anatomy to Unlock Next-Level Strength

    Ep. 455: Dr. Kathy Dooley on Learning Anatomy to Unlock Next-Level Strength

    I'm joined on this episode by the wise and brilliant Dr. Kathy Dooley - anatomy fanatic, chiropractor, and all-around strong gal.


    Listen in as she talks about how and why the study of anatomy can help you unlock new and untold levels of unrivaled brute strength by learning how to work WITH the natural design of your body rather than fighting against it. 


    Check her out online at https://www.immaculatedissection.com 
     
    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?


    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.


    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 


    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com


    Have fun and happy training!


    - Aleks Salkin

    • 44 min
    Ep. 454: Sven Rieger, SFG Team Leader, on Epic Strength and How to Obtain It

    Ep. 454: Sven Rieger, SFG Team Leader, on Epic Strength and How to Obtain It

    I'm joined on this episode by my colleague Sven Rieger - StrongFirst Team Leader and all around badazz lifter. 

    Listen in as we talk at length about his spectacular journey through the world of strength, culminating recently in successfully lifting the Dinnie Stones - a feat of strength few have ever conquered! 


    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?

    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 

    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com

    Have fun and happy training!

    - Aleks Salkin

    • 57 min
    Ep. 453: Tim Anderson on his new book, "A Simple Book of Strength"

    Ep. 453: Tim Anderson on his new book, "A Simple Book of Strength"

    I'm joined on this episode by my friend and founder of Original Strength, Tim Anderson.

    In this fascinating episode Tim reveals some epic details on his spectacular new book, "A Simple Book of Strength," why it's his FAVORITE of the 10 books he's written so far, and how it can help YOU to change your life.

    Pick up your own copy here: https://a.co/d/afkbjMM 

    And be sure to follow Tim's magnum opus, Original Strength, by checking out their website here: https://originalstrength.net/ 

    Wanna crush weakness and forge all-day strength, stamina, and resilience WITHOUT any complicated exercises or confusing programs?

    My world-famous 9-𝑀𝑖𝑛𝑢𝑡𝑒 𝐾𝑒𝑡𝑡𝑙𝑒𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐵𝑜𝑑𝑦𝑤𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶ℎ𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑒 might be just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

    The moves are so simple and intuitive that you can learn them in 30 seconds or less (so you'll be off to the races in less time than it took you to read this post), AND it's designed to be done in conjunction with your regular training - so no need to take a detour; instead, you get to step on the gas toward your goals. 

    Get your own free copy here: http://www.9MinuteChallenge.com

    Have fun and happy training!

    - Aleks Salkin

    • 48 min

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