I’ve just received two of the hottest training tools in the functional training market!

Having partnered up with The Strength Company (website), I’ll now be stocking all their products. If there’s anything you like the look of, give me a shout.

Firstly we have the Powerwheel an excellent core training tool which has left my abs screaming after a session yesterday!
Power Wheel

Voted “The Best” Core Trainer in the World!

No machine works the abs and back like the Power Wheel.” – Matt Furey, Author of Combat Abs

The Lifeline® Power Wheel dynamically improves core strength, power and balance. Designed to fit hands or feet, the Power Wheel forces your core-muscles to adapt and stabilize with each dynamic move for the strongest back and abs ever!

The Lifeline® Power Wheel was determined to be “The Best Core Trainer in the World” by an independent research study done at the University of California Berkeley…read the review

“I can’t tell you how valuable a component the Power Wheel has become in our strength program here at The University of Montana. There are so many aspects the Wheel covers in our program (i.e. flexibility, core strength, stability) that all our sports use it in their training regimen throughout the entire year.” – Lacey Degnar, Strength and Conditioning Coach, University of Montana

Secondly we have the Power Punch. I got this one for use with my boxing and MMA clients, but its a great Cardio workout for any of my clients!

Power Punch


“I’ve trained 3 World Champions with the Lifeline Fitness Cables, and the Power Punch is another winner!” -Mackie Shilstone, Fitness Expert

The 5-in-1 Lifeline® Power Punch works by strengthening specific muscle groups like the arms, shoulders and your core. For Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Karate and Conditioning at the same time, it’s a must for the beginner as well as the serious athlete.

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Kettlebell training for MMA fighters.

Sol Gilbert invited me to train the MMA boys today at ZT Fight Skool (see Fight Skool)

In attendance where Ryan “The Great” White, Oli Thompson, Sol Gilbert and Kenshiro, Tolly as well as others.

Today’s workout was kept simple as many had not used Kettlebells before. I wanted to teach the guys good form and the skills of kettlebells, and give them a hint of how this would improve their fighting.

The Workout:
1) Dynamic Warm up- joint mobility work.

2) Warm up drill- 90 seconds X 2
2 handed swings- 30 seconds
1 handed swings- 30 seconds
1 handed swings- 30 seconds

This builds up explosive power in the hips for fast sprawls and guard recovery.

3) Complex:
Clean-Squat-Press- using weight which allowed only 8 reps x 3 sets/side

Gets everyone used to the feel of the kettlebell, builds strength in the whole body.

4) Turkish Get Ups- 16KG-20kg
This is where it starts to get interesting- with a move that translates directly to the power you need for ground work in MMA fights.

5) Kettlebell Split Snatch- taken from Mike Mahler’s Aggressive Strength book, this builds explosive power needed for takedowns.

5) See-Saw Press- light weight 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For endurance in shoulders- fast and aggressive

6) Power Alternating Rows- light weight- 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For strength in dominating an opponant, as well as ground and pound in fights

7) Guard Attack- 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For strength in fighting off an opponant in the mount position. We do alternating kettlebell presses lying on our backs- this fries the abs, chest and shoulders in one hit!

An awesome workout…with lots of sweaty smiley faces at the end!

Bring on the next one!

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Kettlebell training for MMA fighters.

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Come and try the Battling Ropes!

This Wednesday, anyone attending the Bodyblast Advanced Kettlebell class will be able to use the latest training tool in fitness…Battling ropes!

These amazing ropes have been voted top cardio exercise by Men’s Health in the U.S, a true testament to their effectiveness at torching bodyfat at an alarming rate.

Just 30 seconds on these leave you feeling winded! We’ll be experimenting with new drills, implementing them within kettlebell circuits.

Ropes Gone Wild – Just Voted Best New Cardio Tool by Men’s Health Magazine from art of strength on Vimeo.

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Stop putting it off….

If I had a penny for every time people told me they where coming to my class, but didn’t I’d be very rich!

So let’s take action people! With no less than four classes to choose from, there can be no excuses!
Anyone responding to this blog will get their first class free when signing up to a block!
This week’s classes:

Tuesday 10th March: 7.30pm@ Cheetahs Gym (All levels)
Wednesday 11th March: 7.30pm@ Cheetahs Gym (Advanced Class)
Thursday 12th March: 7:30pm@ ZT (Beginner/Intermidiate)
Saturday 14th March: 12:30noon@ ZT (Beginner/Intermidiate)

Please confirm which you’d like to attend and I’ll be sure to put you on the list!
E-mail Christian at or text: 07876-558850

See you there!

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