I’ll never forget witnessing the Beast Tamer & Iron Maiden Challenges attempts at my first kettlebell workshop.
For those not in the know, an Iron Maiden is a lady who can do 3 not-so-easy things on the same day, in front of a crowd and judges:
Hoist a 24 kg kettlebell over her head, strictly, with one hand.
Perform a tactical-style pull-up (throat to bar) with said kettlebell strapped to her hip.
Squat ass-to-grass with the same kettlebell held in the hands… on one leg.
The Beast Tamer is a gentleman who performs the same feats of strength with a 48 kg kettlebell.
This, I knew, was a pinnacle of strength expression.
Like watching an Olympic gymnastics routine, these athletes made the incredibly difficult look easy, flawless.
I was just starting my own training journey in earnest and now I had seen what was possible with diligent practice and a commitment to mastering the skills of strength.
In the training world, there are only a handful of coaches who have not only accomplished these coveted feats of strength but have also committed to helping others on a grand scale.
Artemis Scantalides is one of these coaches.
I’ve had the pleasure of having her on the podcast a couple times, and now we’re joining forces to offer a truly unique small-group coaching experience. But before we talk any more about the program, I want to share a few high-impact training ideas from the Iron Maiden herself.
Respectfully Shun The Comfort Zone
Before worrying with weights and sets and reps, you must first commit to embracing that which is outside your comfort zone.
Success in any endeavor requires making changes that are initially tough and often humbling. The secret in strength training is making those changes in a smart and systematic way to build the capability of the body, not destroy it.
Think Outside the Box for More Gains
Building your strongest body isn’t always as simple as “lift more weight.”
A coach’s true value shines when illuminating a new path to the same goal. A path that could prevent injury, shore up areas for improvement, and ultimately provide faster results.
Blend Your Strengths
One thing I love about the hardstyle kettlebell approach is its application to other styles of training like powerlifting and calisthenics.
By cultivating the skills of strength, you can apply them anywhere…
As you can tell, I’m a fan.
Not only is Artemis consistently pushing herself to new heights, she remains a sharp and engaged coach for strength enthusiasts of all skill levels.
For these reasons and many more, I’m super excited to announce that Artemis and I are teaming up to lead the “Stronger Than Yesterday” 16-week online coaching program for anyone who wants to take their strength to the next level.
My mission is to create the opportunities the strength world needs – top coaches coming together to provide real support, structured programming, and close access to anyone in the world.
Spots are limited and the early-bird perks end soon!
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