11 Comments

  1. CHRISTOPH on March 16, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Great chat – thanks guys.



  2. Robert Le Dentu on March 16, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Quality conversation especially about exercise choices & programming.



  3. Steve Cotter IKFF on March 16, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Good conversation. Nice to see you two guys together again after so many years. Looking good Mike 💪🏽



  4. Lorraine Patten on March 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    So happy to see this! I’ve always had tremendous respect for you both. Lorraine Patten



  5. Liveware Problem on March 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    The first time I heard Steve’s name was on your The Kettlebell Solution for Fat Loss DVD. I think Steve has gotten vilified as of late, as he is not afraid to name names to illustrate his examples. I have several of his instructional videos and it has been interesting to follow his evolution. Really nice and interesting conversation.



  6. geir eikelia on March 16, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Just tested positive covid and then I found this Thank you Mike Mahler : )



  7. John Smith on March 16, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    Great video..love both you guys man. I’ve been experimenting with some of the slow bodyweight stuff for a few months now and have gotten pretty good results .As far as the upper body goes I think you can get a great strength workout with bodyweight by either adding a weight vest or dipping belt or going slow with pauses at the bottom and so forth. As for the lower body I’m skeptical of body weight squats even done super slow with strict form and only going 2/3 up as Steve described would give you an adequate strength workout for the quads,hams, and glutes say vs. a double kettlebell front squat done with double 32 or 40 kilo bells. I can use double 32s for front squat but I’ve found that lighting up to double 12’s or 16’s using the same method as Steve suggests gives a pretty damned good workout for the lower body. Only bodyweight is effective but I still feel like it needs to be enhanced a little bit. I do enjoy both training methods though..fast and explosive and super slow.. different flavors at opposite ends of the spectrum. I think another aspect of training that maybe important is variety and keeping it fun.



  8. KNW-Seeker on March 16, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks man i was waiting for this conversation to happen again for a long time



  9. Jeff Kelly on March 16, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Excellent.



  10. baga chatiY on March 16, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks to you both! A great surprise to find in my inbox. Been inspired and learned a lot from you guys over the years. It would be cool to see a follow up discussion with you two again including Steve Cotter and his evolving perspective and Joe Daniels who is active with his kettlebell only muscle gain program and such and is also interested in and speaks on longevity and restoration. All best to all of you and everyone else who is working hard and playing with taking care of taking care))))



  11. vincent mancini on March 16, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Great interview and really lines up with what I have been thinking about recently as far as my own training goes. I would say the best methodology that I have come across is the biomechanics-based training in Doug brignole’s book. It really is the best way to train intelligently by using less load while putting more tension directly onto the muscle and I believe that most people would do well applying his principles to their training. It would be great to see you do an interview with him Mike.