Seattle Kettlebell Workshop with Kenneth Jay

As you may know I love implementing kettlebell training into my athletes training programs as well as all my other clients training. I have done that because of a couple of reasons:

1. They work!
2. The training is versatile and fun (well, I call it fun).
3. They work!

I have been using kettlebells for almost 7 years now and there was a time where I trained exclusively with kettlebells while getting some of my greatest gains in strength and performance. I became an RKC (Russian Kettlebell Instructor) around 3 years ago and my team leader at the time was Kenneth Jay.

Kenneth is unique in the fact that he walks the walk, as you can see from some of his feats of strength (wait till the part where the senior instructors show their skills, you can even spot me in te vid)while also having an incredible knowledge base and staying in the trenches training Olympic and elite athletes as well as many others. His new book Viking Warrior Conditioning is an incredible resource on V02 max training and building a unstoppable conditioning machine. I have used the protocols for fat loss training and we’ve had some pretty crazy results.

You will be happy to hear that Hocevar Performance and Kettlebility are hosting Kenneth Jay for a 1 day workshop on The Quickest Way To Achieve Fat Loss and Forge a Heart Of Steel (the V02 max protocols). Kenneth will also be covering some of his insights on program design (this cannot be missed!). The workshop will take place at  downtown Seattle Xplore Fitness.

We are really going all out with some of the bonuses (an extra workshop?) and spots are filling up fast, we have 12  8 spaces left. To check out all the information about the workshop, go over to


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The Hardest Workout Ever?

I know many of you remember that one workout (maybe it there was more than one), even if it was 10 years ago, when you gave it everything you had and you threw up heavier shit than you ever though possible and you did it faster than ever. 

As Dan John states in his book Never Let Go, out of five training sessions one will be great, one will suck, and three will be the trainings that you get in, get it done and get out. Every once in a while though you will have “that” training session where you just got nuts and it you couldn’t repeat it if you tried a hundred times.

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Are You Still Learning?



Last week I was at the Perform Better Summit in Long Beach as I make it one of my goals to continuously get better at my craft whether from a training or a business standpoint. I attend the PB Summit every year because it is the most information packed weekend when it comes to new and relevant fitness, performance enhancement, rehab, fitness business etc. information and most importantly networking.

The biggest downside to the event is having to choose who you are going to see as there are overlapping lectures and hands on sessions! I don’t think that’s too bad of a downside.

So why am I bringing up the question “Are you still learning?”

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Are You Training Outdoors?

Rock climbing


If the answer to that question is no, then my question is why the hell not?!

Training outside in nature is not only refreshing, it also changes the pace of workouts and takes you back to nature. I will train outdoors not only to get a change from always being in the gym but it’s a mix of hard training and relaxation. I can’t explain the feeling I get after going through a hard workout on the beach or on the trails. Afterwards I’ll just sit there and relax and think about things and because my mind is so clear it’s when I come up with some of my best ideas.

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What Do Fitness Experts Think About Crossfit?

I just came back from the Perform Better Summit last night and I can’t say how much of a great experience and incredible event they put on again. Chris Poirier and the crew do it every time!

I’m going to be posting my favorite lectures and have a more thorough review of the Summit later on…..but in the meantime I would like to leave you with a question (and answers) that came up in the Q & A part of the Summit that was related to what the lecturers thought about Crossfit.

Needless to say I had to pull the flipcam out! You are going ot have to turn up the volume but it will be well worth it. Dos has the funniest answer of all time, that s@*t still cracks me up!

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Random Thoughts and Update’s

It’s getting real busy at Hocevar Performance and I tend to train a little too long, I must confess. The situation leaves me only so much time to take care of all the other things I need to, such as keeping this blog as interesting as possible. So much for all the time management books I’ve read!

Here are some thoughts and updates that will be extremely random, yet I hope you get something out of them, even if it’s just a good laugh (I guarantee that one!)

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Look the Part – 5 Tips to Train Like a Fighter

As featured on the Nate Green Experience….

5 Tips To Train Like A Fighter - Hocevar Performance 

I’ve always been a big fan of mixed martial arts and even though basketball was my favorite sport and the one I ended up pursuing, I grew up taking judo, kickboxing and karate for years.

Apart from liking the arts, I also did it because I wanted to be a bad ass. I actually ended up getting into way too much shit where I thought I could use my skills. (Not recommended.)

Things have come full circle and not only have I picked up MMA training again but I also train quite a few MMA fighters and wrestlers. I’ve learned from some of the top MMA…  Read more

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4th Of July Training

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and got to spend time with their family while being grateful for our freedom.

Just like everyone else I had a bunch of places to be on the 4th from spending time with my wife to hitting up a family BBQ and then meeting up with friends to watch the fireworks at Coulon Park. Because of that I made sure that I got everyone in the gym early that morning to get our scheduled training session in. One of the things that takes the Hocevar Performance athletes to the next level is the mindset of no excuses. Everything in life worth getting takes sacrifice and if you’re not willing to do that then maybe you don’t want to achieve that goal as much as you though you did. There were people that sacrificed their lives and future so that we could have what we have, yet there is so many people that just whine and don’t do anything about the situation they are in only to make excuses about how unfortunate things only happen to them!

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2nd Round Knockout!

I’m a little late with this post. So much for play by play information.

As you know Jason “The Punisher” Perry has been training at Hocevar Performance for his fight on June the 13th. It was a title fight in the middle weight (185 lbs) category. I don’t like to bullshit and I can honestly say that it was one of the best fights I have seen in a long time. I had to wipe of my forehead a couple of times from sweating because Jason got hit hard and knocked down twice in the first round. He came back and one with a knockout in the second round. He might have one of the toughest chins I’ve ever seen!

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MMA Training Final Preparation

As you may know I am a fan of mixed martial arts and have lately started back up with training. I have done this for a couple of reasons:

1). To better understand the demands of the fighters that I train (I have been very active in the training of some high level MMA fighters and wrestlers)

2). The competitive drive never lets me be average at anything and as I started training I realized at that point I was “average” at MMA.

I can’t tell you how much I have learned by training the sport as well as studying it and applying my knowledge at the same time. I’m not saying you should train every sport from which you have athlete clients but it can definitely give you an edge. The least you should do is start watching more of the sport and/or your athletes games to look for things that you could help them improve and realize what the demands of the sport are.

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