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Simple to Savage Kettlebell

The kettlebells have had a huge impact on my training and my mindset. In this book, I show my unique take on working with the bells and give guidance for your personal training. I am not a fan of cookie cutter programs and I cannot work with each reader to find their starting points and goals.


I would rather teach someone the techniques and philosophy and let them discover their own way. The programs I have included inside are build to teach the movements and how they work together to build understanding, so the personalized programming will be easy to build.Throughout my own training and working with hundreds of clients, I began to develop my own system.


The bells are great tools for every style of training from rehabilitation to building athletic performance and hypertrophy. The offset function of the bells force the entire body to work during most exercises making them great for dynamic and explosive exercises for conditioning and strength sessions.


"Simple to Savage Kettlebell" is the book to take anyone from day one to mastery.Grab the book and some bells and get to work!


Over 110 exercises with dozens of variations!

Jits-Fit: The Grappler's Guide to Fitness

     "The human body is the deadliest weapon ever created. It can squat, bend, press, pull, rotate, sprint, hit, and kick on command without the need of an external attachments. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a software update that teaches you how to properly use the tools you were born with. In the words of Grand Master Helio Gracie, “What the Samurai did with their swords, we do with our hands.” The Samurai knew the importance of keeping their swords sharp and conditioned for peak performance in battle. This is why it is important to supplement resistance training with Jiu-Jitsu. The techniques are very important, but maintaining a healthy, strong body will not only assist the technique, it will also create the resilience needed to combat injuries.

     In this book, I will show you how to build training systems with exercises that directly translate into the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle. Technique will usually beat strength, but we have all been smashed and picked apart by a meathead with a lighter belt. Why not have the best of both worlds?"

     Jits-Fit: The Grappler's Guide to Fitness is the instruction manual for developing a body built for battle. The movements and content within these pages will build both physical and mental strength, endurance, and skill. I wrote this book because I was sick of looking for it. I needed this book when I went from being an expert gym rat to a wide eyed white belt. My body just did not want to move the in the ways of the experienced grapplers and I hated not being good at something. Not being able to defend myself and not being able to learn the techniques because of my rigid training style. So instead of continuing to search for the book that I could not find, I decided to write the damn thing. This is my way of giving back to the Jiu-Jitsu community that has had, and continues to have, a profoundly positive impact on my life. If you have ever stepped on the mat, then you know that you are a part of a family. And if you have never had the pleasure, I encourage you to find an academy because you have no idea what you are missing.

Original Workout Personal Training

One-On-One & Group Personal Training Gym

Let me set your expectation. We're a personal training facility located in Hickory, NC.
Our personal trainers engage our clients in a variety of physical and psychological training methods to improve their individual sport-performance and personal fitness objectives.

Through proven methods of weight-training and nutrition protocols we want to see you reach your goals in strength, endurance, health and appearance.

At Original Workout, regardless of your fitness level and the training program you choose, I personally guarantee you will get the personal attention, guidance and accountability from our certified personal trainers from start to finish.

     Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is an Excellent Way to Build Confidence, Improve Health, Relieve Stress, and Just have Fun.

     At Fénix, we provide a clean, professional and focused learning environment where we teach the same Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighting techniques used by UFC fighters, military and law enforcement. Our programs are designed for all skill levels, those looking to develop their self-defense skills and martial artists aspiring to compete at a higher level.
     We are very proud of our lineage, culture and facility. But mostly we are proud of our family of students. Our students are committed, hard working and demonstrate respect and honor for each other by supporting the person to their left and to their right.

     If you're not sure if Jiu-Jitsu is right for you, we invite you to visit us, get to know us and only then become a member of our student-family if you feel it is right for you.

Fènix Jiu-Jitsu

Lineage -

Carlos Gracie Sr.

Carlos Gracie Jr.

Renzo Gracie

Derek "TC" Richardson

Jason Bebber