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I haven't always been a strong guy. I haven’t always been a motivational, outgoing, talk in front of a lot of people kind of guy. My name is Chris, I’m the founder of KettlebellWorks and co-host of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast with my brother in strength Mike Kurkowski.My personal achievements are diverse, ranging from 2x Ironman Triathlon finisher to hitting a triple bodyweight deadlift. All that to say; I’ve been at the extreme side of endurance training and the extreme side of strengt ...
 
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In the 157th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Nutrition and Mindset coach, Tyler Wall will talk about learning your own strength, patience in every movement, meditation and the power of the positive self talk. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (2:00) …
 
In the 156th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union, director of education and performance at Exos, author of the book The Language Of Coaching, Nick Winkelman will talk about intuitive biomechanics, the purpose of a coach, helping p…
 
In the 155th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master StrongFirst Instructor, National Powerlifter, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Michael Hartle will talk about lifting heavy weights, the importance of ankle mobility and the mental aspect of playing sports. Join us in this insightful and cap…
 
In the 154th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about stone lifting: the culture and the identity. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you wil…
 
In the 153th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Motivational speaker and Author of the book Superhuman YOU, Iron Tamer Dave Whitley, will talk about intuitive training, awareness and the power of listening to your body. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: .…
 
In the 150th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, we had a highly anticipated guest join us on the show, David Weck of the Weck Method. David’s name has been dropped from guests on our show more than almost anyone, and in speaking with David prior to the episode, we knew that this was going to be EPIC. Hear all about the origin story of Dav…
 
In the 149th Episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike hosted OldeTime Strongman and world record holder James R. Fuller. From traditional strength training to the history of strongman, creating new lifts on a daily basis, empowering people with oldetime strongman tactics and philosophies, this was a deep one that will help everyo…
 
In the 148th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike connected with special guest Frankie Faires, creator of The BioFeedback Solution. We touched on exactly where pain comes from, how the territory of the body connects with the map of the brain, the science and art of intuitive training, and how to quickly and effectively test y…
 
In the 147th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Money Mindset and Business Coach, Creator of Empower U Business coaching, and renowned coach and speaker Artemis Scantalides. Artemis Scantalides joined us for a second time on the show, this time talking about online entrepreneurship, money management, and…
 
In the 146th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Chiropractic. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and Certified Mindset Specialist (EYL) Dr. Ryan Wohlfert @drwohlfert. Join us in this insightful and captivating…
 
In the 145th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, health and fitness instructor, splitboarder, owner and host of the Engearment Podcast, Sean Sewell, will talk about stillness, movement, overcoming losses in life and being aware of your surroundings. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this…
 
In the 144th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Director of Education and Functional Movement Systems Advisory Board member Brett Jones will talk about awareness, corrective exercises and movement assessment. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: …
 
In the 143rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy will talk about programming, kettlebell training, …
 
In the 142nd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, master RKC, medical Qi-gong Doctor , and Strength Coach, Dr. Chris Holder will talk about Qi-gong medicine, tissue adaptation and the insane benefits of training with kettlebells Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will disc…
 
In the 141st Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:30) Shout out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder, Brett Jones @brettjonessfg and Sean Sewell @coloradoper…
 
In the 140th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder and chief instructor at KB5 Gym, Pavel Macek chat about the power of breath and why it's the first thing in your training and approach to wellness that you should focus on. Join us in this insightful and capt…
 
In the 139th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about how lifting stones can be truly ingrained in a culture. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chap…
 
In the 138th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Dr. of Chiropractic with WarriorRestoration, instructor with FMS and StrongFirst team leader, Jimmy Yuan will talk about adjusting your coaching to different types of personalities, creativity and why you should really listen. Join us in this insightful and…
 
In the 137th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy will talk about street fights, self defense, marti…
 
In the 136th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Philosopher. Generalist. Minimalist. Writer. Guitarist. Entrepreneur. Creator of the #IBetYouCantDoThisWorkout series, Pat Flynn will talk about philosophy, blogging, diversity of skills and self directed learning . Join us in this insightful and captivatin…
 
In the 135th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:20) An energy pass week (1:40) Shout out to all of our Pat Flynn @patflynncos, Paul McIlroy @paulmci…
 
In the 134th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, founder of Flex Mobility and Performance, coach with Precision Nutrition and author of the book Purpose Through Pain, Finding Limitless Potential In The Presence Of Adversity, Justen Arnold, will talk about pain in family, finances and faith, being forgivin…
 
In the 133rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Owner of beachfitness.com, Owner of ELDOAUSA.com, SOMA Training Instructor & SOMA Trainer, SOMA Therapist and ELDOA Instructor/Trainer, Bryce Turner @beachbryce, will talk about working through pain, the ATG program, overdoing corrective exercises and the c…
 
In the 132nd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, US National Strongman Champion in the 100K division and owner of Be Strong KY Gym, Ben Eisenmenger @bestrongky will talk about athleticism, the Strongman event and strategies of a Strongman. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter y…
 
In the 131st Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Grip Master, Team Texas Armlifting, Arm Wrestling, co-host of Sucker Punch Radio, Adam T Glass, will talk about being ok with easy sessions, the dangers of the internet for a young athlete and intuitive training. Join us in this insightful and captivating t…
 
In the 130th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, founder of Primal Athleticism, 5 Minute Flow, Simple S3 Shoulder Solution, Ultimate Athleticism and host of the Max Shank Show, Max Shank will talk about social media, instagram and why we are in The Fitness Pornography Era Join us in this insightful and ca…
 
In the 129th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:40) Shout out to all of our guests for next week Max Shank @maxshank, Adam T Glass @adamtglass_, Ben…
 
In the 126th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master Instructor with StrongFirst, Global instructor in Krav Magá and creator of Tenacity Dynamics, Tommy Blom will talk about self defense, Krav Magá and snatch walking. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: .…
 
In the 127th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest Youth Kettlebell Creator, Transition Kettlebell Creator, Kettlebell Sport Coach/Instructor, Gymnastics/Tumbling Instructor, Moses Dungca will talk about kids doing features of strength and youth kettlebell sport. Join us in this insightful and captivating ta…
 
In the 128th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest SFG II Instructor, air force veteran, developer of the StrongFirst training app and founder of GymCloud Kenton Boutwell will talk about Strength training, the importance of having products in addition to your coaching services and the GymCloud app. Join us i…
 
In the 125th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest Founder of Strength Den MV and Power of strength, Denzel Allen will talk about the power of confidence in sports, finding the minimum effective dose and the joy of training. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: …
 
In the 124th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), author of Power. The Training of Champions, Antonio Squillante will talk about muscle stiffness, ATG and supramaximal eccentric training Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this cha…
 
In the 123rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (2:00) Shout out to Antonio Squillante @antonio_squillantecscs, Denzel Allen@powerofstrength, Tommy Blo…
 
In the 122th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest Senior StrongFirst Instructor and Creator of Hardstyle Method Tim Almond will talk about desires and suffering, visualization, purpose, and connecting to the art form of snatching. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will dis…
 
In the 121th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest World leader in martial arts, philosopher, Teacher, Author, Speaker Sifu Harinder Singh will talk about reverse engineering martial arts, isolation, external stimulation and natural flow. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you w…
 
In the 120th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest NYT Bestselling Author, Musician, rated 1 of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by “Greatest Magazine”, host of the Fat-Burning Man Show (which is #1 ranked podcast in health for 5 years in a row, with 50 million downloads), recording arti…
 
In the 119th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest “Master of Sport” Ranking in Long Cycle & Biathlon and World Champion, Kettlebell Sport WAKSC 2017 Long Cycle Mike Salemi will talk about Kettlebell sports holistic lifestyle training and the bulgarian bag. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In…
 
In the 117th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:20) Shout out to Tim Almond @hardstyle_method (1:40) Shout out to Péter Lakatos peter@peterlakatos.h…
 
In the 118th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master SFG Instructor and creator and Chief Instructor of Ground Force Method, Krav Maga Expert 3 Level Instructor and International Team Instructor with Eyal Yanilov, Krav Maga Global, Péter Lakatos will talk about Krav Maga, powerlifting, communism in Hun…
 
In the 115th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Master Kettlebell Instructor Elite Zar Horton will talk about longevity, resilience and strength kettlebell training for firefighters and first responders Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (0:3…
 
In the 116th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, ATG endorsed coach Graham Tuttle will talk about endurance sports, the power of curiosity and genuine love for every sport. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (0:30) Introducing our special guest ATG endors…
 
In the 114th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, BA in History and East Asian Studies from the University of Arizona, an MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and an iMBA from the University of South Carolina Jamie Lewis will talk about powerlifting, the bodyguards of Abraham Lincoln and the history…
 
In the 113th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Psychotherapist and Certified Sex Therapist Caroline Smith will talk about optimal sexuality, communication, porn and scheduling sex. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (0:40) Introducing our special guest …
 
In the 112th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Strength & Sport Psychologist Coach, Co-owner of @trainwithtfp with @mkfeit Adam Feit @aefeit will talk about continuing education for strength coaches, learning passive or active reflection and client centered coaching. Join us in this insightful and capti…
 
In the 111th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (0:50) A wide variety of topics for the next week, shout out to Adam Feit @aefeit, Caroline Russell Smi…
 
In the 110th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, 3x World Champion in archery, 2016 Olympian in Rio, Patrick Huston will talk about posture and physiology, love for competition, the power of self education and the mental game in archery. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you…
 
In the 109th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Team Leader Sven Rieger will talk about Mastering the movement, rather than picking a heavier bell, the power of deficit training minimalism and improvisation. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: .…
 
In the 108th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Strength Coach, Owner and Operator at Human Vortex Training Menachem Brodie will talk about continuing education, Dynamic Stillness, balance by movement and embracing the process. . (0:50) Iron cardio (1:20) Introducing our special guest Strength Coach, Own…
 
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