Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

#AlphaDAD to 5 Amazing Kids, Husband, Coach, Entrepreneur, Minimalist. For more workout stuff, check out

(training journal – Day 1): Getting Kettlebell STRONG

Editor’s Note: One of the main reasons that I redesigned and restructured this blog is to have some form of accountability to you guys when it comes to my training.

After all, if I don’t practice what I preach, then what kind of expert or motivator would I be?

So starting today and everyday after I train, I’m going to report what I’ve done, how I’ve eaten and how I felt. ?

You should notice that my training will be very simple. ?Please don’t mistake it for being EASY, however. ?I had this discussion with a friend of mine about a week ago coming to the realization that I have no desire to try to memorize 50 different exercises or run myself into a wall. ?So my training nowadays reflects that.

I’ll also provide you with some fun insight into what’s on my training music playlist or which hip hop mixtape I’m listening to.

Day 1

So I’m using my very good friend and coach, Geoff Neupert’s Kettlebell STRONG book and program because just like food, a lot of the time it just tastes better when someone else cooks it – provided they know what they’re doing.

As I said above, Geoff is my friend and I respect him and his intellectual property immensely, so I will not be divulging any of his programming in this journal. ?I am however, based on his advice, adding some things to the STRONG program so I can tell you about that.

I haven’t been warming-up “normally” lately. I’ll still do some shoulder dislocations and overhead squats with a dowel, but instead of a long and winded warm-up, I’ve been doing some Original Strength Resets.

Today’s training…

1a) KB Strong Double Presses w/28kg
1bi) 5 x 3 Hollow Chin-Ups
1bii) 5 x 3 Double KB Front Squats

Then I finished with 1 set of 30 deadbugs and 1 set of 5 hollow rocks.

Then I went for a brisk 20 minute walk.

I also had this slammin’ Mixtape playing on my iPhone…

Thanks to Thomas at Primal Movement gym in Toronto for the link to this.
Thanks to Thomas at Primal Movement gym in Toronto for the link to this.

You can download this mixtape on the site HERE.


I fasted today having a cup of black coffee in the morning, drinking lots of water throughout the day and then having an espresso before training.

I also had 10g BCAAs before training.

Post-workout, AJ and I went out to the local butcher and got a couple of ribeyes for the bbq and I ate that with sauteed bok choy, jasmine rice and side of kimchi.

Tomorrow will be some conditioning using THE ONE program and some loaded carries and meathead “arm” work.




No tricks or shady marketing crap… just my promise to send you articles like the one above a few times per month.

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