The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The No BS Kettlebell and Bodyweight Kickstart Program by Aleks Salkin

The No BS Kettlebell and Bodyweight Kickstart Program by Aleks Salkin

Cut Through the Endless Sea of Training BS
Get Strong, Resilient, and Fit
With 1 Kettlebell and Your Own Fair Flesh

When it comes to getting real-world strong, carving out a lean, athletic physique, and building a body that turns heads and drops jaws, nothing beats the 1-2 punch of kettlebells and your own bodyweight.

Yet most budding kettlebell and bodyweight enthusiasts struggle, strain, and ultimately FAIL to make any real progress toward their goals – instead racking up aches, stiffness, and discomfort in place of new personal records, finding themselves in an endless cycle of being stuck at Square 1.

To make matters worse, probably not 1 in 1,000 personal trainers (even many of the so-called “experts”) knows how to combine these tools into an effective, efficient program for busy people with big ambitions and little time.

That’s why I wrote The No-BS Kettlebell & Bodyweight Kickstart Program.

I took the best tips, tactics, techniques, and strategies that I’ve learned from over 10 years of teaching real people like you – NOT natural athletes – how to positively dominate the essential kettlebell and bodyweight moves in less time than they thought possible.

If you’ve got a kettlebell, a suspension trainer, and a little bit of floor space, all you need now is this book and a little bit of grit and you can be well on your way to new and exciting levels of brute strength, raw power, and personal confidence.

Show Notes
About The Guest(s):

Alex Salkin is an internationally recognized leader in the world of strength and fitness for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. He is the author of two bestselling books, “The No BS Kettlebell and Body Weight Kickstart” and “Tamers of the Lost Arc.” Alex is known for his expertise in kettlebell training, calisthenics, and natural human movement. He has taught workshops in multiple countries and is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health and fitness.


In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Alex Salkin, an expert in strength and fitness for busy professionals and entrepreneurs. They discuss the benefits of kettlebell training and how it can improve overall health and fitness. Alex explains why kettlebells are his preferred tool for strength training and highlights the convenience and effectiveness of using kettlebells at home. He also emphasizes the importance of focusing on strength and movement quality over cardio workouts and shares insights on common roadblocks that individuals in their forties and beyond may face. Alex provides valuable tips for maintaining health and strength as we age and offers advice on incorporating kettlebell training into a fitness routine.

Key Takeaways:

Kettlebells offer convenience and effectiveness for strength training at home.

Strength training helps combat muscle wasting and improves power and speed.

Proper posture and mobility are essential for maintaining a youthful appearance and overall health.

There are no exercises that should be avoided based on age, but starting with appropriate movements is crucial.

Crawling and loaded carries are effective exercises for core activation and overall strength.

The ability to get up and down off the ground without assistance is correlated with longevity.

Grip strength is an important indicator of overall health and should be maintained.

Kettlebell ballistic lifts provide an opportunity for explosive muscle activation and can be done safely with proper instruction.


“Fitness, strength, health is actually a lot simpler and more straightforward than most of us have been led to believe.” – Alex Salkin

“Strength training allows you to get a very good fitness session in without necessarily having to break a sweat.” – Alex Salkin

“Strength training is a reliable way to combat muscle wasting and maintain overall health as we age.” – Alex Salkin

“Kettlebell training can provide a full-body workout and improve core activation.” – Alex Salkin

“The ability to get up and down off the ground without assistance is correlated with longevity.” – Alex Salkin