Mike Mahler


For those of you that don't know who I am, I am a strength coach and freelance journalist. My articles have appeared in:

  • Testosterone Magazine
  • Ironman Magazine
  • Stay Fit Magazine
  • Intensity Magazine
  • Vegsource
  • The Code
  • Adcombat.com
  • And now Bodybuilding.com

I am also a certified Russian Kettlebell Challenge instructor and have been a strength athlete for over ten years. I also do kettlebell and bodyweight conditioning workshops for: athletes, law enforcement, the Military, Firefighters, and anyone else that wants to get in great shape. I focus on the Mixed Martial Arts community and have worked with several fighters.

To find out more about my latest news and upcoming workshops go to MikeMahler.com.


  • Strength World Record Holder John Brookfield Power Talk Interview!

    Battling Ropes Master & Guinness Book of World Record Holder John Brookfield discusses what records he holds, training philosophy and more. Check it out.

  • 6 New Rules Of Effective Fat Loss - Plus: High Frequency Program!

    The common rules of fat loss are clearly not working as our nation gets fatter and fatter... It is time for the new rules of fat loss. Let's get started.

  • Strength Coach Mark Philippi Explains Benefits Of Strongman Training!

    Mark is an outstanding strength coach and has trained many athletes. Find out more about the great benefits of strongman training from this interview.

  • Power Talk With Top Strength Coach Andrew Durniat!

    Andrew Durniat is an international kettlebell competitor and current American record holder for the single arm snatch. He explains how kettlebells have helped him to be successful and how they can do the same for anyone. Find out here.

  • 5x5 Kettlebell Training: Build Greater Size and Strength!

    5x5 training is a standard protocol that is also an effective way to pack on size and strength. Here are two detailed programs to gain mass!

  • Blast Your Mass With German Volume Kettlebell Training!

    I learned about German Volume Training (GVT) from top strength coach Poliquin. German athletes used this protocol to successfully add mass. Here is how it works … with Kettlebells! Try to build more mass.

  • General Training For People Who Don't Care About Getting Big Or Ripped!

    A good training program will get you in shape so you have more energy for daily life and a higher threshold for stress. Learn more about training for general health with the following: training program, five pillars, and much more! Read on.

  • The Steve Reeves Solution For Size, Strength And Health!

    Reeves' Rules for Size, Strength And Health - In this article we're taking a closer look at the training philosophy of Steve Reeves and covering some sample training programs to get you into action. Let’s get started.

  • Is Kettlebell Training For You?

    It is time to train like a man again and get back in touch with visceral impulse that has been locked away for years. Find out here.

  • Combination Training For The Best Of Both Worlds: Adding Variety!

    There is no one best program, as no program will produce results forever. Eventually, you will adapt ... To make better progress here is what I propose: add some variety right off the bat with 5x5, 3x3, HIIT, sample regimen and more right here!

  • The Rounds Workout Solution For Muscular Endurance!

    Steve gave an example of doing kettlebell snatches. Since 15 reps is the goal, mentally the trainee will get tired the closer they get to 15 reps. Learn more and see an example workout program.

  • My Philosophy: What It Takes To Be A Great Teacher!

    Being a teacher myself I know how intoxicating it can be to be in front of a room of students. While some enjoy having the power of that attention a great teacher learns to teach critical thinking, be humble, honest and more. Read on ...

  • Take The Sig Klein Clean And Press Challenge - Effective Workouts Incuded!

    What makes the Clean and Press so great? Execute heavy weights and low reps and the entire body will experience strength/endurance gains. Two proven clean and press plans (GTG and Density Training) are included!

  • Taming The Bulldog: A Step-By-Step Beginner Bulldog Workout.

    In this article I am going to take you step by step from basic beginner bulldog workouts to advanced bulldog workouts with one 88-pound bell. Learn more right now and start building up.

  • Unleash The Power Of Heavy Kettlebell Training!

    Heavy kettlebell training is not just beneficial for size and strength, but for muscular endurance as well. This endurance with heavy kettlebells is more beneficial ... Learn more and see example exercises!

  • 54321 - Shut Up And Start Training!

    Truth be told, the only time when trainees get bored with the basics is when they are not making progress. The 54321 program is just the ticket for a combination of basics and applying variety to keep things interesting. Try it now!

  • The 80/20 Rule For Incredible Strength Gains

    The few exercises that are worth doing are the exercises that provide the most bang for your buck. I've put together the 80/20 rule here and listed some very effective exercises that some are afraid to try. Read on for more.

  • 3-5 Gradual High Volume Program For Incredible Gains In Size And Strength!

    When it comes to getting bigger and stronger, I love high volume training. However, high volume training is only effective when executed properly. I've put together a program that will not let you down. Check it out right here!

  • Getting In Shape For Great Sex!

    The way that you train to improve sex performance is similar to training for many sports. I'm going to give you four exercises that will improve your sexual fitness dramatically. Try them out if you dare.

  • 10 Reasons To Start The 3x3 Program!

    The 3x3 program allows you to focus on heavy weights and low reps. If you would like to learn more see the benefits below and try the sample routines included.