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.


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Strength Training That Actually Works For Surfing!

    Surfing and missing waves is about as fun as riding a moped. Here we will discuss strength and conditioning exercises that will help keep you from ending up dead in the water.

  • Accelerate Strength Gains With Rest Pause Training!

    What if there was a training system that allowed you to use maximal loads on every rep of every set? Well continue reading here if you would like to learn and use the Rest Pause Training program.

  • The Benefits Of Kettlebell Training For Athletes!

    The benefits of kettlebell training are undeniable. Learn why and how it can help your athletes. Sample workout included.

  • Rest-Pause Training: Re-Visited!

    Rest-pause training will separate the serious lifter from the pseudo lifter in no time, as you don't have time to mess around between each set.

  • Roadwork: The Kettlebell Way!

    Roadwork is a brutal form of training that separates the real men from the girly men. Learn what it is and how to use this as your cardio!

  • Vegetarian Strength Training, Part 1

    Being a vegetarian is a difficult lifestyle to stick with. Learn how to have great strength gains without eating meat!