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.


  • My Journey In And Out Of Andropause!

    Back in 2000 I experienced many of the signs and symptoms of andropause, i.e., my sex drive was low; my mood was poor; my zeal for life was so non-existent ... Learn more.

  • 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 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.

  • Power Talk With Top Martial Arts Strength Trainer Dylan Thomas!

    Martial arts strength trainer Dylan Thomas knows how to effectively combine kettlebells with weight training and martial arts ... Find out more.

  • Power Talk With Top Strength Coach Jason Dolby!

    Strength coach Jason Dolby explains how he uses Kettlebells to create the best athletic potential in everyone. Find out more from this power talk.

  • 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.

  • Top Kettlebell Instructor Ken Blackburn Discusses Unique Equipment!

    Top instructor & strength teacher Ken Blackburn has taught kettlebell training to many... Find out more about this unique equipment and sport.

  • 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 & 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.

  • Is Happiness Determined By Our Genetics?

    Research now confirms what common sense has always told us: Happy people live longer, enjoy healthier lives, achieve more success... Look deep to see if you are happy or not and learn what genetics have to do with it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Advice Addicts: Which Type Are You?

    Advice is a funny thing: some people love being in the advice-receiving stage. They just can't get enough advice. There are several different categories for advice addicts. Read on to see what category you fall into!

  • Stay Sharp: Use Pressure To Be Successful!

    Many people try to avoid pressure, not realizing pressure is the thing that keeps you sharp and focused. Learn more as I share some personal experiences and tips on using pressure as a positive rather than a negative.

  • 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!

  • Are You A Research Addict Or An Action Addict?

    While I'm a strong believer in the importance of massive action, this action without research will lead to disastrous consequences. Learn more about these two addicts, consequences of their actions, and suggestions on breaking out of the mold.

  • 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.