Here are some of the tips/wisdom from Mike:
Contract your muscles. Keep 'em real tight.
PowerDrive can help your workout. Take it 30-60 mins before your workout.
All body workout is very effective when you’re trying to burn fat. He specifically mentioned exercises such as clean & press and clean & jerk.
Your supplementation and diet should help you achieve your goal, not what everyone else is doing. For example, if Surge doesn’t help you when you’re trying to lose fat, then drop it. Take BCAA or Low Carb Grow! instead.
If your workout intensity, etc. seem to be suffering, take some time off. It’s not worth it to push yourself, overtrain, and end up taking weeks, if not months, off to recover.
He likes functional strength because it can be transferred to normal daily activities and sports.
Asess ROI in the gym. If you’re working out 6 hours/week, and your results aren’t worth it, then perhaps you should workout less or vice versa. Know the optimal amount of effort for the best result for you.
If you guys can remember more, feel free to add some more.
BTW – if there’s enough interest from E Coast, Mike said that he can talk to CT about doing a workshop in the E Coast area. So what do you say? Given the number of T-men/vixens from NY, DC, and GA I think we should have enough to make the minimum commitment to make it worthwhile for them to come do a kickass kettlebell/Olympic Lift workshop in E. Coast.