How to Speak Martone

By Larry Gallagher

In Kettlebells

October 28, 2008

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Attend one of Jeff Martone's Kettlebell Certs and you will learn swings, cleans, snatches, presses, and other foundational kettlebell exercises. Jeff himself is living proof that these can strengthen and repair damaged body parts.

The kettblebell drills also provide various balance and coordination challenges that tax the body in different ways than similar barbell/dumbbell movements.

And that's not all, as Larry Gallagher found out. You will also learn to speak a little "Martone," a unique and infectious East Coast Sicilian-American dialect that will creep into daily conversations both in and out of the gym.

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4 Comments on “How to Speak Martone”


wrote …

i always wondered where that accent came from ... could never quite put my finger on it

anyways, i've been working toward that 100lb turkish get-up! its an awesome exercise, AND it attracts a lot of attention. i've got to 88lb barbell for both arms. after that gonna work towards BW (160lb)


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Larry - Awesome article. When is the next one?


wrote …

Nice to see some "Martone" press! (again)

Great instructor, I've been trying to go to a cert for a little while now D:

I can feel that it is coming pretty sooon!


wrote …

Ha! That opening paragraph was outstanding -- thank you! Perhaps you have to meet Jeff to truly appreciate the Martone dialect, but you certainly gave an excellent rendering of it, Larry! Nice work!

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