In the setting where I train, I work with a variety of people. I’ve worked with kids as young as 8 years old to an 89 year old man. I work with people who are injured to athletes competing in sports. Moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas have all trained with me. As I continue to evolve my programming and as a trainer, I have found somethings work better for me than others. In 2012, I was introduced to kettlebells by Joe Sansalone. Needless to say, in addition to the Functional Movement Screen, the kettlebell has made the biggest impact for me and others. After 4 years and a level two certification in the Strong First system, my only regret is that I did not start using kettlebells earlier in my career. Kettlebells are a great training tool and you can find hundreds of articles that support their use from fat loss, to performance enhancement, to physical therapy. Below are the reasons that I use kettlebells for myself and others.
Looking for an exercise that’s challenging and gives a lot of bang for your buck? Look no further than the Turkish Get Up (TGU). The TGU requires mobility and stability throughout the whole movement. It requires mobility in the ankle, hips, t-spine, and shoulders. We use it mostly as a warm up exercise but have … Read more