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.
When most new people come to Method Strength & Performance, there always seems to be something lacking in their program….the warm up. Most of the time, when I ask them what their warm up consists of, I get one of two answers. The first one is “nothing.” The other is just as bad, “I walk … Read more