Ultimate Real World Functional Strength


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Why do the HARDER thing? Why do the thing that looks less sexy? Why do something that may seem so different than everyone else? The only GOOD reason is because it works so darn well! I often tell people that I am NOT in the sandbag business. Of course that gets me a really confusing… Read more »

The Best Total Body Strengthener


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I LOVE IT! I love being able to help people that are determined to reach their fitness goals actually achieve them. In fact, I feel so frustrated for them when I hear about how many things people have tried and gotten no where with, it sucks!!! Unfortunately, many times the advice they get isn’t all… Read more »

Is Your Age Holding Your Fitness Back?


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Jessica Bento, Physical Therapist They say that the holidays are infamous for bringing out our blues. To be honest, I was having a great time during this past Thanksgiving, until IT happened! I decided to play in our new communities first ever flag football holiday game! We were pretty pumped, we even ran an evening… Read more »

Where Does Your Fitness Rank?


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One of the things I am really proud of with DVRT is that we are able to connect with so many different fitness professionals in the industry. We are constantly honored that so many different programs see value in DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training and want to work with us on helping people and coaches get… Read more »

The Best Shoulder, Core, and Hip Exercise!


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I was it! I was the client that I tell everyone NOT to be! I always forewarn people when they start coming back from an injury and are feeling good not to push it too much. Of course I wasn’t listening to my own advice. As I have felt better and better from my spinal… Read more »

Become More Powerful With Two Exercises


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“That’s stupid!” “I don’t believe in that!” “That doesn’t work!” These are some of the very common comments people make when we discover we aren’t good at something. I am a bit sick in the head, I admit it! While I am not happy to find that I am not good at something, I do… Read more »

The Biggest Problem With The Kettlebell Swing


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It was probably one of the most transformational exercises for me. Not in what it did for my physique, but how it got me to look at functional fitness completely differently. It was the kettlebell swing! Yes, back in 2002, after being pushed by a mentor to try this “crazy” kettlebell thing I dove in… Read more »

Why I Don’t Love Bottom’s Up Kettlebells


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Every now and again we see something that gets popular in fitness that makes me raise an eyebrow. Ironically, as someone who has taught kettlebells for almost 14 years and loves them quite a bit, one of those trends HAS to do with kettlebells. Now, you may be thinking it MUST be coming from one… Read more »

Fix Your Flexibility


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“Make sure to stretch your hamstrings a lot!”   This was the advice I got from doctors and physical therapists when I hurt my back playing college basketball. Every therapy session, every time before practice I would sit there time and time again working on stretching my hamstrings. I THOUGHT I was doing the right… Read more »

3 Better Ways to Intensify Your Hit Workouts


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Go faster! Go heavier! DO MORE!!! Isn’t that the way we make our high intensity programs better? Of course those variables COULD work, but I don’t think they work the best. Why? When you combine high levels of fatigue and effort with trying to go that bit more “extra” we see people fall apart…FAST! It… Read more »