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Why You Shouldn’t Do Kettlebell Swings

After my first kettlebell certification in 2003 I was so excited to teach my clients everything I had learned. It was the first time that I heard about this concept of movement and we covered around 15 exercises during the […]

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Why Single Leg Exercises Stink!

We never want to do click bait with our newsletter or blog post titles and this is not that. There is definitely a reason that single leg exercises stink! It isn’t because the exercises themselves are bad, rather, people often […]

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Better Periodization For General Fitness

Periodization is a big word used in the strength training world. At a very basic level, it simply refers to planning. Planning of what? The goal and why periodization came about was from Olympic coaches (predominately in Easter European countries) […]

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Being A Smarter Fitness Business Pro

When I was finishing college, every Friday afternoon I would rush to our computer commons so that I could print off the new articles that were posted on my favorite training website. In the late ’90’s, internet magazines were just […]

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How To Get WAY More Strength & Conditioning

When I began my coaching career 25 years ago, strength training was done with weights (both free weights and machines) and “conditioning” was what you did on cardio equipment. Then we started to realize we were missing a great opportunity […]

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Why Most Glute Workouts Stink!

It was the late 90’s and I was finishing up my degree in Exercise Science when I was also frantically taking as many continuing education courses by coaches in the field. This was a time where the educational opportunities were […]

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Best & Worst Chest Exercises

You don’t normally see us writing about concepts like body part exercises. That is because we know it goes against how the body is designed to work, but we also know that a lot of people work out simply to […]

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Why Go WAY Beyond The Side Plank

It is kinda my running joke when I present at conferences. When you look at the number of exercises people know when it comes to sagittal plane training, it almost seems endless. However, when we start going to frontal plane […]

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Do This Exercise Not That One!

Probably one of the most unique aspects of DVRT isn’t anything that has to do with the training tool or the system of progressions. It is our very simple, but almost no one else says it, philosophy that “you don’t […]

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