Whenever I am being interviewed I always get the request, “Josh, tell us what makes DVRT different.” While most are probably getting ready for me to talk about our Ultimate Sandbag, the reality is the first thing I discuss is how our system of DVRT makes people’s workouts so much more successful.
A great example of this point is a response to a post I made on Facebook the other day. There was a coach that responded to my point that functional training sometimes uses poor sayings to describe what we are doing with, “but sometimes Josh, we have to focus on strength because people can’t do the movement.”
What I quickly realized what gets so many workouts stuck, is that they still see exercises as individual “parts”. Meaning we have poor systems in place to teach people where to start with a movement and then how to build it over time. That is why when I created DVRT I did so with the intent of solving this very program for coaches and lifters because I wish someone had done that for me!
Trust me, it isn’t easy to change how people think or to try to organize all the options that are available to us in our workouts. However, we can’t make something better that doesn’t exist. Meaning, if we don’t have a system at all we can’t add to it, evolve it, or make it better. DVRT was intended to start the conversation on how to create more successful workouts in taking the guess work out for me. Let’s look at a few examples.
One of the most challenging movement patterns to teach is the squat. We’ve created more equipment to try to make better squats than we have methods and techniques in teaching how to squat better in our workouts.
DVRT Master, Cory Cripe shows why this squat can instantly solve many issues in our workouts.
Fitness Lying Down Coach, Megan Berner, teaches how we use our DVRT concepts to build that progression of the squat that keeps us moving forward in our workouts.
We all value planks for their ability to improve our core strength. However, do we just plank and plank? Of course we see people get bored of planking all the time and they don’t know where to go with their training so they just do the “coolest” new plank they see without knowing if it is right for them or where it fits in building up their core strength.
Then there are those that can’t plank at all, what do we do? They may lack the strength, their body size may make it very difficult, they may be overcoming an injury. Well, if we have good systems in place for our workouts we would understand that the baseline for a plank is actually seen in a Dead Bug.
Yes, the Dead Bug has many qualities of a supine plank where we are aiming to keep our pelvis “quiet” as we move our arms and legs. How do we teach people to be successful with Dead Bugs? After all, when I ask fitness pros how those go over in their clients’ workouts they usually give me the “eh” sign. What should you do? Follow some of these great progressions by DVRT UK master, Greg Perlaki…
Does this mean we go straight to planks? As Greg goes on to show, using DVRT Bird Dogs are in important bridge to planks, but even then, we have options in how we build up the strength in the Bird Dog to make our workouts smarter and have better direction…
I love when people say, “you gotta do deadlifts if you want to be really strong!” Sure, that sounds good, but I have one question, which deadlift? You see it would be awesome to say that just deadlifting more and more weight will help us be strong in all types of different patterns and directions but science just doesn’t support that.
Owning the foundations of our deadlift is important, but where do we go from there?
Why don’t people want to hear such things? Because they don’t know how to make the deadlift better for their workouts other than just going heavier or going single leg (which isn’t a small jump in progression either!). That is why in DVRT we break down how we can build progression in our deadlifts by using our concepts of body position and holding position to use deadlifts smarter like physical therapist, Jessica Bento shows…
That is all “tip of the iceberg” as Jessica continues to show how we build to more multi-planar deadlifts through DVRT progressions like these….
The point is not to overwhelm you with ALL that you can do. Science tells us that we as humans don’t do better with too many options, but that isn’t what DVRT is trying to do! We use DVRT in our workouts to help people understand where to start in each movement pattern and then where do you go in a systematic manner. This gives your workouts so much more direction and purpose which makes training all that much more rewarding and increases our ability to help others! That is really what DVRT is all about.
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