Where Do I Start With DVRT pt 2.

Building The Lunge   Lunging is one of the 7 primal movement patterns and even though lunges don’t get the same attention like squats or deadlifts lunges are pretty unique because of the instability of these exercises and more importantly because they have directions. When we understand how these different directions play a role in…

Where Do I Start With DVRT pt 1.

Where Do I Start?   I get asked many times from different people online and in person about where do I start with DVRT (Dynamic Variable Resistance Training). I must admit there’s a lot of information that DVRT instructors put out and the “variables” make this training more “interesting” and they can also hold people…

Real World Strength and Injury Resilience

What does ‘Real World Strength’ stands for? I often like to use this term but I feel like it needs some rephrasing so everyone can understand the thought process behind it. Similarly, functional training has the same bad rep and often referred to training for life. Which is very loose and doesn’t really say anything…

DVRT Big 6 pt2: Lateral Bag Drag

There’s a common theme that keeps coming back when it comes to functional training. Many of us (including myself) have talked about this simple concept before and it is the importance of using the hands and feet. Since force enters the body from the ground up, our hands and feet play a really important role…

DVRT Big 6 pt1: Half Kneeling Arc Press

I’m still over the moon by everything I learned and experienced at our DVRT Master Trainer Summit in Las Vegas. Personally I feel that there is something special in connecting with other like minded people who speak the same ‘fitness language’, share similar values and have similar backgrounds. These occasions are not just learning and…

Not All Squats Are Equal

When it comes to lower body exercises most people would agree that squats are essential components of training. Some people love it and can’t get enough of it whereas others might hate squats and tend to avoid them whenever is possible. The truth lies somewhere in the middle.   Personally I’ve never had any issues with squatting. I’ve…

What Muscles Are You Working There?

The idea of real world strength means being mobile, fluid, strong, reactive with our core and the same time stable and strong. We get that by training both rotation and anti-rotation.    The DVRT Around The World works on the glutes and core together in a way that connects the chains of the body to…

Lateral Walks

Today I’d like to talk about why to look at Lateral walks differently and how these concepts can open to a much bigger world of functional fitness.    The other day I was talking to a lady on Facebook in one of the groups for fitness professionals in the UK. She was concerned about using…

Principles

I was fortunate that I taught my first DVRT workshop here in England not too long ago and I’d like to reflect on a couple of ‘Aha Moments’ that I had with the attendees going through some of the classics of the DVRT system.   Over the years of practicing DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training makes…

Use Flows/Complexes to Warm Up

I used to be able to spend 2-2,5 hours in the gym almost everyday and I tailored everything around my training session. The food I was eating, all my other tasks that I needed to do and my recovery too. Sounds ideal? The thing is as I’m getting busier with my business commitments and my…