Athlete’s Guide to Finding the Right Clinician

Many of the articles I write are geared towards an audience of other fitness professionals.  This one, however, I hope will serve as a helpful “user guide” for lifters, athletes, martial artists, and fitness enthusiasts. If you compete in a sport it is nearly inevitable that you will suffer an injury at some point.  Obviously… Read More

Programming for Kettlebell Classes – Part 2

In part one of this article we identified the three main variables that need to be manipulated in the training plan: volume, cadence, and load.  If you missed part one, get caught up by reading it here.  In part two, we will now look at some options on how to use these concepts to create… Read More

Programming Considerations for Kettlebell Group Classes – PART 1

There is a lot of information available on programming kettlebell training both for strength goals as well as for endurance events; however most of what is available is focused on training an individual who has high compliance to a personalized program, and there is much less information available on creating usable and result-producing programs for… Read More

The Push Press I Heels Up or Heels Down

A popular exercise in many gyms is the push press (PP). At Industrial Strength we use barbells or kettlebells to execute the drill, but dumbbells, sandbags or other specialty equipment can be used as well. For those unfamiliar with the exercise, the cliff notes version is to hold a weight in the rack position (so the weight is… Read More

Benefits of Unilateral Training – Part 2

In Part 1 of the article I highlighted a handful of the many benefits of unilateral training, and why it can be beneficial to include it in your training program.  In this second part I will discuss a few exercises including technique pointers and which ones to try first if you are new to unilateral… Read More

The Benefits of Unilateral Training – Part 1

Unilateral training, or essentially training on one leg at a time, is a great way to complement the bilateral (two legged) training you already do.  It offers an array of benefits across the spectrum of health to performance.  Regardless of whether your goals are general health, sports performance, or competitive strength training, just about everyone… Read More