Kettlebells for Sport Performance: A 44 Week Manual is the first ever training source to focus on the use of kettlebells and kettlebell training to build explosive – athleticism.
Master R.K.C. Darius Gilbert is a nationally known strength trainer who works with young athletes to help them achieve maximum athleticism, health, and peak-performance within their chosen sport. Darius believes that age-appropriate, load-bearing protocols centered around the use of the kettlebell is an antidote to sedentary modern culture. In 2012 he founded Dynamic Sport Performance, located in Old Town Alexandria, because he loves to take high-level information and place it into an easy to understand message that helps young people feel great, move well, and achieve their dreams.
As a young athlete growing up in Alexandria, Virginia, Darius was a top performer and still holds the records as the all-time scoring leader in basketball and football at Episcopal High School where he was inducted into the hall of fame. He later went on to play football at The University of Virginia. Darius regularly leads workshops attended by doctors, physical therapists, trainers, and coaches from across the country. He collaborates with trainers from professional sports teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, L.A. Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Arizona Diamondbacks.
In this easy to use manual, Darius introduces you to the kettlebell lifts and athletic development training methods he’s used over the last 16 years with athletes ages 8 up to pro. The manual has examples of some of his favorite shoulder building program, technical break down for base kettlebell lifts, proper plyometric progressions, 4 phase program design, athlete success stories and more. All exercises are hyperlinked to demonstrate proper technique and training cues.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
SPEED – Acceleration, Deceleration, Linear and Lateral Movement Techniques, Running, Footwork
EXPLOSIVE POWER – Olympic Lifting, Plyometrics, Medicine Ball, Jumping & Landing Techniques
STRENGTH – Functional Approach, Thorough Instruction, Focus on Upper Body, Lower Body & Core
CONDITIONING – Game Ready Preparation for all Athletes.
FLEXIBILITY – Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling), Various Forms of Stretching, Muscle Activation