Happy Labor Day to all!
I am doing my best to celebrate this awesome day by working on DSP’s Winter programs…yes already! I am writing this email from the Starbucks in Crystal City. I like this location a lot… especially today with no one is around because of the holiday.
Speaking of the winter, make sure to be on the lookout for an email from me on Wednesday. If all goes well with my meeting on Tuesday, you can look forward to DSP starting something real BIG in the DMV. I can’t wait!
Also I wanted to let everyone know that we’re hosting our 8th Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification on December 5th. This one will be special! Pretty much our entire 6:30 AM class will be taking the cert along with some of our high school athletes. Nothing makes me smile more! The folks at DSP are serious and I am glad that they’re interested in taking their knowledge of kettlebell training to newer heights!
The early bird registration ends on November 1st. Sign up before then and save $50 on your tuition!
DSP Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification Dec. 5th
6 Reasons Why Athletes Need To Develop Maximal Speed
Maximal speed training can do so much more for an athlete than just building top end speed. Adding this type of training to an athletes program can also improve Initial acceleration, Repeat Sprint Ability (RSA) and reduce the likelihood of non contact injuries.
As I have stated before, this is my favorite site and source for speed training. This is another really good article from Carl Valle and the gang that you should definitely check out.
For those interested in training for top end speed and acceleration, there is no better choice than our Saturday Speed and Agility sessions. Our first session begins this Saturday at 9:00 AM. Click here for more information on the workouts and to reserve a spot!
Why and How We Program Breathing Exercises
One thing that we are going to focus on more at DSP this year is our breathing. Dysfunctional breathing patterns can affect our posture, movement quality and performance, yet it seems to be an after thought in most fitness programs.
Today’s article is from Kevin Carr, Co – Owner of Movement As Medicine.I had a chance to spend a week with Kevin up in Boston and I must say he as is sharp as they come! In this very informative article he gives you a number of great videos to help with integrating breathing exercises into your program. This is a must read here!
Why We Prefer the Hardstyle Swing
Up last this week is a great video from the “Father of Functional Movement” Gray Cook. DSP Performance Coach, Rekha Ayalur posted this on her Facebook, so I thought I would share it with you all.
There is a constant back and forth between Crossfitters and everyone else that picks up a kettlebell about what’s the best way to perform the Swing. In the video Gray covers the difference between the two styles and why one is better for performance and safety. It’s a short video and definitely worth checking out if you are currently using kettlebells.
To all of our local readers that would like to learn how to master the Swing and other kettlebell exercises, our Kettlebell Fundamentals Workshop Series begins this Saturday at 10 AM. Kettlebell techniques can NOT be learned on Youtube…trust me! This is a great opportunity for everyone to those with kettlebell trainiig experience to dive deep into the art of kettlebell training. There are only a few spots left, so click on the link above to reserve a space!
Enjoy the day!