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August/September 2014

August/September 2014


The Kettlebell Alternative

by: Dr. Chris Holder
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Cal Poly Athletics
© August/September 2014

Ten years ago I made a decision that would change the course of my training practice and instruction forever. On the recommendation of a mentor of mine, I took a considerable leap of faith, jumped on a plane to St. Paul, MN, and with virtually no experience whatsoever, dove into a kettlebell certification weekend that nearly killed me. It was the RKC (Russian Kettlebell Certification) by Dragon Door and I had no earthly understanding what I was getting into. It was like a football training camp and ending up on the losing end of a fist fight all rolled up into one three day sprint. Training philosophy, coaching instruction and endless hours of live “experience” changed me physically, but more important, changed the way I looked at strength training as a whole.

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