Tips and Tricks

The chin up / pull up hold is a great exercise for beginners who are working towards their first chin up or pull up. It's great for building the strength and body awareness required for doing chin ups and pull ups. I've also found it's a great confidence-builder, and it helps people with overall just [...]

Here is a video we put up on the YouTube recently with some advanced KB swing form tips. (This is a preview of what we'll be working on at our workshop this Wednesday night, 6 pm at our location on 1530 X Street): At the FVT Kettlebell Swing Workshop, this Weds, Jan 24th, 6 pm [...]

Kettlebell lifting, and other hard training, can lead to tight hips. Spend the day sitting, and the problem quickly becomes worse. Enter the “Couch Stretch”. Dr. Kelly Starrett invented – or at least recently popularized – this awesome move. It’s one of the best stretches for tight hips. And maybe the best part – you can get [...]

Are you trying to lose weight? Here are five simple - but HIGHLY effective! - tips to help you make faster progress towards your goals: 1 - Pay attention to your portion sizes Your stomach is really only about the size of a fist; that’s about how much food it takes to fill it. You should [...]

One of the performance standards our clients have to hit at FVT to earn one of our coveted multi-colored wrist bands is to do 20 burpees in one minute. It's a tough, but also do-able goal - and our clients love having targets like this to work towards and measure their progress over time. Now [...]

If you can't do pull ups (yet), today's video is going to show you how to get there. Pull ups are important.  They are one of the best indicators of total body fitness.  If you are a woman and you can do a few pull ups ... or if you are a man and you [...]

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