Check out this week's podcast episode featuring Marcus Martinez. Marcus became a certified personal trainer in 2001 and hasn’t stopped learning, innovating, and creating. He fell in love with methods such as kettlebells, calisthenics, rings, Indian clubs and more because of their ability to create stronger, leaner, more resilient athletes in record time.
Marcus has worked with clients ranging from stay at home moms to elite levels of strength and conditioning, including UFC fighters, Secret Service agents, top-level athletes, military personnel, and more. He has continued to expand his contribution to the masses through the creation of numerous Kettlebell courses. His biggest inspirations are his children.
In this podcast we discuss:
00:00 - Intro
02:38 - Different forms of kettlebell training
05:15 - One of the key benefits of kettlebell training
07:32 - What kettlebell weight should you start with?
09:16 - New clients and the kettlebell intimidation factor
10:57 - Kettlebell brand recommendation for a newcomer
15:48 - Marcus’s kettlebell course methodology
17:52 - Bottoms up kettlebell training
20:06 - Where did kettlebells come from?
24:12 - Warm-ups - with or without a kettlebell
29:25 - Marcus’s training split (KB/Dumbbell/Barbell)
31:45 - Using the kettlebell to detect imbalances and deficiencies
34:44 - Kettlebells for cardio conditioning and ballistic strength
39:09 - Marcus’s kettlebell courses and their structure
45:16 - Battle-Ropes - the misunderstood tool
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