On this episode Bret speaks with Senior PCC and RKC Level II, Adrienne Harvey. She shares with us her story in fitness and how she got invloved with the PCC and Dragon Door .
Adrienne found kettlebells in 2008 and loved that she could get conditioning/cardio in while strength training. In 2010 she got her RKC and decided to do kettlebell training professionally instead of her mail order business. She started her website http://giryagirl.com/ right after her certification. Her work caught the attention of Dragon Door and she has been conducting interviews for their website. She speaks with industry leaders on a wide variety of topics.
When convict conditioning came out Adrienne says she was very intrigued by it and loved the progressions in it. She found it to be very helpful with people she work with. Using progressions from the book she was able to help people do things they never though they could do.
Adrienne has found she is able to cover just about all her and her clients fitness needs with calisthenics, kettlebell training, and sprints. She loves that calisthenics scale so great for groups of people with the use of progressions. She and Bret talk about how important it is to manage expectations on how hard calisthenics can be and how long it can take to master some of the more advanced exercises.
When asked what she does when she or a client reaches ad plateau Adrienne says she has been able to avoid them by learning and practicing progressions and regressions. The key for people who do experience plateaus with exercises is to break it down and address sticking points. Then drilling those weaknesses until they are strengths.
Adrienne is currently working on a book on general strength. It will include body weight, kettlebells, and other modalities as well as sections on recovery and recipes. For me details be sure to check out her website: http://giryagirl.com/