Josh Henkin

Background

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Josh Henkin, has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. In the early 2000's Josh began writing articles on new methods of functional and performance training. Over the years Josh has written over 100 articles for various publications and been featured in magazines like Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Shape, and many other fitness publications.

Teaching has been a great passion of Josh's as he has lectured at some of the top fit-ness conferences all over the world. He has lectured in over 12 countries worldwide and is highly sought after for his innovative functional training concepts.

2005 was the year everything changed for Josh as he created his Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRTTM) program as an innovative way to look at functional train-ing. Since the inception, DVRT has been taught to top training facilities, personal train-ing businesses, and military units all over the world. In fact, in 2008 Josh was commis-sioned by the US Army to create an entire fitness program inspired by DVRT for the US Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion.

DVRT also saw the creation of the Ultimate SandbagTM. A specifically designed varia-bles resistance sandbag that met the demands of a highly detailed fitness and perfor-mance program. The Ultimate Sandbag completely changed how people perform their fitness and performance programs due to the incredible versatility and effectiveness of both the Ultimate Sandbag and DVRT system. The Ultimate Sandbag has grown from an idea in his garage in 2005 to being used in over 80 countries worldwide.

Links

Website: DVRTFitness.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/UltimateSandbagTraining
Twitter: twitter.com/UltimateSandbag
Instagram: instagram.com/ultimatesandbag

Articles

  • Build Serious Strength With Sandbag Training!

    A loaded barbell isn't your only option for building serious strength. Build more muscle and strength with this 4-days-a-week sandbag training routine!

  • Fill In Training Gaps With A Sandbag!

    Introduce more instability into your training, and your whole-body strength and athleticism will go through the roof. Make your squats, lunges, cleans and presses do more by doing them with a sandbag!

  • Fighting Fitness - 3 MMA Style Workouts For The Athlete In All Of Us!

    Who's on the cover of fitness magazines now-a-days? Don't be surprised to find the lean, fighting machine physiques of MMA fighters. Try these 3 MMA style Fighting Fitness workouts to get functional results and a toned body today!

  • 5 Steps To A New You: Get Fit With Active Motivation & Structure!

    You're back. You are ready to make some serious changes... However, are you really ready to make these changes? Before you even hit the gym take time to go through these five steps to make a lasting change. Get started now!

  • Benefits Of Sled Training For The Non-athlete!

    One of Westside Barbells largest impacts has been the popularization of sled training. Let's discuss sled training for the masses - The benefits for people are numerous and go beyond simply recovery and regeneration.

  • Implementing A Style Of Training - Power Circuit Training!

    Power Circuit Training is just an adaptation that can be done by anyone. We've put together a detailed description right here including types of exercises and conventional & unconventional training routines. Read on and try them out!

  • Forgotten Methods Of Building Strength And Size!

    Why would we want to listen to old timers when we have new supplements, gear, and cool looking machines? Well if you really have to question that then I would like to share some stats with you that might change your mind. Don't diss the old-timers.

  • Effective Sandbag Training!

    One piece of training that sometimes gets forgotten about is sandbag training. Sandbags are easy to learn, challenge the whole body, and have more versatility than almost any other form of equipment...

  • The Best Training You Aren't Doing: An Interview With Dr. Eric Cobb - Part 2!

    The hardest aspect of implementing these drills is the discipline it takes to get the most out of them...but you will have improved in every performance aspect you strive to achieve!

  • Mobility Drills For A Better Vertical Jump.

    The hardest aspect of implementing these drills is the discipline it takes to get the most out of them ... but you will have improved in every performance aspect you strive to achieve!

  • The Best Training You Aren't Doing.

    I was exposed to cutting-edge principles about whole-body integration that was backed up by hard science and physiology...

  • Better Abs Without Crunches!

    The majority of your abdominal training should occur within other exercises. You can also take common exercises and put unusual spins on them to really stimulate trunk training. Learn how and what exercises work...

  • Improving The Big Three - Part 2!

    The information in the earlier article is vital for starting to see improvements in these particular lifts. This article will focus on more of the science behind increasing one's weights in these three lifts.

  • Improving The Big Three - Part 3!

    Let me start the final chapter of how to improve the big three. Now we are going to employ more advanced methods of training along with understanding how to improve the lifts with proper analyzation of movement.

  • Improving The Big Three - Part 1!

    In the following series of articles I have discussed some of the most effective way of improving these lifts. However, this article is going to be a little different than previous articles you may have read. Learn more here...

  • Ladies First: Honest Training For Women!

    Many lifters quickly hit a wall where everything stops! What happens? Let's examine some of the more common dilemmas that hinder our progress and simple solutions so we can hit our goals.

  • Successful Simplicity: Simple Programs For Results!

    The most simple programs can yield the most fantastic results. Read on to organize such a plan.

  • Stuck In The Mud: Why You Aren't Making Progress!

    Many lifters quickly hit a wall where everything stops! What happens? Let's examine some of the more common dilemmas that hinder our progress and simple solutions so we can hit our goals.

  • Utilizing One-Arm Barbell Lifts!

    The benefits of these lifts are impossible to duplicate and can serve a wide variety of functions in training. Find out how 1-arm lifts can improve your strength, speed and size!

  • How Can I Get The Male Model Look?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Prepare For The Army Tests And Gain Mass?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Strengthen My Vastus Medialis Oblique?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What Is A Good Vertical Jump? Have I Peaked?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Can I Take Creatine And A Fat Burner At The Same Time?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can A Long Distance Runner Gain Muscle?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Why Are The Hip Extensors So Important For Jumping?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Seem To Be Getting Weaker! Why?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Are High Reps For Endurance And Low Reps For Mass?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Are Women Strong Enough For Combat?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Why Can't I Get My Abs To Show?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Can't Increase My Bench! What's Wrong?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Am I Too Old To Build Muscle?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Am A Skinny Runner. How Can I Gain Muscle?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Improve For Football?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Are Goodmornings And Stiff Legged Deadlifts Dangerous?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Creatine While Trying To Lose Fat?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Why Is My Left Pec Bigger Than My Right?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Basketball Agility Training: Part Two!

    Everyone wants to perform better and become a winner, but are these same individuals and teams willing to put in the work? Here are more drills that you can do to really improve your skills on the court.

  • Interval Training?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Will Creatine Help Me Add Strength?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Can You Give Me Some Workout Advice?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Should I Use Free Weights Or Machines?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Should I Buy A Bowflex?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Many Sets And Reps For Plyometrics?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What Kettlebells Should I Start With?

    Josh Henkin gives his recommendations for starting kettlebells for men and women.

  • How Can I Better Prepare For Football?

    Find out what the best way to get ready for your coming football season is.

  • What Is A Good Workout For A Boxer?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Improve For Basketball?

    Question: I am a 14-year-old basketball player. My coach recently told me to bulk up after the season. My main goal is to increase my abdominal strength and my chest to bump defenders off me and drive to the hole.

  • Will Ankle Weights Help Increase My Vertical Jump?

    Find out if you should use ankle weights in your training.

  • What Should I Do To Swing Harder For Baseball?

    Hitting for more power is often misunderstood. The muscles that cause the mammoth homeruns you see are not the arms. Learn what to do!

  • Is This A Good Plyometrics Program?

    Josh Henkin answers a visitor's question about plyometric training and exercises.

  • Basketball Agility Training: More Important Than Your Vertical Jump!

    What does a basketball player need to be working on to improve their performance? I will review some of my favorite drills in different areas of physical preparation.

  • Crunches Hurt My Back. What Can I Do Instead?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Have Back Pain. What Exercises Can I Do To Get Strengthen My Abs?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Should I Lift Weights Or Just Do Cardio For Fat Loss?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Am 38 And Completely Out Of Shape. Help?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What Carbs Can I Eat? How Many Calories Should I Burn During Aerobics?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Do I Have To Work My Legs?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Do Plyometrics Work? What About Air Alert's System?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Mass Gain: How Often To Train? How Many Sets And Reps?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Why Should I 'Push' As Much As I 'Pull' While Working Out?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Is This A Good Mass Gaining Program?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Cheap Nutrition And Supplement Bulking Plan For A College Football Player?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Martial Artist: Increase Anaerobic Threshold? Increase Kicking Power?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Can Somebody Have Great Strength And Aerobic Capacity?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Much Weight Should I Use For Front Squats?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Am Getting Stronger, But My Body Doesn't Look Different! Help?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What's Wrong With Using The Smith Machine For Squats?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Lose My Lower Back Fat?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Can Body Fat Turn Into Muscle?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Build My Lagging Traps?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Are Arnold's Training Ideas Correct?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Can Deadlifts Cause Lower Back Pain?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Increasing My Vertical Jump?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What Is Isotonic, Isokinetic, Isometric And Auxotonic Training?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Will Ankle Weights Increase My Vertical Jump?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Do Sports And Bodybuilding Mix?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Workouts During Football Season?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Should I Use High Reps To Get Toned?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • I Can't Bulk Up Because I Gain Fat Too Fast. Does The Warrior Diet Work?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Is Methoxy Good? Can I Mix Supplements With Creatine?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • What Is A Good Workout Program And Diet For A Fitness Competitor?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Hardgainer: Slow Down My Metabolism? What Training Program?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Improving For Sports?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Does Soreness Mean Growth?

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • How Can I Develop Speed?

    What can you do to improve your speed? Will weight training HURT your quickness?

  • Developing Mighty Abs!

    Even though there have been millions and millions of articles and videos done on abdominal training, very few give effective ways to build the torso. Learn new exercises and found out the truth about ab building myths!

  • 8 Easy Methods For More Successful Workouts

    Success is really dependant upon the individual...

  • Kettlebells: Should You Use Them?

    Kettlebells are terrific for bodyfat loss, improving lean body mass, and helping teach proper speed of the hips (important for speed and power sports). Learn what they are and what exercises you can do with them!

  • Fitness Falsehoods: 3 Myths Debunked!

    Can you eat whatever you want if you workout? Is warming up on the bike good enough? Should you never lift a weight with high speed? Learn the truth here!

  • Weighlifting 101 - Part Two!

    By now we hopefully realize that Weightlifting is a sport in itself. A sport that includes the competitive lifts, Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Here are full guides to some of the first exercises you need to learn.

  • Weightlifting 101

    bet most of you have started reading this article expecting to learn about weight training. Nope, I am not going to go there. While many people have probably no interest in ever competing in Olympic weightlifting ...

  • Interview With Josh Henkin, Famous Sports Coach

    He tells us his ideas on sports training, his personal history and his advice for young athletes.

  • Josh Henkin's Training And Sports Q & A!

    Tons more questions answered on this page! Learn about workouts, supplements, sports training and more!

  • Getting In Shape #3 (GPP And SPP)

    Hopefully some of you have tried to incorporate some of the General Physical Preparation (GPP) techniques that have been outlined in the first two sections...

  • Getting In Shape (GPP And SPP) Part 2

    Now you know what GPP and SPP is all about. Here are the exercises along with animated graphics to show you the correct way to do them. Now you can get in shape quick and be the best player on your team!

  • Getting In Shape #1 (GPP And SPP)!

    Seems as though everyone in the gym, on the track, in the spinning class are all trying to get in shape. Get in shape for what? What does this all too common saying actually mean? To be honest, being in shape means different things for different people.

  • The Best Exercises You Aren't Doing #1!

    It is not uncommon to see most people in the gym performing the same exercises day after day, week after week, year after year. This is one of the most common reasons people never see results and quit. Here are pictures and descriptions ...

  • After The Workout: Restoration

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Increasing Your Vertical Jump.

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • So You Wanna Be An Athlete?

    You want to make the varsity football team, be able to dunk, be faster on the soccer field or throw faster in softball. In any of these circumstances you desire to become a better athlete.

  • Medicine Ball Basics.

    Training outside or using methods other than weight training can serve a variety of functions. This article will cover some of what I feel are the most productive exercises with medicine balls. Animated exercise guides!

  • Constructing Workouts For Success #2!

    In the first of this series I discussed some basic training training principles that are often misunderstood. This article will help answer the question ...

  • Constructing Workouts For Success!

    This has been done in the past, however, this time I want to provide not only my theories, but also science so that your programs have a solid foundation to lean upon.

  • Making Dreams A Reality: Setting Goals!

    Josh Henkin is a conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. Let him teach you how to effectively set goals so you can realize your dreams.

  • Supplements That Work!

    These are my opinions based off the research and anecdotal evidence of supplementation. So, there is no confusion I will list them in order of importance.

  • Q And A: Page 3!

    A conditioning specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona. He holds a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science. His articles will help you!

  • Science Fiction: Bodybuilding Myths!

    I have to admit this article is a lot of me venting. Why? Well, it bothers me to be in a profession where people try to use pseudo science and personal experience to promote a training method as true scientific fact...

  • Never Do Aerobics Again!

    There may be methods that could cause faster and greater fat loss than traditional aerobic training. The answer to this question lies in examining the research of traditional aerobic activity.

  • Weak Links!

    It seems that most articles written today are trying to improve your bench press. However, if you want real success in the gym, whether it be increasing strength, losing bodyfat, or gaining muscle, you will also have to be proficient in other ...