Josh Henkin


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.




  • 3 Exercises To Bulletproof You Against Lower-Back Pain

    If lower-back pain is part of your life, you can take comfort that you're in the majority. But what kind of comfort is that? Take control of your body and make room in your workout for these three crucial moves from a coach who's been there!

  • 4 Drills To Fix What's Wrong With Your Pull-Ups

    Pull-ups can do wonders for your strength and physique, but not if your technique is an injury waiting to happen. Use these three straightforward drills to boost the quality and quantity of your reps!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • What Kettlebells Should I Start With?

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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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.