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

  • 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!

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Interval Training?

    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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Is This A Good Plyometrics Program?

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

  • 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 Kettlebells Should I Start With?

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