Youth Sports Rant

By Todd M. Cambio | June 9, 2015

For those know that me, you know I support kids playing sports more than anybody. I am just like all the other parents who have their kids in multiple sports at the same time. For instance, right now we are finishing spring AAU basketball and spring soccer. Two kids going in two different directions for practices and games. So yes, I feel the “crazy spring” schedule all the moms talk about! Here was just this past weekend’s game schedule:

I know some of you have it even worse! Anyways, here is my rant. It is not about the schedule actually. If I allow my kids to play 2 sports during the same season, I let the coaches know there will be games we will miss. I should point out that I do not sign them up for a sport if a coach is not ok with this senario. I also have no problem telling my kids they are not playing becasue I think there is just too much on their plate. For the record, I would’t let My daughter play basketball on Sunday, then play soccer, then go to tryouts.

That being said, lets get my RANT ON!!! 😉

This rant was actually spurred on by two people. One was a post by a friend that caught my attention on Facebook and the other was a direct story from one of my fellow parents at a school event. The quick and simple version is that in both the afore mentioned circumstances, the sport coach decided the kids were “slow” at practice one day (we are taking 6-8 weeks into the season here) so therefore the kids were all of a sudden “out of shape”.

This senario happens all the time and it drives me crazy. If you are 6-8 weeks into a season, the kids are not out of shape. Most likely they are starting to show signs of burn out! And since many of the kids are in multiple sports, they are certainly in shape and most likely hinging on what I will call “over-playing”. It can lead to over-training and over-use injuries if not taken into consideration.

I have experienced this phenomenon first hand recently. The kids have been very flat at the last 2 SAQ sessions with me. One day was definately due to the heat. We went from 60 degrees to 90! What I also didnt really know about was that my daughter and all her classmates are doing a get fit in May thing at school where they have class contests to see which class can run the most laps. The kids basically accumulate laps at recess and gym.

To make a long story a little shorter, my daughter’s knee was hurting last week. Come to find out, she was doing on average 15-20 laps a day which is around 4 miles a day. Now add on 3 practices a week, one day of Strength and conditioning with yours truely and all these games on the weekend and she is quite simply over-training for an 11 year old!

I pulled her from the am games Sunday trying to lesson the fatigue I know is setting in. So of course, in the soccer game Sunday, she started limping fairly noticably and her play was effected. So after the game I officially put her on a week of rest!

My RANT is this: IF YOU ARE A COACH AND YOU ARE IN-SEASON, I GUARANTEE THE KIDS ARE IN SHAPE!

STOP RUNNING THEM INTO THE GROUND, YOU ARE ONLY COMPOUNDING THE UNDERLYING ISSUE AND YOU COULD BE SETTING THEM UP FOR FAILURE! EITHER BURNING THEM OUT BEFORE THE GAMES OR EVEN WORSE, SETTING THEM UP FOR AN INJURY!

MY SOLUTION:

Find out what is going on with them in their lives. Know what other sports they are playing and how many other practices and games they are doing. Know if there is anything else going on like the school’s running thing? Adjust your practices accordingly. Maybe they need a litte less running and more low intensity stuff that is more like active recovery. In basketball, we play shooting games like knock-out or horse. In SAQ we play reaction ball. Find what excites them but doesn’t crush them physically. You do not need to end every practice with conditioning. Parents, we may have to pull them here and there as well if they are playing multiple sports at once.

BTW I love the school’s running contest, I just wish I dug a little deeper with my kids about how much they were running so I could better moniter the amount of miles they piled up and adjust schedule accordingly!

– Coach Cambio

PS – Next RANT may be on “Specializing in One Sport” if you are anyone younger than a senior in high school!

PPS – Over-playing vs under-training may be a RANT as well! 😉 Just saying!

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Youth Speed and Agility Session II May

By Todd M. Cambio | April 16, 2015

I am very excited to announce SESSION II –  Youth Speed and Agility Program for U11 Girls!!!

Photo Finish Relay Race

In case you are unfamiliar with my background, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with years of coaching and athletic experience.  Before moving here to Exeter, I sold my very successful Sports Performance Training facility.  I don’t coach the kids in soccer or their specific sport (that is the role of their sport coaches), I focus on making them better athletes so they can excel in their sport.  I have coached athletes of all levels from a middle school girl’s basketball team, high school teams, numerous college players, several professional athletes and even an Olympian.

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My focus in this age group is teaching proper movement.  Things like running mechanics, speed, agility, footwork, general strength, cardiovascular endurance, and injury prevention.

You may or may not be aware, but ACL injuries are incredibly common in preteen and teenage girls.  While nothing can absolutely prevent these injuries, girls can train to strengthen their movement in multiple planes of motion to lessen the likelihood of injury.  This is where my background separates me from the rest of pack.  Obviously with my daughter now in this age group, I am even more passionate in seeing her and the girls (boys are welcome too!) excel while remaining injury free.  We will play games, have a ton of fun, and get our kids ready to kill the spring season!

Group Selfie Time ;)

Here is a general training approach I follow to build up my athletes:

Athletic-Development-Pyramid

Here is a more detailed Soccer Performance model that is appropriate for our kids age group highlighted in red:

Athletic_u12-dev-model

I would be happy to give you any more information and discuss my training philosophies.  And I encourage you to pop in on a session to check out our girls in action.  But come prepared- these athletes in training are notorious for calling parents and coaches out to join them!

SIGN UP HERE:

Days per week



WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays right after school.  3:15 – 4:15 pm

WHERE: CrossFit Reclamation, 2 Kingsway Ave, Exeter, NH 03833.

Dates:

  1. May 4, 6
  2. May 11, 13
  3. May 18, 20
  4. May 25, 27
  5. June 1, 3
  6. June 8, 10

COST: $120 for both sessions per week or $80 for 1 session per week.  We cannot do al cart too confusing.

Days per week


Like I mentioned before, all girls (brothers welcome too!) under 12 are welcome to participate.  There is limited space, so sign up ASAP if interested.

The kids will be tested in basic strength an conditioning appropriate for youth athletes to keep it fun yet challenging.  Things like broad jump, shuttle run test, pro agility and more!

Sign Up ASAP to Guarantee  you spot!

Todd Cambio, CSCS, SFG II, SGX
www.ToddCambio.com
860-287-3768
tcambio@hotmail.com

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SFG 1-Day Kettlebell Course Mystic

By Todd M. Cambio | April 1, 2015

Hard ​Style ​Kettlebell ​Training ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​precise ​ways ​in ​which ​kettlebells ​should ​be ​used ​for ​developing, ​maximizing, ​and ​maintaining ​strength! ​ ​The ​kettlebell ​can ​also ​be ​utilized ​as ​in ​incredible ​corrective ​exercise ​tool ​as ​well.

 

KB 2H Swing Points Todd

This ​is ​for ​anyone ​looking ​to ​improve ​his ​or ​her ​skills ​as ​a ​kettlebell ​instructor, ​avid ​kettlebell ​student ​or ​a ​beginner.

In addition to the specific kettlebell skills listed below — and no less important — you will learn many MOVEMENT FUNDAMENTALS:

• “Strength ​stretching” ​to ​take ​the ​brakes ​off ​your ​strength, ​spare ​your ​joints, ​and ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​go
• Kettlebell ​training ​safety
• Essential ​joint ​mobility ​exercises
• State ​of ​the ​art ​breathing ​techniques ​for ​strength, ​endurance, ​back ​safety, ​and ​stress ​reduction
• Tension ​skills ​for ​instant ​strength ​gains
• “Hip-centric” ​(McGill) ​movement, ​a ​must ​for ​strength ​and ​back ​health.
• “Lat-centric” ​shoulder ​mechanics ​which ​protect ​the ​shoulder ​while ​significantly ​increasing ​strength
• Single ​Bell ​techniques ​and ​progressions:
• The ​Deadlift—the ​most ​“functional” ​exercise ​
• Single ​Leg ​Dead ​Lift ​– ​A ​powerful ​drill ​for ​strengthening ​the ​feet ​and ​the ​ankles ​and ​injury ​proofing ​the ​hamstrings
• The ​Goblet ​Squat—the ​squat ​for ​the ​people
• The ​Swing—the ​“fat-burning ​athlete ​builder”
• The ​Get-Up—a ​lesson ​in ​moving ​strong
• The ​Military ​Press—a ​classic ​test ​of ​strength
• A ​number ​of ​foolproof ​program ​design ​tools ​and ​sample ​programs ​for ​a ​variety ​of ​training ​goals

No ​previous ​kettlebell ​experience ​is ​required. ​

Sign Up Here: www.regonline.com/sfgcoursemystic2015

Cost: ​$299 ​for ​8 ​hours ​of ​instruction

Instructor: ​StrongFirst ​Level ​II ​Instructor ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio, ​CSCS ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​fundamental ​movements ​of ​kettlebell ​training. ​ ​

Upon ​completion ​of ​this ​course, ​you ​may ​use ​a ​$250 ​credit ​towards ​the ​3-day ​SFG ​Level ​1 ​Certification ​(you ​must ​use ​the ​credit ​within ​90 ​days ​from ​this ​course ​date).

This ​course ​is ​NASM ​approved ​for ​continuing ​education ​credits. ​ ​You ​can ​submit ​to ​other ​certification ​bodies ​for ​CEU ​approval.

Sign Up HERE: https://www.regonline.com/sfgcoursemystic2015

If ​you ​have ​any ​questions, ​please ​contact ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio ​at ​860-287-3768

Please ​note ​this ​is ​NOT ​a ​certification. ​ ​This ​is ​a ​one ​day ​users ​course, ​that ​will ​help ​you ​prepare ​for ​the ​certification. ​ ​The ​SFG ​Certifications ​are ​3 ​days ​long ​and ​have ​numerous ​strength ​and ​technique ​standards ​that ​must ​be ​passed. ​ ​Please ​contact ​me ​if ​you ​would ​like ​more ​information ​on ​the ​certifications.

Sunday, May 17, 2015 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Where: Advantage Personal Training, 2906 Gold Star Highway, Mystic, CT

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6 week Youth Speed and Agility Program

By Todd M. Cambio | March 4, 2015

I am very excited to announce my 5 week Youth Speed and Agility program for U11 athletes!!!

hurdle hops

In case you are unfamiliar with my background, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with years of coaching and athletic experience.  Before moving here to Exeter, I sold my very successful Sports Performance Training facility.  I don’t coach the kids in soccer or their specific sport (that is the role of their sport coaches), I focus on making them better athletes so they can excel in their sport.  I have coached athletes of all levels from a middle school girl’s basketball team, high school teams, numerous college players, several professional athletes and even an Olympian.

Post Training Stretch

My focus in this age group is teaching proper movement.  Things like running mechanics, speed, agility, footwork, general strength, cardiovascular endurance, and injury prevention.  You may or may not be aware, but ACL injuries are incredibly common in preteen and teenage girls.  While nothing can absolutely prevent these injuries, girls can train to strengthen their movement in multiple planes of motion to lessen the likelihood of injury.  This is where my background separates me from the rest of pack.  Obviously with my daughter now in this age group, I am even more passionate in seeing her and the girls (boys are welcome too!) excel while remaining injury free.  We will play games, have a ton of fun, and get our kids ready to kill the spring season!

Here is a general training approach I follow to build up my athletes:

Athletic-Development-Pyramid

Here is a more detailed Soccer Performance model that is appropriate for our kids age group highlighted in red:

Athletic_u12-dev-model

I would be happy to give you any more information and discuss my training philosophies.  And I encourage you to pop in on a session to check out our girls in action.  But come prepared- these athletes in training are notorious for calling parents and coaches out to join them!

SIGN UP HERE:

Days per week



WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays right after school.  3:15 – 4:15 pm

WHERE: CrossFit Reclamation, 2 Kingsway Ave, Exeter, NH 03833.

Dates:

  1. March 9, 11
  2. March 16, 18
  3. March 23, 25
  4. March 30, April 1
  5. April 6,8
  6. April 13, 15

COST: $120 for both sessions per week or $80 for 1 session per week.  We cannot do al cart too confusing.

Days per week


Like I mentioned before, all girls (brothers welcome too!) under 12 are welcome to participate.  There is limited space, so sign up ASAP if interested.

The kids will be tested in basic strength an conditioning appropriate for youth athletes to keep it fun yet challenging.  Things like broad jump, shuttle run test, pro agility and more!

Sign Up ASAP to Guarantee  you spot!

Todd Cambio, CSCS, SFG II, SGX
www.ToddCambio.com
860-287-3768
tcambio@hotmail.com

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My Training Philosophy

By Todd M. Cambio | February 23, 2015

Goblet Squats
I believe in training the whole body fingertips to toes. I believe in training movement above all else, then adding strength and conditioning. I believe in training you as an athlete, because my athletes have well-rounded physical preparedness demanded each day in everyday life.

I think you should bend, crawl, carry, climb, hang, jump, lift, lunge, pull, push, run, breathe, sprint, squat, balance, stretch and twist… exactly what your body has been designed for over millions of years.

I believe in periodization with goals and not randomized workouts of the day. Programming is essential to truly reach your goals.

I always start with body weight until the movements are solid, then I add load. I generally use kettlebells, barbells, sleds, med balls and other body weight tools like Lebert Equalizers, TRX’s and rings.

I am a huge proponent of Spartan SGX combined with the StrongFirst principals of strength.

I have trained athletes at all levels including an Olympian, professionals, college, high school, middle school and your average moms and dads!

If you have any more questions, just ask! I will answer them!

Until next time!

– Coach Cambio
Gorilla

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SFG Kettlebell 1-Day Course New Hampshire

By Todd M. Cambio | February 5, 2015

Working on single arm swings, cleans and snatches before I hit the bar...barbell I'm talking!  #strongfirst #kettlebells #coachcambio #spartansgx #spartanstrong #Spartantraining

Hard ​Style ​Kettlebell ​Training ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​precise ​ways ​in ​which ​kettlebells ​should ​be ​used ​for ​developing, ​maximizing, ​and ​maintaining ​strength! ​ ​The ​kettlebell ​can ​also ​be ​utilized ​as ​in ​incredible ​corrective ​exercise ​tool ​as ​well.

This ​is ​for ​anyone ​looking ​to ​improve ​his ​or ​her ​skills ​as ​a ​kettlebell ​instructor, ​avid ​kettlebell ​student ​or ​a ​beginner.

You ​will ​learn ​how ​to ​get ​the ​most ​out ​of ​your ​extreme ​hand-held ​gym:

• “Strength ​stretching” ​to ​take ​the ​brakes ​off ​your ​strength, ​spare ​your ​joints, ​and ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​go
• Kettlebell ​training ​safety
• Essential ​joint ​mobility ​exercises
• State ​of ​the ​art ​breathing ​techniques ​for ​strength, ​endurance, ​back ​safety, ​and ​stress ​reduction
• Tension ​skills ​for ​instant ​strength ​gains
• “Hip-centric” ​(McGill) ​movement, ​a ​must ​for ​strength ​and ​back ​health.
• “Lat-centric” ​shoulder ​mechanics ​which ​protect ​the ​shoulder ​while ​significantly ​increasing ​strength
• Single ​Bell ​techniques ​and ​progressions:
• The ​Deadlift—the ​most ​“functional” ​exercise ​
• Single ​Leg ​Dead ​Lift ​– ​A ​powerful ​drill ​for ​strengthening ​the ​feet ​and ​the ​ankles ​and ​injury ​proofing ​the ​hamstrings
• The ​Goblet ​Squat—the ​squat ​for ​the ​people
• The ​Swing—the ​“fat-burning ​athlete ​builder”
• The ​Get-Up—a ​lesson ​in ​moving ​strong
• The ​Military ​Press—a ​classic ​test ​of ​strength
• A ​number ​of ​foolproof ​program ​design ​tools ​and ​sample ​programs ​for ​a ​variety ​of ​training ​goals

No ​previous ​kettlebell ​experience ​is ​required. ​

Sign Up Here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201673499

Cost: ​$299 ​for ​8 ​hours ​of ​instruction

Instructor: ​StrongFirst ​Level ​II ​Instructor ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio, ​CSCS ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​fundamental ​movements ​of ​kettlebell ​training. ​ ​

Upon ​completion ​of ​this ​course, ​you ​may ​use ​a ​$250 ​credit ​towards ​the ​3-day ​SFG ​Level ​1 ​Certification ​(you ​must ​use ​the ​credit ​within ​90 ​days ​from ​this ​course ​date).

This ​course ​is ​NASM ​approved ​for ​continuing ​education ​credits. ​ ​You ​can ​submit ​to ​other ​certification ​bodies ​for ​CEU ​approval.

Sign Up HERE: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201673499

If ​you ​have ​any ​questions, ​please ​contact ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio ​at ​860-287-3768

Please ​note ​this ​is ​NOT ​a ​certification. ​ ​This ​is ​a ​one ​day ​users ​course, ​that ​will ​help ​you ​prepare ​for ​the ​certification. ​ ​The ​SFG ​Certifications ​are ​3 ​days ​long ​and ​have ​numerous ​strength ​and ​technique ​standards ​that ​must ​be ​passed. ​ ​Please ​contact ​me ​if ​you ​would ​like ​more ​information ​on ​the ​certifications.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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EFX Fitness
60 Rogers St
Unit 5
ManchesterNew Hampshire 03103
United States

860-287-3768

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SFG Kettlebell Course Unleashed in RI

By Todd M. Cambio | February 5, 2015

First #kettlebell workshop of 2015 with me will be Jan 10th in Exeter, NH.  This is for beginners to advanced KBers!    You will learn tension techniques for instant strength gains and the big hitter KB basic movements:  - the dead lift -the swing - the g
Hard ​Style ​Kettlebell ​Training ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​precise ​ways ​in ​which ​kettlebells ​should ​be ​used ​for ​developing, ​maximizing, ​and ​maintaining ​strength! ​ ​The ​kettlebell ​can ​also ​be ​utilized ​as ​in ​incredible ​corrective ​exercise ​tool ​as ​well.

This ​is ​for ​anyone ​looking ​to ​improve ​his ​or ​her ​skills ​as ​a ​kettlebell ​instructor, ​avid ​kettlebell ​student ​or ​a ​beginner.

You ​will ​learn ​how ​to ​get ​the ​most ​out ​of ​your ​extreme ​hand-held ​gym:

• “Strength ​stretching” ​to ​take ​the ​brakes ​off ​your ​strength, ​spare ​your ​joints, ​and ​always ​be ​ready ​to ​go
• Kettlebell ​training ​safety
• Essential ​joint ​mobility ​exercises
• State ​of ​the ​art ​breathing ​techniques ​for ​strength, ​endurance, ​back ​safety, ​and ​stress ​reduction
• Tension ​skills ​for ​instant ​strength ​gains
• “Hip-centric” ​(McGill) ​movement, ​a ​must ​for ​strength ​and ​back ​health.
• “Lat-centric” ​shoulder ​mechanics ​which ​protect ​the ​shoulder ​while ​significantly ​increasing ​strength
• Single ​Bell ​techniques ​and ​progressions:
• The ​Deadlift—the ​most ​“functional” ​exercise ​
• Single ​Leg ​Dead ​Lift ​– ​A ​powerful ​drill ​for ​strengthening ​the ​feet ​and ​the ​ankles ​and ​injury ​proofing ​the ​hamstrings
• The ​Goblet ​Squat—the ​squat ​for ​the ​people
• The ​Swing—the ​“fat-burning ​athlete ​builder”
• The ​Get-Up—a ​lesson ​in ​moving ​strong
• The ​Military ​Press—a ​classic ​test ​of ​strength
• A ​number ​of ​foolproof ​program ​design ​tools ​and ​sample ​programs ​for ​a ​variety ​of ​training ​goals

No ​previous ​kettlebell ​experience ​is ​required. ​

Sign Up HERE: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201674296

Cost: ​$299 ​for ​8 ​hours ​of ​instruction

Instructor: ​StrongFirst ​Level ​II ​Instructor ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio, ​CSCS ​will ​teach ​you ​the ​fundamental ​movements ​of ​kettlebell ​training. ​ ​

Upon ​completion ​of ​this ​course, ​you ​may ​use ​a ​$250 ​credit ​towards ​the ​3-day ​SFG ​Level ​1 ​Certification ​(you ​must ​use ​the ​credit ​within ​90 ​days ​from ​this ​course ​date).

This ​course ​is ​NASM ​approved ​for ​continuing ​education ​credits. ​ ​You ​can ​submit ​to ​other ​certification ​bodies ​for ​CEU ​approval.

Sign Up HERE: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201674296

If ​you ​have ​any ​questions, ​please ​contact ​Todd ​M. ​Cambio ​at ​860-287-3768

Please ​note ​this ​is ​NOT ​a ​certification. ​ ​This ​is ​a ​one ​day ​users ​course, ​that ​will ​help ​you ​prepare ​for ​the ​certification. ​ ​The ​SFG ​Certifications ​are ​3 ​days ​long ​and ​have ​numerous ​strength ​and ​technique ​standards ​that ​must ​be ​passed. ​ ​Please ​contact ​me ​if ​you ​would ​like ​more ​information ​on ​the ​certifications.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Eastern Time)

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Unleashed
5 Soule Street
WarwickRhode Island 02886
United States

401-732-0010

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Selected to Teach Kettlebells by StrongFirst

By Todd M. Cambio | January 28, 2015

I am excited to finally let you know had the honor of being accepted by StrongFirst from a select group of my peers from the SFG II ranks to teach StrongFirst’s licensed curriculum in one day courses.

I have officially signed my StrongFirst contract and already have two courses listed with StrongFirst!  

After 9 years of owning and operating Precision Fitness I have formally moved on and am very excited about this opportunity to share my passion for kettlebells. 

I feel there are so many misconceptions out there about kettlebells and I will work vigorously to educate and change those misconceptions!

#1 misconception: “Kettlebells are bad for my back.”

Absolutely NOT True!  Bad form and poor instruction is bad for your back.  Kettlebells taught correctly are good for your back.

#2 Misconception: “My trainer knows kettlebells”

Not to pick on anybody, but unless you have been to a one day course or a 3-day certification, and “practiced” kettlebells for at least 6 months (after attending a SFG course or Cert), you or your trainer do not know kettlebells.  Personal trainers do not know kettlebells.  CrossFit does not know kettlebells. 

I teach Russian Hard Style, so StrongFirst (and the RKC) is where it’s at.

#3 Misconception: “I can learn them myself.”

If you are reading a book, watching YouTube or DVD’s on kettlebells, stop now and sign up for a StrongFirst Course or Certification.

Trying to learn on your own is like a kid trying to cut their own hair…it usually doesn’t go well! 

 

KidCuttingHair

Here are some learning opportunities already in the books:

  1. January 31st3 hour Workshop at Xtreme Fitness in Hampton, NH 9-noon. (great 1st step to learning Kb’s).  Sign up or more info here: http://www.toddcambio.com/xtreme-russian-kettlebell-workshop/ 
 
  1. March 1st – StrongFirst Kettlebell 1-Day Course Unleashed in Warwick, RI 9 – 5:30.  Sign up or more info here:  https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201674296
 
  1. March 14th – StrongFirst Kettlebell 1-Day Course New Hampshire at EFX Fitness in Manchester 9 – 5:30.  Sign up or more info here: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=%201673499
 

KBworkshopTodd

So thank you for all the support!  I would love to see you at one of my courses!

Be Strong,

Todd

www.ToddCambio.com

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Xtreme Russian Kettlebell Workshop

By Todd M. Cambio | January 14, 2015

Unlock Your Hidden Potential With Russian Kettlebell Training


Kettlebells:

Xtreme Russian Kettlebell Workshop
You Will Learn:

First #kettlebell workshop of 2015 with me will be Jan 10th in Exeter, NH.  This is for beginners to advanced KBers!    You will learn tension techniques for instant strength gains and the big hitter KB basic movements:  - the dead lift -the swing - the g


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When: January 31st 

Time: 9 am – noon

Where: Xtreme Fitness

7 Scott Road, Hampton, NH

603-817-2889

Contact: StrongFirst Level II Instructor Todd M. Cambio, CSCS

860-287-3768 or visit http://www.toddcambio.com/xtreme-russian-kettlebell-workshop/

How Much: Only $50 (normally $299 for a one day course)


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PS – If you want your own kettlebell, you must order by January 27th 2015 or else I cannot guarantee your bell will arrive by the workshop!  I picked bells that are the most well rounded for swings, squats and get ups!  I recommend a 16 kg for women, a 24 kg for men and a 32 kg for advanced.

PPS – We will be going for lunch after the workshop and you are invited.  We can discuss kettlebell training, programming and all things beer related!  :)

 

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Online Training Available

By Todd M. Cambio | January 12, 2015

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The most common question I see on Facebook and blogs  is “How should I train for a Spartan Race?”

Well a lot depends on what your background is and what your goals are for the event. When people ask this question they often really asking “What exercises should I do?” But there is more to it than just exercising. You should eat well, rest and make sure you have the right gear.

I am a huge proponent of Spartan SGX combined with the StrongFirst principals of strength.  I have trained athletes at all levels including an Olympian, professionals, college, high school all the way to your average moms and dads!

 

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Learn training protocal that will:

If you want to train like a Spartan and get in the best shape of your life, then give me a call at 860-287-3768!

Options:

General Program $97 

Here is a body weight workout I do to prep for OC races.  Usually I add it Ina's a single workout 5 weeks prior to so I hit my 1000 reps the week before race day.  Week 1: 2 rounds Week 2: 3 rounds Week 3: 4 rounds Week 4:5 rounds or 1000 reps!  My goal i

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During this time we will discuss the general format of programming, equipment/facility needs, athletic past, physical limitations etc…and get you pointed in the right direction with a general 4 week program.

All interaction will be through email or Facebook messaging.

In person session will get you a FMS movement screen.

Online clients will recieve a digital copy of my latest ebook on warm ups and cool downs.

 Personalized Programming $197/mo

Nice to be back in front of a group teaching strength!  Dead lifts, tactical pull ups and Kettlebell snatches on the menu this day!!!  #strongfirst #kettlebells #xtremefitness #tacticalstrengthchallenge

Programming can include body weight, kettlebells, sand bags and barbell training methodologies

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Success Story:“Words cannot express the Gratitude I have for Coach Cambio… He believed in me when I didn’t… He pushed my Assets to achieve things unimaginable… Every training session He pushed me to new levels and my performance at every OCR this year was commendable. I am not an athlete, just an average woman with moderate muscle tone… But in just 3 months of dedicated training I was able to do a Chin-up, a 195 lb. Deadlift and came in 2nd place in a 5k… and none of that would have been possible without My Red Gorilla!!! I am proud to call Todd a Friend and I am thankful for the Family I have become a part of all thanks to working out with one of the BEST TRAINER’S THE INDUSTRY HAS TO OFFER!… and as a side note, my Assets would like to say Thank You… I weigh the exact same I did last year, yet nothing fits anymore:) That’s a Win-Win all around I would say!”

– Jen Ward, Spartan Mom

Here is a little sample workout from my SGX session this past summer at Mohegan Sun in CT!

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