Brett Jones is a Certified Athletic Trainer
and Strength and Conditioning Specialist based in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Jones
holds a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from High Point University, a
Master of Science in Rehabilitative Sciences from Clarion University of
Pennsylvania, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Brett is currently the Director of
Education for StrongFirst and presenter and advisory board member for
Functional Movement Systems.
With over 25 years of experience, Brett has
been sought out to consult with professional teams and athletes, as well as
present throughout the United States and internationally.
As an Athletic Trainer who has transitioned
into the fitness industry, Brett has taught kettlebell techniques and
principles since 2003. He has taught for Functional Movement Systems (FMS)
since 2006, and has created multiple DVDs and manuals with world-renowned
physical therapist Gray Cook, including the widely-praised “Secrets of…”
Brett continues to evolve his approach to
training and teaching, and is passionate about improving the quality of
education for the fitness industry.
PRE-CONVENTION :: The Workshop can be enrolled regardless of the participation in the two days of the Symnposium
Kettlebell Foundation - the Swing and Get-up- Friday 31 May 1.00pm - 5.00pm
The dynamic hip hinge of the Kettlebell Swing is a powerful tool for training power, conditioning and a unique loaded eccentric.
The Get-up is a multi-planar example of "alignment with integrity under load" (Gray Cook) that trains stability and strength.
This session will focus on building the progressions to safe and effective use of these two kettlebell exercises that form a foundation for effective kettlebell training.
A bonus section will focus on an effective movement prep using the kettlebell and bodyweight drills to prepare the body for the foundation.
Simplicity in Program Design- Saturday 1st of June 11.30 - 12.45am
A complete program in two exercises?
Strength, power, conditioning in just two exercises—the secret is in the programming.
Attendees will use the movements from the Kettlebell Foundation session to build simple but effective routines.
Stronger Now: Tension techniques to enhance your strength - Sunday 2nd of June 08.30 - 09.45am
Tension and relaxation are two sides of the same coin. Knowing how to create effective tension is a key to strength and knowing how to relax is a key to recovery and performance. This session will teach tension techniques to enhance your strength now and relaxation strategies to enhance recovery and efficiency.