Author: Vic Verdier
Vic Verdier has been a sports enthusiast since his early age and an active instructor for more than 35 years—having trained over 3000 instructors worldwide. He first taught physical training and other military-related activities as an officer in the French Commandos, and spent two decades teaching cave diving at the highest level, becoming one of the deepest explorers on the planet.
Vic is a self-defense instructor, a swimming coach, and an experienced strength and conditioning coach who has taught courses and seminars almost all over the world. Author of more than 200 sport-related articles and eight published books in English and French, he is a MovNat Master Instructor and former General Manager of the company. He discovered hardstyle kettlebell training a few years ago and is now involved in several projects designed to improve the teaching tools used by StrongFirst Instructors. You can find Vic at Kettlebility in Seattle, WA.
June 9, 2020The year is 2001 and I am training boxers in Bangkok, Thailand. That’s where I meet Pompoi. Unlike his nickname, which means “fatty” in Thai, Pompoi is small, lean, fast, and surprisingly strong for his size. His dream, like many others of his age, is to become pro and fight at the famous Lumpini stadium […]
November 13, 2018Life is unpredictable. So training that helps us withstand and react to asymmetrical loads and stresses goes a long way in making us more resilient. Kettlebells are perfect tools to help with that—especially when we add specialized odd-load varieties in our training. Not only are these moves great for those without matching doubles, but they are […]
December 18, 2018In simple terms, proprioception is the sense of knowing where you are and what you are doing. And the get-up is the perfect pattern to help train and challenge it. But with so many moving parts and our eyes on the load overhead, it’s hard to know—to really know—if we’ve stacked the load optimally. Good […]