Podcast Episode #02: Brett Jones

StrongFirst Podcast Episode – 02


In this 2nd episode of “StrongFirst,” the official podcast of the StrongFirst School of Strength, hosts Craig Marker and Scott Iardella interview Brett Jones, Chief SFG Instructor and Director of Education at StrongFirst. Brett has been teaching kettlebells for over 15 years. He discusses the principles of strength, and how it applies to the kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight exercises.

Show Notes:

    • 01:51 – Brett Jones’ job at StrongFirst is Chief SFG Instructor and Director of Education.
    • 02:52 – Bodyweight courses are about how you manipulate your bodyweight and your leverages.
    • 06:17 – “Power to the People” book by Pavel Tsatsouline became key reading to Brett.
    • 08:04 – Move well enough to adapt to the stresses your body will be placed under when training.
    • 11:09 – The kettlebell is good for moves like get-ups, presses, swings, and snatches.
    • 22:28 – Brett’s training with 10 sets of one kettlebell swings.
    • 27:50 – The tools and skills are scaled and customized to the individual.
    • 32:59 – Nothing replaces having a personal trainer.
    • 34:25 – Proper programming should have you recovering from your training.
    • 40:17 – Plan Strong is a graduate-level course in programming—as intensity goes up, volume goes down.
    • 44:50 –Brett is reading the “The Spinning Magnet” book.
    • 49:10 – There is a plethora of videos, forum community support, articles, instructors, and courses available on the StrongFirst website.

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Resources Mentioned

ARTICLE: The Perfect Kettlebell Swing: Is There Such a Thing?
Rdella Training Podcast – Scott’s Podcast

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building.

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