Author Archives: Dave Bellomo

About Dave Bellomo

Dave Bellomo has worked in a variety of positions in the fitness management field including: corporate wellness, personal training, and program design for amateur and professional athletes. Bellomo has written numerous articles on fitness and strength training and has produced several videos as well as the book, Kettlebell Training for Athletes (McGraw-Hill, 2010). He continues to consult with high-level athletes such as mixed martial artists, strongman competitors, and elite military and law enforcement professionals such as members of Homeland Security and US Special Operations. Bellomo is available for seminars and can be contacted through his website, davebellomo.com.

Mace/Hammer Swings, Chops, and Twists

Strength training enthusiasts have long been attracted to heavy hammers, axes, and clubs. There is simply something primal about swinging a weapon overhead, a martial art of ages past that has being always seems to come back to the basics. … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Training for Strength and Power book release July, 2014!

Now available! Kettlebell training for Strength and Conditioning is a detailed guide for all kettlebell enthusiasts, strength athletes, and coaches that focuses specifically on the use of kettlebells as the primary training implements for developing whole-body strength and power. It contains … Continue reading

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Rethink your “cardio”!

This post will be short, but a conversation I recently had with a client struck a chord with me. After we had finished a good workout we began discussing what else he was doing on his off days. He mentioned … Continue reading

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Kettlebell and barbell/dumbbell hybrid workout

I was recently discussing how to incorporate kettlebells into a powerlifting style workout. Having come from a powerlifting background myself, I cannot seem to give up heavy training. Below, I have outlined a sample 4-day split that is similar to … Continue reading

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Bring Back Bodyweight Training

Bring Back Bodyweight Training by Dave Bellomo Body weight exercises such as push ups, sit ups, and lunges have been around for many decades. In fact, most of us can still recall our high school phys ed. teacher yelling at … Continue reading

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