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.

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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KISS with Progressive Overload

KISS with Progressive Overload by Dave Bellomo The concept of resistance training has been around for thousands of years. Legend has it that in the 6th Century B.C., Milo of Crotona, a city in what is now Southern Italy, came … Continue reading

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Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for Tactical Athletes (pt. 3)

Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for Tactical Athletes (pt. 3) In the previous installment of this article we discussed specific aspects of program design such as energy system requirements and program organization and discussed the need to include ATP-PC, Glycolytic, … Continue reading

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Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for the Tactical Athlete (pt.2)

Developing Strength and Conditioning Programs for the Tactical Athlete (pt.2) by Dave Bellomo, MS, PES, CSCS In part 1 of this article we defined the term “Tactical Athlete” as military, police, and firefighter personnel whose extreme tactical, technical, and physical … Continue reading

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Strength and Conditioning Programs for the Tactical Athlete (pt.1) by Dave Bellomo, MS, PES, CSCS

Strength and Conditioning Programs for the Tactical Athlete (pt.1) by Dave Bellomo, MS, PES, CSCS Though there is no standard definition of a Tactical Athlete, the term is commonly used to describe police, firefighter, and military personnel due to the … Continue reading

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