Are you ready, ready to find out who is helping out with the Kettlebell Form Check? These two guys bring phenomenal expertise to the table, they are ready to rip into your form and help you get it right.
Meet the Experts for Kettlebell Form Check
Meet the Expert: Nate Morrison
Nate Morrison is the founder of Morrison Industries, LTD. He began his military service in high school as a member of the USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol where he quickly became an expert in aerial and over-land search and rescue. He went on to become a USAF Pararescueman, and has participated in every major conflict in the last 15 years. In 2008 he left the USAF for the US Army and continues to serve in the SOF community today. He has been a Pararescue Team Leader, Pararescue instructor/evaluator, Military Freefall Instructor, Mountain Warfare Instructor, TCCC Instructor, exercise planner/coordinator, director of training and joint service/operations liaison. He has pioneered a number of critical airdrop and tactical improvements and has extensive experience in research and development. He was also the program manager for the Pararescue Combatives Program (currently discontinued).
Outside of the military, Nate has been a contract instructor for military combatives, law enforcement training, CQB, SERE training, tactical shooting, mountain guide services, mountain warfare training, exercise based physical therapy, combat medical training, kettlebell training, physical training & program design, training program evaluation and advanced technology research & development.
To Russia For Training
In 2001 Nate began training in Russian physical training methods to rehabilitate his own back injuries. He became one of the very first kettlebell instructors in the USA and became one of the top kettlebell instructors outside of Eastern Europe and Russia. He was the first American to travel to Russia to train with top kettlebell sport coaches. Over the past decade Nate has become an internationally published strength and conditioning author with a heavy emphasis on training for the armed professional. He is currently world’s leading expert on military and tactical fitness training outside of Eastern Europe and Russia. Nate now limits his training services to world-class professional athletes and military/LE clients.
Military and Martial Arts Skills
By 2003 he had discovered the Russian Martial Art of Systema as taught by Vladimir Vasiliev and Mikhail Ryabko. His training began with James Williams where he also studied the ancient Samurai arts. He has trained with with all of the top Systema instructors to include James Williams, Martin Wheeler, Kwan Lee, Ken Good, Vladimir Vasiliev, and Mikhail Ryabko. He has traveled to Moscow, Russia to train at the World Federation of Russian Martial Arts. He also has experience in Karate, MMA, Brazilian Jujitsu, Aikido, Kung Fu, LINES, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and Modern Army Combatives Program.
Train Tactical Athletes
Currently, Nate’s efforts are focused on the constant improvement of combat skills training programs. These programs are intended to teach special operations personnel more efficient and effective methods of operating.
You can find Nate Morrison at Morrison System.
Meet the Expert: Dr. Grove Higgins
Dr. Grove Higgins began his work in health and wellness over 24years ago. Through those years he has built the perfect foundation to help check and correct your kettlbell form.
Start With Anatomy
He earned his BA from the University of Colorado and, in 2005, his DC from the New York Chiropractic College; he was recognized for his academics, excellence in practice, and community involvement, with many honors and awards. Through his undergraduate education, Dr. Higgins worked in collegiate sports doing paramedical work, rehabilitation, performance training, and strength and conditioning coaching. While pursuing his doctorate, he also taught gross anatomy and physiology to doctoral-level students and worked on biomechanical research, using 2nd generation 3D imaging.
Taking a break from private practice, Dr. Higgins spent a year in Las Vegas, NV, helping found a technology company and working with MMA athletes. During this year, he helped innovate breakthrough technology, which is currently being developed at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and he continued to learn and to perfect his philosophies of training and clinical treatment.
Hey Doc – Team Doctor And Transition Coach
In 2008, Dr. Higgins became the team doctor for the LifeQuest Adventure Racing Team. Recognizing the potential of adventure racing and the transformative nature of the sport, he wrote motivational and instructional curriculum for children, utilizing adventure racing skills; this would become Camp Challenge. Soon after, Dr. Higgins helped form LifeQuest Military Transitions (LQMT), a non-profit with a mission to support military men and women as they transition into, though, and out of service; primarily working with wounded, ill, & injured soldiers. An expert on PTSD & TBI, Dr. Higgins is the principle writer of LifeQuest curriculum and directed the program for two years.
Doc’s Got Skills – Martial Arts Skills
Dr. Higgins is an active student of movement. He has personally studied martial arts with experience in Tae Kwando (Black Belt), Kung Fu, Escrema, Pentjak Silat, Aikido, and the Russian Art of Systema. In the martial arts, Dr. Higgins finds an exciting distillation of movement art, science, and practical approaches. This includes the science and art of kettlebells, both in training as well as in rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Tools to Help
With a unique understanding of neurology, technology, and biomechanics, Dr. Higgins brings a valuable perspective on performance, pain, and achieving goals, to his patients. His continuous study of neurology from a functional perspective has allowed him to understand how training and operational environments affect the performance of the individual. This understanding of the intricacies of the control mechanisms and mechanics of the body has given him the ability to develop powerful modalities to train and optimize performance, whether you are a special operator, an athlete, injured in an accident, or suffer from a repetitive motion injury.
Never Stop Learning
Dr. Higgins is currently seeking his PhD in Sports and Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies and Walden University. A life-long learner, Dr. Higgins is constantly seeking new and better ways to help his patients. He holds certifications in advanced soft tissue care and treatment, Active Release Techniques (Full Body), Z-Health (R, I, S, T), Biomechanics (ART and University of Alberta, Edmonton), NSCA Strength and Conditioning, Crash Reconstruction, AKC Kettlebell coaching, and many others.
He is an active part of the Colorado Springs community and the regional Catholic Diocese, helping to inform and to create outreach programs to the military and their families.
Learn More From Dr. Higgins
You can find out more and get in touch with Dr. Higgins:
Get Your Form Checked
Want your form checked? Then send in your video with these simple steps:
- Submit a video response to one of the Kettlebell Form Check videos on YouTube. Let’s hear what movement you are struggling with, let’s hear if you are experiencing pain, and let us know who you’ve been learning from.
- Then demonstrate your form. In the same video, or in another, demonstrate your form by performing 3-5 repetitions of the movement facing the camera and 3-5 repetitions with the camera at your side.
That’s it. Submit and get your Kettlebell Form Check.
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