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How Kettbells and Firefighting Shaped Tom Corrigan's Training Methodology
Tom Corrigan is not just any kettlebell instructor, his thirst for knowledge began as a high school athlete and continued with a Masters Degree from Western Washington University. He is currently a firefighter for the city of Everett, Washington. In his many adventures across the globe, he’s trained with Pavel Tsatsouline, Dimitri Satiev, Mikhail Marshak, Valery Fedorenko, Dennis Vasiliev, Igor Morozov, Sergey Rachinskiy, Vladimir Tikhonov, Sergey Rudnev, and the legendary Sergey Mishin. He’s the coach behind the coach, and is often called upon do diagnose and analyze training templates and technical issues. He’s coached both football and wrestling so the transition to teaching kettlebell lifting is not merely a passing fancy. He’s got both the pedigree and the time under the bells.
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Drop the gym membership, buy some kettlebells, and go outside!
Prior to joining the Navy, my approach to fitness was much like the average gym rat; I modeled it after what I read in the various bodybuilding periodicals. My workouts mostly consisted of 4-6 sets of a bunch of exercises followed by some time on the treadmill or exercise bike. If I was feeling really adventurous, I’d even jog through my neighborhood! I did a lot of work on machines and a lot of isolation movements. When I enlisted in the Navy, I knew that I had to find a new approach to training. After doing a bit of research and talking with other people who were already in the military, I decided to ditch the bodybuilding mentality, quit training in the gym, and totally change the way I trained.