Bibliophile: Dave Bellomo’s Passion for Kettlebells

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author

Dave Bellomo is a fitness expert, personal trainer, and author of two fitness manuals on Kettlebells.

Dave BellomoI met Dave about 18 years ago, when he worked as a personal trainer. I met him at the local YMCA, then continued to work with Dave after he opened his own gym, Maximum Fitness, and his manufacturing company, Cardiobells Incorporated, which he  owned and operated for eight years.. We became good friends and traded knowledge. He appreciated my communication and technology skills, and I benefited from his physical training expertise. We had a lot of fun brainstorming and creating fitness books and digital workout manuals and CDs, long before Amazon introduced eBooks and kicked off the digital book revolution.

Dave holds a graduate degree in Exercise Science, specializing in sports performance and injury prevention and an undergraduate degree in Health Science. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES), and a Certified Speed Coach, Dave has over 20 years of experience in the fitness management field and continues to consult with groups and individuals.

You’ll learn about Dave’s passion for Kettlebells, a unique, simple, yet highly effective piece of exercise equipment. Dave is an expert  and has authored two books on the topic. He’s worked with high-level athletes such as martial artists, strongman competitors, and law enforcement professionals, and elite military including members of Homeland Security and U.S. Special Operations.

My own son, a former Green Beret, still uses one of Dave’s kettlebells, and considers it one of the best tools to use for tactical training.

Dave continues to design and implement programs that will foster healthy lifestyles and positive fitness experiences for everyone that he encounters.  His personal and professional interests are generally one and the same. Other than time spent with family, he is almost always exploring new, and old, exercise techniques including kettlebell, macebell, Indian clubs, and bodyweight training. He is a former powerlifting champion so pretty much anything strength related excites him. 

He is extremely interested in combining strength and fitness with joint mobility training that will help his clients maintain command over their environments and allow them to reach their fullest potential. His latest project is Bellomo Online Trainingwhich is a comprehensive online fitness and wellness program. It is engineered for anyone who truly wants to become the best version of themselves. This is not simply an online weight-loss program, though exercise and proper nutrition are certainly a large part of this. 

I’m happy to reconnect with Dave not only because he’s got a lot of wisdom to share, but because I need a jolt of his optimism and encouragement. I’ve been injured for the past year, suffering from a torn achilles tendon, and I need to get healthy.

Dave can help me do that. He can help you do that, too, through his company, Bellomo Online Trainingwhich can be found on Facebook.

From Dave Bellomo's Amazon page:

Kettlebell Training: For Strength and Power 

Kettlebell training for Strength and Power is a detailed guide for kettlebell enthusiasts, strength athletes, and coaches that focuses specifically on the kettlebell as the primary training implement for developing whole body strength and power. Veteran strength coach Dave Bellomo offers a wealth of information, detailed exercise descriptions complete with photos, and numerous instructive and entertaining strength-training antidotes. Whether you are a kettlebell veteran or a beginner looking for a way in, Kettlebell Training for Strength and Power is a must-have book!

Kettlebell Training for Athletes: Develop Explosive Power and Strength for Martial Arts, Football, Basketball, and Other Sports Improve performance in any sport with Russia‘s most guarded training secret For elite sports training, nothing compares to the impact that kettlebells have on the entire body, and author and trainer Dave Bellomo now brings the power and benefit of these Russian-inspired weights to any athlete. Working the entire body at different angles, this popular training program provides you with rapid gains in strength, speed, and endurance—all requirements for proficiency in any sport. This powerhouse program also gives you customization tools for setting personal goals and tailored eight-week workouts to answer the needs of your specific sport.  Kettlebell Power Training for Athletes:  Presents more than eighty illustrated exercises for quicker learning on how to train with the weights Helps you gradually build a training foundation for a healthier lifestyle Includes sport- and goal-specific programs so you can go directly to that section of the book for your needs Features photographs from award-winning photographer Bruce Curtis Whether you are training for the gridiron, the Octagon, or the Pentagon, these simple tools will help you produce the most extraordinary results you have ever seen.    

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