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Jeff Brunton, RKC

Jeff Brunton, RKC, with Pavel Tsatsouline, Master RKC

To train with Jeff,
call (412) 974-6180
or email

Jeff Brunton is a Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) certified instructor that has been training athletes in Beaver County since 2006.  He coaches football, basketball, and track and field at Hopewell High School.  Jeff was certified by Pavel Tsatsouline, Master RKC, former Soviet Spetsnatz trainer, and founder of the Russian Kettlebell Challenge.  Jeff is also training as a Functional Movement Specialist, to help athletes prevent injury and improve performance by correcting the way they move.
The RKC training philosophy views training as practice, not "working out".  Speed, strength, endurance, and mobility are skills that are honed with proper, efficient technique, and appropriate rest.  The focus of kettlebell training is the movement of the body, not the weight.  The full body exercises in the RKC system are functional, athletic movements that translate directly to the running, jumping, throwing, and fighting skills needed in any sport.  They have essentially reverse engineered what the most powerul and best coordinated athletes do naturally.  Proper form equals proper movement, and the kettlebell is there to provide resistance; it is as simple as that. 
Jeff's other points of emphasis include:

Mobility:  The ability to move and control your limbs and body through their full range of motion is fundamental to athletic improvement, longevity and overall health. 

Joint health:  Stiff, damaged joints rob us of performance and happiness.  The mobility and health of the ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, spine, and neck are given high priority and constant attention.

Breathing and the mind/body connection:  Breathing patterns are fundamental to athletic performance and improvement.  Control one's breath fosters a stronger connection between the mind and the body, allows for more effective training, and more powerful results.

The Basics:  Jeff firmly believes that focusing on the most fundamental and basic skills is the surest path to continual improvement.  He views an athlete's progress as a pyramid, with the basics forming the foundation.  A broader, stronger base will support a much larger pyramid, and a much higher peak.  More advanced and "sport specific" drills are introduced only after the basics have been mastered and the foundation is solidly built.

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