2018 National Conference

Joshua Henkin

The Glute Truth: Developing Stronger Better Functioning Glutes

The Glute Truth presentation will have us examine the functional anatomy and science behind glute training to give a perspective of performance and fitness based programming. During the session we will break down how we use the science to create successful progressions and systems for the athlete and strength coach. We will look how we take even the classic strength exercises and address the real need of functional glute training to enhance performance and build greater injury resiliency.

Josh Henkin, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, has been actively not only coaching, but contributing to the fitness and performance industry for over 20 years. In that time Josh has established himself as an industry leader by writing over 100 articles for various publications including Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Shape, T-Nation, and over 13 fitness publications.

Teaching has been a great passion of Josh’s as he has lectured at some of the top fitness conferences in the US. He has been a speaker at such highly regarded industry conferences such as the National Strength & Conditioning Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, NSCA Tactical Strength & Conditioning Conference, and Perform Better Summits. His work has been recognized not just in the US, but all over the world as well. He has presented in over 12 countries worldwide and is highly sought after for his innovative functional training concepts.

In 2005 Josh gained much of his inspiration as he launched his now renown, Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT™) program as an innovative way to look at functional training. Since the inception, DVRT has been taught to top training facilities, personal training businesses, and military units all over the world. In fact, in 2008 Josh was commissioned by the US Army to create an entire fitness program inspired by DVRT for the US Army Special Forces Recruiting Battalion. He has also gone on to work with the U.S. Marines and top sports programs.

DVRT also saw the creation of the Ultimate Sandbag™. A specifically designed variables resistance sandbag that met the demands of a highly detailed fitness and performance program. The Ultimate Sandbag completely changed how people perform their fitness and performance pro-grams due to the incredible versatility and effectiveness of both the Ultimate Sandbag and DVRT system. Now the DVRT system and Ultimate Sandbag have grown in such popularity that organizations such as Under Armor are using them to promote fitness in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.