Category Archives: Eric Bergmann

Review of the NeuroKinetic Therapy Certification

Beth and I had the immense privilege of assisting Dr. Kathy Dooley at the Level 1 NeuroKinetic Therapy seminar in New York City a few months ago. NeuroKinetic Therapy seminars are two day affairs — an incredibly short period of time during which to absorb a substantial amount of information. I honestly can’t think of anyone better equipped for the task than Dr. Dooley, who does everything from teaching anatomy at medical schools, to seeing patients, to bending steel with her bare hands (no joke).



She’s a total dynamo
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Review of the Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC)

I guess you could say I misjudged the situation.

A decade ago I tried to talk Danny Kavadlo out of becoming a personal trainer. He had just taken on a mortgage, a wife, and a newborn. He had health insurance and a steady paycheck. He didn’t listen. His brother, Al Kavadlo was already a successful personal trainer and was encouraging Danny to throw it all away and pursue a career in meatheadedness (real word).

It seemed only fitting that Beth and I spend the weekend learning from the Kavadlo Bros at the Dragon Door sponsored Progressive Calisthenics Certification in Alexandria, VA.

Al & Danny Kavadlo
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Review: Equinox High Performance Living Symposium ’14, Part II

If you’re looking for Part 1 of the review, it’s here.

Day 2:

When a conference says that the second day starts at 8 AM you don’t expect that to mean an hour of breakfast and 30 minutes of pre-recorded chatter from an equipment manufacturer. You don’t expect it because that’s a pretty shady way of making it sound like there’s more education than there really is.

High carb breakfast

This does not count as information

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Review: Equinox High Performance Living Symposium ’14

Last weekend Beth and I attended the Equinox High Performance Living Symposium. Yes, the same Equinox that has been expanding and opening gyms in most of the major markets across the US. While this review may be more interesting to fitness pros and those considering attending a future event, for the general reader this is a small peak behind the curtain (and also a small peak into the mess inside my head).

I’m pretty sure I asked for digital presentation slides #notgoinggreen

I’m pretty sure I asked for digital presentation slides #notgoinggreen

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Mistakes Were Made: A Cautionary Tale For The Idiot In All Of Us

The plan itself was solid, but then… well, not so much at first, but then things started to break.

I was getting in shape for my wedding. We put together a 4 month training program and went to work. Everything was going great. I was going to be shredded. We planned our de-load phases perfectly. We de-loaded during conferences we were attending and a trip we were planning. It was majestic. Perfect planning over a 19 week period.

It’s easy to think that this was when things started going wrong:

Mayyyybe this happened because things were already going wrong

Mayyyybe this happened because things were already going wrong

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How To Get It Up, Pt 1: A Primer for Your First Pull-Up

Nothing says you have basic competency with your own body like a strict pull-up. Sadly, many men and women are suffering from severe pull-up deficiencies, unable to raise their heads over a bar even one time. Even worse, some have given up hope that they will ever get it up.

If this is you, fear no longer. I have helped many people get it up. And by “it” I mean their heads. Wait, wait. By “it” I mean…

You know what? Let’s just get to the details.


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