Back in May, I announced that I would be attending my first Circular Strength Training Instructor Certification Seminar in August (article here). If you’ve been a regular reader on my blog, you know that I’m a big fan of the CST system and have been using it myself for years.
The joint mobility, clubbell training, and Prasara yoga (the 3 wings of CST) all work together harmoniously to produce superior training effects when conditioning. I’ve been very happy with the results from this system and have committed to attending this seminar as a final test of its validity and to get all of my questions that have amassed over the years answered. The seminar is the ultimate expression of CST, where student-athletes experience the seamless interdependence of the 3 wings of CST and how they work together for peak progression.
Over the years, I’ve learned that CST is not just a health-first fitness system, it is a method and collection of principles that can be applied to any physical training system, whether it’s sports, fitness, or simply natural movement. Sure, you can participate in the fitness programs that CST Coaches publish and benefit immensely from them like I have. But the real value of CST is that it provides a holistic path to personal mastery in whatever way you wish to express it.
If you want to master any physical skill or art, then CST can help you do so faster and safer than any other system I’ve encountered as a fitness professional. Martial art, rock climbing, dancing, military fitness, kettlebell sport, or triathlon training can all be augmented and quite literally super-charged with the inclusion of a CST practice.
Unfortunately, this is not something that one can just buy and reap the benefits from. It takes diligent, disciplined practice to realize the full potential of CST. I’ve spent the last three years practicing various elements of CST and I’m still realizing it!
The good news is that anyone can start CST and begin to unlock their own potential one day at a time. You don’t even need to be interested in physical mastery at all. You want fat loss through full body conditioning, try FlowFit. You want strength, try clubbells. You want muscle mass, try Forward Pressure. There is a program for almost every training goal, and each one delivers big time.
The beauty of CST is that you don’t even need to understand why it works to experience the benefits. If you put in the time and practice, the results will inevitably follow. Sometimes, it feels like magic, but in reality, it’s just good science and programming.
So, while I’m away on my trip, I’ll leave you with some CST educational materials that I’ve created over the past year. Enjoy!
You can find a lot more about CST on my site if you do a search for CST, Sonnon, or clubbells. You can also check out the Mobility tab above for info on joint mobility training, along with the Body Transformation tab which is a listing of some of my CST workouts in a training journal format.
I leave Thursday morning – here I come Bellingham! I’m looking forward to finally meeting the tribe!
To your health and success,
Fitness Professional and CST Athlete
P.S. If you want to get started with CST today, then I highly recommend the Intu-Flow Joint Mobility Encyclopedia. This is the foundation program for the entire CST system, and I have used it almost daily for the past 3 years: