Personal Trainer/Strength Coach
SFG SFL TRX PPSC
I am a strength and muscle nerd, originally from Norway but based in San Francisco for the last 12 years. I believe strength is paramount for all physical training and can contribute greatly to overall health, body composition/fat loss, and muscle development. Being stronger will help you meet specific athletic performance demands or even just general life goals (like your first strict pull-up).
I specialize in Kettlebells but also use Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, and machine exercises with proper alignment and biomechanical breathing. I use an eccentric focus on most compound movements (Squat, Press, etc.) adjusting range of motion and load based on my trainees strength and skill to optimize muscle building and tendon strength. I also believe Hardstyle Ballistic Eccentrics (KB Swings, Snatches, etc.) are the supreme tool for conditioning, injury prevention, and functional power development.
I teach Powerlifting, Hardstyle Kettlebells, Sport Specific Strength & Conditioning (with experience in contact and combat sports, currently Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Hypertrophy Training (Bodybuilding), and General Physical Preparedness using the principles and tools stated above.
I incorporate mobility and stability protocols with everyone I work with depending on their specific needs. Joint stability coupled with proper technique and muscle activation are key to injury prevention and (post surgery and rehab) rebuilding!
As a former international rugby player, I spent years of my life damaging my body during games and in the weight room. Kettlebells, Powerlifting, FMS, PPSC and the StrongFirst system helped me rebuild it, not only improving my strength and explosive power but also increasing my mobility and reducing pain. I've learned many lessons, discovered ques and progressions, and created new versions of tested methods. By continuing to train athletes and everyday people who are willing to work hard and understand why/how of what they are doing, I hope to add even more to my toolbox.
I love teaching the fundamentals of strength, how to function better with less pain, and how to push limits and reach new levels of performance through progressive training.
My passion, knowledge, and support will provide the motivation and discipline needed for you to discover how strong you can become!