Greg Walsh is a product of counter-culture, and remains immersed in it to this day. The discovery of BMX bike riding and hardcore music in early adolescence opened a door of questioning and critical-thinking that has paved the way for everything since. Action sports, hardcore music, martial arts, and strength & conditioning have all proven to be lifesavers, not simply pastimes; Contributing to each in the best ways he knows how is Greg’s daily mission.
Wolf Brigade is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and is the product of Greg’s lengthy training experience and varied physical backgrounds. Specializing in constructing effective, forward-thinking S&C programs, Greg has provided hybridized (but not bastardized) and unique (but never gimmicky) training for thousands of people of all backgrounds and fitness levels for the past 12+ years.
Greg’s technical, innovative mace and kettlebell work have set him apart both as an athlete and a trainer, and the product transfers seamlessly and powerfully to combat sports athletes of all levels. Aligning martial arts-style philosophies and technical details with the teaching of high-level strength & conditioning/ kettlebell lifting, Greg and his crew at Wolf Brigade have quietly built a brand of training that sets an extremely high bar for all that follow.
Wolfbrigade.com chronicles and details daily training and contains hundreds of videos, pictures, quotes, and pieces of writing. Greg’s non-fitness writing website, warofattrition.com, accepts subscribers, and his first novel, Theft of the Age, will be available everywhere in the summer of 2016.
1: ShouldeRok/ mace safe handling + failure drills:
2: ShouldeRok/ mace “back pendulum” + rack position:
Here, Chris and Greg cover the back pendulum, and its value as an introductory movement to the full mace 360. Safe, organized management of the weight behind your back should be practiced and familiar prior to practicing the entire movement! Incorporating details, and breaking a movement down into pieces, will almost certainly improve your success (and safety) in performing it.
4: Wolf Brigade’s re-tooled kettlebell Figure-8:
5: Max effort ShouldeRok 360 swings:
6: ShouldeRok/ Mace Good Morning:
7: ShouldeRok/ Mace squat:
Even performed “empty”, squatting with an organized lever in front of you is excellent accessory strength work. It is also one of our favorite “positional insulators” and fact-finders for newer athletes or those with compromised or challenged squat positions. Here, we look at moving the mace safely into place, and the details of engagement that make this another widely-transferable, multi-skill-level, non-gimmicky use for this amazing tool.
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