Azlan Zain Mohamed is an athlete and kettlebell instructor. We interviewed him about how incorporating The Human Trainer into his routine changed his workouts for the better.
Tell us a bit about yourself, in particular as it relates to health, fitness and sports? I love strength training and competing in kettlebell sports. As a fitness professional and kettlebell instructor. I was looking for another training method or tools that will help me and my clients / students to get better. Then along came the Human Trainer that is a multipurpose suspension bodyweight training system. Perfect suit for my quest.
How long have you been using the Human Trainer, and what results have you noticed in that time? Since 2011. My shoulder mobility, stability and definition! Using the Human Trainer for rear deltoids work improved my posture too. I also discovered some of exercise or movement patterns that are new yet challenging such as suspended leg hip lifts and push up. Having something to get better is always motivating.
What are your greatest accomplishments, in particular how they relate to health, fitness and sports? I am the first Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) instructor, Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Specialist (CK-FMS) and recently StrongFirst Girya (Girya) instructor. These certifications are tough and very physically demanding. It is one of my lifetime achievements so far.
In what ways do you use the Human Trainer?
As ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ in my practice. For example, if I do kettlebell swing, I did exercise with the Human Trainer that opposing movement patterns / muscle on certain days. On the next session, I mixed the swing with similar muscle groups or movement. So I got better at the kettlebell techniques with drills on the Human Trainer, at the same time train the whole body.
What would you say to someone considering getting a Human Trainer?
Get it! It’s a complete portable gym that you can take it anywhere and progress safely using only your bodyweight. It’s an awesome, useful and cool! You can do lots of exercise with it anywhere that you can hook it safely either you just starting out your physical training or looking for advance stuff! You also can add on the Human Trainer moves with your current training program or tools.
How have you, or how could you, use the Human Trainer to reach your next goals? With the ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ training concept I’ve describe earlier, the Human Trainer will be very helpful tools for my future kettlebell certifications and competitions.
Where do you use the Human Trainer? Have you used it indoors and outdoors? Both outdoors and indoors. I even used it in the gyms, hooking it with the Versatility Anchor made it easy.
What do you like most about the Human Trainer? The D rings! Easy adjustment in just seconds!