FVT QnA – Common Exercise Modifications, TGU Tips + More

It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a FVT QnA session, so thought I’d go through some of the email questions we received in the last couple of weeks and answer them for ya today.

Let’s hop right into it!


Q – “I don’t like doing Turkish get ups. What can I do instead?”

A – I understand where you are coming from. I didn’t love TGUs when I first started doing them either.

BUT … I encourage you to stick with it, and take the time to learn how to do them properly … because they are SO beneficial for shoulder mobility and stability, hip mobility and stability, core strength, and a LOT more …

Here is a video where I break down how to perform the move:


And for even more in-depth instruction on the exercise, check out my “13 KB Training Mistakes and How to Fix Them” course:



Q – “I love your workouts, but they are too intense for where I am currently at. How can I modify them to work for me?”

A – Search around on my blog at http://forestvance.com and my YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/forestvancetraining – I have quite a few articles and videos I have posted over the last several years that cover common exercise modifications and substitutes.

This video on “Kettlebell Training Tips for Beginners” is a great one to start with:


And I also cover many of these modifications in the “13 KB Mistakes” course I mentioned in the answer to the last question above:



Q – “I am a fit pro and am looking to get into the online training space, and am trying to figure out where to start …

Would it be better to create an online monthly fitness/nutrition coaching program (I see you have one), or would it be better to create workout plans that customers just buy once?”

A – I would start with a workout plans that customers just buy once.

An on-going coaching program / membership / etc that runs on an on-going basis is also great … but it’s a little more challenging to put together for a variety of reasons.

My recommendation is to get your first training course out there, sell a few hundred or a thousand copies, get a few thousand people on your email list, and THEN start thinking about getting into the membership site / coaching stuff.

If you want more coaching and direction on starting an online training business, reply to this message and let me know. We just kicked off the FVT “Business of Kettlebell Training” course:


And all 10 spots that I had filled …

But we had one person who was planning on signing up that ended up not being able to …

So one spot is open to the first person who replies to this message!


Okay, that’s it for today’s QnA … hope it helped, and don’t forget to send in your questions for next time!

Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –

– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
Level 2 Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor
Certified Progressive Calisthenics Instructor

PS – Almost forgot!  Today is your last chance to get my friend Gavin Walsh’s “Lean in 19” Extreme Fat Loss System at your special “Friends of Forest” discount.

Learn more and snag your copy at the link below:

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