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There's nothing new under the sun; it's how you put it together.
Recognized as one of today's most creative strength and conditioning coaches,
Steve's talent for constructing fresh, well rounded and effective mixed-modality workouts is legendary.
Steve has a long history of competitive grappling. He wrestled competitively through high school and college (NCAA Div, 1) and in the US Army. He now holds a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His BJJ competition record includes five Pan American and three World Championship gold medals.
Steve is considered the north American Master of the Russian Kettlebell and single-handedly resurrected the Windmill and Turkish Get-up movements in their kettlebell application. He founded Maxercise Sports/Fitness in 1990, in Philadelphia-- the first gym in the US to offer group kettlebell classes in modern times.
Steve's joint mobility training system for dynamic mobility is a recent example of how he integrates multiple disciplines and techniques, producing an effective and accessible system for retaining or regaining range of motion.
Steve holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science from West Chester State University, in PA.
Steve is in demand for Strength & Conditioning, MMA coaching, wrestling clinics, Kettlebell, Bodyweight, Mobility Conditioning, Joint Mobility, Mixed-Modality and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminars. His latest offering is a classical physical education event: The Fundamentals of Human Movement.
He has worked with various US Government agencies, including:
Secret Service Counter Assault Team (CAT)
Philadelphia FBI SWAT team
US Marine Corp
US Park Service Security
He has trained many professional athletes in a wide variety of sports, including NFL, NHL, boxing, Judo, Submission wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and MMA.
Steve has been published and featured in books and magazines including: Men's Health; Muscle Media; Hard Style; Martial Arts and Training; The Russian Kettlebell Challenge; The Naked Warrior; Beyond Bodybuilding and The Four-Hour Body.
His latest book is Kettlebell Conditioning System.
Steve is the power and personality behind many popular video workouts, available on DVD and download formats.
Steve's popular blog describing his world travels and musings on strength, conditioning and human nature, can be found here:
Find out more about Steve Maxwell and his videos at MaxwellSC.com.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Highlights:
2002 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2002 Black Belt Senior World Champion
2003 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion
2004 Black Belt Senior Pan American Champion