Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Grinding it out

Not much new lately. I have been practicing clean and jerks but mostly still grinding squats and presses. Occasionally I do some light swings and snatches. I got into a real jump rope kick last week. I'll jump about 10 minutes after I train. It's funny, 10 minutes of jump rope and my heart rate still doesn't rise as high as a good set of swings will make it rise.

Here's training for the last few days:

Monday 2/25/08
Kettlebell Sprint class at the club
12 minutes of 12 different exercises with a 24kg kb. Smoked me.

Tuesday 2/26/08
Live Fire training at the Fire Department. Really smoked me...

Wednesday 2/27/08
DBL front squats w/ 2(32kg): 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 I'll have to say that felt heavy.
MP w/ 32kg: 3/3, 3/3, 2/2, 3/3, 3/3 The 3rd set was tough, so i rested longer for the next sets. Also tried not to use unneeded tension.
Evil Wheel on knees: 10, 10, 10

Going to Wilmington Saturday for a Kbell clinic! Should be fun, the weather is going to be nice.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Been kind of busy training lately; clients, not myself. I'm having fun. 50% of the training i'm doing is all Z-health and it's a blast. The other 50% is kettlebells. My now two loves. And, they're starting to intermingle. It's like getting chocolate in your peanut butter! So good!

Training today looked like this:

A1-Crossbody Pistols w/ 24kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 2/2
A2-MP w/ 32kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 3/3 These felt solid.
Snatches w/ 16kg: 10/10 x 4 sets

Pistols and Presses started out strong and ended not so strong... So, I knew I was done.
Still trying to hold myself back.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Love is in the air

But not at my house. My wife and 3 year old have been sick this week. I'm tired. Oh well, had some good sessions with clients this week. Probably because that was my vacation away from the infirmary. Looks like I've got a busy week ahead thanks to John Du Cane. People have been calling me a lot since the Hard Style magazine came out with the top 10 rkc's by review. It's was an honor to be on the same page with such great people, but I really don't belong there and others do. But again, thank you John Du Cane!

My training:

Wednesday 2/13/08
Swings w/ 24kg: 10/10 x 5 sets
Dead Snatches w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5 sets
Pull Ups w/ 24kg: 3 x 3 sets
I attempted to use my Pavelizer...

Thursday 2/14/08
A1- SLDL w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5 (my hips kill me still when doing any DL, so this is it for a while)
A2- BUP w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 5
B1- Good Mornings w/ 24kg: 5 x 4 sets
B2- Halos w/ 24kg: 3/3 x 4 sets
B3- Front Squats w/ 24kg: 5 x 4 sets

Friday 2/15/08
Slow Motion Z - Hip circles and cam shafts

Saturday 2/16/08
TGU w/ 24kg: 3/3 x 3
Pistols w/ 24kg: 2/2 x 3
Waiters Press w/ 24kg: 5/5 x 3
Swings w/ a Lat focus 24kg: 10/10 x 5
Jump Rope 10 min @ 146 revolutions per min

That's it. Nothing fancy. My new Pavelizer is vexing me. I guess I have something to practice...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


In the vein of Z, I've been trying to balance tension with relaxation when I train. At least I've been trying to be more aware of the tension I have when I'm training. I think my form is actually improving. Pretty cool.

Mostly a lot of Z for the last few days. I've been trying to practice the finer things I learned from R-phase. Like precision and quality of movement. On the flip side, I think maybe I've had too much Z this week. My body is getting weird on me. Why is balance so hard?

Anyway, lead a "kettlebell sprint" class yesterday at the club; a good 13 minute workout.

Todays session looked like this:

Cross-body Pistols w/ 24kg: 2/2 x 4
MP w/ 32kg: 3/3, 3/3, 3/3, 2/2
10 minutes of Jump Rope @ 140 revolutions per min.

My body was tired today, so I didn't push the presses and pistols. Oh well, that's it for now. Just trying to apply what i'm learning instead of just remembering what I learned.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Z for Me

Well, just finished the first half of the Z-Health R-phase. I just have to say that I have been blessed. What an awesome adventure. The material and information presented was invaluable and truly life changing. Also, much like the RKC, the people in Z-health are extremely knowledgeable, approachable, helpful, and humble. Servants...

ANYWAY, Now I know why I named my blog "Life is Movement". I'm excited; and tired. 3 days of Z can wear a guy out.

Oh well, It's on now!