Saturday, June 28, 2008

One month and counting

I can tell that the LA cert is come up soon. I have gotten a couple of calls from people that have signed up and are getting a bit nervous. This is a good sign, the RKC shouldn't be taken lightly. I meet with one guy today and everything is looking pretty good. He just needs to remember to use his hips during high rep snatches. He gets is now just needs to keep it up. Tomorrow I have one more so we will see how he looks.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's been awhile

It has been awhile since I have posted, I don't really have a good excuse. I have been up to the normal stuff, training, classes and swinging a kettlebell. I have had a ton of interest in kettlebells the last couple of days. The kettlebell illness is starting to spread in Ventura county. I'm really looking forward to the
LA cert. It's about a month away and should be very crazy. There is going to be a ton of people and the victim training on Sunday will be insane. I can't wait!!! BRING THE PAIN!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Straight forward

It was hot here today so I busted out a quick workout in the back yard.
24kg swing various types 1x40 and 1x60
36kg military press 3x3/3 and 1x3/3/3/3

That was all she wrote.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Hit the beach yesterday with Jen for a workout. I did swings 6x40 and pull ups 3x3.

That was the boring part of the session. At the end of the session I watched in amazement as the lifeguard sprinted out and saved two kids that were being pulled out by the current. This was real life, no Bay Watch slow mo giggling boobs tiny bathing suits. This was full on guy saving two kids from drowning. Then within 5 minutes he got a call on his radio and took off again. This time it was easily a quarter mile of more down the beach at a full sprint and into the water to save somebody else.

It takes a special type of person to do that job and one that is in great shape. Thank goodness he was there to save three lives yesterday alone!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Are you kidding me!

I know that I shouldn't be shocked at this point but things never cease to amaze me. I was at the store yesterday and picked up a bodybuilding magazine to see if there are any new programs that are going to change the world. JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!

I did read a section were a reader wanted to know how he could makes his back and lats thicker. Out of the 12 exercises there was only one that was worth doing, deadlifts. The biggest shocker of all no pull ups anywhere in the whole magazine. I'm a recovering bodybuilder(life long process) and I now have better development than I ever did. All of it without a single lat pulldown or seated row. How is that possible? Pull ups, snatches, swings and military presses(done the right way). So if you are looking to build a well developed back you are in the right place, keep reading RKC blogs and swing, snatch and pull ups. If you think you need a lat machine I will buy your kettlebells from you right now, just email me!!!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What I have been up to

Training has been pretty basic the last two days.
Monday was 5 minutes of swings 36kg and Military press 3x3/3 36kg
Today was 8am 5 minutes Get ups 24kg, Noon 5 minutes get ups 36kg, 3pm 5 minutes get ups 36kg

It's that simple!!! You don't have to have a elaborate workout set up with 1 million combos for it to be effective. As a matter of fact the more you mix it up the more mixed up you get. If you want to be good at a few things then work on those few things. If you try to do everything you will be good at nothing.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Training w/ KBs

I have picked up a few new clients in the last couple of weeks. It is nice to watch people swing a bell for the first time. The look of shock on their face when you put the bell down after the first set of real swings. They are amazed by how fast their heart is pounding and they haven't even taken a step. At that moment they get what kettlebells are all about. Who needs a treadmill, elliptical, or $150 shoes. One kettlebell and 10 minutes you are done!!!

Time to get your new body!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ink and Iron

Jen and I drove down to Long Beach yesterday to go to the Ink and Iron Tattoo festival. What a great time!!! It was a tattoo show, old school car show, motorcycle show, burlesque show and pin up girl contest. Oh yeah and there was a ton of food, music and it was all held in and around the Queen Mary.

I was loving it!! Rocking the kilt with all the freaks and enjoying the day. We felt right at home.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


W2 and I went on a killer hike yesterday. Will has done this hike several times, first time for me yesterday. There were some sections that were killer steep and my calves were on fire. It was a great climb and I will be doing it again. There are times when doing something different really kicks it up. I needed this for sure got me pumped to train again. Thanks to big Will!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


There are times in life when you have a tremendous drive, whether it is training, your job of whatever is floats your boat. Drive is what keeps you going. Then there are days like today. It felt like pulling teeth to get my ass swinging the bell. After 150 swings I had no motivation to train. 4 sets of snatches, presses and pull ups. When I finished a strange thing happened I had a good sweat going and I felt pretty good.

These are the days that stop people in their fitness tracks. You have to push through the days when you just don't feel like training you'll be better for it!

Monday, June 2, 2008


Here is a pic of my tattoo on my chest. A few people have asked about it so I figured I would post it.