RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT LIFE AND TRAINING OF A SENIOR RKC

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Being sick sucks

Being sick sucks!!!!!!!!! The plan to for today was to train hard, but a fever sapped the life right out of me. So I think I'll it will be a grease the groove day with 4okg military press.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Remember one thing

If your wife is sick don't use her tooth brush!!!!!! When I came home from my travels I pulled into the drive way about 1 in the morning. I was all amped up from the week end and just threw my suitcase in the closet. about 1:30am I decided to hit the sack went into the bathroom to brush my teeth but my tooth brush was in my bag. I grabbed Jens' and brushed away. Yeah, great idea because she was sick as hell. Guess who is sick now??? I feel like #&^! I could have avoided it so I will have to suffer the wrath that is a summer/fall cold. Training has been pretty good I don't feel as strong as normal but that isn't a huge shock since I can't breath and my throat is all swollen. Heading to Santa Barbara tonight to put a hurting on everybody. It has been two weeks so they should be ready to roll.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hit the gym again

I hit the gym today where I will be teaching classes once a week in the near future. I got a little better reception this time. Part of it had to do with an article that was published about me last weekend. I also think people are getting used to seeing the crazy guy swinging that thing around in the gym. So I think that once class starts things are going to be crazy. So for my workout I did 5 minutes of snatches with the 24kg for 100 reps. Then 24kg overhead walks around all the cardio equipment. I did 6 laps 3 left and 3 right. This got a ton of people talking and asking me questions which is just what I wanted. Things are looking up.

Here is a scary thing. I read a list of things you can do with Kool-Aid other than drink it. I tried one today to clean you dishwasher. Two packets ( the stuff you have to add sugar to) of orange Kool-Aid and start the cycle. I opened it up when it was done and the thing was spotless.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This weekend will go down in history. At this weekends RKC I felt the world stop spinning for just a split second. I have been blown away by my whole experience since my cert. in 2005. I told my team this weekend about when I came through I thought that is was just another certification. Then I meet Master RKC Brett Jones and knew that I was wrong. I still feel the same way getting on the plane after an RKC weekend as I did the very first one I attended. It takes over your mind and if you use it it will change your life. This something I try to instill into my team every time I teach.

Pavel has changed my life and there are no words that I can say that would be enough. So I guess that Thank you will have to do until I find something better. To those of you that I have taught I hope I have made the RKC as important to you as is for me. This will always be my aim with every swing of the bell.

For those of you that haven't heard yet I was promoted to Sr. RKC this weekend!!!!!!!!! I can't believe it and I don't think that it has really sunk in yet and I don't know if it ever will.

Thank you to everybody who has helped me along this path. The journey is just beginning.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Heading out

Hitting the road this morning and heading for ST. P to spread the illness that is the RKC. I love getting together with the best minds in the industry and putting the hurt on people. I get so pumped to see the changes that take place from Friday to Sunday afternoon, changing lives one drop of sweat at a time. So if you are heading out there and you are on my team I hope you are ready.

I'm also heading to Ohio for two days after the RKC to check in and make sure that everybody is still busting their butts.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Getting it done!


I've spent the week getting ready for St. P so I have been a busy little worker bee. All my homework is done, just a few tweaks left. Kilts and all other certification uniforms are clean. I have one more Grad workout today and all is well. I will worry about a new place to live when I get back.

I went to a gym that wants me to teach kettlebell class last night to do a workout. It's your typical bodybuilding type crowd which was very entertaining. They all give me the stink eye as I started with my 5 minutes of get ups and then planted myself in the middle of all the meatheads to do snatches 5 x 20/20 and real pull ups 3x3. The looks were making me laugh on the inside. I only had one guy ask me about the bells, "are you a fighter???". I have decided that from now on maybe I should just say yes to that question. The rest of the people watched without watching if you know what I mean. There were several women that looked very interested in what I was doing. I was about to tell them that is was OK to ask, but then they got into their tricep pushdowns, so the next time. The more people see me the easier it will be for them to ask me what the hell I'm doing. Right now I'm just the crazy guy swings that ball around!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Stress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stress is a great motivator sometimes. I found out yesterday that the house I rent is going into foreclosure. How did I find out?? I had a hunch and 10 minutes of internet fishing confirmed my hunch. SO now not only do I have a ton of things to get done for ST. P but I need to start looking at my options for housing. On a good note I really came up with a few great ideas for the cert. Plus I know how I feel when I attend the certifications so all will be good.

How come I always end up bleeding when I battle with the bulldoggs???

PS The landlord told us nothing, NICE!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bad planning

I was so into my homework I didn't realize that it was time for my workout. So I jumped in the JEEP and hit the field. Order of the day the grad workout, since I have to lead it in about a week. 2 24kg bells and 100 yards. I had two killer tunes on the Ipod both from Pantera, song one Suicide note part 2, song two Domination great stuff and ready to roll. At about the 50 yard mark both lats cramped up!! What was that all about? Did it slow me down? HELL NO!!!! I was more determined than ever and pushed on. After I was done I couldn't figure out what was going on, until I had one thought, I didn't drink any water today. Hello that is kind of important.

As I was pulling the links for the two songs I listened to for my training it hit me. That is some rough stuff!! I didn't always listen to this type of music. It's all my brothers fault. You see we both worked at a car stereo shop for a few years. I blew the motor up in my car and while it was getting fixed I rode to work with Bones. He had one of the loudest car systems in the state and loves his heavy metal. The next two weeks were ball to the wall heavy metal everyday to and from work. Then I got my car back, and the first day I had it, I found myself with one of his tunes stuck in my head, ALL DAY! From that point on it was a lost cause.

The scary part now is I listen to stuff and don't think that it's that heavy. I do get a kick out of pulling the JEEP up next to people with my choice of music playing. The shaved head, heavy metal, sunglasses and the kilt put them right over the edge. They will avoid eye contact at all costs and I wonder why people think I'm mean. LOL

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

American Bulldog battle

These are my to small females playing. It started with a stick(which is now dead and all over the place) that they pulled off the tree. Then it was time to wrestle. Sounds like they love each other? After the fights, sleepy time. The other noise in the background is Max chewing on his bubblegum, a tennis ball.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Change

Here is a story about the human body and what it's able to do with a bit of hard work.

The story of a fellow kettlebeller. www.howdoyoumove.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Smoker


I have been smoking food a ton since I've moved to California. I did some in Ohio but you had to have a good weather day. Out here it's pretty much everyday. So on the weekends I throw 8-10 pounds of various flesh. The secret is a mix of spices that I rub on the day before and put it in the refrigerator. Fire up the smoker with a couple chunks of wood and 4-5 hours later you have protein for the next couple of days. Lovin it!!! I'm so glad I have teeth.

Training has been going well lots of get ups and grad workout stuff. I also have a press workout that I have to figure out for the Sept. cert. TONS of homework to do this week.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grad workout today



I hit the local park with a pair of 24kg to do the grad workout. If you look real close at the second picture you can see the bells at the finish by the bus.

We rule!



Saturday I had the chance to finish the journey for my final UCLA team member. I went to the beach and retested the three issues we needed to take care of for him to pass. Well it was obvious from his warm up swings that he had done his homework, 15 minutes later he is an RKC. That make 100% passing score for my UCLA team. You better believe it!!! This was our view as we tested.