Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Felt weak!

I had intended much more for my workout yesterday but it wasn't there. So I bailed after 3 sets of 5 reps R/L military press with the 40kg.

On a positive note today is Laura's last final for the semester!!! Nice Job babe.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Last nights workout

On the beach with the sun and I nice breeze I busted out some clean and jerks.

Single arm Clean and jerks with the 24kg sets went like this.
After that I went for an overhead walk 24kg about 75 yards out on the left and back on the right.

As i was finishing that a crew of kettlebellers started to filter in and I promptly kicked the crap out of them as I often do on a Monday night. I had all 5 future RKC's in attendance, Sean, Rusty, Tim Dale and last but not least Laura. I had these five work snatch technique while I trained newbies. All of their snatch for is looking damn good if I do say so myself. They are going to eat the cert alive, or they better because the will represent Team Kilt!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

A new week

I have been getting back int the groove this last week after many weeks of double kettlebell work I have gone back to singles. My groove for snatches was a little off to me. Those that watched me do the five minute snatch test thought they all looked good, I thought they felt different.

I have been switching between ballistics and grinds every other day. I have always found that this keeps me fresh everyday and that I need little down time between workouts. Last week went like this

Monday, 24kg 5 minute snatch test 100 reps in 3 minutes 43 seconds
Tuesday, 40kg 5 minutes of Get ups
Wednesday, swing, high pull, snatch ladder 24kg. 1 swing, 1 HP, 1 snatch then 2 swings, 2 HP, 2 snatches up to 5 reps each the went back 5 to 1
Thursday, 32kg Military press 6 sets of 5 R/L set 7 was 10 reps R/L
Saturday 15 minutes of H2H juggling 16kg

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

After 18 weeks I still like Geoff a little

I finished up the 18th week of Geoff program and Fridays still sucked, not to mention the distraction of the fire and getting evacuated. All in all it was a brutal 6 weeks and I'm glad that it's over. The workouts have been very challenging and I will come back to them down the road. I would highly suggest that you pick up Geoff's book when it comes out, you won't like him as much either after you go through the workout, that is until you see the results.

So for those of you who need a test subject for you workouts let me know and I will take them for a ride.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Today I was driving home from my class at Gracie Barra and I had strong urge to visit a member of the Sacks family that I have heard so much about, but will be unable to meet. During my visit on a sunny hill side I met a elderly lady that was there to tend to her daughters grave. She told me several stories about her daughter and granddaughter. This bought a smile to her face but brought a tear to her eye. Before she turned to go back to her daughter she thanked me, and I thanked her for sharing. I sat there after she left and thought about the interaction and how today I was so deeply touched by two people I have never met but now share a great connection with.

I have so much to be thankful for and so much living to do because you never know.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Great weekend!

Another SoCal weekend, sun, kettlebells and fun. I spent the better part of this weekend outside. No that is nothing new but it seemed especially nice this weekend. I have had the opportunity to spend a bunch of time with the Sacks family. They have welcomed me with open arms and I can't thank them enough. THANK YOU!