Friday, May 30, 2008
5 reps per set
begin each set at the beep
alternate between A1&A2 for 5 sets of each (10 total)
do the same with B1&B2
A1 pullup (I used a band to assist)
A2 2 kettlebell C&P ( I used 2x32kg)
B1 Zercher Squat (I used 100ish lb sandbag)
B2 Double Kettlebell snatch ( Again, 2x32kg)
Done in just under 20:00. By done I mean DONE.
My adductors needed some stretching after, so I did the frog stretch.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
The planned launch date for the Full Body Power DVD is next Tuesday, June 3rd.
As the time to launch approaches, I want to go ahead and answer a few questions that have come up about it.
What the Full Body Power DVD is NOT:
- A repackaging of the same old double kettlebell drills that you have already seen pretending to provide a new solution to a different training problem.
- A massive encyclopedia of “filler” exercises that serve no purpose other than to increase the running time of the DVD.
- A follow-along kettlebell workout ( If that’s what you are looking for, go to http://www.powercircuitworkout.com/)
- An entry-level explanation of the swing, clean, press and snatch (That is all covered in Enter the Kettlebell)
What the Full Body Power DVD IS:
- A clearly explained progression of intermediate to advanced exercises, so that you can develop your skill and strength over time.
- A detailed description of the windmill, Turkish getup and Bent Press.
- A starting point for you to use your imagination in developing your own unique expression of strength, using kettlebells.
- Logical combinations of basic exercises that flow from one to the next.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Someone recently asked where I came up with the name "Iron Tamer".
Like most things related to my training and business, I owe it to Pavel.
In the Russian Kettlebell Challenge , the book that started the American Kettlebell Revolution, Pavel quotes Olympic weightlifting legend Yuri Vlasov. He called his training "a jolly game of taming iron."
I found this clip of Vlasov on youtube. Enjoy.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thhis is the reason my colleage and friend Kenneth Jay Sr. RKC won't be at the CK-FMS workshop in August. He will be missed, but the Olympics is kind of a big deal.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mark at the RKC in Denmark last spring. Look for him to take the gold in Beijing.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday it felt about the same. Donnavan Stephen's was having the 2 year birthday celebration for his school Shaolin Concepts and he asked me to perform some feats of strength during the demo section on Saturday afternoon.
In addition to the usual kettlebell stuff and 2 hands anyhow with a KB and a girl, I tore a deck of cards, did a 64kg one-finger lift and bent a 4 foot piece of 1/2 inch round steel into a fish shape. I am pleased with the progress I have made since joining Dennis Rogers Oldetime Strongman University. Fun stuff.
Anyway, I got home, helped Mandy plant some stuff in the garden and felt a strange pain in my wrist/palm while shovelling. By Sunday morning I couldn't close my fist. It hurt and the nerves seemed to stop working before the fingers completely closed.
I went to see my chiropractor yesterday and he figured out that one of the bones in my wrist had shifted so far out of whack that it was putting pressure on the carpal tunnel and also the flexor tendon that runs to the middle finger. He adjusted it and IMMEDIATELY I had relief and only the mildest of pain.
Took it light today, did a few swings with 24kg and some double snatches with 16kg. I am scheduled for another adjustment today and Thursday. I expect to be 100% by the weekend.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
To see them, follow the instructions below.
Go to: http://www.mandywhitleyphotography.com/
Click on "enter site"
Click on "clients"
Enter password: irontamer
hit submit and you'll be able to view a slideshow of all the photos
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Thankfully, God was looking out for me and I emerged unharmed. So did the 20 or so kettlebells I was carrying.
My car on the other hand ain't doing so well. I haven't heard from the insurance adjuster yet, but I am expecting it to be a total loss.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
This of course meant finishing off with a five-minute snatch test to put it all together!
Yasser sums the whole experience up in this photo, which I like to call "Aftermath":
Here is the whole group, looking strong:
Thanks to my beautiful wife Mandy (in the red) for her using her mad camera skills. She is working on a web gallery of all the shots, hopefully it will be complete in a few days.