Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Surrounded by Greatness

One surefire way to improve yourself is to surround yourself with people who excel at things you want to do better. Surround yourself with people who are better, smater, stronger, more experienced, etc. Simply put: Surround yourself with greatness.

As apart of the RKC faculty, I am blessed to be in contact with some of the best instructors and coaches in the business. Guys like Pavel, Brett jones and Mark Reifkind. Rif, incidentally is the person being interviewed this week to kick off the Kettlebell Secrets series. Rif has helped me a lot in my understanding of physical training and the call will be awesome.

Another person that I have learned a TON of info from is Grandmaster Strongman, Dennis Rogers. I spent the weekend in Lockheart Texas with Dennis at the Old Texas Barbell Company. Dan Cenidoza, RKC and Chris Mason joined me for some pretty intense, hands-on training, bending horseshoes, ripping cards and phonebooks and driving nails thru boards with no hammer. I shot some cool video and will try to get it edited and posted in the next couple of days.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Return of the Kettlebell: the BOOK!

Pavel's new and highly anticpated book on kettlebell training has arrived! Get Return of the Kettlebell HERE!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Gettin' on a plane

Headed to Texas today to train with Dennis Rogers!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kettlebell Secrets Project

Do You Have the Sneaking Suspicion That Your Kettlebell Training is Missing Something?

My friend, fellow Senior RKC and evil genius Geoff Neupert has put together a series of audio interviews with the Master and Senior RKC instructors.

ALL of us.

And Pavel.

Discover What You're Missing at Kettlebell Secrets...

Friday, May 15, 2009

April 2009 RKC certification

Check out THIS VIDEO from the April 2009 RKC certification.
Do you want to be a part of the Original and Number ONE Kettlebell certification?
Do you want to be a part of the kettlebell certification that ALL the others try to stack up to, but cannot?
RKC. Become elite.
I'll be there in San Diego in August, hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Return of the Kettlebell

Pavel's new DVD, Return of the Kettlebell, is finally out .

The focus of the DVD is on "Explosive Kettlebell Training for Explosive Muscle Gains" and it will be followed in a few weeks by a book of the same name. I already ordered mine.....

Monday, May 4, 2009

"Snatches tear up my hands"

The way YOU snatch tears up your hands.**

On the Dragon Door Strength Forum, it is a recurring subject: how do I protect my hands while I am snatching?

I have said this for years- the best way to protect your hands while snatching is with your technique.

To me, excessive use of hand protection compounds the problem. It reminds me of some of the escrima guys I have seen with full head-to-toe armor when they spar. It takes away the inherent respect for the stick if getting hit is no longer a hugely undesireable consequence.

No disrespect to the guys in the video, I am just saying this in NOT a real stick fight, and you will fight like you train.

If you need hand protection because you have torn something and don't want to miss training time, that is one thing, but if the only way you can snatch is with some apparatus you need better technique.

In the RKC, principle number one is "The emphasis should be on technique over routines, exercises and workloads. The latter are marginal until technique is perfect." Learn the correct way to snatch. Practice, practice, practice.

This week I will make a couple of video posts on troubleshooting Hardstyle snatch technique.

Stay tuned.....

**Thanks to Dan John for the original version of that quote, regarding squats.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Going to California

I just found out a couple of days ago that I am going to be teaching at the San Diego RKC in August.

Several people from Nashville are going to make the trip out to join the ranks of the RKC.

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