Monday, December 27, 2010

Pura Vida Kettlebells Hubs Abound!

Also been writing on Hub Pages.  Here are my last 4.  On Hub Pages, I cover a wide range of topics including Kettlebell Training, but also touch on Sales and Selling (if you run your own business, this might be of interest to you) and I also am promoting my book, How To Stop Smoking Without Killing Anyone with a series of Hubs about smoking or not smoking.  There is, as always a article or two (or 3 or 40) dedicated to the spiritual side of things.  Not necessarily religious, just an expansion of the warrior spirit and more often than not it's connection to strength training.  All in all, interesting reading can be had by all. 




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Now if you've ever though about writing for yourself and are considering an additional venue to express your thoughts, ideas and market yourself a little, Hub Pages is a great place to do that.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pipes and Cogs

Saw this video called Pipes and Cogs on Facebook courtesy of Ken Froese, RKC II.  Needless to say I am jealous of these young men as this to me is how a gym should look and function.  Finding a spot like this in Los Angeles would probably indicate the Second Coming.  Bally's, L.A. Fitness, 24 Hour, Crunch, Equinox...  forget about it.  Give me a retired bomb shelter, some welding equipment and a few Kettlebells and I'm a happy man.  Old School strength, passion and grit.  This video is beautiful.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's Your Excuse?

Inspiration and humility all in 6 minutes and 10 seconds!  A buddy from High School posted this video on Facebook last night.  As it turned out, I too went to High School with this gentleman.  What was most moving for me was that when I was in High School, somehow, this concept of "do it anyway" or "push your limits" and "blast through your alleged limitations..."   Somehow, I just didn't get it.  At least not like I do now.  Perhaps I wasn't ready for that wisdom.  This video showed up today to remind me that any limit I put on myself is just that.  A limit of my own design and making and certainly not an excuse.  I'm going to go do some snatches now.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Today's Training

Training up date:

After warming up...

Spent 20 minutes practicing Pistols and Stacked Presses with two 16kg's plus reinforcing the form by immediately pressing the 32kg after the stacked 16's.

Finished with 2 descending ladders of Bulldog Swings 15/12/10/8/6 in just under 10 minutes.  That's 200 reps or 17600 pounds lifted in a ten minute period.

Gloriously smoked...