Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Man Maker challenge has begun!!!

Operation Overlord was the greatest amphibious attack in history. Nearly 175,000 American, Canadian, and British troops landed in Normandy on D‐Day, 6 June 1944, supported by 6,000 aircraft and 6,000 naval vessels ranging in size from battleships to 32‐foot landing craft. The object of the attack was to win a beachhead in France in order to open a second front against Hitler's armies and to use the beachhead as a springboard for the liberation of France and Belgium, and the eventual conquest of Nazi Germany.

Comrades, It's D-Day and in honor of a 175,000 troops, all RKC's across the country are uniting to take on the Man-Manker challenge.

Location- General Wayne Elementary School-10am start time. Snatches and running is required of everyone.

See you all at 10am!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Things that are on the plate for June


June 6th-. First, June 6th is our D-Day workout at General Wayne Elementary school in Malvern. This event starts at 10am sharp. Please bring a bell that you will be comfortable snatching with, because you will be doing a shit load of them.

June 13th- we will be doing our Kettlebell hike up Mt. Misery. This will require 2 bells (light bells) of the same weight. In a nut shell, you will be farmer walking your bells from one side of the Mountain to the other side. REMEMBER, YOU ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS YOUR GRIP. Details of exact dates will follow.

June 25th, Most of the RKC instructors in this area will be heading to MN for the Level II Certification. Myself, Will Williams, Mike Barbato and Gary from High Level Fitness are all heading up, Wish us luck. Looks like Dr. Dan or John will be teaching our classes. Again Details will follow towards the end of the month.

Oh yeah!, during all this I will be moving into a new house that I have been renovating for the past 4 months. I will be posting a Utube video of what the place looks like in it's final stages.

Power to you all!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Are you kidding me with this!!!!!!!

So, I'm reading Men's Fitness magazine the other day and came across an article titled, "Summer Body." I usually read through these magazines quickly to get some ideas on what not to do during my training. What do I see as I turn to the next page? I see a guy doing a swing with a dumbbell.

Right away I start perusing the article on how they teach the reader to swing a dumbbell between their legs. First, the guy is squatting way to much. Second, the picture shows the guy coming all the way up onto the balls of his feet at the top of the swing. Lastly, given the popularity of Kettlebells, why the hell would they advertise this movement with a dumbbell?

I guess I should be happy that they at least are introducing the swing into the general population, but at least do it right and use a #@#@ Kettlebell.

Previous to this article, they were teaching the dumbbell snatch, a move that has become popular by Crossfit, a great movement btw, but would recommend using a Kettlebell again. They recommend trying the move with the greatest amount of weight you can pull. Let me ask you this, How many readers are going to go to the gym this month and try to do the DB snatch with a heavy weight? Something they probably have never done before. Do you think a lot of these readers are going to injure themselves??? What the hell is going on

Believe it or not, but a lot of people get ideas and training tips by reading magazines. Some offer great advice don't get me wrong, but from what I've seen so far, its scary. Go back to some primitive movements like the Bear crawl and simple squat thrusts. Movements that are multi-joint and really get the heart rate up. KEEP IT SIMPLE.