My goodness I’ve gotten away from the fancy thinkin’ box and neglected my cyber-profiles and Word Processed thoughts. So to hit the ground running I’ll say that I have given much, much thought to the dispute between “GS” and “Hard Style” proponents who think their system may be more effective than the other over the course of time. In the late winter months I saw alot of catty bullshit manifest in rich text and read a bushel of posts which illuminated the many different positions people were taking in regard to this debate. I was comforted ever so slightly by the dozens of folk who felt that debate had reached the point of futility and appeared nonsensical. I also changed the channel after dropping my humble O in the ring after a fortnight of negative junk on my computer screen. Couple that with my unfamiliarity with the new and improved DD Forum and I went off the grid for several days. Presently I find meself with time and inclination to dip back into the blogosphere and bang out some forum posts. Here is what else has kept me busy in the weeks since my last post.
After weighing in on the GS/RKC debate I looked at means of training beyond kettlebells that I and my students will benefit from. Enter Randy Hauer. I should be more familiar with the Olympic snatch and Clean/jurk, but I am not. As I sniffed the wind for a hint of a training discipline I can commence as a real rookie, Randolph dialed me up on the Thinkin’ Box and made me an offer I couldn’t not reply to. We linked up and I relieved him of an Olympic Barbell, many a studly rubber coated bumper plate and equipment to fashion a modest platform which went straight to my garage. It is almost spring again, and I’ve got the fever for the yurking of a barbell. I also made sure that RH and I set a date when he’ll school me in the required lifts. I am genuinely excited.
Landed some new gigs for Kettlebell Classes. Trained 25 troopers from the Northeast Chester County Emergency Response Team (NECCERT) at 0600 on Wednesday using swings, presses and High Pull to Squat basics. Smoked trooper tastes great, I’ll say! Got snowed/iced/hailed/shit on as 6+inches of ice/snow hit us only two days after it was 70 and sunny. Woah. Turned my internal clock into a blinking 12:00. Been feeling some snatches lately and still rocking the Bikram Yoga twice a week. Mountain bike is aired/lubed/tightened up, barbell and plates loaded in the garage. Took my NSCA CPT EXAM last week, haven’t gotten my scores. Passed a BIO 100 test and two quizes by a nice margin. Enjoyed a pre-March 17th nigh tout with old friends. The kind of old-neighborhood Pub gathering that could only happen in Havertown, PA. And I hit 100 snatches with a 32kg in 6:02 using the Steve Maxwell Fast 100. It was nice. Pantera cranked and a class full of animals sucking wind as 100 reps had every one’s name on it.