Today’s [7.17.2009] training:
3 RKCs and an RKC II for Pull Up experiments and a session with the Buckeye Smack talker who will soon be able to do a pull up despite her poor attitude towards bending!

Today’s event [7-14-2009] No Trader Joe’s. 7 sessions today, 2 FMS screens, 5 pull up sessions, 6 cups of coffee, one beautiful woman on my mind, and about 3 hours of reggae to get me feelin’ it.

[7-12-09] Today’s event? 2 x 45 minute Max V02 15:15 sessions with Students, Pull Ups with George Samuels, and then some summertime action.

7-11-2009 event: Kettlebell Training at Dragon Gym in Exton, PA.

>Comrades team mates,
In speaking with Master RKC and author of Viking Warrior Conditioning, Kenneth Jay, I asked him if I could assist in his book planned for a 2010 release, detailing perfection of the pull up. He offered to make this a collaborative effort. meaning, Kenneth and I are writing a book together. I repeat, the Dane of Pain has given me the chance to work with him in a capacity that exploits my favorite exercise of all time. If you are willing to participate in the study I am conducting for this book, you will receive and unreal discount on the price of private lessons in packs of 10. Contact me if you would like to be part of this 3 months study.

Corporal Punishment

>Holiday UPDATE! See you on the Eleventh of July at Dragon Gym!

Big Willy, the W2, brings you news. . .

Phil Scarito is now an RKC II and future Team Leader. Meaning, he has passed his advanced skill testing and will soon be teaching at Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certifications.

I ran 1.5 miles in my Vibram Five Fingers today, and then walked the same 1.5 miles back to the pool.

My foot is healing nicely.

My music on vacation:

Avenged Sevenfold WAKING THE FALLEN, for my aggressive needs.

Bjork VESPERTINE, for my passionate side.

Alexi Murdoch TIME WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE, for my thoughtful and repentant side.

And for the everyday, the two baddest cats to ever come out of Ohio. . . The Black Keys.

What I’m reading? Stephen King’s THE TOMMYKNOCKERS. I can see the influence this book had on The X-Files’ creator Chris Carter. It’s one creepy freakin’ story.

What I’m doing? Attended a KB workshop in downtown ATL with The Dane of Pain, The Iron Tamer, and Sister Strength, on Saturday and Sunday. Went to the pool today. Got tan, made some teenagers uncomfortable, and swam a bit.

I have woken up early every day so far.

I miss my woman.

My calves are already sore from the run today.

I bent my first nail yesterday! Thank you to David Whitley for forging an addiction. Phil, let’s get together with Gary on this one, eh?

I have followed the Warrior Diet every day this holiday, and even today, where I plan to have myself a day of feasting and gorging descriptive only as ‘a gluttonous indulgence’, I will follow the rules, and order, of eating. But here is the catch: I am going to eat Japanese and drink beer until I’m blind. Then my aunt Donna and I watch a Stephen King movie.

Adam Glass
RKC Level II Instructor
World Class strong man
American Serviceman, USAF Tech Sergeant
Location: Minot AFB, ND. Raise in Detroit MI

“What goals are you working on?” he asks on the Dragon Door instructor forum. . . .
I am curious to see what kind of goals my fellow RKCs are working on. An email i got from a few put a weird thought in my head”Can you help your clients attain their goals when you fail to attain your own?” I say No. if you can’t cook a good steak, you can’t teach me to. If you do not know how to swim, you can help me. if you cannot add 5lbs to your lifts, why should your clients count on you to help them. So to me, it is critical to keep steaming rolling ahead. there are a thousands ways to progress- from strength, cardio, mobility etc. What are you in to as of late?Please discuss. I am curious what everyone is working on, what achievements you have had, what speed bumps you have hit etc.

My reply, on the forum, and to you all. . .
Hard Style on Holiday: W2 listens to his smarter Comrades
Kids,I haven’t read anyone else’s response. Do you know why? Because there are alot of them.After yesterday’s workshop, and getting my first bend with a galvanized nail, I realized something. I can tackle my goals by working them indirectly. -Rehab my foot-Improve my pressing ability [the beast at 226lbs. BW is a true test for me]-Get 15 pull ups [tactical of course]-Make Phil Scarito proud [no sarcasm, I’m for real] to be associated with me in the Main Line School Night circle-Hold a workshop with Adam Glass in Philly in January-Continue to follow the Warrior Diet until I’m old-Perform a BW Pistol by RKC II in 2010-Run a Vibram 5 Finger 5k in less than 19 minutes at the 2010 Teal Ribbon [Ovarian Cancer research fund] in Philly-Inspire others to start a kettlebell training business [This has already been done 16 times over, as Phil Scarito, Mike Barbato, RKCs II, Dr. Dan kane, Christina Schueneman, Pamela Macelree {RKC former}, James Sjostrom, and TRUSTY RKC Justin Garfield have all begun careers thanks to Pavel and I {and you all, I guess}]-Make promises and keep them. Or, more clearly, only commit to ideals/events/people who I am sure that I will stay true to. Overextending myself and then flaking has been a common theme in my life.-Continue to defy the stereotypes-Influence the RKC curriculum in a way no one else has. Or can-See TOOL in three cities on their next tour [Nitro is down for this]-Sing Karaoke in front of Pavel-Write a book with Kenneth Jay-Press David Whitley-Dance at my wedding with Jeff O’Connor-Turn my roommate into a powerhouse after he recovers from shoulder surgery
What I’m doing?http://www.winepros.org/wine101/grap…chardonnay.htm
What I’m listening to?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FeIu_pf-_E
Who I’m looking forward to working with again soon?http://www.dragondoor.com/instructor/529
Where will I be next Saturday?http://extonkettlebells.com/campleatherneckbenefit.aspx