>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

7 Thoughts on “>Big Willy’s HARD STYLE VACATION on Big River

  1. Sean Schniederjan RKC on July 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm said:


    Incredibly stoked you can make it to Hardstyle: Ventura.

    The pieces are falling together for taking this thing to its full potential.


  2. Will Williams on July 6, 2009 at 5:43 pm said:

    >Brother we are gonna fuck that beach like NORMANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mike Krahling on July 7, 2009 at 7:32 am said:

    Sounds like your getting hooked on bending. Do you want me to bring some stuff with me on Sat to Dragon Gym? Just let me know, i have plenty for others to try also.

  4. Sean Schniederjan RKC on July 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm said:

    >YES?!! Can I use that in an ad?!

  5. Steve Ruiz on July 8, 2009 at 7:55 am said:

    >W2: Hey, I just found your site and I love it! I had heard of you and read some posts on the DD forum. So, I am really glad you showed up in Atlanta — BTW, I was the "short", "skinny", "old" guy from Oklahoma — but I'm tough (LOL)! Journey on in becoming W2!

  6. Sean Schniederjan RKC on July 8, 2009 at 11:01 am said:


    I think I balanced it in there just right

  7. Anonymous on July 11, 2009 at 10:44 am said:

    >Just be gradual in the transition from shoes to no shoes


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