Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Me teaching some Club Swinging at the Summit of Strength
I need a longer shirt ;-)

Quick training for today...

Soft tissue work and Movement prep
2# Club Swinging
32 kg Get-ups x 1+1 x 10 sets

I have ignored my Get-up for a bit too long.
This is a key lift I need to have the rotation.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Summit of Strength 2010 Pic

Back from Indianapolis and some training...

I am back from the Robertson Seminar this past Saturday in Indianapolis and have to say that it was a great seminar.
It is rare that I get to sit back and listen to fellow presenters (I'm usually busy talking) and there was some great information provided:
Mike Robertson on his "Single Leg Solution"
Bill Hartman on Energy System training (very interesting and powerful information)
Lee Taft on Low Box training and Speed training
Pat Rigsby on business
Me on KBs
Dr. Evan Osar on Hips and Core (Awesome info on breathing and diaphragm)
So it was a very good seminar!

Training today:
Club Swinging
Movement prep
24 kg Arm Bar and shoulder opener
24 kg Get-ups x 5 singles each arm - various styles
24 kg Weighted Cossack x 5+5 x 3 sets
24 kg SLDL x 5+5 x 3 sets
24 kg Tall Kneeling Press x 5+5 x 3 sets
24 kg Alternating Swings x 1 minute on + 1 minute rest x 3 sets
clubs and stretch

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Buffet Workout...

Just felt like doing a bunch of different stuff:
All with 16 kg KB and 10 reps each side where appropriate but tried to total 20 reps each exercise
Movement Prep - Arm bar and Shoulder Openers
Front Squat
Bent Press
Single Leg Deadlift
Tall Kneeling Press
Goblet Squat x 10
1/2 Kneeling Press
Weighted Cossak
One Leg Military Press (opposite leg)
2 arm Swing (x 20)
1 arm Swing (r&L)
Alternating Swing (x 20)
Side Stepping Swing
Side Hopping Swing
Dead Snatch
Hang Snatch
Split Snatch
Alternating Swing x 10

Might be tough walking tomorrow ;-)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Off to the Summit of Strength

I am off in the morning to the Summit of Strength in OK.
Jeff O'Connor, David Whitley, Geoff Neupert and I are looking forward to working with all of the attendees and I will try to have pics and a full write up after this weekend.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Some random thoughts...

Gray Cook's new book MovementMovement By Gray Cook, MSPT, OCS, CSCS, RKC
Get it - read it - learn it - This is the resource for understanding Movement foundation and Movement Screening.

Bodyweight Skill and Strength

Two Resources stand out above the others:
Naked Warrior
Master the Secrets of the Super-Strong-Using Bodyweight Exercises Only

Convict Conditioning
Convict Conditioning
These two books provide a lifetime of information and potential in the arena of bodyweight training and strength training.
Every time I revisit either of the books I am reminded of how much knowledge can be taken from them. Using the high tension techniques from Naked Warrior and the progressions from Convict Conditioning in their proper places is a powerful combination.

I personally am working on a CC routine myself working on the first stages of the Push-up, Leg Raise, Squat and Bridge (pull-ups will be worked in once I have consistent access to a bar).

Notice to the reader - the links for Naked Warrior and Convict Conditioning are affiliate links so I do receive an affiliate commission on sales.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Finishing touches and some training

I believe I have put the finishing touches on the Kettlebells From the Center Manual.
(fingers crossed)

A couple of sets of swings for prep (24 kg and 32 kg)
2/24 kg Jerks x 5 reps at the top of each minute x 20 minutes
(sets 10 through 15 I added jump rope during the rest between sets)
Finished with 3 more one minute rounds of jump rope
2# Club Swinging

Not a bad way to finally shake the road dust off.

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