Sunday, February 20, 2011

Comp prep and Training clinic

Comp Prep

Since the meets in Michigan and NY are separated by two weeks, it will provide some time to get some training done in between.

For the last two weeks before the first comp, I will start hitting 7-8 minute sets to get my mind back in the game.

The truth is, every one has goals that fall short in training. The good news is that I'm reintroducing my clean differently. We will see if it helps. Videos to be posted soon!

Training Clinic

As for the training clinic saturday, we helped an athlete Sara Moore who aspires to improve at kettlebells to be CMS very soon. She picked up techniques very quickly.

We also did some active recovery drills with foam rollers, stretch bands and kettlebells for the hips, hamstrings, shoulders and upper back. Overall, it was a good session and Sara imparted wellness tips as well, a tribute to her knowledgabe background.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Congratulations to James!

Who recently made rank with 2 20kgs!
He is one of my students. There are others as well so watch out!

Jerks 40kg

Snatches 20kg

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Troubleshooting the Rack Position

Its a very basic video to help lifters find the rest position.

Looking at three basic body types:

short arms, long torso (more difficult)
long arms, long torso (manageable-my body type)
long arms, short torso(ideal)

The key is the waist line height. It should be approximately an inch below where the elbows make contact.

Rack Position Video

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Time vs reps and things to come.

I'm going to guess that it doesn't matter that since when you do one, the other is by-product no matter the intent, its about visualization...

The reps matter as percentages of max effort (number of reps one does for max time that they can last: 10 minutes typically). Each athlete has to decide what time they can handle 70 or 80 percent of their max.

I guess since the premise of the sport is reps, that similar to weight lifting, the Russians/Bulgarians use a certain percentage base in what is considered "training" but on a max lift(weight) basis.

Now, about intensities and transition, thats a big discussion that I prefer in person. No sense on giving away free information when others charge money :D

It touches up on the discussion of why people are getting stuck(guys with 28 kgs and women with 20 kg).

Personally, I'm not stuck, just had some setbacks, (jaw surgery gone bad, mono, shoulder dislocation, hip injury) Now, back to the Ferrari comment, I stress that it behooves you to consider my active recovery clinic(more then just stretching and mobility).

And I don't do just kettlebells for my workouts...Many have said that they are great exercise and also compliment many things. As we get better and better at Athletics, we become that Ferrari(broken version).


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