Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Upcoming World Kettlebell Club Fitness Trainer Certifications

Between now and the end of the year, I will be teaching two more WKC Kettlebell Trainer certification courses. This course is the prerequisite for anyone that wishes to attend the Coaching Certification with Valery Fedorenko.

The two venues are:

Saturday, November 13th @ Rhode Island Fitness & Martial Arts, Smithfield, RI

Saturday, December 4th @ The Claude Robillard Sports Center, Montreal, Canada

This course covers the single kettlebell foundational lifts - swing, clean, press, push press, jerk, snatch and half snatch. We also review the long cycle variations as well as the bottoms up variations. Everyone who attends will also receive a copy of the WKC's Fitness Protocol, which will also be reviewed and discussed in the course.

If anyone is interested in attending either of these dates or if you are interested in hosting a course yourself, please let me know.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Lifting Update

It's been a little while since my last update. Things are still moving forward and I'm loving it.

For the most part I am now concentrating on the Olympic lifts. I'm training them Mon-Wed-Fri. Weekdays in between I have not been doing much aside from recuperating. Weekends are spent running around with the kids, although I have recently picked up a 50' rope and have been playing a bit with it in the backyard ala Battling Ropes.

My OL training has been consisting of Cleans, from both the power position and from the floor, snatch pulls, jerks (from the rack) and back squats. I'm becoming technically more comfortable with these movements and have slowly been increasing the weight used.

I have been laying off the kettlebells during this time as my body is still getting used to the barbell work, but I hope to start introducing some lighter, longer sets again next week on my in-between days.

That's about it. Tonight I'll be visiting the Institute for Heavy Training. I'm looking forward to hitting it hard and getting the necessary refinements from my coach. Let's rock!