May Challenge - Choose Your Own

This month our challenge is Choose your own.

Our challengers are;

Name

 Exercise

 Repetitions 

 Success/Fail

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Let me know how you go so I can update the spreadsheet.

Enjoy :)

April Challenge - Dirty Thirds

This month our challenge is Dirty Thirds. 1000 core, 1000 Body Weight Squats, and 1000 pushups.. This equates to roughly 330 reps of each exercise a day. Again, the exercise choice for core is up to you. Leg raises, sit-ups, crunches, a mix of these etc. For the squats, try to reach parallel and keep your heels on the ground. If you have flexibility restraints, do the best you can.

If none of these suit come up with your own exercise!

Our challengers are;

Name

 Exercise

 Repetitions 

 Success/Fail

Daniel Core/Squats/Pushups 1000/1000/1000 EPIC FAIL
Tania   ? EPIC FAIL 
Michael    ? EPIC FAIL 
Karen    ? EPIC FAIL 
Paul    ? WIN!
Kevin   ? EPIC FAIL 
 Amity   ? EPIC FAIL 
 Greta    ? EPIC FAIL 
 Geoff   ? EPIC FAIL 
Tammy    ? EPIC FAIL 
       
       

Let me know how you go so I can update the spreadsheet.

Enjoy :)

March Challenge - Half/Half Hangover

This month our challenge is Half/Half Hangover. 1500 core and 1500 Squats. This equates to roughly 50 reps of each exercise a day. Again, the exercise choice for core is up to you. Leg raises, sit-ups, crunches, a mix of these etc. For the squats, try to reach parallel and keep your heels on the ground. If you have flexibility restraints, do the best you can.

Our challengers are;

Name

 Exercise

 Repetitions 

 Success/Fail

Daniel Core/Squats 1500/1500 Epic Fail!
Tania Core/Squats  ? Success 
Michael Core/Squats   ?  
Karen Core/Squats   ?  
Paul ?  ?  
Kevin Core/Squats  ?  
 Amity Core/Squats  ?  
 Greta Core/Squats  ?  
 Geoff  Front Snap Kicks 3000 per leg! Success
       
       
       

Let me know how you go so I can update the spreadsheet.

April's challenge is Dirty Thirds. 1000 core and 1000 Body Weight Squats, 1000 pushups. This equates to roughly 30 reps of each exercise a day. Again, the exercise choice for core is up to you. Leg raises, sit-ups, crunches, a mix of these etc. For the squats, try to reach parallel and keep your heels on the ground. If you have flexibility issues/restraints, do the best you can.

If none of these suit come up with your own exercise!

Enjoy :)

February Challenge - 3000 Core

This month our challenge is to complete 3000 core exercise reps. This equates to roughly 100 reps of each a day. The exercise of choice is up to you. Leg raises, sit-ups, crunches, a mix of these etc.

Our challengers are;

Name

 Exercise

 Repetitions 

 Success/Fail

Daniel Crunches/Situps 3000 Success
Tania Crunches/Situps 3000+  Success
Michael  Crunches/Situps 1600 EPIC FAIL!
Karen Crunches/Situp    ?
Mark Hanging Leg Raises   ?
Paul  Crunches/Situps  2800 EPIC FAIL!
Kevin  Crunches/Situps 1200  EPIC FAIL!
 Amity Crunches/Situps 3500+ Success
Rick Crunches/Situp     ?
Greta Crunches/Situp    EPIC FAIL! 
       

Let me know how you go so I can update the spreadsheet.

March's challenge is Half/Half Hangover. 1500 core and 1500 Body Weight Squats. This equates to roughly 50 reps of each exercise a day. Again, the exercise choice for core is up to you. Leg raises, sit-ups, crunches, a mix of these etc. For the squats, try to reach parallel and keep your heels on the ground. If you have flexibility issues/restraints, do the best you can.

Enjoy :)

The Kettlebell Swing (Hard Style)

The first exercise for most kettlebell users is the Kettlebell swing. And it's imperitive that it is done right. Without proper form you won't be working the right muscles and injury will rear its ugly head very quickly.

I won't presume to tell you how to do the Kettlebell swing.  I'll leave that to the experts. Check out the videos below.

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The Pain is Temporary

The Unhappy Truth about Sugar

This is a powerful animation short film about the dangers of softdrink consumption.

 

 

I got this video from The Diet Doctor but the original Source is - TheRealBears.org.

Introduction To Girevoy Sport - Video

This hour long video is an introduction to Girevoy Sport by Valery Fedorenko - WKC.

 

 

Via Lockout Kettlebells

Top 12 Mistakes Coaching Your Self in Girevoy Sport

Chris Duffey from Lockout Lettlebells has posted an interesting article listing the most common mistakes he believes you can make coaching yourslef with Kettlebells.  Chris trains for, and coaches, Girevoy Sport in particular.

 

Top 12 mistakes you can make while Coaching yourself...

 
Here is a list of the most common mistakes made by people Coaching themselves....

1. Spending too much time on the internet trying to figure out how to train like the professionals on you tube.
2. Not asking anybody for help... 
3. Not consistent enough.. 

 

See his article here for the remaining 9 points.

It is not the critic who counts:


It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.


 – Theodore Roosevelt


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The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.

Let me tell you something you already know.

 

The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life.

 

But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!

 

Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you!

 

You're better than that! 



I Am Made Of Sport

The Iron Never Lies