Saturday, October 19, 2013

One Hour Long Cycle 2013

Today, at satellite locations around the world, a handful of people will be spending a meaningful hour doing kettlebell long cycle clean and jerks ("long cycle" in kettlebell-speak = a clean before every jerk, for repetitions, never setting the bell down) to raise funds for cancer research.

It's been a long time since I've done any training to speak of with kettlebells, but I'll be spending my hour re-familiarizing myself with a 16kg Russian Red.

My 16kg looks like this (but it's not 32kgs obviously)

If you can, donate to the cause: (one hour long cycle event)

If you want to spend an hour doing kettlebell long cycle, the whole thing kicks off at 11am, Pacific time. I'll be in my garage, and I'll be done before the west coast crowd, but I'll be with them in spirit.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kirk Karwoski

Great thoughts here from one of the greatest powerlifters ever - "Captain" Kirk Karwoski

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Greg Everett

I've always enjoyed Greg Everett's (of Catalyst Athletics) writing. Today, he posted this article to his site:

Great stuff. Clear and to the point. I love Louie, but he's not an Olympic weightlifting coach...

I think I've linked some of Greg's pieces in the blog before, but the following articles are outstanding. Enjoy!

Proper Foot Position In The Squat
Plandomization: Crossfit, Periodization and Planning
Shut Up, Flexibility

Monday, October 7, 2013

Holley Mangold on The Biggest Loser

I think I'm one of the last ones to find out about this... I've talked about the television show The Biggest Loser at least a couple of times here on the blog. It's not my favorite clearly, but if there was a compelling contestant on the show, I might make an effort to see it once or twice.

Holley Mangold is an Olympic weightlifter who will be on this season's show.

U.S. Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold on 'The Biggest Loser'

The new season starts tomorrow (Tuesday), October 8 on NBC.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Some Weightlifting...

A television segment about Dmitry Koklov and Akkaev Khadjimurat and their preparations for the 2012 London Olympics. Neither ended up competing in the games, but a fun little piece in any case.