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by Howieeeeee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Essential Kettlebelling
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: Essential Kettlebelling

Swings, by far. And I almost always do single handed swings. A few sets with a single bell if I am coming off a layoff, just to get things moving again. Laddering up with heavier bells. Once I'm ready to longer conditioning, I'll switch to (double bell) long cycle. Starting with lighter bells for lo...
by Howieeeeee
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Where did all the real niggas go?
Replies: 42
Views: 6980

Re: Where did all the real niggas go?

It's how he orders successive sets. I like to call it "backfilling". For example, if you are training 24kg long cycle, your first set (after warmup) might be 1' at 8 rpm. Then you rest. Your second set might be 20kg long cycle for 1' at 10 rpm. Then you rest. And finally your third and last set migh...
by Howieeeeee
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Where did all the real niggas go?
Replies: 42
Views: 6980

Re: Where did all the real niggas go?

I attended more than a few of those $$$ certs back in the day. AKC one-day Fitness Trainer cert - my introduction to GS; all one-hand lifts, good way to get started, introduced to the Fitness "Protocol" - not bad AKC two-day Coaches cert - not much new introduced except for lifting doubles; introduc...
by Howieeeeee
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Where did all the real niggas go?
Replies: 42
Views: 6980

Re: Where did all the real niggas go?

They all quickly learned that training GS is some hard shit, so they split.
by Howieeeeee
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Strong Endurance
Replies: 98
Views: 11121

Re: Strong Endurance

We have discussed this here many times, and the local consensus is that you do need LSD type of training. The sweet spot that makes training enjoyable, as opposed to the feeling of dread in anticipation of the next training session. Especially important to the ageing fitness freaks. I have come to ...
by Howieeeeee
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: HKC - opinion
Replies: 8
Views: 2500

Re: HKC - opinion

Swings, get ups, and goblet squats?
by Howieeeeee
Wed May 30, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: UPK-ISIS Unite: Who here still trains with KBs?
Replies: 26
Views: 5525

Re: UPK-ISIS Unite: Who here still trains with KBs?

Looks like I am going to give sport training another run. My 12-year old, special needs, son has sparked an interest in kettlebell sport. I bought him some light, 3 and 4 pound, bells. Since his biggest interest recently has been hanging out with an iPad, I am going to try to get him into the garage...
by Howieeeeee
Wed May 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Kettleguard Reinforced Wrist Wraps
Replies: 10
Views: 2471

Re: Kettleguard Reinforced Wrist Wraps

I have Kettleguards and I like them. I'll use them if I've had a lay off from using the bells for a time to let my forearms get used to having the weight resting against them again. Gradually I will use them less and less until I don't use them at all. If you are worried about sweat, you can go the ...
by Howieeeeee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 1-Arm Planks
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: 1-Arm Planks

GB has one work up to 5 sets of 30 seconds per arm. After that, you move on to planche leans.
by Howieeeeee
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 1-Arm Planks
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Re: 1-Arm Planks

I will be starting these in a couple of weeks. They are one of the progressions in the GymnasticBodies Foundation 1 program. These are a step in their Straddle Planche progression. They lump them into their upper body work as they like to focus the effort on the scapulas and related straight arm str...
by Howieeeeee
Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Any of you Lie-Men have True Knowledges of the Arm-Aid
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Re: Any of you Lie-Men have True Knowledges of the Arm-Aid

Shave your forearms. (I know that is a task in itself.)

Squirt on some lube. (We know you have a tube.)

And jam your fingers into the painful areas. (No need to comment on this one.)

60% of the time, it works every time.
by Howieeeeee
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: creaky old knees
Replies: 20
Views: 4582

Re: creaky old knees

TomFurman wrote:It's in my book, fucker.
Which one?
by Howieeeeee
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Do you know CPR?
Replies: 39
Views: 2570

Re: Do you know CPR?

I recently recertified. One of my prior instructors stated the same about not giving mouth-to-mouth to a stranger, and just going by way of compressions.

Compressions should be at the tempo of the Bee Gee's "Staying Alive". A bit quicker than most people think from watching it on television.
by Howieeeeee
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: GS. Young heavyweighter.
Replies: 28
Views: 6763

Re: GS. Young heavyweighter.

Ah, to be young again. And to have a shitload of time on your hands to just train. Good times. He's got some kind of sling on his bell when he's snatching. Maybe adding a little extra weight to the bell? I liked his technique while snatching. Makes it very apparent how the body needs to expand and c...
by Howieeeeee
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Kettlebell Lifting 2016
Replies: 817
Views: 126168

Re: Kettlebell Lifting & Nail Bending

Thanks. Good luck with it. If you find it miraculous, please let me know.
by Howieeeeee
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Training Journals
Topic: Kettlebell Lifting 2016
Replies: 817
Views: 126168

Re: Kettlebell Lifting & Nail Bending

I watched Thomas Kurz's new DVD called Flexibility Express. I'll be adding his strength/flexibility exercises to my training. We'll see if it increases my flexibility. DPR, how did you like this program? Results? I was just checking in out, but $99 for a DVD is a bit steep for me, particularly with...
by Howieeeeee
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: I'M BACK
Replies: 70
Views: 5640

Re: I'M BACK

Holy shit, just read through this saga. Best of luck T200. I can tell you that during my wife's second pregnancy she came down with a real bad case of pre-partum depression. I had to adjust my work schedule and was afraid to leave her alone. My wife also had a history of clinical OCD so when her hor...