Sunday, November 30, 2008

My training year in review.

I know the year isn't over yet, but I figure this is a good place to cap it.
The below video compilation covers my PR's for the year. Also a good clip of me dropping a 40 kg. kettlebell on my chest.

I went from never having more than a few 24 kg. snatches to 115 reps in 5 minutes, to 68 reps on the 32 kg. in 5 minutes. I went from never having done a pistol to a 32 kg. pistol. 32 kg. presses became common place. I bent yellow nails. I hit 9 pull ups with 10 kg. hanging from my belt. I put up a 100 pound turkish get up. I pulled a 405 pound deadlift.

The thing I would like to hammer home here is that I am of below average genetics. It wasn't until February that I started getting serious with my training. Anyone can do what I have done, or better. Develop a plan and stick to it. Don't second guess yourself, don't let people screw with your head. If your progress stalls then by all mean adjust course, but make sure you still have a plan.

In 2009 my goals are as follows.

100 reps on the 32 kg. in 5 minutes.
A successful beast challenge.
Bending the Red Nail.
A successful completion of the RKC II.


  1. Nice job and nice video, man. Particularly the pistols. I'm a big guy and those are hard enough against a wall without the weights.

  2. Another really great video showing what you can do with "develop a plan and stick to it" ...

  3. Great video. I've always found your attitude and you goals inspirational. I appreciate how you show the path taken to get there for us all in Internetland to see.

    Great job man and congratulations!

    Great music also btw...I love me some Hank III. We saw him a few years ago up in SF and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen.

  4. Very impressive year!!! Cool to have it all on video. Hope your 2009 is as productive.


  5. Thanks everyone.
    Kai, I dig on Hank III. Watching the progression even just physically from the first album to the last is a trip. This dude totally torched himself to be legit. i think he was playing bass for Superjoint Ritual too, so that probably didn't help.