Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Two Things...Of Importance

This Friday, February 1st, wear red as part of the American Heart Associations campaign for Heart Health Awareness for Women. Any red, anywhere will do.
Additionally, Heidi Klum and Diet Coke are sponsoring this Nationwide Event, simply go to mycokerewards.com to see how you can help Diet Coke support the American Heart Association.


Kettlebell Training in Iraq...Camp Victory (Baghdad, Iraq) is trying to raise money to get kettlebells to Iraq for training. They've set up a store at CafePress with their own KB logo. The profits from the sales of the shirts go to sending kettlebells to Iraq for training.



Assisted Pistols

4 - 1 minute rounds of...

Slam Ball
KB Hand to Hand Swings
Ball Jacks
Front Squats
T-Stabilization Push Ups
Agility Rings

Open Gym...If proficient in Kettlebell Movements try this...

50/50 Snatches
50/50 Cleans
50/50 Front Squats
50/50 Swings
50/50 Push Presses
50/50 Jerks

"Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work." -Indian Proverb


Pamela MacElree said...

I know most of the 6am crew is taking the day off tomorrow but provided it isn't too cold when I wake up tomorrow I'm planning on the KB workout around 6:30am.

Pamela MacElree said...

Ouch! It took a long 53 minutes flat, 16kg, with a short intermission to chat with Dawn.

Greg said...

Did you guys chat about being on American Gladiators?

Dawn said...

44:48 for the KB workout. Killer on the shoulders. Hopefully the tire-sized oatmeal cookie I ate will expedite my recovery.

Greg, when I have Pam's attention (aka she can't leave) I'm inclined to preach the gospel of American Gladiator. Today's sermon was from the book of Application Submission, with focus on quality bjj footage that should be included in the highlight reel.

Pamela MacElree said...

That topic might have come up in casual conversation, although it was followed up with an arguement on time penalties.

Dawn, my shoulders are equally as sore, and I suggest eating a little more than an oatmeal cookie. Nice job on the time though.

Dawn said...

Clarity on penalty enforcement taken from an online news source (net result: we were right, Pam)

"Also, where did the time penalties go in the Eliminator? There are two back-to-back sections that could end up with the contestant failing and falling down to the mat: a column that competitors must hold on to as it rolls down an incline (taken straight from "Ninja Warrior"), and the classic hand bike. In either example, a falling contestant can simply get up and run to the next obstacle. In the classic "American Gladiators," he or she would have been held by the umpire for five seconds before being allowed to move on. Either the penalty doesn’t exist, which is stupid as it gives someone a reason not to finish the hand bike and simply give up and perhaps improve their time; or NBC has cut away from the penalty enforcement and never mentioned it, which does fit the values they have shown so far in their production quality. "

Greg said...

I don't like in power ball how contenders can throw the balls into the basket. It takes away from the difficulty of having to get past the gladiator.

The BJJ footage would be good. Apparently they had the top women's grappler in the nation on the second episode.

Pamela MacElree said...

I missed that one, but one of the Gladiators is a Women's MMA fighter, she's pretty good too!

I would tend to agree, but throwing the balls into the baskets sure beats a hard shoulder to the chest.

We've already decided that they'd pair me up with Helga, and that scares me a little bit.

Woowhoo! No time penalties!

Dawn said...

Pam- Helga has the agility of a turtle. She's the least of your concerns.