Top Three.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mobility:
Bottom of squat 2 min
Keg drill, 2 min

Warm up: 15 to 20 min
Practice and load up 3 position snatch (High Hang, Mid thigh, Floor)
Beginner High to Low, Advanced Low to High

3 Rounds for time, 18 min cap
15 Ring Dips
20 Kettlebell Snatches (10 per arm, 2 pd/1.5 pd)
30 Jumping Squats 45 lb bar

The only height criteria for the jumping squat is that the feet leave the ground.

Cool Down:
3 Postion Wall Extension, 10 to 15 sec eac
Samson Stretch, 15 sec eac

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From the vault:  Chillin’ at the old gym.

The Kettlebell Snatch is a tricky beast if your timing is off.  Practice it thoroughly in warm up, and here is a video by the kettlebell master Jeff Martone. 

Kettlebell Snatch wmv  mov

Refining the Kettlebell Snatch  wmv  mov

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One question I love asking people is, What are your Top Three Favorite Movies?  I know one is hard, and 5 is too many to think about, but 3 is just right.  Here are mine:

1.  Gladiator – Russel Crowe was perfect as the fallen general turned renegade, and Ridley’s eye for epic scenes of Rome were lush and breathtaking.  Mix that with Hans Zimmer’s unforgettable and multi – layered score and it was a spectacular sword and sandal epic that resonates perfectly with my own philosophies.

2.  Last of the Mohicans – Michael Mann is admittedly my favorite director, and Daniel Day Lewis my fav actor, but that had nothing to do with why Mohicans made the list.  Their talents, in concert, capturing the violence and beauty of the early Americas, against the backdrop of the Northeastern States, and a final scene that has yet to be matched in my eyes, all the while haunted by the inevitable change by the Great Sachem, has made it a masterpiece.

3.  ???

I honestly do not yet have a third, and have been searching for years.  It actually shifts and changes with the seasons and how great some films are, i.e. The Matrix, The Return of the King, 13 Assassins, etc. but nothing has stuck yet.  Post your top three, and why, to comments.

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