Yesterday was my first Bolt Kettlebell Sport competition, hosted by Michael LoBue at Foundation Strength. I was blown away by how much fun the event was and how many newcomers to Kettlebell Sport got up on the platform! I especially loved seeing a bunch of kids who are getting into the sport.
We are one week away from the Bolt competition at Foundation Strength. Not sure I am ready myself but my KOR athletes are progressing great!
Dave & Lauren have been attending my semi-private Kettlebell Sport workshop on Monday & Wednesday nights for the past three weeks, getting individualized programming and coaching in order to prepare for the competition.
In the weeks leading up to the AKA/IUKL Nationals 2014 in New York, I had a major kettlebell breakthrough. I improved my 20kg snatch number by more than 15 reps and consistently hit Master of Sport numbers in 24kg Long Cycle. So what “magic” happened to instigate this breakthrough?
Here is a recap of my week, in pictures!
I hiked Iron Mountain in the Poway area with Rampage (3.5 miles up). He was a total trooper, and took a nice nap on the drive home!
I’m excited to announce I will be leading the Kettlebell Sport Program at KOR in North Park, San Diego! I will be coaching Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8pm and Saturdays from 1-2pm. I will also be holding an Introduction to Kettlebell Sport Workshop this Saturday, October 25 from 1-3pm for anyone interested in lifting competition bells. Whether you are looking for a new skill to invigorate your workout routine or plan to be part of KOR‘s competition team, this workshop is necessary for understanding and developing the basic techniques of Kettlebell Sport.
I’m lucky to be staying in the beautiful city of Del Mar, just up the road from Torrey Pines State Beach (pictured above). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed waking up in the morning and either hiking at Torrey Pines State Park or just ambling along the shore and taking a dip afterwards.
But first, let me take a selfie:
Hats and sunscreen are a must out here!
An update as to what I’ve been up to down here in San Diego:
– Staying with my new aunt in Coronado
– Beach workouts
– Missing kettlebells!!!
– Staying with mom’s best friend of 30 years in Mission Bay
– Enjoying some vacation time before I start actively looking for a place, a job, and a place to train KB next week!
While this feels like a vacation at the moment, I’m excited to start networking and discovering new places. The best thing I’ve experienced over the past few days is how willing people are to help you if you dare to ask.
I think I’m already couple shades darker. I love summer in October!