If you are a part of the KB sport world, even just a little, you should have some idea about this big controversy of women in KB sport and doubles. The Americas are pushing for equality in KB sport. I thing it is most wonderful! I just find that the high speed of changes within… Continue reading Some KB news and other things.
I am always trying to be a better lifter. That is the beauty about lifting- or any sport. You may be able to achieve the number one position in your sport, but does that mean that you CAN’T get better? I think we can ALWAYS get better. And not just in a sport, but life… Continue reading To get better, one must always learn, young lifter.
I work 12 hour shifts, at night, all night (and they usually last about 13 hours- and I don’t sit the entire time or even 1/2 the time). I do not want my training to take a back seat because of my work schedule, so I try to get in a lift, absolutely no longer… Continue reading Need a quick workout? Here is an idea:
I have been slacking- BIG time. With this spot in the interwebs. I have been on a little bit of a kettlebell competition/ training ‘break’ and life got pretty busy for a few months. My plan is to start back regularly in February! I will do some ‘clean-up’ on my site and start adding recipes… Continue reading OMG. Please forgive me.
It has been many weeks, 6, 8? or so that I have not been training- for a competition. It has been refreshing, and definitely necessary for my psyche. I am struggling, because training for something is so important to me, keeps me motivated, and getting stronger, but taking some time away from HAVING to do… Continue reading A different point of view….
Life is in full swing again. I have decided to not compete for a little while. After all the comps and training this year I talked to my coach and decided to take a little step back. I was feeling burned and tired and just wanting to spend some time at home. And that is… Continue reading Just a little of life.
Being in Chicago for Nationals almost 2 weeks ago was an experience. Every competition is. The positive aspects, negatives, or both, I always learn something- or else, why go? Besides getting to share the platform with some amazing lifters, and new friends, politics and tension were also very, very present. Generally speaking there is little… Continue reading Hellz Bellz
Wow, things have not slowed down for me at all lately. As much as I have wanted to write, it has been hard. But I am here, and I have A LOT to talk about! It has been a few days since the USA Nationals in Chicago, Illinois, and I am so glad that I… Continue reading USA Nationals 2015
It has been almost 3 full days since the NKSO and a kettlebell instructional seminar with Denis Vasilev. Let me tell you, what a great weekend it was. Got in Friday, weighed in, ate a salad, went to bed. Slept like poop, went to the venue site, talked, judges meeting (yes, Lynn and I judged),… Continue reading Compete and educate.
As of late: Preparation for Niagara Kettlebell Sport Open. I am super excited to go. It is the first competition in which I will be participating in two 10 minute events. Excited, and terrified, that is how I feel. I have been working pretty hard. I wish I was coming in at a lower weight,… Continue reading 6.14.15
I have not posted in a long while. I don’t know if if is only because I am busy, or when the weather gets nice I have a hard time sitting in front of a screen. So, over the next week I do hope to FINALLY write about Long Island City Kettlebell Competition, update my… Continue reading Really behind and updates.
Sometimes fitting training into life, or life into training is hard. Balance is crucial. Emotional and mental balance are the most important factors, then all of the physical stuff. If you are having a hard time balancing life, you will not be able to balance a kettlebell! I think this is why I have not… Continue reading training. and balance.
…the goose. And that’s about it. After training, watching, and learning about kettlebells, and hoping to train, and watch and learn some more there is one SOLID truth that I have discovered about kettlebell lifting. What is good for me, and what works for me, may not, and may not have to work for you.… Continue reading What’s good for the goose is good for….
I just want to thank everyone who took the time to visit me on the interwebs yesterday. Thank you. Also, I want to publicly thank my beautiful friend Lynn for making this little place very popular! Lynn and her husband Garry are such wonderful people and I am blessed to have them in my life.… Continue reading WOW!
A review, an experience, a chance to learn, a chance to lift, a chance to HAVE FUN! Any competitive lifter knows that getting ready for an event takes a lot of time, dedication, and preparation (as well as money, planning, and researching- and other things). And going to the Arnold in Columbus, Ohio was no… Continue reading IUKL/AKA World Cup @ the Arnold Sports Festival.
No, just the return of some very successful kettlebell lifters who need some well deserved rest. It was Lynn, Tony and I. Lynn did amazing, as always. Tony also did great and has a lot to be proud of, and I am pretty proud of myself as well! (But more about that later). We got… Continue reading Return of the Jedis?
Sorry for the lack of posts. I have been sick for just about 3 weeks, and because of that it took a HUGE toll on my training. I have asthma, and what is usually never a problem, becomes one, a BIG one. So I have been training but not at my usual intensity. I know… Continue reading This weekend is a BIG deal!
I know it has been a few days since I posted. I will be honest, I have been busy. Something about working nights makes me less effective at getting normal, everyday things done. As far as my training, I am working towards my goals in OALC with the 24kg. I have my doubts sometimes. I… Continue reading Updates and kettlebell things.
Wrong. I have been working on and researching this topic for a long, long, while now. I find the entire realm of AMINO ACIDS very complex, huge and, at times, confusing. Whey and other animal proteins, plant based, casein, complete, incomplete, etc, etc…….We need protein to survive, for cellular metabolism, as well as carbs and… Continue reading Protien is protien is protien? Right?
I have been busy. We have been busy. I love being busy, but sometimes I do feel like I just wanna sleep, for a week. And I haven’t been blogging as much as I would like. The Arnold is fast approaching, and I was doing super well, but I got on the scale. I gained.… Continue reading Updates and little things.
Quickie post: I struggle with forearm fatigue, especially when increasing my kb weight. You can’t always have good lift days right? I would like that, but no, you won’t. Here is a video on forearm fatigue that Lynn sent me: http://thierrysanchez.com/hand-grip-fatigue I will write more on this some other time. Just some food for thought.… Continue reading Forearm Fatigue
I don’t think we swing enough. I don’t think you have to swing a lot, but it is vital in your kettlebell sport progression. I want to share a portion of a little workout I put together for Lynn. Simple, effective, sweaty, swinging! Make sure you are warmed up. Make sure you have chalk and… Continue reading Swing a little this, Swing a little that.
Exercise is super important, especially if you want to be healthy. It isn’t the only way to be healthy, but it plays a large part. I think exercise is different from training, and training for performance versus aesthetics is vastly different. You can definitely benefit both ways, but your priority will lead to different outcomes.… Continue reading What are you training for? Are you training at all?
Well, here we are. We are just one page away from the end of 2014. A lot is going on, and I look forward to 2015 and pursuing many goals. One thing I dread about a new year, this one, past ones- is well, going to the gym with what I like to call ‘Resoluters.’… Continue reading Many will start, few will win. The few, the proud, the RESOLUTER.
What ever holiday(s) that you and yours celebrate I do hope and wish all the best for you. This time of year my compromise my diet, but it truly fills my heart. If you have to work I thank you. 2014 was amazing- I can’t wait to see what is in store. Happy Holidays and… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Wrong. WRONG. Super WRONG. If a lovely person is interested in lifting bells they don’t come to you asking to be taught incorrectly. In a traditional gym environment a trainer does not tell his client “Yeah, I want to see you take this exercise and perform it incorrectly while lifting as much as you can.”… Continue reading A rep is a rep is a rep right?
….Especially when I have not shoveled it in a year. And, I usually enjoy it. Gets me outside when I wanna be in my house, with my fuzzy slippers and something warm to drink. So I had a long, long day at work, left into a blizzard, finally made it home, ate, and shoveled- for… Continue reading Yes, I count shoveling as exercise…
….I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it…. Yes, I just quoted Missy Elliot. I guess I was unsure of how to start this post. I think the next few weeks are going to be busy- work, (and more work because I picked up overtime- I am down to one job at the… Continue reading Is it worth it, lemme work it…..
I hope that everyone had a really nice Thanksgiving holiday. I was able to spend a few days with my family, and it was absolutely wonderful (with the exception of acquiring food poisoning on Thanksgiving- at least I didn’t gain any weight!). My family means everything to me, and I love spending time with them.… Continue reading OOOOO my legs!
Given that today is Thanksgiving, mom’s favorite holiday, I will be with my family, and my workout will consist of something in the hotel gym in the morning and filling my belly and my heart for the rest of the day. (We were supposed to run a 5K but it is super slick outside!) I… Continue reading Workout update dos (2) and Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Here is my lift from Monday 11/24. Rowed 1000m and did my typical warm up. Then did 3 rounds of push-ups, lunges (8 per side- all different styles), abdominals, and dips (5-6 reps per round). I started with double lean forwards and from that position (bells overhead) I went into a rack position for 30… Continue reading Workout update uno.
I really have to write, and have a lot to write about, I just have not had the time. Family, work, training, responsibility, holidays, it’s been hard to just sit and write. I will. The 2014 IUKL World Kettlebell Competition in Hamburg, Germany is over. I have to tell you I am beyond ecstatic and… Continue reading Sometimes it’s hard to post
Saturday, November 1st after the competition was over and we could enjoy eating normal food, and not worrying about calories or alcohol I actually got to meet- not just see John Wild Buckley. Yes that is his real name, and yes, his mom gave it to him as an infant- because it was her family… Continue reading the perfect set with intention.
I have been meaning to post but something pretty awesome happened the morning of November 5th. My newest neice, my dad’s first grand baby entered the world! So needless to say I have been preoccupied snuggling her little self! Congrats to my sister and her boyfriend. I hope that they are resting. I love her… Continue reading Happy tears and sad ones
Just like every year, I try to be very optimistic about the weekend as a whole. And then I get sorely disappointed. Lynn and I arrived in Novi, Michigan, Friday afternoon, and right after getting to our room we went and weighed-in. I made weight by 2 pounds I starved myself all week, and then,… Continue reading A review of Worlds 2014.
I have A LOT to write about. I plan on doing a few posts over the next few days. This weekend was a little intense and we arrived home about 90 minutes ago. I have been defeated, insulted, humbled, grateful and truly inspired in a matter of hours. I will share it with the world,… Continue reading a lot of ketchup.
My blog has had WAYYYYY more traffic than usual the past few days. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to visit this little place on the interwebs. I have a few things to write about, even a product review or 2 to post- hopefully I will find the time to… Continue reading wow. thank you. i appreciate you (i really do).
October 18, 2014. What a day. It started with a 5k, with Michael, a tough course, I finished 2nd in my age group (25 minutes) and Michael finished 3rd in his group (very proud). Then we got home, he went to his rugby game, I went to the market, changed into new gym clothes, ate… Continue reading a 5k and one hour long cycle!
This coming Saturday, an international event will be taking place, no matter where in the world, no matter the time zone, we will all be lifting at the same time to raise awareness for autism. One of my friends, Christina, who is my friend because of kettlebell, runs the Kettlebells for Autism, and every year… Continue reading 1HLC to benefit K4A
Training for Worlds, in Michigan is well under way, even though I am not 100% I will be participating- yet. So I have a few pounds to lose before weigh-in. Should be no biggie. So lifting, cardio, and yoga are still going on, even though I am very busy working two jobs. Today, I am… Continue reading Eat, lift, sleep, work, repeat…..
Happy October!!! Life is super busy at the moment, and I am doing my best to get all of my running, lifting and yoga in! As well as working two jobs so I can do all of these things I love! I lifted Monday, but it was not the greatest workout, and Lynn and I… Continue reading Keep on Keepin on.
Yesterday, Thursday, I did get a lift in, but it was not at the gym. It took place on my deck. The weather has been wonderful, and I am glad I got to enjoy it. I did a brief warm-up, then moved into 3 rounds of goblet squats to a press, 10 reps with the… Continue reading Sweating. I do it very well.
After not having worked a 12 hour shift in over a year, it was hard to get back in the swing (no pun intended), but I am so far really enjoying my new job. I know that a change of scenery is really what I NEEDED. Unfortunately, I was unable to get to the gym… Continue reading Last few dayzzz…
Hi everyone! This week has continued to be busy, just like the last one. I love having a day or 2 off during the week, but the last 2 weeks I haven’t. Poor me, right? Tomorrow morning I will lift for the second time this week, and then Saturday Lynn and I will lift! Hopefully… Continue reading the busy goes on….and on….and on…..
It has been a busy week, and as it comes to a close I still can’t slow down. It’s amazing what sitting at a desk will do to a girl, I think it has sucked the life outta me. I have been exhausted, but doing my best to get it all done! I lifted Monday,… Continue reading busy, busy
I started my new job yesterday, well not a new job, still a nurse but for a different institution. I am excited about the possibilities and a chance to grow! I am still lifting, running and doing a little yoga this week, but I may not have time to tell you all about it. Once… Continue reading Fresh start, kind of.
Lynn and I got to work very early this morning! Our workouts were different- this is based on our current goals, Lynn’s hands, and the residual of this cold I can’t seem to kick. It began with rowing for warm up, and waking up our bodies, and then some kettlebell around the body. Next, I… Continue reading Saturday Lift.
Those words hit me this evening, hard. I was going to post about the last 2 days lifts, but this is way more important (and my workouts were less than stellar from this cold). I took a yoga class with coach tonight, and while in a balance, wanting to give up so, so, so bad,… Continue reading Don’t write the end to your story.
I have had many views of my blog since Coach posted it to his facebook last night. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who took the time to visit! I hope this means that some of you will become regular visitors. Thank you and happy lifting. Cindy … Continue reading Gratitude.
…Million Pound Lift. 1, 004,839 pounds were lifted. Go ROC Boxing. Way to represent. Coach Dom does a lot for the community (Coach Kat also had a huge hand in the day’s events). I’m not exactly sure who came up with the idea to raise money for a local children’s hospital (that exists, but a… Continue reading Grab Charity By the Bells…