Right Doesn’t Always Mean Easy

I was teaching one of our introductory classes tonight. It’s one of my favorite classes to teach because often time the participants are so new to what we do and they are an open book. It’s an opportunity to really help guide them the right direction. During the workout I make my way around the…

Read More

Three Cheers For Growth!

It’s a truly amazing feeling to see posts from people all over the US excited to dive into the book. I am so excited for the material to get out and get tested. I cannot wait to hear feedback. I don’t just want that feedback to be praise, though I certainly hope it is. I…

Read More

Thankful

photo: me standing up giving a speech at my wedding… most likely embarrassing my wife haha. love her so much! There’s so much in life for me to be thankful for. I have an amazing, beautiful, and supportive wife. I have beautiful and healthy children. I have an amazing family. I have a successful gym…

Read More

Morning Routine

For the most part I run through the same exact routine every morning Starting from the moment my alarm goes off. It helps start my day off right. It helps me to set things in motion to set me up for success in the long run. We’ll skip the standard things and look at a…

Read More

Plans are Overrated… Sometimes.

photo: Our first year hosting the Arnold Affiliate Gathering I have a natural tendency to be insanely comfortable flying by the seat of my pants. This is a trait that has done amazing things for me and saved my ass on numerous occasions. It’s also a trait that has caused much anxiety for my wife…

Read More

Breadth VS Depth

A conversation sparked between some friends and industry leaders about ranking, degrees of black belts, and continued training in other programs. It brought up some great conversations around self defense, cross training, and what exactly pertains to testing. When I first started Krav Maga years ago, I wanted to be a 5th/6th/7th degree black belt…

Read More

Missed Opportunity

My mother just attended an active shooter discussion at a work conference. A little over 100 people were in attendance, and the presenter followed suit in what tends to be the “norm” these days. He stood in front, talked about his many accolades and achievements (I assume because he wanted people to take him seriously…

Read More

August 13th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Training 2 Hang Muscle Snatch Above Knee + 2 Below Knee 45/75/75/75 — 6 Seated Behind the Neck Press 75/85/85/85 — 8 Hip Bridge DB Bench (20×1 – 50/60/60) 20s Ring Push Ups (8/9/8) ME Ring Row Hold (35/30/45) 60s rest 3 rounds — 20 Cal Row 16 KBS (70lb) 12 Single…

Read More

July 24th, 2017

1:00pm – Awaken Training 8 Glute Bridge DB Bench (30X1 – 2x60lb) 8 Double Prone DB Row (20X2 – 2x35lb) 4 sets — 10 ring face pulls (20X1) 45 sc plank on rings w/ feet on box 3 sets — 50s wall sit 12 ring push ups (20X1) 8 UB DB Muscle Snatch each arm…

Read More

July 20th, 2017

7:00am – Awaken Training Back Squat 5,5,4,4,3(32X1) – 120/145/165/185/205 — RNT Split Squat 6 reps (20X1 – 2×35) Strict Pullups 5 reps (31X2) 3 sets — DB Single Leg RDL 6 reps/leg (31X1 – 2x35lb) DB Single Arm Press – Seated 8 reps (31X1 40lb) 3 sets — 20m backwards sled drag (135lb on rubber)…

Read More