Saturday, April 18, 2009

Viking Warrior Conditioning

What a great day it was to do kettlebell training in the great outdoors!

I did some nice joint mobility work and got straight to work with the mVO2 prototocol as directed by the ilusteius Kenneth Jay, Sr. RKC. If you are an experienced kettlebell user than you owe it to yourself to check out the Viking Warrior Conditioning manual. Your whole road map is simple to folllw and you will get results ASAP.

Yesterday I did 60 worksets and that amounted to 420 snatches in 30 minutes. Ii, striving to get back to 80 sets this coming week so I can move onto the :36/:36 protocol.

Heading to DC today to work out with La Saun Taylor, RKC, as well as my good friend, Warren Morgan. We are hitting Gravely Point and the day's weather is promising.

Sandy Sommer, RKC

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Viking Strength Day

Today was my second Viking Strength Day of the week. I did 9 sets of work. Each set consisted of Kettlebell Press for 12 reps with the 20 KG Kettlebell. Additionally, I did 4 one legged pistols and 4 pull ups. Total rep count was 108 presses, 36 pistols and 36 pull ups. Will finish out this week with the mVO2 :15/:15 tomorrow and a variety day on Saturday.

I felt great today and continue to make progress in the "Beast Challenge" Exercises. I am attacked Kenneth Jay's Viking Warrior Conditioning program and I am seeing real pogress.

Also, wanted to remind you that we have opened regisration the Delaware Kettlebell Workshop that Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC Team Leader is conducting at St. Andrews School in Middletown Delaware.

Click here for details!

Sandy Sommer, RKC

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Got This From Dax Moy Overnight

I got this message from Dax Moy and thought you'd enjoy seeing it.

Dear Sandy,

I've been re-writing a few sections of today in order to update a few of the chapters with things I've learned since I originally launched the program in January 2007.

As I was writing away, it dawned on me how much my life has changed in the 2 short years since the program was released and how a simple decision at one moment in time can DRASTICALLY alter the hundreds, thousands and even MILLIONS of moments that follow.

You probably know what I'm talking about as it's happened to all of us, but I've got to tell you, when I started out with my 'little idea' all those years ago (even before I wrote the program) I had no idea where it would eventually lead me. No idea at all!

I mean, when I left the regular army about 8 or 9 years ago I had nothing.

No qualifications (I'd left school at 16 without taking my exams), no money (I was completely broke) and no obvious means to get either. To make matters worse, I had a young wife, 3 young kids and another one on the way, and nothing remotely approaching the slightest hint of how I was going to support them, let alone give them the things that every father and husband wants to provide for their family.

We were living in high crime council accommodation on a housing estate in North London (in what in the U.S would be known as 'projects') and claiming social security benefits in order to pay the bills and get by and dreaming of ways to improve upon our situation so that we could give our kids some of the better things in life.

I took many temporary jobs including bodyguarding, roadsweeping and even working in sewers in order to get the little bit of extra cash we needed and supplemented my income with my Reserve Forces pay from my territorial army unit weekends, camps and courses, but as fast as I was able to earn a little money it seemed to be eaten up on bills of every conceivable type so that, no matter how hard I worked, we were never able to get ahead.

It was frustrating to say the least but, like most people, it was a frustration i just had to learn to tolerate. After all, my bills had to be paid, right?

Then one day after an army weekend, I noticed one of the other guys in my patrol was reading a book in the back of the truck on the way home. He was coming to the end of it and as he finally turned the last page he glanced up and noticed me looking in his direction. Seeing I was bored he offered me the book, which I gratefully took and in that moment... started a chain reaction of events that would totally transform my life!

I'm not exaggerating.

I read that book all the way home, persuaded my patrol-mate to lend it to me until later in the week and took it home and read, and read and read.

Now, what was surprising to me was that this wasn't a new book. It was old. REALLY old, like 1920's, yet as I read through it I felt as though it had been written specifically with me in mind as it described many of the very things that I had been going through and, more importantly, why.

It told me to hold a major definite purpose uppermost in my mind, pursue it with all vigor and not to quit on it until I accomplished what I'd set out to accomplish.

So I did!

I'd always had an interest in fitness and having boxed, done martial arts and been a soldier, knew that I was naturally gifted in this area as well as passionate. I'd seen ads posted for gym instructor jobs but when I enquired they told me to go get a civilian qualification and they'd consider employing me. Trouble is, I didn't even have the £325 I needed for the YMCA gym instructor course, but the book said that I shouldn't let that put me off, so I set about getting a bunch of temporary jobs to raise the cash.

Eventually I did the course, got qualified and went back to the gym where they told me they only had work for me for 2 hours a week in the shifts that no-one else wanted and that the pay was a measly £5 an hour. I took the job and again, changed the course of my life.

In short, that job led to me becoming a personal trainer, becoming a trainer led me to owning my own studios, owing my own studios led to me working directly with people like Bob Proctor and Joe Vitale from The Secret and working with those guys led to me writing the www.themagichundred.comMAGIC Hundred Goal Achievement Program which sold over $107,000 in the first 7 days of launch and that has led to me traveling the world, speaking at international events and teaching my own rapid goal achievement philosophy to thousands and thousands of people.

Since making that first teeny-tiny decision to read that book instead of going to sleep like my patrol-mates, literally EVERYTHING about my life has changed and I find myself in the weird and rather unlikely position of being some kind of 'goals guru' to people from all around the world who I've never even met and earning more money than I ever thought I'd earn whilst traveling the world and having all kinds of adventures.

It's very strange indeed!

Nice, but strange : )

I now live the kind of life that I'd only dreamed about before with travel all over the world to jungles, deserts and arctic wastelands as well as luxury hotels, secluded islands and all manner of other places that I'd only ever seen in books before I started on this amazing journey that my life has become.

But looking back at how I got to this point in my life and the opportunities I now have before me, I can honestly say it all started with reading that one book. It's as though that one decision was like setting a compass bearing just slightly off course to the original path I'd been on at the time, yet which over the weeks, months and years has moved far off the original course to deliver me to the place I'm at now.

I guess you're wondering 'What's this got to do with me?' right?

Well, nothing I guess...


You see, just as my own life has been created by each of the decisions I've made along the way, so has yours.

Everything you've experienced so far is the result of the decisions you've made (or failed to make) up to this point.

That's a fact.

The good news is that that means you can also decide where you want to go, what you want to do and who you want to be just by the simple and straightforward act of making a decision right now. I mean LITERALLY right now!

Just choose to act on something you've been putting off, something you've been 'thinking about' or something that's been tickling away at the edge of your mind and you too could find yourself living the life of your dreams in some not-too-distant future.

I mean it.

It happened to me so why not you?

Make a decision TODAY my friend.

Set a new course!

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - I almost forgot, I bet you want to know what that book was that started off my magnificent adventure, right?

Put your best guess below and I'll tell you tomorrow : )

(I know, nasty huh?) : )

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Monday, April 13, 2009

What Does Warren Buffett Know About Kettlebells?

Perhaps this is becoming a broken record but I can't stress enough that "simple" is very often the best approach to success.I am focused on only 6 movements at this point. All I practice is swings, Turkish Get Ups, Snatches, Tactical Pull ups and Pistols. I throw an odd sprint or two into the mix, as well as some front squats. Nothing in my workout matters right now and if I continue to spend time on the above, I will promise you that my progress will continue.

I will be stronger, nimbler, more flexible and have more wind than a hurricane. And I can promise that I won't be bored. A few of you have emailed me and said that they couldn't possibly stick to such a shallow and rigid regimen. That's fine. Keep doing what you've always done and nothing will change at all. Same stuff, same result. Which for most means that neither their performance will be enhanced nor will their body changes. Much less their mental strength.

I'm asking that you give it a shot. Now you ask what in the world dues Warren Buffett have to do with this?

A lot it seems. Buffett has been employing the same basic methodolgy to equity and debt positioning for over 40 years. He uses basic probability to determine how he chooses to allocate his capital and it seems to work. He doesn't look at betas, nor alphas or Black Scholes etc etc etc. All he is interested in is "can I get a better return on my capital here than with a risk free investment." Simple seems to work for WEB. Is it easy? Probably not. His system requires emotional intelligence as well as the ability to do what others simply aren't doing.

Do you have what it takes to do things differently? If you do, then I would suggest that you may want to strongly consider kettlebells as your tool to achieve fitness second to none. Seems to work for the Navy SEALS. Check out a local RKC and please let me know if I can be of any assistance.

The best,

Sandy Sommer, RKC

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

What Have you Done in the First 100 Days of 2009

Well, Dax promised he'd be back 'tomorrow' and it's been a week.

A family emergency got in the way and he was unable to get back to us and share some more of his goal achievement 'secrets' but he's finally back with another interesting and thought provoking message to help us achieve your goals faster.

Today he's answering the most common question that his thousands of readers often ask about goal achievement and success.

"When Should I Begin?"

Believe it or not, it's a really common question!

People are of the belief that there is some special 'buildup' they have to go through in order to achieve what they want or that they have to 'prepare' or 'get ready' or have all their ducks in a row before they can finally go after what they want.

They tell themselves they'll start to pursue their goals...

...tomorrow week year
...when the kids get out of school
...when the kids go back to school
...when there is more time
...when things settle down
...when there are less bills
...when there is more money
...when the moment it right

And all the while they delay the pursuit of those things that would make them happiest because of... something. Some 'reason' for why they couldn't possibly go after their goals right here, right now.

So here's Dax's answer.

(I think you know it already) : )

Start right here, right now with whatever resources you have at your disposal to build the life that you most dream about having.

You see, you can carry on dreaming about the things you want or you can do something about them.

You can let the daily routine of your current life run the show or you can make the changes you want to see.

You can keep putting off and delaying your happiness until 'someday' or you can begin doing the things you know you are capable of doing TODAY!

The choice is yours.

You have the power to choose.

You see, it's all too easy to fall into the same old routine of saying to yourself 'someday I'll do it but right now I just have too much on my plate'.The truth is, you will ALWAYS have tons of things to do, tons of people to see, tons of places to go, chores to be done and bills to be paid.

That's life for us all, right?

But if you don't at least START building the life of your dreams, regardless of how busy, tired, stressed, broke you are then you stand zero chance of ever getting there don't you?

So start today my friends.

Start today.

You don't have to do much. You don't have to change the world in an afternoon. Just change one thing. Do one thing different to how you did it yesterday and you've begun to move your life on a different course. This is the REAL 'secret' of goal achievement.

It's taking action.

But you knew this already, right? : )

Sandy Sommer, RKC

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P.S - What one action are you committed to taking TODAY? Write it in the comments area... I dare ya! :)

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