Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Certifed Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor!

What a weekend! I registered for the Agatsu Level 1 Certification in Toronto, which was from 9:30am until 5:30pm. It was a great course taught by Shawn Mozen, and throughout the weekend many of his past instructors came in to offer help and show us a few tricks of their own.

This course was both knowledgeable and physical. To be honest I am glad they had a physical side to this course, why be a trainer if you can't do what your clients can do.

On the first day we went through straight body movements and worked are way through the hard style of kettlebell (North American Style). We were tired by 5 and that is when the fun began. As the last set of the day went.

30 Jump Tuck Burpees with Push up (JTB)
20 Kettlebell Swings (KS)
25 JTB
25 KS
20 JTB
30 KS
15 JTB
35 KS
10 JTB
40 KS
45 KS

TIME: 11:51. After about a 100 burpees form was a bit sloppy and have to give much respect to the guys who took there time, did it in 25 min, but their form was amazing.

DAY 2: I was a bit sore!! Today was a bit more technical learning the GS Style (Russian Style) I really enjoyed this style because it was Aerobic...sort of my thang!! haha We had the written exam, practical exam then physical exam. Being vague because anyone who wants to do the course has to experience this pain haha.

All and all I learned a ton and have taken away another arsenal to add to my building program design! Clients are scared!!!

My favourite piece of information I took away from the course:

Focus on Flexibility, Mobility, Strength and Endurance and your body will come!!