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    firetrainer33 is offline Member
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    Default Is it February Yet?

    Hey Comrades,

    I apologize for not doing this way back when I signed on to this forum, but I would like to introduce myself to everyone...again.

    My name is Doug Descant. I reside in the hot and humid town of Houston, TX where we use expletives to rate the temp instead of thermometers. ("Son of a _____ it's hot", for example)

    Moving on.

    I am a fire fighter/paramedic who understands that solid nutrition practices paired w/ routine exercise can be a matter of life and death when that alarm goes off. (Be it for me, my brothers, and/or our patients)

    With embarrassment, I must say that I am a former reader of Muscle and Fiction who basically feels like he has been lied to for over 13yrs. I'm big on staying "green" doing my part for Mother Earth so all the old issues have been placed at the bottom of the cat litter box where they belong.

    Thank God I stumbled upon my ff friend using his KB at the station otherwise I might be on another forum asking some "mullet" what he/she thinks is the best supplement for X. (I just threw up in my mouth a little)

    If anything deserves the "magic pill" status it's the kettlebell. I probably wouldn't be able to put out a roaring house fire, much less, a candle, if it were not for the S&C gains I made from working with KBs.

    The kettlebell was the "fuel" I found 3yrs ago that ignited a paradigm shift in what it really means to be strong and well conditioned. It was uphill from that point on.
    I can't think of anything that has brought me so much pain and pleasure at the same time, except for my beautiful wife, Lisa, who is at home in bed while I write this to you from the station computer.

    I have also been training clients as a side job for about 2.5 yrs implementing the very detailed skills, techniques, and teaching methods I learned from the various DD books, articles, forum posts and DVDs; always adhering to Hardstyle methods and emphasizing quality over quantity.

    I was a teacher before I was a fire fighter, and there's just something about a student grasping something that really give me personal satisfaction. An old college professor called it the "Eureka" moment. Teaching the various kettlebell techniques has given me thousands of "Eureka" moments. If I can get them to learn it w/ perfect form, then I can gain a better understanding of it. I don't know what else to say; I love it.

    To make a very long and possibly boring post shot, My wife and I found out a few weeks ago that we will be 1st time parents in May. I don't know if life can get anymore exciting and/or scary knowing you are about to bring a new life into the world.
    Striving to be to be the world's #1 dad, I decided that I don't want my child to go through life w/ any regrets. I want them to be the best that they can be no matter what they choose to do. With that in mind, I will no longer go through life w/ regrets and I will be the best that I can be at all my endeavours.

    Hence the title of this post. I will be attending the ONE and ONLY kettlebell instructor certification course in Feb of 2010. If I want to be the best, then I will train and learn from the best.

    I'm looking forward to meeting all the inspirational instructors and students in Feb.

    Once I earn that crest of honor, I will earn it again day after day helping people achieve their goals in mind, body, and spirit with the personal goal of teaching them to "pay it forward" by inspiring others to achieve greatness in their lives.

    Thank you for all that you have done (unknowingly) to motivate me to achieve greatness not only with kettlebells, but in all aspects of life. My promise to my family and to you is that I will train hard, but smart preparing for this life changing course.

    Until then,

    Power To You All.

    Doug Descant

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    enjoy the pain in the mean time

    power to you
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    Doug,

    I too am a ff/paramedic here in Florida. It's funny we use the same way of describing the temperature here!

    I will be at the RKC in Feb as well. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else there. I can't wait.

    Congratulations on the new addition to the family. Kids are great, I have 2: a boy 4 1/2 y/o and a girl 19 months. Good thing to get the RKC done now because 1) you probably won't want to be gone that much once your baby arrives and 2) it gets harder to spend money on yourself when you have kids (at least I think so).

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    thanks for the words of encouragement guys. looking forward to meeting as well, cl. good luck with the training.

    eric have you decided if you're going to attend this RKC cert. as an assistant?

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    Good for you man.

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    Train hard and try to get some sleep with the kids. I'll be down for the San Jose RKC as well and looking forward to enjoying the pain as a group.

    Nate

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    Hey Doug! You might recognize my user name from another KB forum.

    I took the plunge and signed up for Feb too. I figured that if I wanted to make a substantial investment now in KB training, RKC Cert would be the one.

    It will be great to meet you in person.

    I'm really looking forward to the process of preparing for and then experiencing the 3 days. I'd love to compare training notes if you are open to it. Send me a PM if interested.

    Mike C

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    Doug, I'm glad to hear you're going and I will see you there. I'll be the guy standing next to Rif holding a foam roller.
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    Thanks Jordan. I'm looking forward to meeting you as well.

    Honestly dude; If the RKC was a course at Harvard, and ETK was on the course list, The Corrections would be right next to it. You nailed it man!

    Keep that foam roller handy. I'll need it. ; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by firetrainer33 View Post
    Thanks Jordan. I'm looking forward to meeting you as well.

    Honestly dude; If the RKC was a course at Harvard, and ETK was on the course list, The Corrections would be right next to it. You nailed it man!

    Keep that foam roller handy. I'll need it. ; )
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