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Thread: Hello and Introduction

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    mrtalbert is offline Junior Member
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    Default Hello and Introduction

    Good morning,

    My name is Ryan. I thought I would formally introduce myself (this is a long post-sorry). Out of shape, 40 yr old desk jockey. 5'8", 178 lbs, 22% body fat. Nutrition is OK, but not great. I started getting interested in kettlebells in winter of 2016 and after trying to follow some youtube videos I almost wrenched my lower back, I knew I need formal instruction.

    I found an RKC II somewhat close. After 4 private sessions, an RKC workshop, and a brief flare of motivation, I returned to sedentary life from April 2016 until March of this year. I noticed that my small community gym, nestled in a residential area has the space but no training or services available. There is a need for health and wellness offerings in my community. Too many of us are in poor physical health and full of stress and anxiety.

    I felt inspired enough that for my own sake and the folks around here, I decided to do something about it and I signed up for an RKC I Nov 10-12. There's an HKC that's being offered in my area in July as well, but I really want to move forward to the RKC and even with the discount, I cannot afford both. I am actively training hardstyle programming towards this end with an instructor, so I feel like I'm on the right path. Aggressive (for me) but realistic and manageable. At this point, I am not planning on this being my full-time career, but I hope to offer services in the evenings and weekends in the form of private instruction and group classes.

    Snatch weight is 24kg. I am a researcher at heart, so I have read, and read, and read the training requirements, researched training plans on DD and elsewhere and read people's experiences. In addition to kettlebell programming (currently 2 days strength, 2 days conditioning and daily swings), I am also doing a lot of daily mobility, yoga/movement flows, and stretching. Seriously investing almost equal parts time in active recovery and kettlebell training.

    Anyway, I hope to join the ranks by the end of this year and getting know some new folks. Cheers.
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    MilkManX is offline Member
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    Awesome! Keep it up. Consistency will yield results.
    It's not about how hard you can hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward!!

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    ad5ly is offline Senior Member
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    I did ETK for a few years. Had mixed results - lost alot of body fat and did see significant muscle definition - BUT I did rush ahead with my clean and preeses and snatching far too soon resulting in shoulder injuries which continually set me back. Take your time. Develope high degree of skill before moving on to the heavy bells. Limit injury risks to keep you training through the long term...Dennis

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    Dan John is offline Senior Member
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    Great read and welcome. Most of walk the same path: Your issues with the local community are common. I offer a daily workout, for free, where people come and share equipment, knowledge and free will. With some of what you are doing...this might be a good way to keep motivated and get some help. Just thinking out loud...
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    mrtalbert is offline Junior Member
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    Thanks to all for the replies and encouragement!

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