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  1. Interesting. I'll add that to the list of...

    Interesting. I'll add that to the list of features to add in my "spare" time.

    I'll consider cadence, but I personally feel that each person's physical structure is somewhat different so swing...
  2. Thread: Daily kettlebell

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    GTG is high volume low intensity. Like, so low it...

    GTG is high volume low intensity. Like, so low it doesn’t feel like work.
  3. Thread: Pavel's Protocol

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    You’ve got to realize that the focus is trying to...

    You’ve got to realize that the focus is trying to break it down to basics. You’re right that he focuses on two movements, a hinge/pull and a press. But if you read carefully the primary protocol...
  4. If you have an iPhone you can try my app. It...

    If you have an iPhone you can try my app. It needs to be brought up to date a bit, but it still works just fine. I’m trying to rewrite it, but it’s hard to find the time with two small children and a...
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    There was a feature request for a countdown...

    There was a feature request for a countdown timer, and that feature has been added!

    Version 1.1 is now live in the store with an easy-to-use slider to give up to 10 seconds to get ready before...
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    Bump for the Monday crowd! Thanks to everyone...

    Bump for the Monday crowd!

    Thanks to everyone who's tried it, let me know what you think! If you like it, please leave a review and tell your friends :)
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    My iOS Interval Timer is now on the App Store!

    If any of you were at my RKC, you may remember that during introductions I introduced myself as a "Professional Geek." I've merged my two passions and created my first fitness application:
    ...
  8. Thread: Everything RKC

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    Glad to hear it! Thanks for taking care of that!

    Glad to hear it! Thanks for taking care of that!
  9. Thread: Everything RKC

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    Comparing that Freakanomics article what what...

    Comparing that Freakanomics article what what happened here is disingenuous. What was happening on that blog was not creation of a cheap knock-off, but wholesale content theft.

    oilerlover, if you...
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    This seems like a worthy cause. I've setup a...

    This seems like a worthy cause.

    I've setup a super basic Google Docs form at which people can input information.

    Once entered, the data can be viewed here

    It's super bare-bones, but gets...
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    Everything in Hardstyle builds off the swing; I'd...

    Everything in Hardstyle builds off the swing; I'd stick with what you were taught.

    As for rotation, I believe it's more a matter of style. GS has a lot of stretch & rotation, Hardstyle/Dynami...
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    "Off" leg on Pistols. Position?

    A lot of the videos of pistols online show the not-in-use leg pointing down at about a 45º angle and raising to 90º only when the squat forces it. The Naked Warrior shows keeping the leg out at a 90º...
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    Lots of painful "knots" in my back

    I have lots and lots of painful knots in my back. I'm fairly sure many have been there for years, but now they're really making themselves known. At times it hurts to turn my head or my torso. When...
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    Jefpum and Gary

    I'd recommend Pistols. I'm currently doing the above mentioned Fighter Pull-up system with pull-ups and pistols, and working on the planche via Coach Sommer's article, linked below. (I'll probably...
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    Same problem...

    I guess I should have been more specific in asking if there's a physiological or physical best time of day to train. I listed all the reasons why I do it when I do, but forgot to ask the meat of my...
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    Is there a best time of day to train?

    I try to get my training in before I get ready for work in the morning, but I'm generally very tired and lethargic and it's hard to get motivated. Once my day gets going, though, there's little time...
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    Question on chalk dust - ok to inhale?

    You could try getting a chalk bag as used in rock climbing. I hang mine near my workout area and just plunge my hands in when needed. Works great and seems to keep the chalk dust minimized.
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    Is a 16kg -> 24kg jump too much?

    I was thinking about getting a 20 and two 16s, but I'm now thinking about going full bore with a 24 and two 16s. I have already been training with a single 16 for a while, but don't have that bell...
  19. Seeking advice on what to upgrade to (2 or 3 KBs?)

    Due to a cross country move, I am without my Kettlebell I left my bell with my dad and told him he doesn't have to ship it to me if he uses it. I hope I never get it back :)

    Now I am looking to...
  20. Thread: More ETK Questions

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    More ETK Questions

    Swings are smoking me still, not hurting. I'm pretty sure my swing technique is good. I press fine, but my cleans are not being practiced as much as they should. I don't really have a place to work...
  21. Thread: More ETK Questions

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    More ETK Questions

    I've been able to get back into my ETK training after my surgery, but it has been intermittent because I recently relocated to the DC/NoVA area. There are a couple issues I've been wondering about......
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    Now What? Advice for developing a program?

    Have you looked into ring training? Not an endorsement, but it's probably what I will be looking into once I've reached a certain proficiency with KBs. http://www.ringtraining.com/
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    So is it "bad" to do stuff off days?

    Thank you for the welcome! I'm glad to finally be a member of the Party! I will be contacting some of the local instructors shortly. In the meantime...

    Prior to starting ETK this week, I was...
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    New to KB. With ETK, what to do on off days?

    I recently received my KB and the Enter the Kettlebell book & DVD. The book recommends starting with 12 minutes of the Man Maker and 5 minutes of get-ups twice a week. What should I do for the other...
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