July 8, 2009
-- It took me a year to get ready for the RKC Instructor Certification Weekend Workshop. Not that I wasn't in shape, but from my introduction to kettlebells, to allowing a sprained wrist to heal (no wrist wraps, bandages or gloves allowed on the snatch test) to getting the funds together (fortunately, they have an early-bird discount, saved me $1000 if you book your workshop in advance), that's about the time it took. While I was physically ready, and had some mental concept of what it might be (similar to my Ninjutsu Black Belt test, which took 3 days as well), the sheer volume of swings, snatches, Turkish get-ups, cleans, presses and squats isn't for the faint of heart. Everybody was fit, everybody was prepared. There still is a 30% failure rate because RKC seeks excellence in their instructors. You become an ambassador in a worldwide family, an elite in fitness, expert troubleshooter and worthy of special ops in your newly acquired abilities! Short lectures by Pavel Tsatsouline and his team of RKC leaders, punctuated by applied drills and culminating in "subject appropriate"
workouts (i.e. pertaining to the drills and lectures covered just before). The knowledge acquired redefined not only my passion for fitness, but increased my value to my clients, dramatically changed their workouts, sometimes simply following the manual provided during the workshop and applying every step of my workshop into a session (every step of the Turkish Get-up can be a workout in itself!). NASM, ACSM, CSCS, black belt, no matter your cert, you owe this to yourself ad your clients to get RKC certified (at least go through the workshop, like some of my clients now are) and continue on your path to excellence!
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