Thursday, May 01, 2008

The Last 2

90 minute Iyengar class with Catherine at Darshana. What I like most about this 'beginners' Iynegar class is it teaches me the most fundamental aspects of the poses we use helping to solidify each pose and gain a deeper understanding of how I fit the pose and how to get others into the poses. Catherine does an excellent job teaching and coaching each pose as well as helping individuals work out their kinks.

Kettlebell morning

A beautiful day for a park workout with my friend Barry. Always building, refining, enjoying the movements. Today was not exception


Becoming more like an effortless effort. This does not equate to 'easy' or that I am not working. I do not want to disrespect the bell, the move or those who cannot do what I can. But, what it does mean is my form and technique are much 'tighter' allowing me to gain a deep focus on move the bell like I choose.

Swing (2 hand)

My goal was 100 and in the past this move after a 'higher; volume snatch session would tend to light my low back on fire, not the case and again it goes back to more of an effortless effort and not being attached to anything other than doing what I am doing in the moment.

Overall this was a strong workout and the numbers will rise as I get back up to par and learn how to mix and mash the bells with the Yoga and everything else

*Played 30 minutes of basketball in the afternoon

*Did a 30 minute Yoga self guided practice

Tonight I will be attending a Meditation Class at Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City. First time and I am looking forward to this experience

PS: Meet a fellow Kettlebell Trainer today, Denis Kanygin who is originally from Russian and whose Father and Grandfather were both Gireveks in their day. He is a fellow trainer in the area and since he came to a gym where I was teaching I asked if he would teach the class and he accepted and taught the group a bunch of things including some great juggling. If you want to learn more about him checkout his website

Thank you Denis


Denis Kanygin said...

Joe, thank you for the opportunity!

Juggling was a blast :)


Denis Kanygin

Joe Sarti said...

Pleasure my friend, look forward to more such opportunities for both of us.

cheers back at you