Explorations in Policing, Faith and Life (With a hint of humor, product reviews, news and whatever catches my attention)

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I was working with two ATF agents the other day and we had a couple of hours of down time and we got to talking (after we had used up the typical police conversations) about workout routines. One of the agents told me that he has had serve shoulder problems ever since he finished playing College ball (football), and had to give up his free weight routines because of the pain. But he looked around for a while and he found a solution...he had discovered kettlebells. He told me that not only had he gotten stronger but had improved his flexibility. He then told me that the entire workout takes about 30-45 minutes.

My free weight work out takes about two hours and I simply have not had the time to maintain it as I should. So I went to Dick's Sporting Goods and picked up a couple of 'Bells'.

I have now been at this workout for two weeks or so and I have to say I am getting really positive results. The same results in 30 minutes as my two hour free weight workout plus my right side second degree untreated shoulder separation has not once twinged. I would highly recommend it.

The agent said to stay away from the fad workouts with this system and focus on the work of Russian Special Forces systems. I started with Pavel Tsatsouline.

I believe this is certainly worth a look.

Judges 3:21-23

21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. 22 Even the handle sank in after the blade, which came out his back. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it. 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.

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