Sunday, September 09, 2007

September was a GREAT one!

September is always a great time of the year. Kids are back in school, people are getting back into some type of work and training routine, football season starts and you can always count on a competitive TSC taking place. This one was no exception. Great competitors and a nice size crowd came to Revolution Fitness to experience this grueling yet fun day of pain.

First of all, here are the competitors and their results"

MEN Open Division

Jeff Cwalinski BW 257 DL 475 Pull ups 11 Snatch 116
Aaron Wilson BW 146 DL 395 pull ups 40 Snatch 122
Osvaldo Aponte BW 152.8 DL 315 Pull ups 29 Snatch 112
Mike LoBue BW 179.2 DL 405 Pull ups 35 Snatch 121
Christian Goodwin BW 169.2 DL 345 Pull ups 11 Snatch 68

MEN Elite Division

Phillip Davis BW 169.2 DL 405 Pull ups w/22.5lbs 16 Snatch w/32kg 114 (new TSC Record)


Jennifer Peters BW 150.2 DL 220 Pull ups 7 Snatch 139
Kristin Olafsdottir BW 144.8 DL 225 Pull ups 10 Snatch 123
Susan Atwater BW 134.2 DL 225 Pull ups 8 Snatch 86
Rhonda Fuller BW 148.4 DL 265 Pull ups 10 Snatch 131

Yoana and I want to congratulate all of the competitors for coming out an competing and giving it their all! It is so motivating to watch athletes push themselves to the limit!

We also want to thank Mike LoBue for bringing his SDSU athletes with him to the competition. He always brings great athletes and is one heck of a coach and motivator for talking them into competing, even if they are totally new to kettlebells, pull ups and deadlifts. Thanks again Mike!


fawn said...

Wow! Look at those snatch numbers!!! I am so envious! How did you train your ladies for those snatches? Or is that a Revolution secret? Nice job La Jolla!

Yoana said...

The secrets we have at Revolution Fitness are :)

Find a Good Coach
Design a Good Program
Be Disciplined

When I am done with my pregnancy my goal is to re-take the 10 minutes Snatch Test.

Let' see what I can do... but I will do my best :)

Lauren said...

Sounds like the TSC was awesome! Wish I was there to see it.

And Yoana, I am sure you will only surpass your numbers for the snatch test! Hope the pregnancy is going well for you.

jen-shaktifit said...

What an amazing experience this was, having a goal means soooo much! NEVER GIVE UP! Can't wait till March!!!

Franz Snideman said...

Great job Jen! You rocked!


Aaron Friday said...

I see the cyborg plan is working out as expected in southern CA. Holy crap! I am bowing down in deference to those awesome performances.

Keats Snideman CSCS said...

Great job to all in SD! I tried to get the local kettlebell fraternity here on PHX to put a TSC at Josh Henkin's place but nobody seemed interested :(

In the spring we'll definately have to participate in the TSC to see if we can even rival what the SoCal studs and studettes have done.

Mike T Nelson said...

We should have a little regional TSC competition perhaps? Looks like CA, AZ and MN are well represented!

Nice work to all that signed up and did the TSC! My hats off to you all.

rock on
Mike N

Mark Reifkind said...

wow, what a great event and such great photos franz! Well done to everyone. Joe should have come down. He's going to do his thing tomorrow and we'll get his vids and numbers up.
well done all!

Franz Snideman said...


thanks! Yeah, there are always great performances to come out of Revolution...I think these people are on the juice!

Just kidding!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Keatsie! It was a blast!

You Arizonians need to get your act together and get on the TSC Train!

Franz Snideman said...


Congrat's to all of you Minnesotans! you guys and gals performed very well!

Rock on!

Franz Snideman said...


thanks brother! I can't wait to see Joe's numbers! He will rock for sure!

Authentic Strength Trainer said...

Holy Castle Greyskull mate, those are some sick numbers from that crew and what great bodies on all of them. You just motivated me to get some. OOH RAH! My best to Yoana and child.


Franz Snideman said...

thanks Will. Yeah, the TSC rocked!

You should do the next one in March!

Rhonda -LivingFuller said...

Thank you Franz for the encouragement to compete!
You and Yoana are the greatest!

Franz Snideman said...


it was awesome having you compete. Imagine if you trained for the TSC..that would be amazing!

Tim Anderson said...

I sent you an email. Great pics.

Pete Diaz, RKC said...

What a fit bunch of athletes! Great Pics, Franz! It looks like a great time had by all.

Doug said...

Great pics!! Hey Franz my wife and I are going to be in Ventura/LA near the end of OCT. Would love to catch up with you two if we can.

Franz Snideman said...

Pete, it was great. But I'm sure you had just as much fun at the RKC.

Franz Snideman said...


absolutely bro. Let's hook up for sure. Let me know if you guys need a place to stay.

Taikei Matsushita said...

I just wonder how much positive attitutes and excitement per square inch was measured at your place!!

Franz Snideman said...


the energy was infectious! The enthusiasm level was high!

It rocked!