Friday, August 22, 2008

Fighting the good fight!!!

(the above photo is my twin brother Keats with his boys and my daughter Marianna. Bottom photo is Keats and I with Marianna)

This week was tough in the sense that I could feel my body not responding to much of anything.....the reason being the my busy schedule and travel schedule finally caught up with me. I am smoked! Santa Fe 4 day trip followed by 4 days at the UCLA RKC, followed immediately by the CK-FMS. Whooooooooo! Mucho tired!

Very tired......and everything hurts. Need to get some long needed rest. Overall I am still excited with the whole process of improving my physical asymmetries because it is helping me gain victory over other lifestyle issues such as being over worked and lack of sleep. It's forcing me to re-structure my work schedule and take more time off to spend with the family and do things for me such as sleep, reading, track work, and massage. But I must FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT!!!!

Especially now since I have to be able to press the 40kg (BULLDOG) if I want to pass the RKC II next summer. I have alot of work to do.............A LOT!!!!!!! But I'm up for the challenge!!!!!

TRAINING (every day - Active Straight Leg Raise Corrective work, T-Spine Mobility work)

Last Thursday
Clean and Press Ladder w/28kg 1,2,3 x 3 sets

Last Friday
Sumo Deadlifts - 225 x 5 x 4 sets (Base conditioning)

Sunday - my first basketball game in over 4 years. Tons of fun as I got to play with former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr. What a nice guy. I had to take off until last Wednesday in order to recover. WOW!

Clean and Press Ladder w/ 28kg 1,2,3 x 4 sets

Thursday -
Weighted Pull ups w/ 28kg 3,3,3,3,3,3 = 18 reps

Today (Saturday August 23)
Sumo Deadlifts - 225 x 5 x 4 sets
Clean and Press Ladders w/ 28kg - 1,2,3 x 5 (NEW PR!!!!!!!!!)

1 Timothy 6:12-13
But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.


Tim Anderson said...

Franz, Has RKC II changed? You have to press the 40kg to pass? Just curious...


Franz Snideman said...

Yes Tim. Go to the RKC only Forum and John Ducana posted them a week ago. Much higher standards for sure!

Be well!

Taikei Matsushita said...

Man, I've got to press the Beast for next RKC II recert (year 2010).
I'm 40 years old by then.
Do I need miracles? Need to go to church?

I'm already working on pullups and presses.

Nice pictures. You're on the left of second picture?

Mike T Nelson said...

Get some rest and you will be back stronger than before. Adversity is what builds character.

Very exciting on the basketball front! Whoo ha.

Rock on!
Mike N

Franz Snideman said...


Praying for things is always good :)
It can only help you!

Yes, I am on the left on the 2nd picture....nice can tell us apart!

Franz Snideman said...


I am feeling better already. Rested all weekend!

Thanks bro!

Aaron Friday said...

Franz, you don't need RKC II to be awesome. Same goes for Taikei and the Beast press.

What? You need specific strength tricks to be considered a good trainer now? It's a bit ridiculous. You snatch the 40kg for many reps, and Taikei does double snatches with 32kg. They are verified.

Best of luck with the new requirements, but you two men have already earned your strips in my estimation.

Franz Snideman said...


So true my friend. I do not need RKC II to be awesome....but.....if I want to remain a team leader it is required that I be familiar with all the RKC curriculum, and the RKC II is the only course I have not taken. So, I choose to step up to the challenge. Whatever happens my life will not be defined by whether or not I am an RKC II or not!

As always, thanks for your input and encouragement.