Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Busy Weekend for Revolution Fitness!

This last weekend was super busy. On Saturday I gave a one day NSCA sponsored RKC Prep Course to over 50 NSCA personal trainers in Irvine at Koh Physical Therapy Lab in Irvine, CA. This was the part two course after Pavel's level one course he did earlier in the month. Congrat's to all who participated. Thanks to RKC's Yoana Snideman (my lovely wife of course) Robert Budd, Cassie Charlebois, Paul Daniels and Steve Belinger for assisting. They all did very well and represented the RKC with pride and with honor.

There were comments from the first seminar that people wanted fresh and new material for this workshop. The problem was that none of them had even come close to mastering the RKC Drills of: Swing / Get Ups / Clean / Press / Snatch and Front squat. I made it very clear to the students that the RKC is not about seeing how many cool variations of exercises you can do, it is about mastering the basics. If you don't have the basics, you will not pass the RKC, not even close!

On Sunday Yoana and I were at the La Jolla Farmers' Market 10 year anniversary where we got a booth and marketed our business to the locals. It was fun....but I was ready to take a nap by the end of the weekend. Very busy......but all good stuff!!!! Revolution is growing!!!!!

Training Today

Weighted Pull ups
w/16kg KB 4 sets x 6 reps

Double KB Front Lunges
w/16kgs 4 sets x 5/5

Bottoms Up Press
24kg 2/2, 2/2,

Monday Training

Clean and Press
32kg 1 set x 2/2 w/Trainer Gripper in opposite hand

Swings w/32kg
5 sets x 20 reps = 100 reps


Jordan Vezina said...

great work Franz, that's quite a turnout! I have the same issue with getting trainers and people in general to understand that they don't need 70 exercises. One perfect swing trumps all of them.

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Jordan! It was a lot of fun....teaching usually is!

Getting people to do the basics and stick with the basics is the challenge. But I keep preaching the "basics", and you do do!!!

One perfect swing as you noted is the KING!!!

Lauren said...

That's AWESOME Franz!!! I'm sure it was such a great RKC prep course. The "basics" are so needed and it's true that people are so concerned about the advanced moves they forget where they came from.

Love it!

Taikei Matsushita said...

Franz, the picture is like RKC all star team.

I would like to meet Marianna some time.

SG Human Performance said...

Very well said about mastering the basics. Very cool idea about holding the trainer gripper in the other hand! I will have to try that with my presses!

Kettlebell Athletics said...

Sweet turnout Hermano. You're a true professional.

Franz Snideman said...


You can never go wrong with the basics! The more I do them the more I'm convinced that they are the foundation for getting super strong and super functional!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Taikei!

And Marianna wants to meet you too!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Mark and Niki!

The gripper works for sure! Give it a try and watch your strength improve!

Franz Snideman said...

Gracias Jason! That means alot coming from you brother!

Gabi said...

Nothing can beat the basics!

Great pics, seems like you all had a great time while doing a fantastic job, congrats!

Franz Snideman said...

Thanks Gabi,

You said it! nothing beats the BASICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fawn said...

Looks like fun! I wish I was there...

Franz Snideman said...


We wish you'd been there too :)

Franklin said...

Swing, get-up, clean, press, snatch .. its been over year and a half and I'm still working these and probably will continue to for a long time.

1) Way to stick to your own strength program and 2) that's a great family photo!

Yoana said...


thanks brother! I am still working on all those as well. Get those movements down and all others movements you try come easier, right?

I hope you are well!