Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back From the RKC

Got back Sunday night from the RKC. This is just such a great event that many in the KB community take for granted. It is by far the most cutting-edge program on the market today (...and Z-Health). I'm amazed at how many "fit" individuals show up and surprise themselves at how fit they aren't. There is nothing like this in the industry. Just the "quick fixes" alone for simple exercises like squats are worth the price of admission.

Here are the reasons I went back in June 2005:
  1. I couldn't perform 2 Hand Swings without back pain and couldn't figure out any way around it.
  2. I wanted the "Secret Quick Fixes"--I was tired of following the 12 week plan of the "sports medicine" program I had been sold, and which, by-the-way, didn't work very well.
  3. Community: I wanted to get to know other like-minded individuals.

I really love the RKC because of the simplicity: The principles are rock solid and the methods are so simple. In fact, they seem "too simple." No one else in the industry teaches this stuff. As a friend of mine says, "You can't teach what you don't know."

RKC and Z-Health, Part 1

There seems to be some confusion within some circles about whether these are compatible systems. The short answer: Yes, they're compatible. I'll elaborate in my next post. But let's just say for now that there are many more similarities than differences. From the RKC Manual:

"The emphasis on technique over routines, exercises, and workloads. The latter are marginal until the technique is perfect."

More later...

6 Comments:

Blogger Tim Anderson said...

You're right. The RKC is an awesome community of people. It's an honor to be involved in such a group.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Brett Jones said...

Geoff,
Look forward to your thoughts on this and it was great getting to see you in MSP!

8:53 AM  
Blogger Franz Snideman said...

I agree, BIG TIME! RKC is the best strength and conditioning cert out there, period! And the Community is amazing!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Mike T Nelson said...

I am interested to see your comments.
I am still putting it all together, as the RKC is brand new (just did the cert this past long weekend) and I did the R Phase cert for Z almost exactly one year ago.

Very nice to see you there again Geoff and very nice to meet you Brett and everyone else. You did a great job as Team Leader and it was an honor to be on your team. EVERYONE at the RKC was top notch all the way. Excellent.

Back to my study critique I go
Rock on
Mike N

9:38 PM  
Blogger fawn said...

Geoff,

It was nice seeing you again! This is what I have to say about the RKC and Z Health.

You are the one who turned me on to Z... I met Mike N on your blog... Tracy Rif was our Team Assistant. Now that is a life changing summer!

9:56 PM  
Blogger Sara Cheatham said...

Agreed, Geoff. Simplicity should not be over-looked or taken for granted. We have to know the letters of KB training before we can make words and sentances. I get really confused by folks that try to complicate the system.

Swings and get-ups- Master them and keep going back to them. They may autonomously seem simple, but do you have them down cognitively? You can't put the cart before the horse and you can't start chaining and throwing the bells around until you have the swing down. period.

11:39 AM  

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