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Catching up

Posted in Rest and Recovery,Toys and tools by Mike on March 23, 2007

I having been posting near as much, it’s just been one of those weeks, so here is a big ol’ round up. Some of it’s about me and some of it is just from the net.

  1. The kettlebell contest is wrapping up. We have one entry, a second was just asked about. I’ve got my bell which has not been entered and Scott Bird is wrapping his up so we should just make the minimum requirement set by Art of Strenght. That’s a big hooray. I would have hated to see the people who did the work not get their shot.
  2. Kettlebells at Target – I’m not saying it’s gonna happen but, Iron Core Gym is in a deal with Go Fit products. From their website you can learn that their products are sold in most American sporting goods stores. When I read this I would have sworn I remembered the name from Target (On of the bigger deparment store chains in the US). Sure enough, they sell there too. You can’t find the bells until Summer ’07 and with any pending business deal, it could bust. How sweet would that be though? With all the hoopla about 300 training which used kettlebells too, this could be their best chance at hitting the popular culture. Up next, Billy Blanks does Tai Boe Bells, I hope not.
  3. One of the greatest weightlifting quotes of all time.
  4. I’m finally recovering from whatever has beseiged me. I think it was that my new dog was waking me up evey single night, she’s finally sleeping all night and so am I. I never realized what a huge difference 15 minutes at 3 in the morning made. Although now I’m feeling the congestion everyone else has been complaining about. I have been lucky so far, so we’ll see how this goes.
  5. Got some new bells. Annoyed the wife by doing windmills with the 40K. Oh, and those bells will all eventually get painted.
  6. Big announcment coming down the pipe, if I can ever work out this whole RSS issue, dang it.

That’s about gonna do it. I have the gym tonight, havne’t decided quite how I’m going to handle it. I’m thinking about lugging the new bells down there and just doing bells for 2 hours.

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  1. Scott said,

    It’d be great to see kettlebells in Target (although there may be better stores here – we have Target, but it’s gone downhill in the last few years).

  2. Mike said,

    Well, It’s target, don’t expect too much. The company is carried by most of the major sporting goods chains in the US. The bell weights appear to be in 5 lb increments. I don’t know why I have such a viceral reaction to kettlebells in pounds but it bugs me, still, I’ll get over it if it excites the masses to kettlebells. Of course, then I’ll have all my bells but every gym in all the lands will have them too, ah well. Still good fun.

  3. Chris D said,

    Mike you’d left a message on my blog about the Iowa’s Strongest Man that had me a bit confused. The contest is on the 31st of March this year. You said “to bad it’s not this year”.

    If you can make it by all means do. $5 bucks to get into the competition.

    Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have to take a gander through here a bit more!

  4. Mike said,


    I’ll post this over at your blog too but.
    Man, I would be there if I could I just took a look at th requirements. Heavy but I think I could do some damage. Unfortunately, Iowa is my home state, I lived there most of my life and I look forward to moving back to the midwest in a few years but for now, I’m a little far removed from Iowa to be able to just pop by and do a meet. I might try to schedule a trip back to visit my family that would “just happen to” coincide with Iowa’s strongest.
    I wish I could be there.

  5. Chris D said,

    Mike…ask and you shall receive…Here’s a list of the events. I think some of them have changed a bit so you may have to scroll through the messages…but the first one lists some of the events.

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