Due to popular demand I will be opening a new kettlebell fitness class at Wild Geese Martial Arts, Pearse st. Every monday (unless otherwise notified) at 7pm there will be a class open to all.
Participants are welcome to take part in both the monday and thursday sessions, but I strong;ly suggest you book ahead as I will be capping the classes at 10 participants. Saying that there will be regular workshops happening this year, details to follow on www.wildgeesema.com Dave
It wasn’t really that long ago that people would go to the gym in order to get fitter and stronger. The main purpose of training was to enhance their performance at work or at play. Of course living a long, healthy life was also a major motivating factor. It was pretty apparent that training not only gets you fit and strong, but goes along way to help you look good. But then something happened. Vanity took over and the sport of Body Building was born.
Body building is a doubl
Our boy, Ronan McSweeny came home from Belfast sporting 4 new belts!! We’ve seen Ro grow over the last few years to blossom into a true champion, and like all the best champs, he’s humble, grounded and teaches a mean class! We’re having a full report written up, it’ll be on our Jan newsletter (send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reciece it) Chat soon Dave Wild Geese
This is a term I coined a while ago while teaching some over zealous students. It soon became a bit of a catchphrase and now that I’ve spent time with the phrase I have come to realise it embodies pretty much my whole outlook on life and the way I approach my martial and fitness training. Many students (particularly the blokes) try so hard when learning new martial arts techniques that they hinder themselves. Too much effort, too much tension, improper use or strength all ser
I was reminded recently of a conversation I had a few years ago.
Several years ago I was doing sales for a gym, a job I hated but it was a job. Anyhow, I met this woman who was enquiring about getting her daughter into the gym.It turned out the woman was a female powerlifter.
If your unfamiliar with power lifting, it revolves around lifting enormous amounts of weight on 3 key lifts, the Squat, Deadlift and Bench Press, the person who lifts the biggest overall total wins. To m
Hi All, My friends at the Fairy Godmothers have asked me to teach the resistance training section of their class this week in Balbriggan. Needless to say, I agreed. If you attend their monday session, Elaine and I will be bringing in some Kettlebells as well as some of the best bodyweight drills around. See you there Dave
A quick message from our own Kickboxing Champion, Ronan MacSweeney. Hi all, On the 12 dec in Belfast, I’m Fighting for a European title in a Pro Am, 8 round fight. I know it’s a journey but it happens to be on a Friday night and it can be a road trip too. Plus it’s also my 26th birthday.
The fight takes place in North Belfast and kicks off at 19:30 in, Ballysillan Leisure Centre,
Belfast BT14 7QP The obvious thing to do is make a night of it and go on the r
It seems that there’s a new wonder drug on the market…….. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7707876.stm Now while the health benefits of reservatrol are unquestionable, it’s found naturally in red wine, but thats not an excuse to get smashed on red wine every day!!
Instead try supplementing, red grapes are good (after all thats all wine is) as are capsule supplements usually based on Japanese Knotweed. The really disturbing part of the article is this: “UK obesity experts sai
You may never have been addicted to drugs, but you might know something about the addiction to food. Or sugar. Or alcohol. Or gambling. Turns out that all these addictions- and the associated cravings- have more in common with one another than you might think. And interestingly enough, the key to managing them might be in your diet. Read the full article here….
Dr. Jonny Bowden’s Blog: Treating Cravings and Addictions with Food and Supplements #Uncategorized
I heard this from a well respected local kickboxer and doorman. He was referring to his weight training regime. Here’s a guy that will spend plenty of time doing upper body work with to thought to how it may slow down his punching or reduce his shoulder flexibility. But somehow if he trains his legs he’ll loose speed and flexibility in his kicks. And you know what? He’s not alone in thinking this. Most of this mindset is a brought about from a misinformed bodybuilder standpoi
A big thanks to Jason Kelly, founder of the All Ireland Kettlebell Lifting Federation (www.AIKLF.eu) for coming down to the Wild Geese Headquarters and running his foundation level workshop. I think I can speak for all the attendees when I say that the methods taught and the quality of instruction are second to none. Jason has been accepted into the camp of 7 times world champion Vasilly Ginko, he travels over regularly to train under Vasilly as well as other world champs, at
Are you sick of listening to people making excuses and blaming all around them for things not going to plan? Maybe you are one of these people. “I’ve tried everything and I just can’t seem to loose the weight”
“I was going to go training today but…………”
“I can’t get the hang of [insert skill here]“
“I lost the sparring match because of the weather/got a cold/headache………/……../……..”
“I’ll join the […………..] class next week cos my friend isn’t able to start till then either” Well
Have a look at www.wg-fit.com/articles.htm I’ve just added some free PDF and ebooks to it. Get ’em while they’re hot Wild Geese
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Yesterday I did a workout at the local YMCA, surrounded by a well-meaning Personal Trainer and her 3 overweight female clients. The situation was perfect for their success…
1) They were getting social support by exercising with friends
2) The trainer was enthusiastic.
3) The gym wasn’t filled with annoying meatheads, except for me. But then the personal trainer unknowingly started participating in “the female workout scam”. Here’s how it works…
Personal trainers give their cl
Since innovative trainer, Nick Nilsson, told me about his Time/Volume training for Mass protocol, I thought I’d give it a go. But rather than just using bodyweight as he describes in the article (http://www.wg-fit.com/Articles/timevolumetrainingformass.htm), I did a full body workout combining sandbag and bodyweight. It looked like this: I have to say, it was a good workout. By keeping the reps to 3 it stays a power/strength focused workout meaning even with bodyweight and su
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at
Got to thinking, since my last post. Legends, hero’s people we aspire to emulate, people we look to for motivation. I’m going to list a few of mine, most of whom you’ll never of heard of because they’re not huge names and TV stars, although there are a couple you will know.
If you read this, add a few of your own in the comments section. 1 – Jack Parker, St Martins Jnr Karate Club, Lancaster
Jack is my karate instructor. 20 years ago I walked into his club and donned a white
Over the last few weeks I’ve been very busy, so I’ve stripped everything back to basics.
My own training is back to basics, my students have been practicing basics, my clients are being given programs based on the simple basics. Why? well partly because I’m juggling Personal training, Kenpo classes, Eskrima classes, Circuit classes and Self defence classes, but my real focus is at home where the missus is about 6 weeks away from giving birth to our first born. But guess what…
He just emailed me to say he won in the 40-50 yr old category of the Doce Pares internationals. Well done mate. Thats Paul on the left getting his Black Belt cert from GM Danny Guba last year. A full report will follow in the newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed to the monthly newsletter simple send a blank email to email@example.com Dave Wild Geese www.wildgeesema.com www.WG-Fit.com any cause but our own #Uncategorized