Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sumo deadlifts and pull-throughs

For the past few weeks, I’ve been working on pull-throughs to help with the Sumo Deadlift technique.  Pull-throughs look like this. My setup on the deadlifts was okay tonight, but when I go back down, I have to reset each time since I am not in the same position from when I started the life.  I’m going to continue to work on this in the coming weeks.  I have to break down each part of the movement, visualize what it is I’m doing and then make it happen.

Here is a video of what I am trying to accomplish – Sumo deadlifts.

Doesn’t it look like fun?  🙂


Linchpinning is like strength training…

I went to a pretty cool event on Monday night (in lieu of strength class).  Met a bunch of people, who like me, are following Seth Godin’s work (see the link to his blog on the right).  It was a Linchpin Meetup event.  Great bunch of guys.  My friend Cheryl came too, otherwise I would have been the only woman there.

As part of the meetup, the community is producing a Linchpin magazine, both print and online.  Sales of the magazine will go to support a charity called Seeducation.  More about Seeducation:

Seeducation will provide young talents who do not fit into traditional education systems with the opportunity to take part in a FREE 1 – Year course (CORE Programme) which will focus on development through creativity and practical involvement in real-life projects, with the help of mentors, trainers and experts in their respective fields.

They may not publish all submissions in the magazine, so here’s mine anyhow:

I met a whole gaggle of great new people on Monday night.  It was wonderful to talk to the like-minds and to hear everyone’s story.  There were many similarities between us and I look forward to meeting up with them again.  I was especially interested in hearing about Seth, as one of our members went to the launch of Linchpin in New York.  It sounded like a pretty cool experience.

Coming away from the event, and as I reflected upon the evening, I came to the realization that “linchpinning” is alot like strength training (another one of my interests!):

1.  You can always use a good coach.
2.  You have to have faith that you can do what you set your goal to be.
3.  The more you practice, the better you get at it and the faster you grow.
4.  You will no doubt change because of what you are doing.

That’s all from me.  I look forward to being part of this community for a long time to come!

MIA – but not for much longer…

I’ve been missing in action this last month.  Too much going on, and out of the discipline of contributing to this after each session.  I’ve been sick too, and trying to get some living and writing in, so that contributed to my tardiness.

I promise – Wednesday I will have an update.

As for tonight, I am attending the local Linchpin meeting.  Should be an interesting time, if nothing else.

Also reading the book Talent is Overrated.

Oh, but I did get my PT Certificate last week!  All shiny and new….anyone want to hire me?  🙂