Was REALLY concerned about the shoulder yesterday, it was WAY BAD… However, today I got treatment of one of the best out there, Carl Fredrik at SPINEX. He is also working with the Swedish downhill team, and Anja Pärsson.
It’s much better, still a bit unstable. But my dear NIke pal Rod will help me out and tape me good for Saturdays classes.
Just back from SATS and training with my GET FIT team mates. WOW, the Nike get fit class will be CRAZY HARD. Hope you are ready for it, cuz our team is ON! Per, Maria, Emma, Anna and Me will make your legs shake for a few days….
Or, atleast plan to preform!!
Been pushing quite hard the last months (my body that is). And now it’s just a week to go before the Nike BLAST, and it’s time to finalize the puzzle…
GOAL: Be in better shape (flexibility, strenght, explosive) than ever before. So I can rock BODYCOMBAT, pureTRAINING and Nike GET FIT at the BLAST.
Did I do it? Yes… Strength and explosive is way up! However, doing a lot of prepping for Nike Training for Runners and doing that ED. I noticed a trade off between being explosive and being flexible. It’s REALLY hard to be both at the same time. The more Bikram Yoga and martial arts I do, the more flexible I get, but also lose some plyometric power (explosiveness).
Right now, im more explosive than flexible… But a week of rest and yoga might change that!
So what now? this last 5 days will look like this:
Monday (BODYPUMP and stretch)
Tuesday (Massage, and Bikram)
Wednesday (2xBC and stretch, will try to sub my BP class away)
Saturday (THE NIKE BLAST)
Sunday (THE NIKE BLAST)
What do you think about this week? Do I need to TRAIN more??
Was really thinking about this yesterday, and it still occupies my brain a bit…
I have a routine before I teach, and it looks different in different classes and different occasions. But still, I have and will always have a routine to do, a way of making me feel in the ”zone” for that specific class.
Here is tw0 examples:
BODYCOMBAT class at the gym:
I will have a HUGE coffe on the way to the gym. U will see me there at least 45min before, with my ipod and full gear. Probably doing some shadowboxing in the studio or if I have to, in the gym. Then I will do some stretching, and some light dynamic work. During this time, I will drink at least half a liter of water. Then Im ready!
BODYPUMP convention class or Quarterly ed:
At the venue no later than 60-90 min before (want to hook at the sound, lights, material etc) gear up and set everything up that I need before. If it’s a BIG convention and people set up everything before. I need to walk around, looking and talking with the participants, i guess I want to know who is there. I will do a light warmup for legs and lower back about 20 min before. The strange thing is that I don’t drink any coffee before normally. That is only part of my ”gym teaching” routine. Cuz I have learnt that it’s WAY EASY to cramp up, when U have massive lights and lots of adrenaline in your body. So caffeine, nope…
Well, been doing this since 2004 and maybe my routines have changed a BIT. But they look pretty much as my routine I had before my first classes in the gym as a seventeen year old boy… hahahah, LOOONG time ago!!
If you are in Fitness Festivalen this weekend, observe my routines. Im not kidding u!
My original plans this coming weekend was to be in Oslo…I was booked to do a initial training for SATS in BODYPUMP. Was there a few weeks ago to train the very first group of BODYPUMP instructors, and now it was planned for stage 2..
However, our ICE QUEEN (Pernilla Blomqvist) injured herself last weekend, so now im going to Göteborg for QW´s and Fitness Festivalen. I really hope that Icey recover fast, cuz I know how much it SUCKS to be injured… But I will make sure to kick as much BUTT as she would, and LIFT atleast as much as her….
On thursday I do my first QW in Gothenburg for the weekend, and will get at RPM class in with this DUDE on friday. And maybe I drop by some other class in G-burg when Im in the city… U never know!
Ohh, and DONT MISS that GSP is fighting this weekend… Will try to look at the fight online!
2011 will start with a BAAANG for sure!
First, we have the Nike BLAST in Stockholm 29-30 january. The year can´t start in a better way that THAT! You will have the worlds best presenters for two days teaching amazing classes!
I will teach three classes, hope to see you guys there!
BODYCOMBAT with joseph and Jericho from the US. Prepare for a WAR in this one, it will go off!
pureTRAINING nothing fancy, nothing strange, just PURE HARDCORE TRAINING! are you tough enough for it?
NTC Get Fit! Nikes new training training club class.
Besides those, I have inside info that the opening class with THIS little lady in the BIG room will be off the chain! Im gonna take it, and so will you I hope…
I have some….
Got them from a friend in the US, so Im not even sure the are legal here in Sweden… But if you need some, you can just email me and I will hook you up!
They will make you work harder, lift more weight, kick stronger, ride the bike longer… They will make you to a machine!
I first got them at a quarterly workshop of a fellow trainer… I was in pain after cramping in the third class that day, and he came up to me and offered them to me. Small, tiny pink pills with the words ”HARDEN THA F@*K UP!”…..
Ooohhh, you were expecting a quick fix? a pill to get U R ass in shape? to make you work harder? SORRY, but the HTFU pills works like crazy to! just gotta TAKE IT!
I sure had to take a double dose after this weekend:
Friday: BODYPUMP® QW
Sat: BODYPUMP® BODYCOMBAT® and RPM™ Qw’s back to back….
Sun: BODYPUMP® and BODYCOMBAT® Qw’s back to back…
Alright, in Helsinki this friday, all packed and prepped for QW’s…
Sitting having lunch, and when Im getting up to leave, someone have STOLEN my wallet! That SUCKS! so after canceling all credit cards (swedish and american) I realized that without ID and any cards, you are in a shitty position to go traveling over half of finland…
However, I managed all the way to the BODYPUMP qw in Hesinki on friday, and the people there were HARDCORE! on a friday night….
Then straight to Tampere in a car, arriving arount 01.00, doing some laundry and getting into bed at 2.15. ALARM went off at 05.45 to start the day, a beautiful day!
Did BC 8.30, BP 10.30 and RPM 12.30 so I had a good 6h of workout and lectures… GOOD STUFF! Helps me getting back in shape!
Doing BC and BP in Lappeenranta tomorrow, so I better get some sleep now…
Nooooo….. Im NOT
Sometimes, this is me......
Just recovering after a strange week… Let´s recap;
Wednesday: landing 7.15 in stockholm
Wednesday: train to Gothenburg For GFMi
Friday: GFMi and train back to Stockholm
Saturday: in BED!!
Sunday: moving back in to our apt
Monday: GFMi in Stockholm
Tuesday: GFMi in Stockholm
Wednesday: Fly to Oslo
Friday: GFMi and bus to Gothenburg
Saturday: convention in Gothenburg!Train to stockholm
Sunday: fly to Helsinki
Wednesday: DAY OFF (from GFMi…)
Friday: GFMi and fly home to stockholm
Saturday: spend with my darling
Sunday: spend with my darling
Alright, I might be a bit cocky sometimes (mostly just for fun…) but getting the chance to teach at a US military base for the Army, Marines and Air Force actually made me really nervous…
Going there (in the woods in Pennsylvania) was no worries, but when I realized how HUGE this base was, the 90min it took to get in through security and seeing the men and women at the base made me nervous….
I was teaching BODYCOMBAT for some real WARRIORS, and they kicked ass! maybe not the best rhythm or technique, but man these guys went ALL OUT!! I had an amazing time, but could not take any pics, if I did not want to spend a few nights in jail…
Next week I will do a Super Q up in Poukipsie (or something like that..) just a hour away from the city so no flights needed this time… Feels great to be on ”home turf” after Beeing on the WC and Utah last round. Im gonna teach BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP and RPM and the lineup is testosterone HEAVY! There will be meat on that stage for sure..
U gonna join us there?