Archive for May, 2008

Rhadi will be on MSNBC on Sunday

Auto Date Friday, May 23rd, 2008

That’s right. Well, I’ll be on there at some point. :-/

But my client Cara Heads will be on there for a great deal.

I’m sure some of you all remember the story that I told you about the Olympic Trials http://strengthking.rhadi.com/2008/05/19/olympictrial1/, well now you will get to see it for yourself.

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When?
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The Olympic Trials for Weight Lifting will be aired on MSNBC on Sunday May 25th from 12 noon to 1pm.

It was truly an exciting day and I hope you will be able to enjoy the excitement like I did.

If you would like to see the televised Olympic Trials schedule, just go here –> http://www.usoc.org/117_53283.htm

Take care and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Sincerely,

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Judo Crusader”)

Fitness Problems Solved

Auto Date Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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Introduction
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One of the biggest problems with fitness, health and wellness and healthy living is that people believe that they have to give up some of their favorite indulgences.
Or they believe that they have to starve themselves or that they have to deny themselves of some of their favorite “goodies” and put themselves through some enormous amount of pain and discomfort.

Nothing could be further from the truth!

Now don’t get me wrong. If you want to have a PHENOMENAL looking body, you are going to have to take some PHENOMENAL measures. That doesn’t mean you have to work out harder but it does mean that you have to be super disciplined with everything that you are doing and that you need to get and have THE RIGHT INFORMATION to do so.

I’ve had people from over 14 different countries email me and tell me how pleased they are about their ability to get in better shape, live healthy and re-shape their waistline with The Back Yard Workout. They are happy to report that, just by following the “The World’s Easiest Diet” that they have lost a great amount of we-ight.

If you would like your fitness problems solved, I would highly recommend that you join the hundreds of others who have reached their fitness goals by getting your copy of The Backyard Workout today.  –> http://www.TheBackYardWorkout.net

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What’s New
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Starting Next Week, The Strength and Conditioning King will provide The Exercise of the Week.  If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to see Rhadi TV please visit http://www.Rhadi.tv

Remember, next week, we will start The Exercise of The Week for absolutely 100% F.R.E.E.!!!

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I’m in the processing of editing the first Chapter of my dissertation. I certainly want to be done with this process by the end of the year. Goodness Gracious is it a headache!!!! >:-|

Just to let you know, things have been going excellent with The Strength and Conditioning King. I’m super excited about the Olympic Trials process and about the new project that I have coming out with 2004 (and soon to be 2008 Olympian) Taraje Williams-Murray – Beyond The Rings –> http://www.BeyondTheRings.com

Take care and have a great day.

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
http://www.TheKingOfStrengthAndConditioning.com
http://www.Rhadi.com
http://www.Rhadi.tv

Did you see the new video?

Auto Date Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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I just wanted to make sure that you got the new Ask Rhadi video today.

I just want you to know that I’m getting to all of the questions that have been submitted so please just be patient I’m going to chop the questions list down like a tree. I’m still chopping away :-)

Also THANK YOU so much for the kind words that some of you sent to me about the weight lifting Olympic Trials. I’ve passed on the emails and best wishes to Cara Heads as well.

Now I have to switch gears. The US Olympic Trials for Judo are right around the corner and I have to make sure that my clients are sharp, prepared and ready-to-go.

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Can You Walk Your
Way Thin?
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Somebody asked me a question recently. They wanted to know if they could walk themselves “thinner”.  I told them, that they certainly could. My dad went from 260 to 224 IN THREE MONTHS by walking. My aunt went from 234 to 199 by walking and her blood pressure medication has been reduced.

So you can, BUT!!!!  both my father and my aunt have stopped getting “thin”.

Why? Because they also need to perform some strength training to build lean muscle so that they can get “thinner”. (I really don’t like the word thin, I prefer the word healthy, but thin is in as they say.”

So right now my recommendation for my father and my aunt as well as my other two walking 1/2 marathon clients is to perform the workouts in my Maximum Dumbbell Training DVD. Because strength training is necessary and that DVD will actually take you from level 1 to level 10 in a progressive manner.

So the answer to your question is “Yes! You can walk yourself thin. But you can really look great and get in some great shape if you couple your walking with some reasonable strength training.”

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Please keep the kind words and best wishes coming. It means more than you know. The Olympic experience has many highs and many lows. There are so many things that occur beyond the rings that people just don’t understand.

As a matter of fact. Please make sure that you visit http://www.BeyondTheRings.com and sign up for the new DVD release coming soon.

Thanks,

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
http://www.Rhadi.com
http://www.Rhadi.tv
http://www.MaximumDBTraining.com

I’m not sure that I can cry anymore…

Auto Date Monday, May 19th, 2008

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This past weekend the Ferguson family drove up to Atlanta, Georgia to support and coach Cara Heads. Of course, I was doing the coaching and Traci and Rufus were doing the supporting :-) I have been coaching Cara now for a couple of years and like my other clients I have not only a coach/athlete relationship with them but a heartfelt investment in not only their sport and their career, but also with their life.

Just to give you all some background about Cara, she was a 2000 Olympian and competed at the Olympic Games in Sydney, where she finished 7th in the World. When I met Cara, she mentored me as an Olympian at the Olympic Training Center.

Many people ask me questions like:
What are the key ingredients to becoming an Olympian?… or
If you could give me one piece of advice on how to make the Olympic Team?

And many questions of the like.

Well, Cara Heads was THE PERSON who I used to direct those type of question towards. She was literally my Olympian mentor and it felt so weird years later to operate in the capacity of a coach but she called upon me in 2006 to work with her on her program design, her lifts, her supplementation, injury management and mental preparation. It has been fun, enlightening and a huge learning experience that I wouldn’t trade in for the world.

All of Cara’s hard work and training was illustrated on the 17th of May in Atlanta at the Olympic Trials. The woman, who used to mentor me, who I now coach and teach, taught me ANOTHER huge lesson on Saturday.

At the end of the Olympic Trials Cara didn’t make the Olympic Team, but was named as an alternate. But she brought some excitement to the building and earned another level of respect from me from her Herculean performance. You got to read this story…

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Cara Heads,
A True Olympian
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Days before the Trials Cara Heads and I had a conversation about this past weekend and I told her that there would be a point, a defining moment that would forever etch her into the minds of the American Weightlifting community as one of the best lifters ever. I told her that she would be called upon to do something huge, something grandiose, and something spectacular.

Well, what many people didn’t know is that just 28 days ago Cara Heads had a debilitating elbow injury that she thought was going to eliminate her from the Olympic Trials. She missed almost a solid week of training and had not lifted any weight that was within 80% percent of her max for weeks. She didn’t really have a chance to peak and could only work around her injury.

She asked me, “Ferg, what should I do?” I provided her with a rehab protocol that I used when I tore my quadriceps muscle off the bone and told her that there are no “guarantees” but I think that you can make it back in time, if and only if, you don’t “test” the injury. You have to let the injury heal as much as possible and allow you years of physically and mentally archived weightlifting experience to carry you through.

I also mentioned to her that athletes can’t be “great” if they care about their bodies in competition. When in competition you have to have reckless abandon, throw caution to the wind, lay your ears back and just GO!! If you are worried about getting hurt, then you are not concentrating on making the lift.

Well, needless to say, when the day of the Olympic Trials rolled around, I was backstage with Cara while she was warming up. I watched her warm up with weight that she hadn’t done in weeks and I watched her lift without the slightest favoring of her elbow. She was in a zone and I knew today would be a great day.

Cara was called to the platform and she completed a Snatch of 92 kilograms and then another one of 95 kilograms. She then attempted 97 kilograms and missed it!!
I was so shocked because she looked so strong, but she was a little bit off technically and missed the lift.

NOW CARA WAS IN DEEP DOO-DOO!!!

After Cara missed the 97 kilogram snatch, it really put her in a tough situation. I ask her coach; Kyle, “What do we need to start out with in the Clean and Jerk?” Kyle said, “At least 121 or 122. Cara said, “Let’s do 122. 122 it is. If that’s what we got to do, then that’s what we got to do!”

Now, just so that you know…..Cara hasn’t lifted anything over 115 in the past year!!! She has been fighting off injuries and just as she was getting over the hump, she hurt her elbow.

So Cara was in the back beginning her warm up and I knew I had to talk to her so that she wouldn’t let a possible “missed” lift in the back in the warm up room mentally break her. So I told Cara, “Just use these lifts as a warm up. Whether you make or miss these lifts back here doesn’t mean anything. These are just warm-ups for the 122, that’s all. We are just getting warm.”

After the competition, Cara told me that that was a “good call”. The reason being was because she was warming up with weight that she hasn’t done in a year and on her last warm-up lift, which was 118 kilograms, she made the clean and then missed the jerk and then she had to go onto the platform in front of hundreds of people and flashing lights and do 122.

To say that I was excited and nervous is an understatement. I called my wife, who was in the stands during the day and I told her, “I don’t need this sh–!” After the Pan

American Championships last weekend with Taraje as he was trying to qualify his weight class for the Olympics and helping out Anthony Turner, I can’t take anymore of this emotional roller coaster stuff. I almost think that this is worse than competing. It is hard to see your athletes compete with everything on the line. You get excited, nervous, scared and fired up – all at the same time.

CARA WALKS OUT WITH A LOOK LIKE SHE’S READY
TO KILL A MOSQUITO WITH AN AXE!

The look that Cara had on her face was unbelievable. As she walked out to the platform, I told myself, “She’s ready!”

Cara approached the bar and grabbed it like she was revving up a motorcycle. She put herself in place and then she pulled the weight off the floor and she cleaned it.

The crowd gasped as we all waited for her to jerk the 122 kilos and complete the lift. But instead her knees buckled, she dropped the weight and hit the floor. She blacked out for a moment.

For those that know the sport of Olympic Weightlifting, sometimes the bar sits across your neck and can literally choke you out.

This is what happened to Cara and I was literally worried. I thought to myself, “Damn….she missed 118 in the back and now 122 just kicked her butt!” That’s when I knew I had to spring into action. When she was preparing to do the 122 again, I said, “Cara, look at me! “ I could see everything at this moment. It’s like it was happening in slomo.

I could see my reflection in her eyes, the sweat that was trapped in her brow, the chalk she had on her hands, the way her breathing slowed down, and her concentration level increasing. I knew that it was important at this time to feed her with the right extrinsic message. So I just told her what we talked about. I said, “This is the defining moment we talked about. Just go out there and do what you were born to do. This situation was tailor made for you!” She nodded her head in agreement.

CARA HEADS IS A STONE COLD BEAST!!!

Cara went back out there on the platform and stared at an amount of weight that she had NEVER done as a 69 kilogram weight lifter. This lift would be a personal record for her in the clean and jerk and in her total as a 69 kilogram lifter. She knew what was on the line. She had to make this lift to keep her in contention for an Olympic Trials spot. Cara gripped the bar.

The crowd went silent. And she pulled the weight off the floor – the same weight that had just knocked her on her keister earlier. She pulled and jumped underneath the weight with absolutely no fear, no hesitation, no worry and she jerked the weight and then stood up and completed the lift. The CROWD WENT WILD!! It was one of the gutsiest displays of the competition and was absolutely bananas!

Next up she had to break an American Record and do 126.5 kilograms, if she wanted to have the BEST chance at earning a spot on the team.

Cara ended up missing the next lift, but she left the auditorium that day as a hero. She had lifted weight that she hadn’t lifter ever as a 69 kilogram lifter, she showed fortitude and she showed why she is an Olympian.

After Cara’s competition, I gave her a big hug and told her how proud of her I was and then I went into the bathroom stall and cried. I got myself together and joined my wife and son in the stands and watched the rest of the competition and then later on when I got on the plane to come home I cried again after getting off the phone with Cara. She said the classic line that all of us say.

She said, “You know Ferg, when I got here, to this place, I wanted to be able to ask myself the question, ‘Did I do everything I could have done?’ and feel comfortable with my answer. I’m not sure that I am. Right now I know I did everything that I could have on Saturday, but I’m not really sure.” I certainly know what that line of self-reflective question is. That is the part of this process that actually goes Beyond The Rings.

I know how difficult it is to train for the Olympics and this was Cara’s second time being the alternate. For those of you reading this, I want to let you know that training to become an Olympian is probably one of the toughest things that an athlete can do. The Olympics only comes around every four years. That means that you have to actually focus on something that is literally 4 years away.

It takes a lot of direction and focus and mental toughness to stay on task for 4 years and coming off of an injury with less than 4 weeks until the trials was tough in and of itself.

All I can say to Cara is, “Thank you. Cara, it was an honor to coach you and it’s even more of an honor to call you a friend. You have helped me as an athlete, a coach and a friend. I just hope you don’t retire just yet! J Much love and respect!”

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Just to let you all know. I’m already back home and I picked up another client from the airport as soon as I got back and I had a 6:00 am training session this morning. And of course, before my training session, I worked out. I jumped on The Total Body Workout this morning and made it happen at 4:00am. I had to crank out a couple of my favorite protocols.

Take care and I’ll keep you posted on the Olympic Trials preparation of Taraje Williams-Murray and Brian Picklo.

Sincerely,

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
http://www.Rhadi.tv
http://www.TheTotalBodyWorkout.com

At the Olympic Trials for Weightlifting in Atlanta this weekend!

Auto Date Saturday, May 17th, 2008

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Today is May 17th and I’m in Atlanta,Georgia with my son Rufus and Traci. We arrived last night and I got up this morning and completed a 40 minute run followed up with a quick circuit of Working Out With Rhadi.  I just went through the exercises once in the hotel’s workout room and now I’m waiting for the Omelette that I ordered for room service.

I bet you’re wondering why I’m in Atlanta. Well, my good friend and current client, Cara Heads is competing this weekend in the 69 kilogram weight class of the Olympic Trials for Weightlfifting.

It has been a pleasure coaching Cara, Taraje, Valerie Gotay, and Brian Picklo as they prepare for the Olympic Trials. It is certainly a lot more work than I thought it was going to be, but there is absolutely nothing like preparing for the Olympics.

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Cara Heads
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For those that don’t know Cara Heads, a quick Google Search will inform you that she is a 2000 Olympian in the sport of Weightlifting and something like an 8 or 9 time National Champion in her sport. She also placed 4th at the World Championships one year and was a great track and field athlete.  Cara’s Olympic pursuits have been nothing short of amazing. I truly believe that she has learned more about her sport, herself and what she wants to do with the rest of her life in this last quadrenniel.  It was a pleasure to assist her and coach her, not only as a weight lifting consultant but also as a life coach.  Cara has made some phenomenal strides academically – she is almost done with her Masters in Sociology, she has really advanced professionally – in that past year she has really picked up her motivational speaking engagements and is currently working on her first book, and athletically – she has continued to be at the top of her sport in weightlifting and she understands that things have to and had to be done differently as her body matured and as she become an “older” athlete. 

I mainly helped Cara monitor the volume of her work, manage her injuries, structure her diet and supplement regimen and coach her on approaching the bar.

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Approaching The
Bar
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What a lot of people fail to realize is that when you walk up to the platform to lift in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting – you are not only lifting the weight on the bar. You are lifting the weight on the bar and the extra weight that you bring to the platform (i.e. your doubt, your stress, your relationships, etc.,.). The individual who can bring the least amount of weight to the platform and only lift that which is on the platform will have the best opportunity and chance of being successful. 

Approaching the bar is probably one of the most important and overlooked parts of the weightlifting process, but it is something that Cara has really been focusing on in this 4 year cycle. 

I’m really looking forward to seeing Cara lift this weekend. I’ve attended many of her practices but I’ve never seen her compete.

This is also an exciting time for my son Rufus, it is his first Olympic Trials!

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I’ll let you all know how everything works out later on today.

Go Cara!!!

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
http://www.Rhadi.tv

Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats…

Auto Date Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

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As of late, I’ve been having conversations with people who say, “Winning isn’t everything.”

Unfortunately, these people seem to be losers. :-/

All of the high level CEOs, business owners, successful athletes and exemplars in their area of expertise say that “winning IS everything.”

I think some people look at winning as a bad thing and some compartmentalize winning just in competition.

For example, there’s somebody who is going to “win” today just by getting out of bed. There are some who are going to “win” today just by sticking to their workout plan. There are some people who are going to “lose” today but actually “win” because their lives will be richer from the experience.

When I say winning is everything that is what I mean. But what many misunderstand is that “winning” is in how you define it.

What I’m basically saying is that you MUST keep a winning attitude, a winning disposition and have winner-type conversation so that you can shift your paradigm and find out how to even find the positives in your losses so that when you lose you’ve still actually won.

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Here’s What My Dad Said
This Weekend
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While I was having this conversation at the Pan American Judo Championships this weekend and was coaching Taraje to his Gold Medal finish at the Zone Cup my dad said, “Winning isn’t everything, but it sure beats coming in second!”

I nodded my head in agreement while both of our bodies shook from the inside out with laughter and joy.

This past weekend Taraje qualified his weight class for the Olympic Games and now he’s preparing for the Olympic Trials. He had a great weekend. Had he lost the Pan American Championships and the Zone Cup, he would not have been able to continue to train for the Olympic because his weight class would not have been qualified and the dream would have been over.

So this past weekend…… winning was everything.

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This Weekend,
Cara is next!
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This weekend, Traci, Rufus and I are headed to Atlanta to support Cara Heads in the Olympic Trials as she attempts to make her 2nd Olympic Team. Cara has been a client of mine for the past 2 years and it has been a pleasure coaching her and helping her achieve her goals. It has certainly been a roller coaster ride, as we have really had to manage her injuries, her nicks and bruises, her training age, her intensity and the volume of her workouts per how she feels on a daily and weekly basis.

For those who are trainers and coaches, you know that you can’t just write down 90% on a piece of paper and expect for an athlete to lift that weight on that day. Your 90% on Tuesday may not be 90% on Wednesday. Therefore you really have to listen to your body, know when its time to push, know when its time to back off and govern yourself accordingly.

This quadrennial has certainly been hectic to say the least, but it has really been exciting. I really want my clients to do extremely well in the next upcoming months.

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New Ask Rhadi
Video
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This week I have a new Ask Rhadi Video for you

Please continue to keep your questions coming at http://www.AskRhadi.com and remember to check out http://www.Rhadi.tv Thanks.

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I certainly hope that you have found the information insightful and entertaining. I want you all to know that summer is right around the corner and there’s no better time like the present to get yourself nice and chiseled and to get your body beach ready.

If you are looking forward to getting your body back, to keeping it right or getting it tight then check out The Total Body Workout and get it right now for only $1. You can try it right now for 1 buck and pay the rest later if you are not happy with it, then send it back. There’s nothing to lose, except some wei-ght :-)
–> http://www.TheTotalBodyWorkout.com

Yours in Strength,

Rhadi Ferguson (a.k.a. “The Strength and Conditioning King”)
http://www.TheKingOfStrengthAndConditioning.com
http://www.TheStrengthAndConditioningKing.com
http://www.Rhadi.com
http://www.TheTotalBodyWorkout.com

Big News Next Week

Auto Date Thursday, May 8th, 2008

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I certainly hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s video. If you didn’t get to see it you can still check it out at http://www.Rhadi.tv

I just wanted to let you know that next week, not only will I supply you with a video that will answer the questions that you submitted, but you will also start the “Exercise Of The Week”

So that’s 2 f.r.e.e. video a week which will keep you informed, up-to-date and entertained.

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What’s going on
with me?
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This week I’ve been super busy with training and getting my athletes prepared for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the Pan American Championships.

The Pan American Championships will be held in Miami, Florida from May 8 through May 11.  My client and friend Taraje Williams-Murray ( http://www.Taraje.com ) will compete this weekend in the 60 kg weight class.  He is in great shape and is ready to go. I’m really looking forward to watching him compete this weekend. The pressure in on him big time. He MUST place in this tournament this weekend in order to qualify his weight class for the Olympics.

This tournament for him is actually “the trials” before the Olympic Trials.

To read more about Taraje, you can visit his website at http://www.Taraje.com

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Take care and I’ll keep you posting about what’s going on this weekend. I’ve once again been asked to do the commentary by USA Judo. I did the commentary for the National Championships and I’ll be doing them again for the Pan American Championships.

Tomorrow I’ll provide you with some video of some of Taraje’s training sessions, I think you’ll enjoy that.

In the meantime, have a great day and remember the Olympics are right around the corner and if you can’t make it to Beijing, at least make it to the Olympic Trials.

Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson
2004 Olympian
http://www.Rhadi.com
http://www.Rhadi.tv

P.S. I have another client who is getting ready for the Olympic Trials too. 2000 Olympian Cara Heads will compete in the Olympic Trials on May 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. The USA Weightlifting Trials will be held there. For those of you who don’t know Cara Heads or haven’t heard of her, you can watch her lift and hear her words of inspirational words right here

along with mine in The Inner Realm –> http://www.TheInnerRealm.tv

Have You Seen My New Video Yet?

Auto Date Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

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Thank you so much for submitting your videos to http://www.AskRhadi.com today we have a new video,

Check it out!

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Take care,

Rhadi Ferguson
2004 Olympian
http://www,Rhadi.com
http://www.Rhadi.tv

P.S.  Make sure you stop by http://www.AskRhadi.com to submit your question and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.

Kettlebells…Schmettlebells…

Auto Date Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

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Okay, let me be honest with you.

I grew up using Dumbbells.

I love Dumbbells and I’m biased to dumbbells.

And quite honestly, I believe that my DVD, Maximum Dumbbell Training –> http://www.MaximumDBTraining.com is the best when it comes to multijoint single arm movements, but I’ll be honest with you…. It ain’t kettlebells. It’s dumbbells. If you love using kettlebells you CAN most definitely use my DVD Maximum Dumbbell Training to get a great workout.

But it you REALLY love KETTLEBELLS then I have a great treat for you today….

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The Best Kettlebell
DVD Available
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The king of kettlebells is my main man Jason C. Brown. He is absolutely and phenomenal strength and conditioning coach and in my opinion he is the KETTLEBELL KING!! Period, end of story.

He has the best kettlebell DVD on the market and if you are interested in Kettlebells and Kettlebell Training then you need to look no further than right here –> http://www.kettlebellsforcombat.com/page/page/3420960.htm This is the secret site that you need in order to take your kettlebell training to the next level.

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IT REALLY DOESN’T
MATTER
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In my opinion, it doesn’t matter if you use Kettlebells or Dumbbells, as the Strength and Conditioning King, I’m just concerned with you working out, getting in shape and staying in shape. If you do that, then I’m happy. And if you do it in a way that makes you feel comfortable, then I’m happy. But if you’re not getting in shape, then you need to immediately make sure that you get what it is that you need to get in shape!

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Choose one and
run with it!
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Kettlebells –> http://www.kettlebellsforcombat.com/page/page/3420960.htm

or

Dumbbells –> http://www.MaximumDBTraining.com

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Take care and have a super fantastic day.

What I want to tell you today is that there is no need to have these nonsensical and down right stupid arguments that people have in the fitness community about “which thing is better”. Who cares? What’s most important is that you are having fun, getting in great shape and looking good and feeling good.

This is what’s important.

So get on the path to getting in better shape than ever before today (I don’t care if you use Dumbbells or Kettlebells, but whatever you do, use something. If you don’t use something, you’ll end up with nothing!)

Kettlebells –> http://www.kettlebellsforcombat.com/page/page/3420960.htm

or

Dumbbells –> http://www.MaximumDBTraining.com

Have a great day,

Rhadi Ferguson
2004 Olympian
http://www.Rhadi.com
http://www.Rhadi.tv

P.S. Elevate your training today with Kettlebell training at –> Kettlebells –> http://www.kettlebellsforcombat.com/page/page/3420960.htm

How To Get “Lean” Without A Gym

Auto Date Monday, May 5th, 2008

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Introduction
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I don’t have to tell you that the doggone gas prices are freakin’ ridiculous.

And guess what?

There’s talk that the prices are going to shoot up again before the end of the year. For those of us in the United States, they are saying that the price is going to hit the $6.00 dollar range!

I don’t know about you but I see a bicycle in my garage in the very near future because driving back and forth to place right around the corner, just ain’t worth the gas.

This past weekend, my wife and I actually had to decide to use one car instead of two and couple our errands together because of the gas prices. We actually had to have a
discussion of what would be more economical.

With that being said, the last thing that you need is to spend more than you actually need to spend so making necessary cuts is what you have to do if you want
to get in good and stay in good “financial” shape and in great health.

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Here are a couple
of SMART tips that’ll
save you time and
money
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Tip #1: Only drive when you have to. Turn those “Sunday” drives into “Sunday” walks

Tip #2: Change your “date” night at a restaurant to a “date” night at park or into a walk together. Isn’t the key really to spend some time together? If so, then shave back on the dinner, eat what you have at home, make a nice cup of coffee of tea, fill up your coffee mugs and go for a nice long walk. My wife and I really enjoy this time together. We even have a stroller for Lil’ Rufus which is wonderful.

Tip #3: If you go to the gym, try to get there a little bit earlier and turn your 4 days at the gym into 3, or do your cardio at home, or invest in the following so that you can save money and workout at home

- The Bodyweight Workout –> http://www.TheBodyWeightWorkout.com

- The BackYard Workout –> http://www.TheBackYardWorkout.net

- Maximum Dumbbell Training –> http://www.MaximumDBTraining.com

- The Total Body Workout –> http://www.TheTotalBodyWorkout.com

These products will SAVE you oodles of time and money!

Tip #4: Start doing your own yard work. If you don’t do your own yard work now and you outsource it. You can actually do it yourself, save some money and burn an extra 300-400calories.

Tip #5:Earn you television time! (This is a great one). Only watch television AFTER you have done at least 20-30 minutes of exercise for the day. If you haven’t exercised, then NO TV! Apply this rule for everyone in the house. And add an extra 10 minutes for video game privileges :-)

Tip #6: Do NOT buy snacks when you are out. Eat meals and eat the snacks that you bring with you from home. Saving up your discretionary funds and only traveling when you need to will pay of some huge dividends.

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These are just some guidelines to get your wheels turnin’. I certainly hope you apply some of them. If you do, you will find yourself in better shape physically and financially.

Remember, to pay close attention to tip number 3! That’s the one thats going to really save you big money in the long run.

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Take care and it was a pleasure communicating with you once again. Have a super fantastic day and make sure you stop by www.Rhadi.tv to check out some of my new
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Thank you for your time,

Rhadi Ferguson
2004 Olympian
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