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02-25-2004, 11:08 AM
Greetings! I am fairly new so this may be an old question but....
I am interested in attending a workshop on Body-Flow and I can't seem to find anything on it. Is this included in a CST workshop?
02-26-2004, 10:09 AM
See: Body-Flow Certification? (http://www.circularstrengthmag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1658).
02-26-2004, 03:06 PM
Thanks for the information, makes sense to understand the complete package if you are going to be coaching someone. For me it was just a personal endeavor, however, I am interested in everything I have read so far. Guess I will be coming to a CST seminar in the near future.
02-26-2004, 03:15 PM
Participation does not require that you test for certification, and certification does not require that you coach others; though all participants are held to the same rigorous standards. It will be a pleasure to share the pain with you. :twisted:
BTW, I think many people would be interested to hear about your Olympic trials. Transitioning from Olympic trials to BUDs must be challenging.
03-01-2004, 03:37 PM
Well Coach..the whole story is rather mundane to tell you the truth. In a nut shell I had flirted around with making the trials in triathlon back in 99-00. Having never made the break-through which I needed I was ready to give up sports on any kind of a serious level for good and return to my military roots and attend BUDs. Through my training I had met some Modern Pentathletes and their coach Janusz Peciak (gold medalist in 76) at the training center. With my constant heckling about their sport...mostly the fencing and equestrian aspect I was finally challenged to come give it a try. I still think they just wanted the chance to embarass me to no end...which they did...over and over. It was all in good fun but like I had said I was ready to move on. However, the coach had other plans. On their way to the Olympics they stopped in San Diego to receive their uniforms and finish up the last bit of paper-work so of course we had to go out and celebrate over many, many beers. Being the light weight that I am I was talked into coming back out to Colorado and giving it another shot but in the sport of Pentathlon. Crazy I know..what was I thinking..I still have no idea. Anyhow, I moved back out to Colorado and started training full time. I actually did extremely well my first year almost winning the Natl. Championships. From there on out though I would start the mental games that all athletes must face..."wow, I actually do have a shot at going to the Olympics"...to the dreaded having to perform above par at every practice syndrome because everyone is watching and wants to beat you..cant let that happen! Performances were up and down, motivation was no where in sight but I still had a chance with 1 1/2 years left. Well, an old injury (torn PCL) surfaced from over training and we had decided to go ahead and get it fixed so I could train at 100% for the all important pre-trials year of competitions. Basically, I never fully recovered from the surgery..probably a case of trying to come back too soon and too fast so my performance never reached what it was before and all along the way my teammates were getting better and better. Since pentathletes qualify on an international level and only a certain number of athletes can go to a competition, mathamatically there was no chance for me to make the team. So in October I through in the towel, completely satisfied with the effort.
Since an early age I have only ever wanted two things. One was to be an Olympian and the other to be a SEAL. Now that my Olympic endeavors are over I am ready to move on to becoming a SEAL...a completely different challenge and focus. Very refreshing to say the least. Being an athlete for the most part is a very selfish journey and it wore me out if that makes any sense? I dont know, its hard to explain but I know it has opened my eyes to reveal a person that I do not want to be. I look forward to the chance of working with some great people in a team environment toward a common goal.
Sorry to ramble.
03-02-2004, 10:48 AM
It's been quite an adventure for you already, it seems. I look forward to reading your success at BUDs. Which school will you be attending?
03-02-2004, 07:18 PM
Yes, I have been lucky in the adventure department of my life. The funny part is that the above mentioned was the dullest part.
There is only one school for BUDs and it is located in Coronado, CA. Not to shabby of a place to hang out for the next year!!
On another note.....I was thinking how much I wished you had made a visit to the Olympic Training Center while I was there. I think your teachings and methods would be invaluble to any athlete. You should contact them and see if they would be willing. If you need any contact info...just let me know.
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