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  • My Goals

    76,000 knuckle push ups...

    100 one arm push ups - each arm...

    Lift a total of 20,000,000 kg using Kettlebell's ...

    260 snatches with a 24 kg Kettlebell in 10 minutes...

    Spar 800 - 2:00 minute rounds...

    Learn a new traditional weapon...

    Break 8 patio stones with a hammer fist...

    Break 8 boards with a back kick...

    Break a wooden baseball bat...

    Do white belt - 5th dan poomse 1040 times each...

    Lose 10 pounds...

    Read one inspirational book a month...

    Reduce my carbon foot print by 40%...

    Complete 4 Community Based Leadership projects...

    Complete 52 acts of kindness...

    Write 52 motivational articles...

    Watch 100 Inspirational Videos...

    Buy only Used not New...

    Giant Killing :)...

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My Progress

Goals and Progress to Date:

  1. 100,000 knuckle push ups – 92,790
  2. 20 Pull Ups – 10 so far
  3. 25,000 TRX Push Ups – 14,000
  4. Cycle 20,000 km’s – 20,182
  5. 100 one arm push ups in a row on each arm – 75 so far
  6. Lift a total of 20,000,000 kg (44,092,452.437 lbs) – 18,456,002 kg’s (40,463,687.6939 lbs) 🙂
  7. 260 snatches with a 24 kg kettlebell in 10 minutes – 510 Snatches in 24 minutes
  8. spar 800 rounds – 668
  9. Learn a new traditional weapon – Taught myself Dan Bong
  10. Break 10 boards with a back kick – 8 boards so far (7000 lbs pressure), broke 5 boards with a hook kick (2500 lbs pressure), broke 7 boards with a front leg side kick
  11. Break a baseball bat
  12. Do white belt – 5th dan poomse 1040 times each – 1585
  13. Lose 10 pounds (original weight 195) 182 lbs (82 kg’s) June 23, 2012, 180 lbs (81.6 kg’s) December 19, 2012, May 16, 2013, 179 lbs (81.3 kg’s), June 6, 2013, 178 lbs (80.7 kg’s), June 27, 2013 176 lbs (79.9 kg’s), April 31, 1016, 175 lbs (79.3 kg’s), May 12, 2016, 174 lbs (78.8 kg’s), June 18, 2016, 170 lbs (77.1 kg’s), July 16, 2016, 167 lbs (75.5 kg’s), September 14, 2016, 164 lbs (74.3 kg’s), September 24, 2016, 162 lbs (73.4 kg’s), September 27, 2016, 160 lbs (73.1 kg’s), November 28, 2016, 158 lbs (71.6 kg’s), April 20, 2017, 150 lbs (68.03 kg’s)
  14. Read one motivational book a month Book 1 – Motion before Motivation, Book 2 –  Linchpin, Book 3 – Tribes, Book 4 – The Dip, Book 5 – Free Prize Inside, Book 6 – Permission Marketing, Book 7 – Freakonomics, Book 8 – Meatball Sundae, Book 9 – Born to be Good, Book 10 – Unleashing the Ideavirus, Book 11 – Why I Fight!, Book 12 – Eaarth, Book 13 – All Marketers Are Liars, Book 14 – Stupid to the Last Drop, Book 15 – Legacy, Book 16 – The End of Nature, Book 17 – Confessions  of an Eco-Sinner, Book 18 – Crossing the Rubicon, Book 19 – The Impostor Syndrome, Book 20 – No Impact Man, Book 21 – The End of Nature, Book 22 – Eaarth, Book 23 – Our Ecological Footprint Reducing Human Impact on Earth, Book 24 – Deep Economy (on my second read, March 8th, 2011), Book 25 – Legacy (on my second read), Book 26 – A Short History Of Progress, Book 27 – The Four Purposes of Life, Book 28 – The Weather Makers, Book 29 – Now or Never, Book 30 – The Little Earth Book, Book 31 – Endgame – Vol 1 Book 32 – Endgame – Vol 2, Book 33 – Deep Green Resistance, Book 34 – What we Leave Behind, Book 35 – The End of Growth, Book 36 – The Post Carbon Reader, Book 37 – Dreams, Book 38 – The Enlightened Cyclist, Book 39 – The Vegetarian Myth, Book 40 – Climate Wars, Book 41 – Start With Why, Book 42 – Sacred Economics, Book 43 – Truths Among Us, Book 44 –  Eaarth, Book 45 – The End of Growth (Richard Heinberg) Book 46 – The End of Growth (Jeff Rubin), Book 47 – Why Your World is About To Get a Whole Lot Smaller (Jeff Rubin), Book 48 – The Energy Slaves (Andrew Nikiforuk), Book 49 – The Ascent of Humanity (Charles Eisenstein), Book 50 – Salt, Sugar, Fat (Michael Moss) Book 51 – Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) Book 52 – Save The Humans (Rob Stewart) Book 53 – Snake Oil (Richard Heinberg) Book 54 – Underminers (Keith Farnish) Book 55 – A Short History of Progress (Ronald Wright) Book 55 – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (Charles Eisenstein) Book 56 – This Changes Everything (Naomi Kline) Book 57 – Flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) Book 58 – Finding Your Zone (Michael Lardon) Book 59 – Flow in Sports (Susan Jackson & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi) Book 60 – Revolution (Russell Brand) Book 61 – Zen in the Martial Arts (Joe Hyams) Book 62 – Against All Odds (Chuck Norris) Book 63 – The Secret of Inner Strength (Chuck Norris, Joe Hyams) Book 63 – Daring Greatly (Brene Brown) Book 64 – PEAK: How to Master Almost Anything (K. Anders Ericsson) Book 65 – The Champions Mind (Jim Afremow) Book 66 – The End of Average (Todd Rose) Book 67 – Meat is For Pussies (John Joseph) Book 68 – Got Milked! (Alissa Hamiliton) Book 69 – The Cheese Trap (Dr. Neil Barnard) Book 70 – How Not To Die (Dr. Michael Greger) Book 71 – Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer)
  15. Complete 4 Community Based Leadership projectsProject 1 – Anti Smoking, Project 2 – The Dangers of Aspartame, Project 3 – The Environment, Project 4 – Obesity
  16. Complete 52 acts of kindness – 51
  17. Write 52 motivational articles – 76
  18. Watch 100 motivational videos – 100
  19. Environmental 1. Signed up with bullfrogpower, Stopped eating red meat, Stopped buying anything new. 2. Shot an environmental call to action video for all martial artists.
  20. Giant Killing – Not Voting.
  21. Became Canadian Champion in the 90kg / 16kg division for Snatch and Long Cycle – April 28, 2012 – 2 gold at the Canadian National Kettlebell Championsips.
  22. Reach the IKSFA level 1 level in the 90 kg / 16 kg class for snatch and long cycle – April 28, 2012 – (69) 87 reps in the long cycle, (180) 187 reps in the snatch. Numbers in bracket represent the requirements for level 1.
  23.  Achieved IKSFA Level 1 Coaches Certification – June 2 – 3 Toronto, Ontario.
  24. Reach the IKSFA level of CMS (Candidate Master of Sport) in the 82kg / 24kg class in the Snatch and Long Cycle (160 reps) August 1, 2012– 154 reps in the Snatch , 6 reps short of CMS but more than good enough for Level 1. – August 9, 2012 – 176 reps in the snatch, 16 over the required number 🙂
  25. October, 27th, 2012, Completed 1200 one arm jerks in 60 minutes with 16kg’s, lifted 19,200 kg’s
  26. October 29, 2012, Completed 900 one arm jerks in 45 minutes with 20kg’s, lifted 19,000 kg’s
  27. December 9, 2012, Achieved Agatsu Level 1 Joint Mobility Certification.
  28. April 20, 2013, Finished 1st and achieved a number 1 ranking in the 24kg / 90kg Biathlon at the 2013 Agatsu Canadian Kettlebell Championships (70 Jerks, 120 Snatches)
  29. May 21, 2013, Completed 230 snatches with 20 kg’s, 4 minutes left, 6 minutes right (4,600 kg’s) A new personal best 🙂
  30. May 23, 2013, Completed 185 snatches (25 above the level of CMS) with 24 kg’s, 4 minutes left, 6 minutes right, (4,440 kg’s) a new personal best.
  31. May 1, 2013 – May 31, 2013, Completed 35 ten minute sets with 22 kg’s, 7,000 reps, 154,000 kg’s
  32. June 5, 2013 – Completed 690, 16 kg Snatches in 30 minutes for a total weight of 11,040 kg’s
  33. June 10, 2013 – Completed 990 16 kg Snatches in 45 minutes for a total weight of 15,840 kg’s
  34. June 11, 2013 – Completed 200, 20 kg Snatches in 10 minutes with my right arm only for 4,000 kg’s
  35. June 17, 2013 – Completed 1,195 16 kg Snatches in 60 minutes for a total weight of 19,120 kg’s (362 reps off the Guinness Record) 
  36. July 8, 2013 – Completed 20 minutes of 20 kg Snatches, 10 minutes right, 10 minutes left for 370 reps.
  37. September 18, 2013 – Completed 209, 18 kg, Right Arm Gloved Snatches in 10 Minutes (21 rpm).
  38. October 11, 2013 – Broke 10 – 1/2 inch boards with a stationary front leg Side Kick
  39. October 13, 2013 – Complete 252, 16 kg Snatches in 10 Minutes (25.2 rpm).
  40. October 19, 2013 – One Arm Long Cycle, 22 kg’s, Switching arms every 2 Minutes, 750 Reps, 16.500 kg’s
  41. October 25, 2013 – Completed 810, 16 kg Snatches in 30 Minutes (27 rpm) Switching arm every minute, 12,960 kg’s
  42. November 7, 2013 – Lifted a total of 34,560 kg’s in 2 workouts.
  43. November 12, 2013 – Completed 350, 16 kg Snatches in 10 Minutes (35 rpm) One Switch, 5,600 kg’s
  44. November 23, 2013, Finished 1st and achieved a number 2 ranking in the 24kg / 90kg Biathlon at the 2013 Agatsu Halifax Kettlebell Championships (60 Jerks, 100 Snatches)
  45. December 12, 2013, The most weight lifted in one day over 3 workouts, 53,600 kg’s
  46. January 12, 2014, Optimyz Live. Tried for the Guinness World Record in the One Hour 16 kg Snatch, hit 1,150 snatches (18,400 kg’s). My lift was hampered by hand injuries during the attempt. The record is 28,100 kg’s
  47. April 26, 2014, Finished 1st and achieved a number 1 ranking in the 24kg / 90kg Biathlon at the 2014 Agatsu Canadian Kettlebell Championships (59 Jerks, 130 Snatches)
  48. September 13 – 14, 2014, Passed OKC Level 1 Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification.
  49. October 25, 2014, Promoted to 6th Dan by Grandmaster John Pellegrini.
  50. October 30, 2014, Completed 183 Snatches with 24 kg’s in 10 minutes, right arm only, CMS Ranking.
  51. November 4, 2014, Completed 190 Snatches with 24 kg’s in 10 minutes right arm only, 11 reps over CMS Ranking.
  52. November 6, 2014, Completed 210 Snatches with 24 kg’s in 10 minutes (7 – R, 3 – L), 31 reps over CMS Ranking.
  53. February 28, 2015, Competed at the 2015 OKC California Open in the 85 kg / 24 kg Biathlon, 47 Jerks, 166 Snatches, 130 Points, 3rd Place with a Ranking of 2.
  54. March 11, 2015, Personal best in the 16 kg, 10:00 (6 L, 4 R) Minute Snatch, 250 Reps.
  55. April 09, 2015, Personal best in the 16 kg, 10:00 (7 L, 3 R) Minute Snatch, 270 Reps.
  56. April 25, 2015, NEW Personal best in the 16 kg, 10:00 (7 L, 3 R) Minute Snatch (R – 168, L – 112), 280 Reps.
  57. April 28, 2015, NEW Personal best in the 24 kg, Snatch, 10:00 (7 L, 3 R) Minute, 220 Reps.
  58. May 14, 2015, NEW Personal best in the 24 kg, Snatch, 10:00 (6L, 4R) Minute, 238 Reps.
  59. May 31, 2015, Competed in the 1st OKC Maritime Open, Snatch, 24 kg’s, 178 Reps, 1st place, rank 1, 24 kg Relay, 3:00 Minutes, 75 Reps, 1st place, rank 1.
  60. June 11, 2015, Completed 260, 16 kg Snatches with my right arm only, 4,160 kg’s.
  61. June 17, 2015, Completed 145 Snatches with 28 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), CMS Ranking
  62. August 12, 2015, Completed 245 Snatches with 20 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  63. August 13, 2015, Completed 282 Snatches with 16 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  64. August 19, 2015, Completed 250 Snatches with 20 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  65. August 20, 2015, Completed 290 Snatches with 16 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  66. September 10, 2015, Completed 265 Snatches with 20 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  67. September 21, 2015, Completed 270 Snatches with 20 kg’s in 10 minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), New Pr!
  68. October 17, 2015, One Hour Long Cycle (30 – R, 30 – L), 20 kg’s, Competed 540 Reps, 10,800 kg’s
  69. December 18, 2015, OKC Halifax Holiday Open, Snatch, 28 kg / 85 kg, 140 reps (100 reps right, 40 reps left), CMS
  70. December 19 & 20, OKC Level 2 Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification.
  71. April 9, 2016, OKC Maritime Kettlebell Sport Open, Snatch, 32 kg / 85 kg, 66 reps, CMS
  72. April 26th, 2016, 22 kg Snatch, 10:00 Minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), 250 Reps, 5,500 kg’s
  73. June 7th, 2016, 24 kg Snatch, 10:00 Minutes Right Arm Only, 164 Reps (6 reps away from CMS), 3,936 kg’s
  74. July 21, 2016, 20 kg Snatch, 10 Minutes, Left Arm Only, 185 Reps, 3,700 kg’s
  75. August 2, 2016, 78/28 kg Snatch, 10:00 Minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), 170 Reps, MS Level
  76. August 23, 2016, 24 kg Snatch, 10:00 Minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), 220 Reps, 5,280 kg’s
  77. August 27, 2016, Platform Summer Open, 1st Place, 78 kg / 24 kg Snatch, 175 Reps, CMS
  78. September 24, 2016, 22 kg Snatch, 10 Minutes, Left Arm Only, 175 Reps, 3,850 kg’s
  79. October 18, 2016, 24 kg Snatch, 10:00 Minutes (6 – R, 4 – L), 230 Reps, 5,520 kg’s
  80. October 22, 2016, OKC Halifax, Kettlebell Sport Open, 78 / 24 kg Snatch, 175 Reps, CMS
  81. December 17, 2016, 20 kg Snatch, 10 Minutes (right arm only), 210 reps, 4,200 kg’s
  82. April 22, 2017, Red Isle Kettlebell Sport Classic, Snatch, Montague, PEI, 78 kg (74 kg) / 24 kg /, 170 reps, CMS

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