MagniFitness

Fitness and conditioning, Kettlebells, Steel Mace, Indian Clubs, Bodyweight training.

Operating as usual

06/25/2021

Little improvised freestyle play with the halberd from yesterday. I can tell my arms were getting a bit tired from all the previous fun.

Freestyling is a good way to get to know your weapon better. Often it won't look as pretty as a form, because your brain and body are processing on the fly. But in my opinion it is a necessary part of training. The same principle apploes to mace, clubs or kettlebells. At some point you should try improvised sets to see how you adjust rapidly to your training tools and how one move flows more or less naturally into one another.

Have fun with your training.
Train smart, train safe.

Peace and health
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06/24/2021

Tried something different. Club style mills with the halberd. Was a bit nervous setting up my off hand. Them spikes would leave a nasty mark... lol.
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06/12/2021

Over the Top is a great movie. Leverage lifts are a great training modality. And this morning I stumbled upon this move.
I'm sure I'm not the first one to do this but I haven't seen it shown anywhere yet. Super fun arm wrestling type training. Works that internal rotation in the shoulder and a bunch of saucy things at the same time.
I'm sure if steel maces had been a thing in the 80s, @officialslystallone would have had Lincoln Hawk doing s**t like that with some big ass mace.
As usual with the mace, it's great that you can scale the difficulty up or down by choking up on the handle or not at all. Try it out. Start with a light mace. Warm up by choking up on it. And take it from there.

Train smart, train safe.

@curiosityfit I think you might like this one.
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06/09/2021

Yesterday was a pressing kinda day.
Double KB strict press Weight Ladder
5 reps
Double KB
8s, 12s,16s, 20s, 24s
Video: 28s (5 strict + 4 push, failed the 5th)
32s for 5 push presses.
Then back down to 24s for two sets of AMRAP strict presses.
Cool down: teaching a toddler how to swim.

Double bells are a fun challenge for a few reasons:
A. More overall load on your body.
B. Evening out both sides.
C. Preventing some repositioning and compensations in your overhead pressing mechanics.

Give them a try! 😁

Train smart, train safe.

Peace and health.

Menu by @agatsuwest
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@agatsufitness

05/23/2021

1st Training session with my new 20kg steel mace I received this week from @greatlakesgirya .
This is also my first time going this heavy since I got a partial tear in the shoulder last summer (not mace related). Been building back up smarter and better and honestly I was afraid of jumping from my 15kg mace to my 25kg (which I barely had a chance to befriend). So I shopped around to find the weight in between to build strength and resilience the right way.
Today I warmed up with some 3lbs clubs, then a few minutes of 5kg mace flow to hit the joints in a bunch of different and even awkward ways. Then some 10/2s and 11/1s with the 15kg mace, plus some mace kung fu moves I will post another time (really fun with a 15kg mace, makes the halberd feel feather light).
Finally I started my 20kg mace main course of 10/2s.
Set 1: 10 pulls (to see how it felt)
Set 2: 20 pulls
Set 3: 24 pulls
Set 4: 20 pulls (video above)
Set 5: 20 pulls
Set 6: 6 pulls, to make it an even 100.
Feeling good, shoulder held up nice, but that was enough for Day 1.

Train smart, train safe.

Peace and health.
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@agatsufitness

05/13/2021

Have kids, need to train. No problem. Make it fun.

How can you fit your training in when you have kids to take care of?

Agatsu senior instructor Mario Lizée takes you through some great ideas on how to incorporate more active time into your day while moving with your kids.

https://www.agatsu.com/2021/05/13/training-with-kids/

04/27/2021

Hey all! I haven't posted in quite some time. But I'm back.
Here is a little post-workout , pre-barbecue messing around. With all the toys I have, this is still one of my favorite clubs. It's a vintage baseball bat, probably homemade by someone with a lathe, that I purchased at a thrift shop in the Eastern Townships some years ago for 3$.
Part of this flow you can see some reverse grip (or ice pick grip) mills. They take some getting used to, but it works the shoulder in different angles. I'll have a post about those soon.
Anyway, it was a great weekend. Got vaccinated, got lucky with very mild side effects. Did some clubs and stretching to ease the soreness, and by the second day, I was good for a full training.
So anyway, it's good to be back here, and remember you don't need fancy tools. Just the willingness to get s**t done.

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[02/14/21]   You know you had a good deadlift session when deloading the bar and putting the plates away sucks...
Not all your training sessions should leave you feeling like your soul is leaking out. But sometimes... yes. 😉😜

12/11/2020

Agatsu Inc

WHY YOU SHOULD BE OFFSET TRAINING

By Agatsu Senior Instructor Mario Lizée

Offset Training. Not everyone is familiar with the concept, but everyone should as it is an excellent way to build strength and stability that will not only increase athleticism, increase your overall strength and stability, but also transfer well to daily life applications and injury prevention.

‘As a parent, you never know who, how and when
someone will decide to hitch a ride. Offset training keeps you ready and resilient for whatever life throws at you.’

Click here to read
https://www.agatsu.com/2020/12/10/offset-training/

11/29/2020

This is the weight. This is the way.
Today I felt great. I wanted to lift heavy s**t, but coach @agatsuwest set a target. The mission was to stop at 255# for 3 sets of 5 with full pause at the bottom. Since I had agreed to the mission, I had to resist the urge to go seeking other bounties. Discipline, stay on mission.
Last week's post was about consistency in your training, this one is about discipline. These days my training diet is pretty regimented, I'm used to a more happy go lucky variety training approach. Keeping me well rounded while still progressing. But lately, I set a few precise goals which include a healing process, strength increase and a bit of mass gain. So staying on mission is key, and I have to quiet my exploring and variety craving mind.

The music is:
@iam.officiel L'École du Micro d'Argent (version guerrière)

The awesome shirt is from:
@t-flexstyle (thanks @wes_warcat)

11/22/2020

Consistency. If you want results, you have to put in the work. Motivation is nice, it will help you get started. But motivation will fade. Beyond that you need a plan, and consistency in following it. The plan won't always be fun or sexy. But that's not why the plan is there. The plan is there to keep you on track. Focused on the mission.
Part of today's training was going for a heavy 3 in the front squat. So basically, starting at a low weight and doing 3 reps, and each set gets heavier until you know that you can't go heavier for 3 reps.
That is a small part of the plan that was elaborated for me by @agatsuwest
I've been following the plan he elaborated for me for about a month now. And on the first week, I had this exact same routine to do. I maxed out at 3x185lbs. Today I stopped at 3x225lbs. Setting a new PR by 40lbs!!
Thanks coach!!!
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Motivational Music: Twilight of the Thundergod
@amonamarth
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@agatsufitness

10/30/2020

Meet the twins. We just added a couple of these kickass adjustable kettlebells from ExtremeKettlebell.com to our arsenal.
Loadable from 12kg to 32kg.
I would not use them to juggle or throw around, but for swinging and lifting, the 2kg increments are fantastic for fine tuning progression.
Awesome.
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@agatsufitness

10/25/2020

No partner, no problem. DIY training dummy. Made a few padding improvements from some extra yoga mat we had laying around, and took it for a quick ride to try it out.
Happy with the result.

Once again, the original idea for the structure was inspired by something I saw from @dougmarcaida
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@academiewhitecranekungfu

10/11/2020

Another step in the journey. Took 290 for a stroll, or was that the other way around... aaanyway. Today was aiming at 5x5 at 90%. This set was one of the middle ones, using double overhand standard grip. I did my last two sets with double overhand hook grip because my injured hand was getting tired.Very happy with how this went. It's feeling lighter, expecting to find a new 1RM soon. Methinks 2x body weight is within reach. 😀
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10/04/2020

Today's deadlift session went well.

Today I was aiming to have the main part of the session by 5x5 @ 255# (80%1RM). Went super well, it felt so smooth I even ended up doing 10 reps on my last work set instead of the planned 5. Still had good energy left for a few deload sets, even though the total volume was the highest since I started this 8 weeks ago.

Not sure if it's thanks to my mom's knitted lifting "shoes"... maybe. Or if it's thanks to @agatsuwest for the knowledge and wisdom... definitely. If you want to gain strength check him out.

No video today, as filming disrupts my training music... sorry. But I felt like posting anyway for the sake of accountability. And for sending out props where props are due.

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@agatsufitness

09/13/2020

Never end on a bad set. And be happy about what went well rather than dwelling on what failed to happen.

I started deadlifting again about 5 weeks ago. Haven't done that in a couple years. This video is at the apex of my deadlift session this morning. After building up to it with 10 previous sets going up in weight. I was super happy about hitting 5 reps at 305lbs. That set felt great. And it was the plan. I was so stoked that I figured I would try to keep going up for a few singles. Which was not in the plan. After failing three times at 315, I was a bit bummed. I decided to start deloading. I got one really hard single at 275. Which made me accept my failures at 315. I was simply gassed out. I deloaded again and finished with another 5 sets of 5 at 225lbs.

So in the end I could have been bummed about failing at todays highest, but instead I deloaded as much as I needed to really squeeze the max out of myself and I was still super happy with my 5 x 305. So it's all about mindset and perspective. Choose to celebrate a success, and never end on a negative note.

Peace and health

@agatsufitness
@agatsuwest

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09/06/2020

Finally throwing knives again. Today is recovery and play day. No heavy weights today. Just simple fun movement and mobility. So I decided to put some target practice in there. This was only my second knife throwing session in the 10 weeks since I injured my shoulder. The first session was very short, very bad, a bit painful and way too soon. I couldn't get any snap in my throws and my motion and timing were completely out of whack. So I laid off of it for 2 months. Today I still kept it short, about 15 minutes. I do not want to annoy the rotator cuff. But it was pain free. And the motion is coming back. Not all throws were good. But by the end I felt a lot more in control.

Recovery days are important physically and mentally. Do not neglect them. And it's also a good time to assess how you feel and how you are progressing in your journey.

And now going to throw a baseball with the little ones. Hmm more throwing, hahaha. 😁

Enjoy the weekend peeps!
Peace and health.

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@agatsufitness

08/30/2020

Still exploring the fusion and blurring the boundaries between clubs and kettlebells.
This combo of mills and bottoms presses brings an interesting challenge for the grip and establishing stability rapidly and fluidly in a dynamic sequence of movements. Also, every day is shoulder day. Gonna bullet proof those puppies.

@curiosityfit I think you will like this. Let me know.
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@agatsufitness

08/28/2020

Waking up The Dude.

Some days, your body and your mind will feel sluggish, lazy. I've been having more of those than usual lately. Injuries, fatigue, whatever. It's OK. It's human. You have good days and not as good days. Maybe even bad days. What matters is what you do from there. Even on rough days, I start my day, every day, with a bit of movement. It doesn't have to be intense, it doesn't even have to be organized or pretty. Just moving a bit will shake off some of that lethargy. Sometimes, that will motivate you enough to go into a great training session. Other times, it won't and that little bit of movement will be enough for that day. But the key to it is consistency. Grab a coffee if that's your thing (like me), and then wake up The Dude.

Peace and Health

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