Matt Berlin

Matt Berlin

Kenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
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Ski(Run)-Boot Complete 

  • Apr 1st, 2019 at 1:19AM

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Very good program. 4 weeks of leg and core focus (and rest of the body in parts too). Just what the body needed to move thru the last few weeks of winter into spring running and cycling season. Week 1 eased into it, but from week 2 on, the cycles stepped up. And the last week, 6 cycles. Ouch!

And this program is not just for Skiers. Yes, the lessons are geared to that purpose. But these cycle workouts are an excellent way to kick start the body back into stronger form. And if you like the cycle workouts of Kettlebells and Chisel, when you're looking for a short 4 week program to fill in some training gaps, give Skiboot a try.

I finished today with a nice rainy, windy 8 mile Sunday easy run. Legs felt good, even for not running at all for the last several weeks (lungs need some work...hence the haggard final photo look).

What program next? Not sure. Going to be focusing on running and cycling April forward. But might add in a short program here or there this spring/summer. Reach in May might be the target if no other new programs pop up before then.

 
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11 comments

Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
Assistant Trainer3 months ago

Nice summary Matt, I may have to give it a whirl when I have a free month with nothing to do!

Iron 2 perhaps? ;)


    Kim BensonKim BensonKenzai Member
    Trainer3 months ago

    Great training with you Matt. The 6 cycle week was intense but the WOs still seemed to go by rather quickly. Nice stats on your run.


      Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
      3 months ago

      Damn, way to power through the elements. Definitely looks like you earned it in that photo. Agree those cycles got rough in the end but solid little program. Great to team with you again and looking forward to high-fivin on Strava.


        Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
        3 months ago

        Well done Matt - it's a great programme for the legs and glutes. So you doing the Ranger Challenge?


          Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
          3 months ago

          You nailed it, 4 weeks, 6 cycles, boom boom boom! Ranger Challenge is next! DO IT DO IT!


            Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Chisel | Day 8 (Member)
            3 months ago

            Nice feedback on daBOOT...I like the idea of legs, core and glutes work...gunna have to keep this one in mind.


              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
              Head Trainer3 months ago

              Matt, a seal of approval from you carries a lot of weight in these parts. Glad SkiBoot hit the spot! And way to build your momentum through each week. Now, your truly posed to springboard into cycling season. 6 cycles. EPIC. Once those lungs catch up those legs, there will be no stopping you. COMPLETE!


                Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
                Trainer3 months ago

                @Jim & Scott, definitely keep it in mind when you have 4 weeks to fill in a training gap one of these winters. Cycles of fun!

                @Kim & Sean, great teaming with you both, getting our completes thru all those cycles!

                @Robin & Fish, might be up for Rangering with you boys again...

                @Ward, excellent program boss. Glad I did it...and also helped me inch alittle closer to your unmatchable badge total


                  Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Chisel | Day 8 (Member)
                  3 months ago

                  @ Matt & Ward...regarding Badges...we all want more stinkin' badges! Seriously...when one COMPLETES a Program for the second, third time, etc ...maybe the Kenzai Badge-Masters can put a small superscript # to the upper right of the original Badge (like an exponent) to signify how many times that course has been completed? Or, insert a somewhat faint perhaps more graphics and eye-appealing number into the middle of the Badge??


                    Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
                    Trainer3 months ago

                    @Scott, that's the exact same idea I put in the Kenzai suggestion box last year...or the year before, can't remember. I'm going to suggest it again. It would be a nice add to the Member's dashboards.


                      Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
                      Trainer2 months ago

                      I thought for sue you would be Rangering with us Matt!


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