Thomas Doyle

Thomas Doyle

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Head Trainer
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Really Bad Idea 

  • Apr 11th, 2017 at 10:20AM

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One of my many ideas that probably should have remained an idea. This is to remind me that gambling is
Risky Business

Not sure why Ward kept bringing the camera down low after specific instructions to keep it above waist level.


I was going for this I guess?

I'll come back an edit my grad blog later. But, here's my penance for coming up 2 seconds short on my DU attempt. Oh boy.

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Addendum 4/12
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Alright coming back around for final thoughts.

First. One of our Trainers asked me in a meeting this morning if the Risky Business video had to do with a bet. I guess I should have provided some more context! So here it is.

The bet started back here: https://kenzai.me/thomas/blog/something-going-on-the-side

My best attempt was this: https://youtu.be/DgJ0vj0Z-U4
58 seconds is not a minute!

Now originally the plan was photo or video in a speedo, but I got carried away and decided on the RiskyBusiness remake. Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Not going to lie I checked my blog first thing in the morning having no idea what to expect in a response. Maybe it'd be a "your fired" in the comment section. Wasn't sure. I was relieved to find guffaws, thanks for the support Kenzai community! Mot of the things we want in life take a lot of discipline to achieve. And, we all know training can be a grind. It's nice to let the guard down and be silly too!

KB3
Not the fittest I've gotten in a training cycle. I have to admit my approach to getting better at DUs is not the advice I would ever have giving anyone else. One of those times where you have to remember to take your own advice. Not just treat others like you'd like to be treated, but treat yourself the way you treat others.

My Double Under approach was basically just do as many as you can each day. Which left me hobbling around a few times over the three months...bad idea! After learning what not to do. I've got a lot of thoughts on how to train for DUs the right way. Maybe a skill course in the future, but the next fun fitness goal is swim training! And maybe some yoga.

What I'm taking away from this KB3 session is the fun that comes with a gregarious, social and determined cohort! That's really what's at the center of Kenzai to me. We could all go out and exercise on our own. But, we know that coming together with a proven plan and supporting one another works much better!

Reach might be on deck for me. Looking forward to moving my body sloooowly.

Till the next Kenzai adventure!

 
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30 comments

Robin K.Robin K.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

This is PURE GOLD - glad you didn't make it now with the DUs hahaha - massive congrats on smashing the programme though.


    Gisele Q.Gisele Q.Kenzai Mind | Day 7 (Member)
    about 2 years ago

    Priceless! Even better than the original!


      Kim MurchKim MurchKenzai Reach | Day 35 (Member)
      Trainerabout 2 years ago

      You are awesome! Congratulations and thanks for the inspiring video. Inspiring me to never enter into a fitness bet, ever in my life. Rock on, Thomas!!


        Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 7 (Member)
        about 2 years ago

        Points for creativity and cinematography, but Peter wins for capturing the spirit of the penalty, hands (and pants) down...


          Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
          about 2 years ago

          Agree with Gisele - so much better than the original! Tough to miss by 2 but we are all the better off for it. Amazing effort and oh so close...I am sure you have/will hit when the cameras aren't rolling.


            George B.George B.Kenzai Chisel | Day 7 (Member)
            about 2 years ago

            Bad luck man! Stakes were high.


              Jade B.Jade B.Alumni
              about 2 years ago

              Brilliant!


                Jeff W.Jeff W.Kenzai Member
                about 2 years ago

                Excellent! Far better than the T. Cruise version, no question. Please keep on making big bets!


                  Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Iron | Day 14 (Member)
                  Trainerabout 2 years ago

                  Success on the DUs would have been so boring compared to this. Respect Thomas - debt paid in full.


                    Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
                    Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

                    Speechless. Thank you. Ever considered auditioning for Thunder From Down Under? I mean, you probably don't ACTUALLY have to be Australian.


                      Eugene R.Eugene R.Alumni
                      about 2 years ago

                      Yooohooooo!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏😂😂😂😂😂


                        Petrina B.Petrina B.Alumni
                        about 2 years ago

                        Huge congrats on finishing the program - I bloody love the video!!!! So great to be part of a community with people that know how to have a little fun in their lives too!Looking forward to reading the full grad post. Well done again.


                          Stephanie D.Stephanie D.Kenzai Member
                          about 2 years ago

                          Wow...even better on film


                            Lara S.Lara S.Kenzai Chisel | Day 7 (Member)
                            about 2 years ago

                            Wow. I think I want your job as a Kenzai trainer. You guys have too much fun. That is so hysterical, really.


                              Yvonne T.Yvonne T.Kenzai Member
                              about 2 years ago

                              This is just so brilliant!! Awesome sense of humor and a true leader, showing us what integrity means. Sorry you missed the challenge by 2 seconds - and at the same time: what an achievement on the DUs. Well done!!


                                Susan B.Susan B.Kenzai Member
                                about 2 years ago

                                Thomas, this is hysterical. One for the books.


                                  Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
                                  Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                  @The People - The outtakes are even better!

                                  @Thomas - In terms of the camera angle, I am an auteur. Plus, you got to give the people, give the people what they want. Gotta give 'em what they need. Seriously, bro, thanks for keeping the stakes high and the community vibrations pumping.


                                    Malia HirschmannMalia HirschmannKenzai Member
                                    Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                    I'm kind of glad your American Flag speedo got lost in the mail on the way to Maine. This was brilliant, Thomas! Huge respect to both you and Peter for making good on your bet.


                                      Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Run | Graduating (Member)
                                      Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                      I expect a full 2-hour long extended version with outtakes when the DVD is released.


                                        Linda BergstenLinda BergstenKenzai Member
                                        Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                        A cricket bat will never be the same again .... totes awes man!!! Smashing it!


                                          Angela WorthingtonAngela WorthingtonKenzai Member
                                          Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                          That is brilliant! Absolutely priceless! Congratulations on completing KB3, well done.


                                            Sara PittmanSara PittmanKenzai Chisel | Day 7 (Member)
                                            Assistant Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                            Brilliant !!! Think it should go viral.........


                                              Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 21 (Member)
                                              about 2 years ago

                                              You never go wrong with Bob Segar

                                              Well done


                                                Thomas DoyleThomas DoyleKenzai Member
                                                Head Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                                Don't forget to check out Tarzan over here: https://kenzai.me/peterh/blog/failed-with-a-big-smile-handstand-challenge-update#comments

                                                The problem is he just pulls it off!


                                                  John M.John M.Kenzai Member
                                                  about 2 years ago

                                                  You have a bright future in acting. I loved that Risky Business video.


                                                    Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 21 (Member)
                                                    Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                                    LMAO dude. Way to follow through. And 58 seconds? I think subconsciously your brain wanted to do the Risky Business remake haha. So close!


                                                      Peter H.Peter H.Kenzai Member
                                                      about 2 years ago

                                                      Thomas, best bet I have ever lost. You win the battle for best losing photo/video. Priceless. As always, a pleasure to battle through a tough program with you. You and the trainers make Kenzai a truly one of a kind experience.


                                                        Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Member
                                                        Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                                        Lol , late to the congratulations party but that clip was worth the wait! It's official our head trainers are both completely crackers! You guys rock, well done on getting through this training cycle on top of all you do for the K community everyday. And happy birthday for today!!


                                                          Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Mind | Day 7 (Member)
                                                          Trainerabout 2 years ago

                                                          Ha! I've been catching up on blogs the last couple days and saved the best for last. Love it!


                                                            Cat B.Cat B.Kenzai Member
                                                            about 2 years ago

                                                            EPIC!


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