Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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More than Muscles 

  • Dec 18th, 2017 at 1:02AM

Iron, take two, is a wrap. The returns are robust. They include the expected:

*Swimming in a sea of grunting gym bros with confidence
*A more shapely and toned butt (you'll have to take my word for it)
*Improved muscle mass head to toe (down a belt loop and up 8lbs)
*Snowboarding, playing hoop, and shoveling snow with improved endurance and strength

They also include some less than expected take-aways:

*Quick primer. I tore up my knee real bad two years ago snowboarding in the glades. Note to self and others, the tree always wins! After a recent wellness visit to my PT, she gushed at my progress declaring me waaaaay ahead of schedule! Kinda funny to hear someone get giddy about your shapely VMO. Hollar!

*I went to the dentist last week. I figured, following a two year absence, things would be bad. The news was great!

"Ward, your gum tissue is healthier than it was during your last visit (two years ago - ack!). The levels of plaque are minimal. This is unheard of and rarely seen. Really the only way this is possible is if you've stopped eating refined sugar altogether and you are eating healthy. What's your secret?"

Kenzai!

Kenzai to me will always be about more than great abs (which remain illusive for this intrepid trainer). Real food. Real people. Real results! Yeeee-haw.

Many thanks to all the Brass Iron Warriors for raising the training bar so very high. Enjoy your gains, nurture those great habits, and enjoy the holidays. Also, spread the word. Kenzai works. Tell your friends!

A special thanks to Team Cobalt. CRAM, Deb, Rohit, Manjit, James, Burnsie, and Matty B, you are incredible people sitting on some eye popping gains!

Cap tip to the maker (P. Reynolds) and my dude in the shadows (Chen) for bringing Iron to life.

Big things coming down the line from Kenzai in '18. For me, I'm lining up Kettlebells II, tackling a rebooted Ranger Program (stay tuned), taking another crack at Kenzai Reach, plus crushing the handstand and advanced jump rope skill courses.

I trained all year long and there is still so much I am hungry to do and learn. See you all soon.

Album of the Week: Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! by Godspeed You Black Emperor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRIJuGgFkl4

 
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14 comments

Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
almost 2 years ago

Great stuff Wardo, thanks for skippering another top notch program [insert cyber Gym-bro chest bump here]. Enjoy the holiday season with your fancy bionic ass, gums and knee, looking forward to tearing shit down with you in 2018!


    Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Chisel | Day 4 (Member)
    almost 2 years ago

    Ward, you are amazing. So fantastic to get the affirmation on these occasional trips to the doctor/dentist! Keep crushing it and have a great holiday!


      Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
      almost 2 years ago

      Well done WArd - a hat tip from teh Dentist...rare air indeed.

      Glad the knee is back in action - Kenzai Yep short run sweet - Long view even better

      Hope the vaca powpow is what dreams are made of

      Go Team Go


        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
        Traineralmost 2 years ago

        Great grad post Wardman! Leading from the front as always! See you on Bells 2 bro and Merry Christmas - think you outta set your sights on some nice IPAs!


          Barbara W.Barbara W.Kenzai Member
          almost 2 years ago

          Way to go Ward! Following the Kenzai warrior with love and pride! Boom!


            Patrick ReynoldsPatrick ReynoldsKenzai Member
            Founderalmost 2 years ago

            Great work Ward, you're living right man.


              Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Marathon | Day 32 (Member)
              Trainerover 1 year ago

              The Iron Double gets the special cap tip!! Gonna make it a triple in January? Nah, you've got other beasts to slay to add to that Badge list. Great training with you as always!


                Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Iron | Day 10 (Member)
                over 1 year ago

                Bellz in February for me, then maybe Iron to follow. 2018 might bring alotta weight to the table, just not mine. Nice post Ward...love the passion and enthusiasm. Reward awaiting at the LTH.


                  Jade B.Jade B.Alumni
                  over 1 year ago

                  Thank you for leading by example Ward! Happy holidays!


                    Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
                    Trainerover 1 year ago

                    Love a shapely VMO! Gotta do some work on mine!
                    Congrats on another excellent program. You always power through them in style!


                      Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
                      Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

                      "A more shapely and toned butt" Good to know! I was considering Kenzai Iron in the future for this very reason. So, thanks for that piece of intel. "down a belt loop and up 8lbs" That is so crazy but I totally believe it. My beau is a weight lifter type and by the typical weight/height BMI measure is "obese."

                      A rebooted Ranger program?! Sounds super cool. It is crazy how it seems that there isn't enough time in life to learn and do everything we want to do...excited for the line-up next year.

                      Great work, Ward! You are a superstar!


                        Jim MattJim MattKenzai Member
                        Assistant Trainerover 1 year ago

                        Late to the party Ward, way to rock and roll it! Looking forward to following you in 2018 to see what the new year holds.


                          Adelyn C.Adelyn C.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 4 (Member)
                          over 1 year ago

                          You're a MONSTER! A wonderful, happy, cheerleading, awesome kind of monster :) The kind of monster that people read blogs of and go away wanting to be better.. Kenzai works - spread the news! Amen! Happy 2018 Ward!


                            Jonathan H.Jonathan H.Kenzai Body 2 | Day 11 (Member)
                            over 1 year ago

                            Great job Ward. Look forward to you leading Kenzai Dental. Have an awesome '18 man.


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