In the 70th episode of The Strength Connection Podcast, Mike and our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder, and chief instructor at KB5 Gym, Pavel Macek, will talk about his training and achievement of sinister, combining kettlebell swings and getups, and more.
Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!
In this chapter, you will discover:
(0:45) Introducing our special guest StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder, and chief instructor at KB5 Gym, Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom
(1:05) The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast Ep #140 - Pavel Macek: Breathwork
(1:25) Completing Sinister challenge
(1:55) Training for Sinister
(3:10) Martial arts training
(4:40) Professional and personal struggle
(5:30) What is Sinister?
(6:05) Training after Simple
(6:10) Solid: in between simple and sinister by Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom
(7:10) Shout out to Fabio Zonin @x_fab_69
(7:25) Doing Solid
(8:45) Change in training after Solid
(9:55) From Solid to Sinister
(12:10) How Pavel was training himself
(12:30) Using a dice roll for training
(13:10) The secret to the success of Pavel’s program
(14:45) Injuring MCL
(17:05) Tooth inflammation and food poisoning
(17:40) Doing snatches and bend presses
(19:25) Don’t worry!
(19:45) Going to the gym after surgery
(20:40) Another example of resilience and determination
(22:15) “What you've done before, if you can't do that doesn't mean that you can't do anything.” - Michael Kurkowski @mike_strength_connection
(22:20) Shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg
(22:50) “No fight ever happens the way that you think it's going to happen.” - Michael Kurkowski @mike_strength_connection
(23:05) “If life gives you obstacles then you need to find a way around.” - Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom
(23:10) If life gives you lemon…
(23:40) New program?
(24:25) What Simple & Sinister and injury
(25:10) Advantages of doing bend press for snatches
(26:10) Why do women have better results with get-ups
(26:50) “If you move well, and you move often, you will move strong.” - Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom
(27:00) Why Pavel loves bend presses
(27:30) Pavel’s next goal
(28:50) Bend press world record
(29:20) One setback while training for Sinister
(29:40) Reducing training frequency and weight
(30:20) Pavel’s experience with swings
(30:40) Pavel’s experience with get-ups
(31:35) The difficult thing about get-ups
(32:45) Doing the test and failing
(35:05) Shout out to Dan John @coachdanjohn
(36:20) Enjoy the training!
(37:50) Swings with heavier weights
(38:30) Shout out to Chris Abbott Linkedin: Chris Abbott
(39:20) Was the test date planned?
(40:25) Testing positive for Covid
(42:25) Repeat until strong!
(42:30) Shout out to Pavel Tsatsouline @strongfirst
(43:50) Using breathing practices
(44:55) “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.” - Michael Kurkowski @mike_strength_connection
(46:00) What motivates Pavel?
(47:00) The turning point
(47:30) 100% product of the system
(50:20) Repeat Until Strong: a training log by Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom
(51:05) Why does Pavel keep a training log?
(51:35) Improving squats
(52:40) Training challenge on Pavel’s Instagram @pavelmacekcom
(53:20) Kettlebell Simple & Sinister by Pavel Tsatsouline @strongfirst
(53:30) Shout out to Strong First
(54:00) Timeless Simple: a foundational program
Where to find Pavel Macek? @pavelmacekcom