Motor City Bootcamp training schedule for the week of 11/23

“Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.”
Motor City Bootcamp training notes for this week
- Short week with turkey day, so get here M-W morning for some ass kickings before having the rest of the week off. No training sessions from W pm through Sunday. Pick things back up next Monday
- The schedule is posted, confirm your spots for this week
- If anyone’s interested in doing a Th 5:30 am session at Hart Plaza, and will show up for it, let me know
- Last week for donkey kicks. Who’s been doing them?
- Kids program to start up after Thanksgiving. Signup through the end of this week. Only 8 spots
- If you’re interested in this Winters High Profile Adventure Camp and/or the Lightning Strikes Adventure Race, see the flyer below

High Profile Adventure Camp


Lightning Strikes Adventure Race

                     March 20 – 22, 2015

    YMCA Camp Benson, Mt. Carroll, Illinois



The 9th annual camp is targeted towards all levels of adventure racers and those seeking new experiences.  You will receive expert instruction and plenty of hands on experience on fixed ropes (rappelling, ascending, tyrolean traverses, zip lines, slacklining), land navigation (compass reading, map reading, route selection, UTM’s, orienteering), rock climbing (gear, top roping, lead climbing, belaying), canoe and kayak paddling, mountain biking, and other related topics.

Register as an individual or as a team.  The cost is only $230 per adult.  Parents, bring your teens for only $115.00.  Cost includes: all instruction, ropes and rigging, canoes, 2 nights lodging in cabins, 3 meals, an adventure race, certificate of attendance, an valuable schwag.   


On Sunday, a 4 hour beginner, non-competitive and an 8 hour competitive sprint length adventure race will begin at 0600.  Both races will feature whitewater canoeing, trekking, caving, mountain biking, and multiple fixed ropes.  The challenging, 8 hour race will cover approximately 50 miles in and around Carroll County, Illinois.  The 4 hour race approximately 25 miles.  LIDAR topo maps will be used throughout the course.  This is one of the “premier” adventure races in the county!  The 8 hour race will be a USARA regional qualifier for the National Championship.

The 2015 Camp, is the only, and the longest running, premier adventure racing camp in the United States is presented by:

Latest News

NEW!  Seperate beginner/intermediate and

advanced instruction in land navigation, ropes, and rock climbing.

NEW!  Bring your children!  1/2 off registration.

Get your children involved in adventure racing and enjoy the sport as a family.

NEW!  Register for the 8 hour Lightning Strikes Adventure Race only for $150/person.

NEW!  Sessions on race strategy and tactics, gear, and first aid using AMK’s during races.

NEW!  New addition to the main lodge currently under construction to be ready by the camp!

NEW!  Huge climbing wall under the roof at the Pavillion.  Four auto belays with multiple routes.  The wall will be used during the camp.

NEW!  The highlight of the 2014 Lightning Strikes Adventure Race was the LUGE!  Plan on experiencing it once again.

NEW!  You will not find a more experienced, sincere, fun, and professional group of dedicated volunteers anywhere.  35+ volunteers are involved in the camp. 

NEW!  Plan on receiving the best schwag in all of adventure racing from our sponsors.  Active Endeavors, MERRELL, Osprey, ENViROMARK, Mc Nett, The Right Stuff, Salomon/SUUNTO, ZANFEL, Adventure Medical Kits, SOLE, GoCoffeeEnergy and more to be named!

DID YOU KNOW…Over 2,000 people have “Learned, Trained, Competed” in the High Profile Adventure Camp during the past 8 years!

DID YOU KNOW…The camp has been a “skill certifying” venue for Primal Quest!

DID  YOU KNOW…That proceeds of the camp are donated to the Sterling/Rock Falls YMCA to “Send Kids to Camp” 

DID YOU KNOW…The camp is the only sanctioned adventure racing camp in the U.S.


“Just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful weekend.  Th experience for my 11 year old daughter was incredible and she hasn’t stopped talking about it yet.  She already wants to plan new adventures.  I could not imagine doing such a thing at her age.  It was a great bonding time for us as well.  She is usually my sidekick anyway but this was over the top.  I can not express how the camp has made a lifelong lasting memory for her.  She is a very proud girl and I had just as much fun myself.  Everyone ate camp was great and welcoming as usual with unbelievable energy which rubs off on all of us.  Again – Thank you!”

                                                Dan Carstens

“Thanks to you and your people for a great weekend of adventure.  You guys really do put on a first class event!


                                               Scott Fredrickson

“Well it was brutal going back to reality after our super fun weekend; but somehow we all managed to survive!  Thanks so much for all of the great opportunities last weekend,we all had a blast and learned alot of new things.  Your volunteers always do such an amazing job with us beginners, they are patient teachers and supporters!  We will be back again in 2015 with more women! 

Chris Ciasto, Quad Cities Women’s Outdoor Club

      For more information and to register, go to:  On-line registration is FREE!

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UM – The protesters — led by the activist group By Any Means Necessary — issued a set of demands, including doubling underrepresented minority student enrollment, adopting a version of a Texas plan offering admission to anyone finishing in the top 10% of his or her high school class in Texas, having on-site admissions enrollment in Detroit’s high schools, and creating a special scholarship for undocumented students…

This is the same group (among others) that didn’t want race to be represented as a question on the application for admission (which it shouldn’t be). Doesn’t this contradict that or am I missing something? If there’s 10 open spots, why can’t the 10 best applicants be admitted, regardless of sex, age or anything else? A scholarship for undocumented aliens (which actually makes them criminals)? Come one!

Motor City Bootcamp training notes for the week of 11/17


“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” 
 Calvin Coolidge
MCB Notes
- The remaining training sessions for this week are posted. Back on schedule as of tomorrow at 5:30 am
- How ‘them donkey kicks coming?
- Looking to start back up with the kids program “Get in the Ring”. Let me know about any interest. I’ll have a start up date in the next week
- If you didn’t get the Moosejaw discount code, you didn’t sign up to follow me on twitter. Sucks for you. But here’s another chance. Have another discount coming up for something different but equally bad ass. Follow my twitter account to get it. It’ll only be offered for a couple of days


Bandit 11/10

This is SHIT! (super high intensity training)

15 sets in 15 minutes

10 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 5 minutes

9 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 4 minutes

7 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 3 minutes

5 deep push ups every minute on the minute for 2 minutes

knee push ups, as many reps as possible until complete failure

This Weeks Training Notes 11/9

“The hero is just as scared as the coward but it’s what the hero does that makes him a hero and what the coward doesn’t do that makes him a coward”


- tomorrow’s 5:30 AM session will take place at the studio. I’m not sure the schedule will reflect it in time but please confirm your spot anyway.

- the schedule will also reflect some updates for later this week, we’ll be gone th – sn, so make sure to have a look later tonight or tomorrow at some point. Rest assured that you’re still be training with plenty to do. Either way, check back later tonight for an updated schedule.

- how are those donkey kicks coming along for those of you that chose to bite off that challenge? I should be able to tell who’s doing it by some sore asses in class this week.

- I’m looking to start back up with our “Get in the Ring” program in the very near future. It’s our kids program that will meet once a week at the studio. If there’s an interest, please contact me asap. There’s limited space available for me to use.

- Kudos Jackie, Robin and Rich for paying at Mustache Dash. Especially for Rich, who did his best impersonation of Pablo Escobar. Let me know about the events you guys are doing so I can give a shout out to you!

- I’ve got another discount coming up from one of our sponsors. It’s going to be a holiday discount on anything in the store. Good stuff, if you’re into mountaineering / hiking gear… oops. Want the discount? The only way to get it is to follow me on twitter and wordpress. Dig the links below.

- Great motivational video, you know I dig this stuff

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Seriously? My skateboard?

Seriously? My skateboard?

Once again, I unknowingly participated in the “pepsi challenge” of skateboards. It was a Tuesday night, unseasonably warm while I was at the studio with a client. I often times prop open the front door when it’s nice out, get some fresh air to knock down the smell of all the whining people are doing as they lay dying on the floor. I keep my two favorite longboards on the wall up front, right by the front door that opens up to Woodward. I came up to shut the door while getting ready to head home for the night only to find that some fucktard had walked in the front door and taken my Detroit Surf Co. longboard off the wall. This isn’t the first time that it’s happened. My bad for trusting it wouldn’t happen again. The odd part is that both times that it’s happened, the thieves had a choice between my Sector 9 board and my Detroit Surf Co. board. Both times they took the Detroit Surf Co. board, which was actually much less $$ to purchase. The moral of the story, other than having to keep your front door closed at all times even when your business is the same neighborhood you live in and grew up in, is that 2 out of 2 board thieves prefer Detroit Surf Co. to Sector 9. So check them out. And, if I ever find you – fucker that stole my board, I swear on my kids that I’ll take the board and beat you with it so badly that they’ll need dental records to identify you.

Motor City Bootcamp training schedule / updates for week of 11/2


“I’ve got 99 problems, being a bitch aint one”
MCB Notes for this week
- Dori, Lisa, Gretchen, Lauren and Traci kicked ass and completed the 4000 leverage pushup challenge for October. You’re so buff now…
- The new schedule is posted – look at it! Register for any classes you plan on attending. The 9 am will replace the 7:30 am and the evening is moved from 5:30 pm to 6 pm
- Some of my one on one peeps owe for classes. Take care of it asap or pay the listed rates
- I’ve added short class descriptions to each session on the schedule for those of you curious about what we do
- I’ve got 2 spots left for 10 week all inclusive training camps. You can start this week, beginning of Dec or beginning of Jan
- Planning a couple of winter Bloomer sessions as well as a return to Hart Plaza. Watch for the sign up information
- This months challenge? Side donkey kicks. If you don’t know what they are, let me know and I’ll get you a video. Challenge? 7,000 by 11/30 (per side). If you start tomorrow, that’s 250 per day / per side