Background: 61 year old who lives for sports & fitness. Participated and coached too many different sports to mention. I went back to school in 2000 (while working full time) and got a kinesiology degree. I've followed Pavel T. since he began getting some press, as at the time I was using a Sheiko program for powerlifting and was intently interested in Soviet influenced training. I've met our community leader, Steve, as well as Dr. Hartle. I have more texts - including Soviet translations - in weightlifting, powerlifting and training than most people have books. Dr. Mel Siff was a friend and I attended several Supertraining camps at his home in Colorado - definately a highlight. So I really go back a long way with StrongFirst and have similar influences. Aims: With my background I played around with several goals, but after talking to my noon group we settled on the SF trifecta. I was inspired by Brett Jones article, "To Every Season: A simple Way to Structure a Year of Training". Our training will have three seasons: January thru April - Tactical Strength Challenge May thru August - Obstacle Course Challenge September thru December - Beast Tamer Challenge I was going to do a SF decathlon, that would allow to to meet the minimum requirements for certifications in bodyweight, kettlebell and barbell. But we settled on this instead, as we felt it covered all the bases. Note our obstacle course challenge preparation includes swimming, for me anyhow. Plan: Another inspiration is Pavel Macek and his focus on Simple & Sinister. I plan to use the Quick and the Dead as a base for all our training - year round. Unlike Pavel M. we don't have regular martial art sessions to hone our movement skills (although several of us have martial art and/or fresstyle wrestling backgrounds). So I intend to use the principle of the Quick and the Dead (QnD) to guide our training, but overlay and/or integrate other programs (such as Rites of Passage, Deadlift Singles, ETK Plus, etc.) over it. Shorthand: the Quick and the Dead is a relatively new book with a lot of research behind it. To me it was somewhat different than other Pavel T. books in that he didn't just draw on his extensive knowledge base and put a program in a book. He had to research and build his knowledge base to develop this program. I respect that and intend to respect the intellectual property behind that. So my QnD shorthand is based on the book and you have to either have the book or know the program to understand it. I have no intention of giving away the program in this excellent book Qnd protocol 033c is the swing and power pushup protocol. For the most part I do it by the book, using dice to determine rounds, whether one-hand or two, etc. So if I write "3 series QnD protocol 033 using 32kg kb for 5/4 one-hand swing and 5/4 power pushup” - anyone who has read the book or attended Strong Endurance courses will know what I did. To those who haven't - I'm sorry, but I am not giving away Pavel T. program. I will at times also do the 044 protocol where I will write: "5 series QnD protocol 044 using 28kg kb for 10/2 snatches”. If you don't know what this means then I recommend purchasing the book. Please don't ask me to break it down further as I won't. I may switch movements, mostly using movements from the book for the 033c protocol. So my 'press' can be a power pushup, a dip or a viking push press. My squat/pull may be a one-hand swing, two-hand swing, barbell power clean or tuck jumps. For the 044 protocol I most often use kettlebell snatches, but may use barbell power snatches or burpees on occasion. I've competed and coached Olympic weightlifting so I'm pretty comfortable with these movements. Most of the programs I overlay or integrate are what I consider public domain, so I am pretty clear on what I'm doing. My first month I'm integrating the strength portion of the 5-week one bell program Pavel wrote for M&F online. Friday, September 13, 2019 is our last day of 6 weeks of straight Quick and the Dead exactly as laid out by the book. We have loved it, but find that days where will roll a low number of rounds is pretty easy and short. It was a great break from our prior bloc that was heavily metabolic conditioning. We feel fully recovered and ready to "pickle the beast". So there it is! Questions or comments are welcome!