My name is Taco Fleur, and I’m a Russian Girevoy Sports Institute Kettlebell Coach, IKFF Certified Kettlebell Trainer, Kettlebell Level 1 + 2 Trainer, Kettlebell Science and Application, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, MMA Conditioning Level 1, MMA Fitness Level 1 + 2, Punchfit Trainer and Plyometrics Trainer Certified, with a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I have owned and set-up 3 functional kettlebell gyms in Australia and Vietnam, and lived in the Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam, and Thailand. I’m currently living in Spain.
The first thing I’d like you to know about me is that I do not know everything, I don’t pretend to know everything, and I never will. I’m on a path of life-long learning. I believe there is always something to learn from someone, no matter who they are. I’ve been physically active since the day I arrived on this earth in 1973. I got serious about training in 1999, touched a kettlebell for the first time in 2004, and got serious about kettlebell training in 2009. I’m here to do what I love most, and that is to share my knowledge with the world.
Some of my personal bests are 400 burpees performed within one hour; 500 kettlebell snatches, 500 swings and 500 double-unders completed in one session; 250 alternating dead clean and presses in one session with 20kg; 200 pull-ups in one session; 200 unbroken kettlebell swings with a 28kg; most kettlebell swings completed in one session with a 28kg (1,501); most total kettlebell swings done in 28 days with a 28kg (11,111);windmill with a 40kg kettlebell; lugged a kettlebell up a 1,184m mountain; 160kg dead lift; 100 snatches on sand with a 24kg kettlebell, 85kg Olympic Squat Snatch, completed clean & jerk (10 minutes unbroken) with 2 x 16kgs; completed half marathon (30 minutes unbroken) 515 reps with 16kg. I mention these PBs not to boast but to demonstrate that I have a good understanding of technique and movement across different areas.
My own training and goals are geared around GPP (General Physical Preparedness) which involves kettlebell training, calisthenics, and CrossFit. I like high-volume reps but also like greasing the groove now and again. My main goals are to remains as agile as possible, remaining mobile, training in as many planes of movements as possible, and learning as many different exercise combinations and movements as possible while having fun and enjoying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I’m no Arnold Schwarzenegger and never will be, but strength is not solely defined by physical appearance and huge bulging muscles.
You can read more about my training, philosophy, and other ramblings on my website, www.cavemantraining.com, and on my YouTube channel, bit.ly/youtube-cavemantraining, which as of this writing has over 20,000 subscribers and more than 4.5 million views.