Tommyblom.com is a blog where you can read about training, self defense, diet, health, movement and a lot more. All through the eyes of me, Tommy Blom.
There are two sides of my blogging, the first one is where I share my thoughts. It is articles about the principles, methods of training, techniques, the impact of training and diet has on the body and nervous system. I also write about how you can improve quality of life by adding training to your daily routines, hopefully it inspires you.
The second side of the blog is my own training log where I write about my own training, what I train, how much, what days, what exercices and the experiences I have through my training.
Except of writing I regularly publish videos related to the blog, it can be a everything from a video of a technique to feats that I do.
It is all built on my own experiences as a teacher/coach/instructor/practitioner/student and the principles you can find within StrongFirst that was founded by Pavel Tsatsouline, Functional Movement Systems (FMS) founded by Gray Cook, Primal Move founded by Peter Lakatos and Krav Maga (KMG).
The experiences as a Senior SFG (kettlebells), CK-FMS (Certified Kettlebell – Functional Movement Specialist), Functional Movement Screener (FMS) Global Instructor, Primal Move, Global Instructor, Krav Maga Global (Self Defense and fighting tactics), Professionell MMA-fighter (3-0-0) has given me a unique knowledge that helps you to get the most out of your training, in this blog you’ll get the chance to read it first hand.
The systems I work with and get my inspiration from is all based on the natural movements and reactions that we are born with. Natural movements that makes us feel better, move better, get stronger, more mobile and safer. The goals with this is all aimed at recreating fundamental movements and reactions so that we get closer to our full potential.
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So who am I?
My name is Tommy Blom and I currently work with coaching and instructing people with the goal to get them to feel better, get stronger, feel safer and improve the quality of life in general.
My athletic carrier started when I was about 11 years old and with Olympic Handball which I continued until I was 20 years old. This is definitely a time that has put a solid base on my understanding for training, fitness and athletics, especially the team aspect of it.
After my service in the army I, at an age of 22, started to train Krav Maga, this was in 1994. After 2 years of training i was invited to the first Krav Maga Instructor course ever held outside Israel, the course was 4 weeks, 8 hours/day, 6 days/week and on the 27th of April in 1996 I was certified as a Krav Maga Self Defense Instructor by Eyal Yanilov in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Today I’m the highest graded (Expert 5) non Israeli practitioner/instructor within Krav Maga in Europe. I’m also part of the Krav Maga Global – Global Instructor Team which means I teach new instructors for KMG and I also teach police, military, Air Marshalls, Bodyguards and other professionals all over the world.
In 2005 i started my kettlebell career and I immediately felt that this was the form of training I had been looking for all the time. A type of training where I could cover all the aspects of what a person needs to develop a physique that is second to none, no matter what aspect of life that person is in. I just loved it… and still doo!
I enrolled for the RKC in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark and came home as one of the first three RKC kettlebell instructors in Sweden. After that I have been teaching people from all walks of life, everything from people with impairments to UFC fighters (Alexander Gustafsson, Besam Yosef), I have been assisting at RKC Certifications and continued my road into the RKC with an RKC 2 and an CK-FMS. At the moment I’m a Senior RKC and have had the honor of educating new instructors within the RKC School of strength at a number of occasions.
I have now left the RKC and followed Pavel Tsatsouline into hos new organization StrongFirst
My search within physical education and training has led me to the FMS (Functional Movement Systems) where I’ve also have been an assistant instructor in a FMS course.
The last part of my training and teaching is Primal Move, a system that works with movements that all improve mobility, coordination, stability (motor control) and propriception. The focus is to regain lost fundamental movements in a playful way that leads to a sense of flow. I’m now offering instructor courses through out the world within Primal Move as part of its Global Instructor Team.
I fully believe in the saying ”you are what you eat” and with that in mind I have combined mainly two diets (with the inspiration from a few more). The first one is Warrior Diet (intermittent fasting) which means I eat one main meal/day in the evening. During the day I eat some nuts and coconut flakes (when I feel like it) and drink water and coffee. Some days I add a lunch if the training requires it.
The food that I eat is a mix of a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) and Paleo. I eat animal products high in fat, vegetables that grow above ground, nuts and berries.The main bulk of the food is Organic.
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