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The "Garage Band" Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

Long ago, when I was a teenager, kids would get together with various musical instruments, take over the family garage or basement and (usually) make a terrible racket. Sometimes decent bands would form this way, or decent enough bands.  Though much like the style of exercise many of us do, the value was in the practice, and there might ultimately be no great competition or "performance" at the end of it all. Sure, you might open for some college kids' band, or maybe get to play out at a dive bar, but the real "gains" and experiences seem to happen right there in the garage.
 

Garage Band Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

Note that in this case "garage band" is to be taken literally and not meant to reference the Apple program. Not that there's anything wrong with Garage Band, it just doesn't suit this metaphor.  Any other Gen-Xers out there who had a musical project (terrible or otherwise)? Tell us about it or link to it in the comments if you dare! :) 

Anyway, I'd had quite enough of of computer related work yesterday and had a little bit of time. I chose 4 kettlebells (drums, bass, guitar, keys? HAHA) and decided to throw down a little in the car port.

Guest Appearance on GMB Podcast Plus Experiments with RKC Armbars and Drones!

Normally I'm the one asking the questions, so you can imagine how fun (and such an honor) it was to be a guest on the GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) Podcast this past week. And in a very fun coincidence, the inteview I conducted with Kirsty Grosart for DragonDoor.com also came out around the same time!  You may remember Kirsty from an earlier episode of my podcast a few months ago too

Guest appearance on the GMB Podcast

Podcast with Annie Vo, RKC Team Leader, PCC Instructor, NYC-Based Trainer, Strength Expert

I'm super embarrassed about how long it's taken to get this GREAT episode prepared and ready to share with you.  Annie Vo and I had an absolutely STELLAR call and while I want to include extensive show notes with this one, the thought of keeping it from you for one more day was just too painful!  Annie is a fantastic instructor, leader, and fellow seeker of strength. I am very grateful that I got to know her even better at the most recent PCC Workshop we had in NYC. Not only is she a very experienced trainer, she has a background in philosophy, logic, and thought.  All of this comes together in her approach with her own training and with her guidance of others.

There's some powerful nuggets in this podcast and I hope you enjoy it... there's even mention of Socrates! :)

Alternately, you can listen on Stitcher or iTunes :)

Getting Infused with Vitamins... an Experience with IV Vitamin Therapy [Video Included]

Found myself in a bit of a perfect storm... back to back workshops, more travel than normal, a horrendous sleep schedule (totally my fault). When I got back home, all of this led to the ever-dreaded "summer cold".  Combine this with the fact that I'd been looking for a good excuse to try iv vitamen therapy (I needed an excuse, the cost was slightly outside my "what the heck, why not" range).
 

Trying out IV Vitamin Therapy at Asim Medical

Then there's the fact that my friends at Wittmer Chiropractic/Central Florida Cryo would be on vacation for the whole week... leaving me with a "strange health treatment" shaped hole in the schedule for the week, since I'd need to wait for more cryotherapy fun.

Between coughs, I managed to call Asim Medical on Friday just before they closed and scheduled an appointment to try either the high dose vitamin C or their custom "under the weather" wellness mix (vitamin c, zinc, lysine, etc.).  Since Monday was July 4th (hope you had a great one), Tuesday was the earliest available time. I put it in the middle of the day since there would likely be an energy effect and I'd want to take advantage of that for afternoon productivity.  This was a good decision!

Pull-ups, Pull-up grip variations, PLUS Shoulder and Thoracic Spine (Upper Back) Mobility

Since pull-ups and shoulder mobility are inextricably linked, intertwined, and occasionally even inhibit each other, I thought it might be a good idea to have these two videos (and link to Senior RKC Paul Britt's awesome blog post too... keep reading) together.
 

One Hand Pullup

First things first...

For people who can do a comfortable 3-5 pull-ups, it can be a fun challenge to (I got this idea from Zach Even-Esh, author of The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning) mix up the grip on your pull ups and chin ups on each set.  For example, let's say you're doing the following random example circuit:

Rings of Power by Mike GIllette

Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

 

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