Those who train with me know how much I love finding a new "fit trail"! Imagine the delight in finding a fit trail AND a large open field full of mostly soft grass, but not chemically treated to the point of the local soccer fields (those make me itch and that's freaky... and scary because... chemicals!). While this requires a little "scouting" to make sure no hands end up in ant hills, I always scout out the ground where I will be flinging myself around anyway. No nasty surprises, please...
Anyway, in honor of "Monkey Bar Monday" below is a workout video that I finally got around to editing for you! The circuit includes pullups,, cartwheels, and of course the monkey bars!
It takes courage to do cartwheels as an adult... watch how bad they are on my non-dominant side! HAHAHAH!!!
There's 3 rounds of this in the video! :) Hope you enjoy!
In the corner at and Logan Christopher's now legendary Super Human Training 2 Workshop in Tallahassee, FL, Ryan Pitts had carefully set out a number of totally-new-to-me but super interesting looking pieces of strength and grip training equipment.
Needless to say we all got hooked on using them at that workshop.
I ended up picking out several items which I've been using ever since. They've helped challenge my clients, small group trainees, and myself in unusual, unexpected, and incredibly useful ways. Besides, all of this stuff is all a TON of fun.
Show Notes Below!
I'm still working on editing a fun video for you with an especially interesting circuit (there's some highly functional but silly looking parts to it, thanks to my general appearance, some kids at the park gawked at what I was doing, but were unsure if it was "safe" to openly mock me. Thanks, hairdo!) Anyway that is still in the works. Look for it this weekend, so you can try it and hopefully not get laughed at by kids at the park as you work though this unusual combo!
It's been a fairly crazy week... (click here to skip the yabbering and get to the workout) Here's some sampling of the odds and ends of the past several days... fist-bumping my now-vintage studio monitors that I absolutely swear by, sweet potato muffins I made while waiting for a video to compile, landing a tiny nanodrone on a yoga brick, resistant starch cold lentils, reading from and writing stuff in the gray workout Moleskine of doom for myself and small group, buying your Granny's unwanted Limoges, 3d printing, and Counter Culture coffee. And that's just the stuff can show you, it's not the writing, editing, calls, interim sysadmin responsibilities, and scores of other tasks.
In order to "earn" the 5 visit package of cryosauna treatments I paid for earlier this week, it's been a fairly hefty workout time as well. I owe you a detailed review of Keith Weber's stellar Extreme Kettlebell Cardio Workout DVD Vol. 3 which is especially awesome, instructors will want to both do the workouts and then use pieces of the workouts for their classes. The review will include some examples of how to do this, and how to step some of the things down a notch when necessary.
I've noticed Kirsty Grosart's achivements and extreme skills for years online. It was a ton of fun to get her on the GiryaGirl.com ! Admittedly, I'm being super-self-serving by trying to get a whole bunch of tips to improve my handstand skills, but since I'm sharing it with you, that makes it ok, right?
This super fun episode is linked below for online listening via iTunes, Stitcher, and now fancy slideshow version on Youtube! (Which do you enjoy most? Please tell me in the comments section at the bottom of this post) I even made you show notes again. And again, let me know if that's something you enjoy or not (it's a lot of work, so if you don't care, please tell me!)
Show Notes Below!
Slackline and Mace Experimental Challenge - Unconventional Outdoor Balance and Mobility Training [VIDEO]
It's that brief but magical time of the year in Florida where on a few days it is very nice outside. Soon, it will be unbearably hot, humid, and with afternoons full of steaming hot rain. BUT until that time, I try to get outside (in the shade at least) as much as possible.
Yes, this is a silly graphic, but it's 100% true. I really enjoy observing the occasional bird of prey, and it is uncanny how many of my own workouts and those of thesmall group are attended by a hawk. It's probably the time of day, but it still seems very special.
Slacklining is a great excuse to go out and play, and yesterday I decided to also take along my very cool mace from.