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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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How Kettlebell Training Can Help You as a Vocalist!

 After watching a past episode of Dragon Door TV (included at the bottom of this post) that showed Harry Connick Jr. training with kettlebells, and featured RKC instructor and opera singer, Kati Terray, it's fairly obvious that kettlebell training can be particularly beneficial for singers. Being a vocalist myself, I felt the need to tell you why!

Cool combo workout with RKCII Tim Shuman

Really interesting session with Strength Coach and good friend Tim Shuman, RKCII yesterday - turns out, due to extra strength and consequentally a slight change of shape with my lats, I need to adjust my position and work on my flexibility when doing double kettlebell work in the rack position.   Not entirely surprised about this as things had been feeling ever so slightly odd lately - so ok, more stretching is in order to offset my odd pull up obsession (Further fueled by the looming prospect of the Dragon Door Iron Maiden Challenge and Pavel's Fighter Pull Up Program) - not a problem.   It's just another great excuse to break out with the TRX flexibility/mobility exercises - which can be a lot of fun too.

 

LOL.. Twitter....

So a friend of GiryaGirl on Twitter made a post this morning, or rather a re-tweet of the following quote:

“If you talked to your friends the way you talk to your body, you’d have no friends left at all.” ~Marcia Hutchinson

 This made me pause... and then remark:

LOL are you kidding? They'd just all be "special friends" ...perhaps I have said too much

But it got me thinking - in a comedic way as well as a serious way about how important our self-talk is to our success and/or failures.   If you tell yourself you can't get stronger, lose weight, stick with a program, etc then most likely you will fulfill that prophecy.  

Unintended New Skill Learned from the RKC Workshop: Extreme Time Management

You've heard "timing is everything" before, it's a cliche, but sometimes holds true in certain situations - especially crazy ones.  I'm going to share a few of my time management strategies for dealing with things like quick move outs, root canals, busted transmissions, selling and buying a car, learning to drive stick then relying on it immediately, and then singing in front of over 2,000 people.   RKC style kettlebell training can help you with all these things, especially when all of the events listed in the previous sentence happen to you almost simultaniously.

 

Having fun in a borrowed backyard....

Just a little video of some things I was trying in a friend's backyard last week - form corrections and suggestions are welcomed and encouraged... I already saw that the "clean" portion of the double snatch needs to be closer... oops :/ at least I can see that now!

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