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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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A mish-mash workout with a good friend

A good friend of mine, and fellow kettlebell enthusiast joined me today for a lunchtime workout.  She has taken a new job which requires a LOT of heavy lifting (of people) in a medical setting - and had missed some heavy kettlebell lifting, as well as some intense cardio.   Here's what we did:


Short-style "Das Kettle"

1 Get Up each side

10 2 hand swings

1 clean, 5 presses on the right side, 1 clean, 5 presses on the left side

1 clean, 5 front squats on the right side, 1 clean 5 front squats left side (or 10 goblet squats)

5 snatches each side

Do this with your lightest bell, then move up, and up, then up again if you can.  For example here's what we did:

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Two: Friday part 1

Friday morning began at a merciful 8:15am with many of us piling onto the shuttle bus to the Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.   I just kept thinking... how my P.E. teachers from the past would really get a laugh out of ME doing something like this - I was never a "sports" person by any stretch of the imagination, and usually last to be picked for kick ball.    Then there was the whole issue of the black socks thing... but that's another story...


RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part One: Thursday Night

After getting settled in (and not having a confrontation with the VERY aggressive bell boys) at the Disney area, official hotel, I made sure to fire up my netbook to see about the wifi - little did I know that after Saturday I just wouldn't have it in me to type for a while.   Then, of course it was time to listen to a short list of "motivating songs" which are probably not motivating to anyone but me, and will not be named here because you will have proof of my "total weirdo" status.


What do you wish you'd brought, done, known etc, before the RKC Weekend???

Last night I tweeted, twittered, whatever you call it, a question to my fellow kettlebell maniac friends, a group which includes MANY people who are RKC certified.   Since I've read a good deal about what people bring to the RKC, and what they think they need etc, I thought I'd ask:


Hey RKCs! What do you wish you had known/done/brought with you to the #RKC certification weekend??? #kettlebell #certification


RKC Prep and the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge

Though I think that the majority of the 10,000 kettlebell swings will happen for me at the RKC weekend, I'm still participating in Tim Shuman, RKCII's annual month-long 10,000 Swing challenge. If you do the math, it works out to approx 238 swings per day. In 2 days I am 500 swings into it, so right on track so far! He says to pick a "prize" at the end of it, and I've chosen a Samovar - which is amusingly appropriate.



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