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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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Crab cakes without the bunk! The magical powers of coconut flour and egg come together to make a great low carb alternative to the usual sort of deep fried hockey pucks that are served everywhere in the world except for Maryland. I didn't think I liked crab cakes until a trip to Baltimore last year where of course I became obsessed. This recipe is a modified version of the Salmon Patty recipe from Mark Sission's Primal Blueprint - which is HIGHLY recommended. Please note that some people are very very into crab cakes and you can use these as an unfair advantage in negotiations.

Kettlebell Workout with Alicia Streger, RKC of ForteFitness.com

Alicia and I work together at her boot camp company - Forte Fitness and after showing up with a bunch of paperwork etc for her, I decided to stick around and workout with her kettlebell class.

Here's what we did:

  • 50 Kettlebell Swings
  • 100 Jump Rope Turns (or 25 double unders)
  • 40 Push Ups
  • 100 Jump Rope Turns
  • 30 Kettlebell Snatches
  • 100 Jump Rope Turns
  • 20 Box Jumps
  • 100 Jump Rope Turns
  • 10 Kettlebell pistols

Do this with as little rest as possible and its a nice little highly portable workout!

RKC Prep Assorted Questions!!!

A fellow forum user on the Dragon Door website messaged several questions about preparation for the RKC certification weekend - here are some of her questions with my answers, maybe some of them will be useful to you too!

K:

Would you say that the volume was the most challenging aspect of the weekend? What else should I know?

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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