Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
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.
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(drums, bass, guitar, keys? HAHA) and decided to throw down a little in the car port.
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.
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 recentWorkshop we had in NYC. Not only is she a very experienced , 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 thisand I hope you enjoy it... there's even mention of Socrates! :)
Found myself in a bit of a perfect storm... back to back
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!
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
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: