Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
I recently interviewed Errick McAdams for DragonDoor.com - working on these interviews is one of my absolute favorite "tasks". Getting to know and share these success stories is incredibly rewarding, and I always look forward to learning more about other people drawn to the , and . The stories are varied as everyone starts from a different point -- some have always been athletic and played team sports in high school and/or college, others like Maggie Fazeli Fard, the Senior Fitness Editor of Experience Life Magazine discovered their athleticism as an adult.
Not many of you know this, but I really began fitness in earnest at about age 30. While I'd been very aware of gyms, and had lifted weights (freeweights and machines) at Gold's all summer every summer home from college starting in 1996, before trying all manner of "womens workouts" most of which were based on the bodybuilding model we had back then. They worked to a point... and I probably didn't know what I was doing much either... But I wasn't getting the "shape I wanted" at the time. And well, unless it was summer and too hot to be outside, I must admit I was bored. So, I tried other things for several years with limited success. (Some of which--bellydancing--would make for some amusing "throwback Thursday" material for sure.)
As some of you already know, I'm not a huge fan of the sun, but I do love the time near sunset that photographers refer to as the "golden hour". It is great for photos and videos for sure, but I also like the feel of that time of day, and the lack of burning feeling on my face. In fact, I'm considering a whole series of sunset-related videos for both of these reasons. To see what originally inspired that idea, check out this fun skimboarding video I shot a few weeks ago:
It's that time again! Babbling about fruit and vegetables time!
Be sure to visit the recipes mentioned in the video:
Collard wrap directions:
Halloween Faux Monkey Brains Recipe:
It'd been a "Monday" for sure, and a friend of mine was definitely up for a challenge so we headed out to the park a good bit later than originally intended, but that's ok. I'm not opposed to occasionally (or somewhat often) working out somewhat late at night. Hince the silly owl graphic there on the left.
This workout was heavily influenced and inspired by Zach Even-Esh's Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning... there was a fair amount of modifcation, but I've found that the structure of his workouts and what I'm aiming for are often very wonderfully aligned. Besides, if you're in a situation where you don't want to (or can't) purchase much or any fitness equipment, then Zach's book is for you. There's a whole chapter on training with ROCKS for goodness sake (I love training with weird stuff like that... and rock stacking is also fun too... but that's for another blog post). That being said it was the kind of night to go tear it up in the park a little bit, and I wanted to work on some specific things too... which will be pretty obvious below:
Four ingredients make for a celebration of easy green beans! Complete instructions here...