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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  :)

Up for a Challenge? Aww its just a little "Sissy Challenge" :)

My super cool friends from The EDGE Team Performance Center and Kettlebell Club in Dayton, Ohio in have started a facebook event called The Edge Sissy Test Invitational it's a fun conditioning workout test that you can do infrequently to check on your progress.  No idea why it's called "sissy" because it's anything but!

Here's the scoop - I did it backwards - accidentally on purpose* (choose a moderate sized kettlebell** - or one that you train with regularly) and:

Start your timer - I just used the stopwatch function on my handy-dandy Gymboss Timer.

  • Perform 25 2-handed strict hardstyle swings
  • Perform 1 Burpee
  • Perform 24 2-handed strict hardstyle swings
  • Perform 2 Burpees
  • ...............  all the way down to
  • Perform 1 2-handed strict hardstyle Swing
  • Perform 25 Burpees

With the heavy kettlebell, and a fun friend making me laugh from time to time, I managed this in 1hr, 4:08mins    Do your best but stay sane, take breaks when you need to, remembering to stay upright and moving.  Drink tons of water too, no matter where you are.

*Wanted to make sure that the form of the swings would not suffer - so I started with the higher repetitions being the swings, then working down. 

**I was in a weird mood and wanted to further bond with my 24KG bell so I chose that, the burpees portion felt like a "break" which is probably not what they were going for with this.  General guideline - beginner ladies, use your 8KG kettlebell, more advanced ladies go with 12kg or 16KG or be a nut job like me and go heavy!   Guys consider a 16KG or heavier if you feel like it.  No matter WHAT kettlebell you choose, keep your swings strict, hardstyle, and intentional for a fantastic workout challenge.

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I like this one, definitely falls under the simple, but not easy mantra.  Definitly anything but sissy.

 
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