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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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October Primal Move Workshops, Travel, and a Neat New Exercise Tool

It's been an incredible month—and it isn't even over yet!   First of all, I led 2 Primal Move Instructor Certification Workshops—One in Vienna, Virginia at the amazing "Tyson's Playground" athletic training facility, and the other in Cartersville, GA at Beth and Russell Andrews' wonderful Maximum Body Training.   Also in Georgia, I was able to help Beth a little at the HKC workshop she led the day before.   It's always so much fun to work on the HKC basics, and every time I'm even near one of those workshops, there's something new to learn, observe, explore, and troubleshoot.

Carrying On: a Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

The Cover of Convict Conditioning Vol 2 Signed by Danny and Al KavadloThe weather has finally started to get really nice in Florida, so we took the small group workout to the park today.  The soft grass there is just fantastic for Primal Move, the Trifecta from Convict Conditioning Vol 2 and more.  Truth be told, we've been doing an experiment and have been adding the Trifecta to our workouts for the past month.   It's been so fun, and has been helping everyone—myself included— so I think it's become a permanent addition to our training.

Circuit Workout for Kettlebells and Muscle Ropes -- with Mini Product Review!

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Muscle Ropes.

Our kettlebell small group is a tough crowd.  While most of our workouts focus on kettlebell exercises and bodyweight exercises, we love to mix in some other simple tools from time to time.

 

A Workout Adjusted for Chaos - and More Praise for Code Name Indestructible

I've been chatting with Mike Krivka, lately about his awesome eBook Code Name: Indestructible. If you've been wondering if Code Name: Indestructible is for you or not, I've made a simple Venn diagram for you that should clear up any confusion.   Those of you who happen to meet all three conditions, then seriously... buy it before you end up like that guy in the classic David Cronenberg movie Scanners...

With that in mind, I prepared one of the workouts in the book to the unique circumstances and abilites of our local kettlebell small group class.  Unique circumstances meaning... it was raining on and off so we couldn't be in our usual gorgeous outdoor location, plus the fact that everyone is working to up their pull up reps.  Doing multiple rounds of a combination that included 5 strict pull ups wasn't going to fly with them just yet, so here's what happened.   Stay tuned at the end of the workout for the version I did at home after their class.

Some Thoughts on Beverages and an Interesting Workout Combo

There's all sorts of discussion flying around the internet about hydration, dehydration, etc. etc.   personally having lived in Florida for a very long time I have always got a beverage of some sort at hand - or a bottle of filtered water.   According to Mavea, the company that makes my favorite water filters, I run through as much drinking water as a "normal" family of 4.   Against the advice of some health gurus, I enjoy slightly chilled water.   BUT what I find to be really a nice treat is water that's had something steeped in it.   Maybe fruit, maybe diluted jasmine tea, maybe a few crushed pieces of dried ginger, and very often a whole lemon sliced impossibly thin and added to a pitcher of filtered water.   Some folks find that drinking enough water is some kind of chore - here's some offbeat advice that might help you, or might make you think I'm very strange.   Either way -- but hope it helps.   While it seems the focus these days is on how to NOT do things, I like to focus on how to make the things we should be doing that much more enjoyable.   In that way we're apt to make them part of a lifestyle instead of a checklist of "shoulds" that we don't feel like doing.

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