Add to calendar

This little banner is just too funny :)
RKC Classic Kettlebells

User login Podcast

Three Ways to Listen:
Stitcher: Listen to Stitcher

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  :)

Mike Krivka

Short on Time Kettlebell Workout Variations...

It's been humid... REALLY annoyingly hot and humid for this time of year.  Unfortunately I keep forgetting that. Last week a friend and I decided to go and do a favorite kettlebell challenge, the SSST (Secret Service Snatch Test) and it was so humid that it even tore up her hands which I previously thought were made of some kind of teflon material.

Quick Kettlebell Workout Ideas

As for myself, I could feel my hands start to suffer so I just took down the pace.  Stayed within the 10 minutes, but did not even nearly approach my goal of getting past 200 total snatches which I have previously done and exceeded many times. This drove me NUTS...  Fortunately the SSST was just the first 1/3 of what we were doing that day so there was plenty of time to redeem myself to myself, but it still was nagging me...

THEN I saw Phil Ross's cool post which included a neat workout structure that worked out to 200 kettlebell snatches.

Podcast with Mike Krivka - Upcoming HKC (and why the HKC is so awesome) some Workouts and serious Kettlebell TIPS!

HKC logoUNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Learn & get certified in professional strength kettlebell essentials w/ Sr RKC Mike Krivka & I in Jacksonville, FL for a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC) Workshop.  ALSO please note that the HKC is now approved for 0.8 ACE CECs, and 0.8 NASM CEUs!!!   See you there!! :)

**PODCAST recorded fresh 3/7/2015 DIRECT MP3 LINK** with Mike Krivka ALL ABOUT the HKC and more (Podcast includes the description of 2 workouts, 2 huge kettlebell Swing cues, and a bunch of little gems we hope you'll love!) 

I want you to know... there's a severe backlog of goodies to share with you going on right now.  Multiple workouts, videos.... I need an army of clones to help, but I'm slowly sifting through them for you so that you can enjoy 'em!  This has been a heck of a week!!!

Podcast: A Chat With New Senior RKC Mike Krivka - Strategy and Beyond (and some silly stuff too)

New MP3 Podcast on

Right click, or click and save the link below so you can listen at your computer with ease, or transfer the MP3 to a portable player of your choosing.   Still am considering creating a regular "show" but am weighing the logistics and practicality against listenership.  Feel free to let me know how you feel about podcasts, MP3s, when/where you listen, and in what preferred format (see comments area).


Highlights include...

Primal Move Comes to Gaithersburg and a Visit with Mike Krivka and Phil Ross

The recent Primal Move certification workshop in Gaithersburg (near Washington DC) went really really well. Mike Krivka's gym, CrossFit Koncepts was the perfect location for Primal Move as well as the RKC Recertification with Master RKC Phil Ross on the following day. A large open space, and good heaters running. Between you and me, I was a little concerned that we'd freeze in there—I'm from Florida and consider anything 50 Degrees Fahrenheit or below to be "cold".     En route, I had to make a connection in Cincinnati, and while stepping off the plane thought to myself "wow this is a nice airport* here in Cincinnati, too bad my layover is so short, I'd like to poke around and get a snack." Well... I must have thought that too loud because no sooner than I rush to the connecting gate than I see that the flight to DC has been delayed because of poor visibility in DC for landing. The delay ends up being only about 1.5hrs so I have time for espresso, almonds, a few phone calls, including detailed Q+A about an upcoming "how to rock affiliate sales" webinar I'm working on.  All and all not a bad thing - besides I knew the next flight was short and I had an upgrade to 1st - so all was good.

Code Name: Indestructible - 007, Kettlebells, Bodyweight, and Other Awesome Things...

One of the things fellow instructors ask me about A LOT is programming for small and large exercise groups. I love coming up with interesting workouts which appropriately challenge, progress, and engage students and clients. Stipulations like location, equipment which may and may not be available only seem to fuel the creative fire. Working around a theme is another really fun way to break out of any potential training ruts for you and/or your clients/students. Mike Krivka shares this view - somewhat to the extreme.


Dragon Door Hand Picked Resources for Optimal Living

100+ Workouts!

Take me to the workouts!
Kettlebell, calisthenics, maces, battling ropes, sandbags, these workouts are for whatever you have--or don't have!

Need MORE?

NYC Workouts Notebook

Here's an eBook of workouts I created for an exclusive NYC private gym (kettlebells, calisthenics, sandbag) along with options for customization and coaching!

Newsletter & 2 Free eBooks!




We respect your email privacy


What I'm Reading

(Including but not limited to...)
1. Oh, Florida! Craig Pittman
2. The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story John Laurence
3. On Camera Coach Karin M. Reed

(Audible Listening)
10% Happier Dan Harris

eBooks from Dragon Door

Get started today, RIGHT NOW:

Girya Girl Shirts!

Official shirts for everyone!  Tell the world what site is your SECRET WEAPON for kettlebell training, recipes, reviews and more.  Tons of options and you don't have to choose black...