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Revenge of the Franken-Workout!!

Revenge of the Franken-Workout

These past couple of weeks there have been a number of really cool ideas out there in the kettlebell and advanced fitness world. These combined with the need of the kettlebell small group to work on technique inspired me to create this intermediate-level full body kettlebell workout with a middle portion that focuses on fine tuning technique for kettlebell swings and snatches.  There's some extra stuff added in to make this a full body workout including an "extra credit" mini circuit at the end.

3 Tips for Swinging HEAVY Kettlebells From Someone Light

So, you think you have a pretty decent "handle" on the kettlebell swing, or if not, don't go heavy yet. However, when we THINK we have a good grasp of the swing with our usual kettlebell, grabbing a heavier one can make it feel like a whole new challenge. OR... more likely it just decides to show you everything you might be doing wrong. While I don't mind swinging with light or moderate kettlebells on occasion, it's always with the same mental intention as a heavy one. Light swings almost become a kind of isometric and timing exercise in an abstract sense. I ran into this idea just the other day while demonstrating a part of the swing at an intro session - the kettlebell was so light that I had to really concentrate to make it "look right" and "feel right" as a demo. It was an extreme example of swinging something light like it is heavy.   <-----MORE----->

Let's Train in Chicago!

SCC Strength Calisthenics CertificationLet's train together in Chicago! The Dragon Door SCC (Strength Calisthenics Certification) is coming to Chicago June 3rd, 2017. Register early to save $50. Hope to see you there. This powerful one-day workshop is great for trainers looking to upgrade their calisthenics toolkit, or for serious exercise enthusiasts who want to fine-tune their own training.
 

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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