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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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Newsflash! We Interrupt this Website for the Best Kind of Bonkers!

If you've been reading my site for any amount of time you know I'm into mace training and that I'm a huge fan of Ryan Pitts of StrongerGrip's awesome creativity and craftsmanship.  FYI he is also like me, a bit bonkers--but in a good way.  This new waterfilled mace--Leviathan Mace Limited Edition--he just introduced is just too epic for me not to share here. If I didn't think I'd scrape it on the ground when trying to do "10 and 2s" with it I'd order up one the next time I had the $ laying around... It's huge, it's crazy, it' beautiful.

 

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And those three things together pretty much make something irrestable. I'm in the middle of a bunch of projects (and owe you TWO workouts PLUS at least 2 videos) with hard deadlines and self-imposed dealines but had to take a second to share this extremely over the top new masterpiece from Ryan. Warning, he's making this look easy, I assure you it's not.  (There was that whole incident where I put too many bbs in my 6" globe core club mace and very shamefully had to pour half of them out...)

If you're up to the challenge, and/or want to know more about this over the top mace, click here to check it out.

Another Look at a Stronger Grip Favorite, An Unconventional Strength Challenge Partner Workout, and More "Tone and Drone" Antics

After an eagle-eyed Instagram follower asked if the little hook ball items on my home pull up bar were Stronger Grip GripBalls, I remembered that I hadn't talked about them in a while and did a short video about how they can be used for a variety of grip strength and coordination challenges.  In addition to the pull up variations in the video below, many people use them to pull sleds, etc. Always be sure to do some extensor work after grip training--especially if it is this intense!

Podcast with Ryan Pitts, World Class Craftsman, Mace Swinger, Grip Strength Expert

In the corner at Bud Jeffries and Logan Christopher's now legendary Super Human Training 2 Workshop in Tallahassee, FL, Ryan Pitts had carefully set out a number of totally-new-to-me but super interesting looking pieces of strength and grip training equipment.

Needless to say we all got hooked on using them at that workshop.

I ended up picking out several items which I've been using ever since. They've helped challenge my clients, small group trainees, and myself in unusual, unexpected, and incredibly useful ways.  Besides, all of this stuff is all a TON of fun.

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Slackline and Mace Experimental Challenge - Unconventional Outdoor Balance and Mobility Training [VIDEO]

It's that brief but magical time of the year in Florida where on a few days it is very nice outside. Soon, it will be unbearably hot, humid, and with afternoons full of steaming hot rain. BUT until that time, I try to get outside (in the shade at least) as much as possible.

Hawk approved balance and mobility outdoor workout

Yes, this is a silly graphic, but it's 100% true. I really enjoy observing the occasional bird of prey, and it is uncanny how many of my own workouts and those of the kettlebell small group are attended by a hawk. It's probably the time of day, but it still seems very special.

Slacklining is a great excuse to go out and play, and yesterday I decided to also take along my very cool mace from Stronger Grip.

Mayhem in the Park Workout - Kettlebells, Maces, Battling Rope, optional Hawk and Poker Chips

Sequence for walking lunges with exercise mace as demonstrated by GiryaGirl.com  

Last night I shared the amusing Armour39 results from the circuit described below.  Once again, we invaded the field with the very soft grass, which was suprisingly resilient considering all the traffic it received from the art show last weekend.   Should have taken a picture, but after unloading the following it looked like we were going to have some kind of homegrown version of the Highland Games out there.  In other words, it was looking pretty mighty and I am proud to both own and use this stuff (the list is excessive, the workout can be done with much less, this was a "just because I can" and "let's bring out all the toys!" type of thing)

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