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Last Second Cyber Monday Gift Set Advice!

Noticed that some of you are putting together some very smart combinations of kettlebells, but not everyone may understand the same gift-giving logic.

If you're in the continental US, then now is the time to take advantage of Dragon Door's sale - it's ending tomorrow at noon central (11/29/16 1PM Eastern). As many of us already know, the cost of shipping a heavy kettlebell or a couple of reasonable sized ones can add up VERY quickly... and the shipping on the large, sturdy and totally worth it freestanding pull-up bar is nothing to ignore. It's heavy and it's oversized.

So! A little last minute, but if you need help putting together what literally could be the package deal gift for someone who's interested in getting serious about their strength, I've prepared a little guide for you.  Please note that the gift "kit" recommendations are my opinions, but that they're based on a lot of experience with the products, ideas, and modalities of RKC, RKC-II, PCC for the past several years training and coaching.

First off! The classic venerable "Which Dragon Door kettlebell do I buy?" chart :

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New kettlebells on the way, the last few hours of a mega-sale, and a simple workout idea

I'm always scouting around for cool locations for videos etc. to keep things interesting. This past weekend I hit a small jackpot! I found a new extremely bright mural near what used to be Forbidden City (and according to someone working on the property, it's soon to be another location of the beloved local fusion restaurant, Tako Cheena.  So, pretty much good news for everyone. Mills50 is becoming even more of a great food destination.

Pistol on a Mural on Mills Ave

During Dragon Door's Black Friday Sale I bought two oddly sized kettlebells, a 26kg for me (I am once again working towards the Iron Maiden Challenge... which requires a pull-up, pistol, and press with a 24kg kettlebell...so you see what I'm doing there) and a 10kg kettlebell for bottom-up presses, etc. and to challenge a specific client with it... 10kg is also just a great interim size for various mobility drills as well.  But more on that later.

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility... Black Friday Guide

GiryaGirl.com's Ultimate Black Friday Guide

Chances are if you're a regular reader of this website you're more than reasonably strong, tough, determined, fit, and maybe just a bit stubborn (my superpower).  Those qualities make you a very dangerous person in a Black Friday madness rush situation.  Seriously, you could probably injure some people and/or get arrested!

Why go through all that trouble when you can get some serious Black Friday deals at home while you wear your pajamas.  You can also multi task by snuggling with human and animal family members or do what I'm doing which is baking off a paleo pumpkin pie (1/4 of which is earmarked to share with a friend and training partner who is recovering from the flu).

So here's a list of online places (with some featured items) having great sales, many of which I am proud to report are purveyors of products I regularly use, enjoy, eat, lift, read, review, promote etc.  Hopefully you will find some enjoyable items that will help you share your passion for a healthy lifestyle with your family and friends.  Besides this is much easier and infinitely more convenient than having to post bail because you headbutted someone in line, right? :) 

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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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Brand new resource with fully up to date kettlebell training information --everything from the beginner basics all the way to highly advanced techniques.  Program design, sample workouts, and all the theory you need to construct your own plan for your own training or for your personal training clients.  An absolute MUST HAVE for all current and aspiring RKC and HKC instructors. FINALLY an updated resource is HERE!

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