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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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Monkey Bar Monday - Rope Climbing in Providence, RI and A Scaled At Home Version!

Monkey Bar Monday #MonkeyBarMonday

As you may have gathered I shot a fair amount of video while in Providence, Rhode Island recently.  The weather was ideal (slightly cool and overcast outside) not only for running around but acting as a natural light diffusor for pretty good video!!!  When we arrived at Brown Street Park, I had that whole feeling you get as a kid when you see the playground and you can't seem to wait any longer.  The urge to sprint across the grass and immediately begin climbing on something was very hard to overcome. 

One of the topics we'll hopefully explore in the podcast I'm recording (AGAIN! Long story...) tomorrow with a local, very accomplished movement focused chiro friend is the importance of play, and exploration of movement--especially as adults.  Often we have to give ourselves "permission" to play or explore as adults, as we're all too accustomed and comfortable with highly structured activities.  I don't want to get into that too much here, because Chad and I have a lot to say about it that you will hopefully enjoy later this week.  Monkey Bar Monday is kind of my attempt to remind people to have some fun even on a Monday with an active pursuit of some kind.

The video below is pretty funny... the monkey bars were so high off the ground that I couldn't even jump to reach them!  As with almost all my videos, this is completely unscripted, and for whatever reason we were kinda slap-happy at this point.

Special Edition Monkey Bar Monday - With Extra Monkey

Monkey Bar Monday Providence Rhode Island

This particular Monkey Bar Monday is especially special for a few reasons.  The most obvious one will be (and those of you who stalk me on social media already know about this) that I'm in a different city at the moment! I've spent the past few days having a much needed mastermind (business, life, etc) with a good friend and fellow RKC, Amber Lee (Twitter: Geekpixie) in Providence, RI.  We've been nailing down some strategies, talking theory and practice, and geeking out on "meatspace" things as well as multiple layers of digital life, business, and best practices across multiple fields. Several times since the early 2000s, our lives have intersected in meaningful ways. That whole thing is an interesting story for sure, but that's less of a blog story and more of a we're all sitting around eating stuff together story.

The other special thing about this Monkey Bar Monday is that there's "extra monkey"!! "Monkey See, Monkey Do" was a huge part of why I was able to do what I was able to do for this week's video. The video embedded below is my first ever actual factual successful run of Traveling Rings. And there's a few reasons that it was able to happen. To be honest with you, I'd actually kind of given up.  I thought maybe that I was too short or my arms were too short or... I dunno.  I gave it what I thought was my best shot.  But it just didn't work.  As we were parking and walking over there we saw someone else get a couple rings into it and then drop off and I thought "oh geez that person made a few of those look easy but then they didn't get all the way across!"

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