Podcast with Mike Krivka - Upcoming HKC (and why the HKC is so awesome) some Workouts and serious Kettlebell TIPS!
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY! Learn & get certified in professional strength essentials w/ Sr RKC Mike Krivka & I in Jacksonville, FL for a Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC) Workshop. ALSO please note that the 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 ALL ABOUT the and more (Podcast includes the description of 2 workouts, 2 huge 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!!!
FIRST, last weekend was the EncinitasWorkshop, which was FANTASTIC.
I recently interviewed Errick McAdams for DragonDoor.com - working on these interviews is one of my absolute favorite "tasks". Getting to know and share these success stories is incredibly rewarding, and I always look forward to learning more about other people drawn to the , and . The stories are varied as everyone starts from a different point -- some have always been athletic and played team sports in high school and/or college, others like Maggie Fazeli Fard, the Senior Fitness Editor of Experience Life Magazine discovered their athleticism as an adult.
Not many of you know this, but I really began fitness in earnest at about age 30. While I'd been very aware of gyms, and had lifted weights (freeweights and machines) at Gold's all summer every summer home from college starting in 1996, before trying all manner of "womens workouts" most of which were based on the bodybuilding model we had back then. They worked to a point... and I probably didn't know what I was doing much either... But I wasn't getting the "shape I wanted" at the time. And well, unless it was summer and too hot to be outside, I must admit I was bored. So, I tried other things for several years with limited success. (Some of which--bellydancing--would make for some amusing "throwback Thursday" material for sure.)
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It was really super that SeniorBeth Andrews could come down to Orlando and lead what was possibly the best we've ever had. It was held at Signature Fitness where a couple of my very good friends work. The amusing part was their gym didn't really have a whole lot of ... so between two cars, we managed to transport all but three of my collection over to the . I borrowed three lighter from another friend and local to make sure the class would have everything they needed. But it was pretty funny to watch all these go out the door. The only ones I had left were a , , and the infamous . It was an odd feeling... Fortunately they're all "home" again now. Promise I'm not a " hoarder" these are all incredibly useful for myself and my clients (and no, that's not nearly all of them in the photo below)!
Beth did a terriffic job and let me help out a good bit too. Everyone really seemed to enjoy her teaching style, and I felt like they all got a LOT of information. The group that showed up to this particularwas probably the best prepared group I had ever seen. EVERYONE was in great shape and had a good deal of experience as personal trainers, coaches, and in their own quest for fitness. Many had been training for the specifically for a while. While not everyone came from the Orlando area, I feel like Florida and Orlando in particular is really in for a treat with these newly minted instructors.
One of the topics which came up and which is so useful fortraining and training is the concept of what's sometimes referred to as "screwing the shoulder into the socket" or "shoulder packing" or having your shoulder "packed". Below is a weird little video with loud bugs recorded in the "swamps of Winter Park" to explain this concept visually. It's one of those things that is easy to show in pictures or video, but very difficult to describe via text. Warning, I use some HIGHLY TECHNICAL anatomical phrases like "elbow pits." :)
The cool thing about this concept is that not only does it apply to pushups, it's also relevant to handstands, handstand pushups, and of course the top of the swing!