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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  :)


HKC - Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification - Ventura California with Senior RKC Doug Nepodal

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 09:00

How to master the essentials of kettlebell lifting—and dramatically boost your power and effectiveness as a personal trainer or coach

Pavel and Dragon Door's one-day, entry-level kettlebell instructor certification workshop


Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification
Ventura, California

April 14, 2012 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Orlando HKC Inspired Kettlebell Workout

Really great experiences all around at the Orlando HKC this past Sunday, and so much valuable info.   We had 12 participants, with Senior RKC and all around awesome guy, Franz Snideman leading and teaching.   Chris Davis organized the event, Tim Shuman and I showed up to help, and Ryan Blackburn and Super Strong Nana, Laurel Blackburn stopped in for the first half. 

HKC Weekend! (Orlando Edition)

A LOT going on this weekend - a bunch of my RKC pals are starting to converge on Orlando in preparation for the Orlando HKC happening on Sunday.  So I thought it might be a good time to consolidate a lot of the HKC related info from this site in one place  - RIGHT HERE!


Katie's Kettlebell Journey - from Beginner to HKC in Modesto California

By Katie Harrell, HKC

I started training with kettlebells with Adrienne Harvey of in May of 2011 when I lived in Florida. The kettlebell bug bit me pretty hard. I have struggled with being heavy and out-of-shape for my entire life. Needless to say, the results of training have been extremely gratifying. Being a musician, I understand the importance of practice, and the concept is applicable to kettlebell training. Like music, strength is a skill that is improved over time and will never cease improving. Apart from the fact that kettlebell has this crossover into my life as a musician, I also have an amazing trainer who inspires me. Because of her encouragement and talent as a trainer, I felt prepared to delve into the HKC challenge. Even after I moved to Oakland, California in August, Adrienne continued to coach me via Skype and cheered me on all the way from the East Coast.

VERY Proud of new HKC Katie, Thoughts on Haywire, Chinese New Year and MORE!

One of my first kettlebell clients really got into it in a big big big way - she started training with me at the very beginning and it feels like a million years ago. I remember meeting her in a park and teaching her how to do a Swing for the first time.  We also went through the get up and then we just had a little time to do 1 arm swings.   We continued to train and swap recipes over the following months.  She began to make rapid progress, mainly due to the diligence of her at-home practice along with attention to detail.   As a musician, she understood the importance of practice and applied this towards her workouts.  


Dragon Door Hand Picked Resources for Optimal Living

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Kettlebell, calisthenics, maces, battling ropes, sandbags, these workouts are for whatever you have--or don't have!

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NYC Workouts Notebook

Here's an eBook of workouts I created for an exclusive NYC private gym (kettlebells, calisthenics, sandbag) along with options for customization and coaching!

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10% Happier Dan Harris

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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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