Sometimes it's a very good thing to keep it simple, and often with IronBible.DragonDoor.com blog. And while I don't personally do a whole heck of a lot of barbell training, Marty's barebones simple approach is one to understand, acknowledge, and implement--regardless your prefered fitness tools.and you'll notice that there's a great power in keeping things simple. The same is overwhelmingly true as described by Marty Gallagher in his most recent post on barbell training over at the
That being said, on any given day if you just don't know what to do with yourself workout wise (and that shouldn't really happen because I hope you're following a coach or program, but the "real world" is in effect...), a good solution is to revisit our old favorites the swing and the get-up. The following variation on that theme uses the For the details of the 5 minute test, and the complete testing requirements of the new upgraded RKC, please click here... I'm tired of seeing people debate the requirements online when they can just GO TO THE SOURCE on DragonDoor.com and read the most current, updated facts. Sure, that's not a dramatic solution, but it sure saves time and frustration. I don't have time for needless arguments and neither do you! :)5 minute test (I like to do it from time to time and make sure I'm continuing to maintain/progress my conditionioning).
Here's what we did for a simple but interesting workout:
This is another fun "benchmark" workout that definitely let us all know where we are with our conditioning. Amusingly, the Primal Move warm up,, the sequence and then the Primal Move cool down took about 40 minutes. According to my Armour39, during that 40 minutes, 409 calories were destroyed. That wasn't the goal, but it does explain why I eat so much sometimes. Anyhow, here's what happened:
Using Google Maps, I measured out a 30 yard straight run in our park, then grabbed a selection of, so there'd be choices!
A lively discussion erupted online the other day surrounding the use of chalk with. This is another one of those interesting situations where there's no one right answer, there's the right answer for you--which also may or may not be situation dependent! So in an effort to hopefully help you or your clients, here's some of my personal observations which may or may not help you. Please also realize that most of my personal workouts take place in ever-so-humid Florida. And for whatever reason I get moist hands pretty easily (to the point at which I could WATCH it materialize on my fingertips the other day when I was practicing some of
I'm going to do another one of those park workouts tomorrow - so I wanted to make sure what I did today wouldn't interfere with tomorrow's holiday calorie-destroying-strength-building extravaganza. On facebook, a friend of mine posted some kind of crazy 4 minutechallenge from a UFC fighter and his buddy, and while what he was doing didn't QUITE fit the bill for tonight, he did give me a great idea. He was doing 10 sets of 10 push ups which sounds fine and dandy except that each set was a different (intermediate to advanced) variation, and he was aiming for doing all of them in under 4 minutes. The video* reminded me of some of my favorite variations which will be listed below. As with other workouts, this is more of a "practic
Friday night's class was rained out! But we made up for that today - its basically a twist on program minimum with a couple extras thrown in for fun.
Start with your favoriteexercises then
On your best time (just taking breaks as needed) do 5 rounds of the following
- Halo - 5 Right, 5 Left
- 20 Swings (one or two hands your choice!)
- Figure 8s - 5 Right, 5 Left
THEN - because they just learned how tolast week, it was practice time - we started out reviewing the form, and everyone did a few so I could check. Next was the following:
For advanced - aim for theTest result - 100 snatches in 5 minutes