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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  :)

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The Sculpture Garden Workout: Large Stone Stacking, Kettlebell Swings, Mace 10&2s, and more!

Those of you following me on social media already know I've been having a lot of fun coming up with outdoor workouts recently--and that I've found a bunch of smooth stones to play with too.  After finding a good selection of them in various weights (though I am not sure how heavy the largest one is yet, but am fairly sure it weighs a little more than I do) 100+?, 100, 60, 40, etc. I decided to make up a game-like workout that included the challenge of lifting, carrying, then stacking the stones.

Sculpture Garden kettlebell, stone stacking, and mace workout

Backyard Shoulder Mobility and Generalized Kettlebell Mini Workout

After seeing Ryan Pitts wield that crazy Leviathan Mace yesterday I knew that I'd have to get in at least a little mace work today. I also needed to work on my shoulders some too after a 10 round wicked pairing of heavy kettlebell swings and pullups (among other things... I need to share that workout with you this week...) the other day.  The weather was so nice that I decided to try out this particular tree branch that seemed perfect for ring training--and it was!  So I headed to the backyard with my Stronger Grip short mace, a very inexpensive set of gymnastic rings, a standard wood dowel, and a 24kg kettlebell...
Intermediate Gymnastic Rings Strength Drill Adrienne Harvey GiryaGirl.com
So, the mobility sequence was as follows (or just watch the video below which I scraped from Facebook Live--it's live, it's real, and of course in the middle of it the neighbor decides its time to get wacky with what sounds like a circular saw).

I did three rounds of the following:

Newsflash! We Interrupt this Website for the Best Kind of Bonkers!

If you've been reading my site for any amount of time you know I'm into mace training and that I'm a huge fan of Ryan Pitts of StrongerGrip's awesome creativity and craftsmanship.  FYI he is also like me, a bit bonkers--but in a good way.  This new waterfilled mace--Leviathan Mace Limited Edition--he just introduced is just too epic for me not to share here. If I didn't think I'd scrape it on the ground when trying to do "10 and 2s" with it I'd order up one the next time I had the $ laying around... It's huge, it's crazy, it' beautiful.

 

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And those three things together pretty much make something irrestable. I'm in the middle of a bunch of projects (and owe you TWO workouts PLUS at least 2 videos) with hard deadlines and self-imposed dealines but had to take a second to share this extremely over the top new masterpiece from Ryan. Warning, he's making this look easy, I assure you it's not.  (There was that whole incident where I put too many bbs in my 6" globe core club mace and very shamefully had to pour half of them out...)

If you're up to the challenge, and/or want to know more about this over the top mace, click here to check it out.

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