Just a few weeks ago, I clicked a couple buttons on Skype and interviewed the one and only Wim Hof--The Iceman for . After only about two rings, here he was, smiling and waving from the other side of the Atlantic. I hope that the enthusiasm in his answers comes through in the printed version for you. Wim is the genuine article, and as Scott Carney had said in his interview and in his book, it's Wim's rustic, imperfect nature that makes him that much more real. Wim is an adventurer, not a guru. And that's awesome.
I'm still not sure I'd do many of the feats mentioned in the book, but no matter how you feel about climbing Mt. Everest wearing just shorts, the breathing exercises and cold showers can benefit just about anyone. Wim continues to participate in scientific studies as well, and he hints at upcoming research in the interview as well. I wold absolutely encourage you to go check it out along with his title, The Way of The Iceman which is now out in paperback.
Speaking of frozen things...
It's been a heck of a couple of weeks! For those of you who have been keeping up over on my YouTube channel, you know I've been posting a LOT of videos lately (many of which are linked below!
There are a few reasons for this:
In the corner at and Logan Christopher's now legendary Super Human Training 2 Workshop in Tallahassee, FL, Ryan Pitts had carefully set out a number of totally-new-to-me but super interesting looking pieces of strength and grip training equipment.
Needless to say we all got hooked on using them at that workshop.
I ended up picking out several items which I've been using ever since. They've helped challenge my clients, small group trainees, and myself in unusual, unexpected, and incredibly useful ways. Besides, all of this stuff is all a TON of fun.
Show Notes Below!
Podcast with People Magazine's Sexiest Trainer Alive, and Inventor of Intrinsic Strength Training, Angelo Grinceri!
But FIRST! Here's how to do Angelo Grinceri's Intrinsic Strength Training Pull Ups!
One of the many reasons for this NYC trip was to meet up with some of the people I've been working with from a distance... and to talk them into podcasts when possible! Yesterday's meeting with Angelo Grinceri was a TON of fun. We’d already been babbling incessantly over Blue Bottle coffee, lamb salads, and Mast Brothers sheep’s milk chocolate–which was surprisingly and delightfully sheepy. Like sheep’s milk cheese and chocolate all at the same time. But when the conversation turned to grilled octopus I knew it was time to hit record… what follows is a rollicking conversation that traverses multiple subjects around more adventurous forms of health and fitness. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Keep watching for Angelo’s upcoming book with Publications, Intrinsic Strength Training. View full post here to see the embeded videos from training with Angelo!
Exciting Stuff! New Interview with Master RKC Dan John, a Monkey Bar Monday Video, and a Free Productivity Tool!
There's always too much to talk about! First of all, just got back from the first ever It's so new that there aren't new ones to sign up for yet! Will keep you posted. But this past weekend was a giant success and the people who showed up were just fantastic. Here's Al Kavadlo's recap blog post so you can see some of the cool photos from the event too.(Strength Calisthenics Certification) Workshop in NYC. The is a new 1 day, jam-packed with info calisthenics workshop and certification from .
In other news, also last weekend, the brand new interview with Master RKC Dan John came out! It was great to interview him again, especially since so much has happened since our first interview years ago. There's a lot of great ideas, training philosophy, Dan-John-isms and of course several good chuckles in there too. Rememeber, "Keep the goal the goal."