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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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Podcast with Ryan Pitts, World Class Craftsman, Mace Swinger, Grip Strength Expert

In the corner at Bud Jeffries 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.

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Three Kettlebell Get-Up Game Changers... (and a bonus controversial one) With VIDEO

Hope I’m not giving the impression that the get-up is chock full of pitfalls, peril, and potential catastrophe. But I do know that the get-up can be overwhelming and frustrating not only for kettlebell newbies but also for people trying to teach it. This post is aimed at both the people who may be new to the get up as well as the people who might be TEACHING the get up.

First of all, if you haven’t already checked it out, and if you’re having a hard time with your get-up from the very first few movements, please check out my “Get-Up Pet Peeves” post and video. Speaking of video… even if you have no aspirations to become a YouTube or Instagram star, one of the most effective training tools you have might be in your pocket or gym bag right now—the camera on your phone! The common mistakes mentioned below can all be easily spotted by a training partner, your instructor or coach, or… if neither are available, you can check yourself by taking a short video.

A Video for the "Short Stack" Kettlebell Workout...

A few weeks ago I shared the little pancake image at the end of this post and a brief explanation on this blog post: The "Short Stack" kettlebell workout.  But then realized that some folks might like to see what it looks like all put together.  It always makes sense on paper, then of course translating it to real life can be a different manner entirely.  Here's a video of exactly how I do it!

The Key to the Kettlebell Swing: The Hip Hinge

Kettlebell Swing Hip Hinge Drill

No matter how much we talk about the hip hinge, revisiting it is always time well spent.  In fact it's a good idea to revisit the hip hinge whenever your kettlebell Swing just isn't... feeling right or if you're wondering why a weird little 5'3" 125-130lb almost-middle-aged woman with a questionable hairdo is able to Swing a 106lb kettlebell.

Clutch Flag Mini Tutorial and Video!

Clutch Flag Video Tutorial Convict Conditioning Volume 2Recently, a friend of mine asked about the grip for the clutch flag.  Given that this interesting move is one of my favorites to coach, and one of the most difficult to describe in just words (typing or even on the phone!) it seemed like a good idea to make a video.  But before we get to that, I wanted to mention a little bit of backstory.

Quite a while ago, even before the PCC Workshops came into being, I had picked up Convict Conditioning Volume 2, a sometimes misunderstood book.  The following is the main source of confusion (at least the one that people most often express when asking me about CC2) and my hopefully helpful opinionated answer:

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