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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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Andrea's Blog Post is So Awesome I had to Blog about it and Record a Podcast Too... Kettlebell "Origin Story" and MORE!

Master RKC Andrea Du Cane shared an incredible blog post this past week... its one of those that if I had a time machine, I'd send it right back to 2009! It's a complete plan for RKC prep and it's not just focused on the dreaded RKC Kettlebell Snatch Test!

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A Serious Clean and Press Practice Workout

This is adapted from one of the workouts in a brutal plan created for me by Tim Shuman, RKC2 - I used his plan to prepare for the RKC Workshop in 2010.   The original set of workouts consisted of 3-4 different patterns which all emphasized the crucal RKC 6 exercises: Swing, clean, press, front squat, snatch, and get up.   My small group class focused on swings this past Friday - and I felt like we really needed to nail down the clean and press.   Personally, I love to train cleans in general - because they are one of the toughest things to teach, and to get straight in one's own head.  But, a really good clean leads to so much more awesome things - like heavy presses, heavy kettlebell front squats,

What do you wish you'd brought, done, known etc, before the RKC Weekend???

Last night I tweeted, twittered, whatever you call it, a question to my fellow kettlebell maniac friends, a group which includes MANY people who are RKC certified.   Since I've read a good deal about what people bring to the RKC, and what they think they need etc, I thought I'd ask:

 

Hey RKCs! What do you wish you had known/done/brought with you to the #RKC certification weekend??? #kettlebell #certification

 

RKC Prep and the 10,000 Kettlebell Swing Challenge

Though I think that the majority of the 10,000 kettlebell swings will happen for me at the RKC weekend, I'm still participating in Tim Shuman, RKCII's annual month-long 10,000 Swing challenge. If you do the math, it works out to approx 238 swings per day. In 2 days I am 500 swings into it, so right on track so far! He says to pick a "prize" at the end of it, and I've chosen a Samovar - which is amusingly appropriate.

 

A Victory for the hands, courtesy of Diesel Crew

Tonight an amazing thing happened... I did the snatch test without chalk, and without having my hands even slightly getting torn up.     Because for the past week, I have been shaving down the calluses on my hands daily with one of those silly "as seen on tv" Ped Eggs.

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