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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!

RKC Blog with Andrea's Great Blog Post!

Podcast with Annie Vo, RKC Team Leader, PCC Instructor, NYC-Based Trainer, Strength Expert

I'm super embarrassed about how long it's taken to get this GREAT episode prepared and ready to share with you.  Annie Vo and I had an absolutely STELLAR call and while I want to include extensive show notes with this one, the thought of keeping it from you for one more day was just too painful!  Annie is a fantastic instructor, leader, and fellow seeker of strength. I am very grateful that I got to know her even better at the most recent PCC Workshop we had in NYC. Not only is she a very experienced trainer, she has a background in philosophy, logic, and thought.  All of this comes together in her approach with her own training and with her guidance of others.

There's some powerful nuggets in this podcast and I hope you enjoy it... there's even mention of Socrates! :)

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Please Check Out How to Improve Your Posture with the RKC Kettlebell Swing by TWO Senior RKC Instructors!

There's a new post on the RKC Blog today from two Senior RKC Instructors about how the correctly executed kettlebell swing can help with a very modern problem... poor posture!

This used to be just "nerd problem" but now it applies to EVERYONE... all this seated, sedentary work is havoc on posture. Posture is a giant part of the overall body language that we communicate on a daily basis. People sometimes forget that I'm "petite" because of good posture. Good posture can also help you exude the kind of confidence that prevents problems (my friends in law enforcement call this "officer presence" but it applies to everyone as well).  So, if you'd like to be better respected, less prone to injury, and possibly even side-step annoying people causing problems then it's time to tune up that posture!

As we age, posture becomes less about aesthetics, and more about injury prevention and continued independence. In other words.... we should all be paying attention to our posture. I discovered something by accident at my home office and it's something you may want to replicate in some way. When I sit at the desk there's a long hall to my immediate right. At the end of the hall is a tall mirror. If I turn my head to the right I can see exactly how I'm sitting. I simply do NOT slump at the desk now and haven't for as long as I've lived here (6 years). If you need to break the habit, give the mirror trick a try. And everyone should check out Beth and Jay's article too...

How to Join the 1%... of Kettlebell and Calisthenics Strength

I forget what business summit I was attending but for good or for ill my behaviors as an iconoclast, contrarian, and overall weirdo were being verbally encouraged by the speaker.

Raised Hands Push-Up Variation

It's fun to finally be commended for going against the tide, of swimming upstream, and NOT doing what everyone else is doing. The speaker was saying that the much maligned "1%"--at least the part that worked for it, and didn't just inherit it... or those that inherited it and kept it--were there because of BEHAVIOR... namely rare behaviors. It was pretty obvious, pretty quickly that these "rare" behaviors were the same across many different fields, not just business, marketing etc. The main thing was DO the WORK.  Focus on the basics, and DO THE WORK.

Strategy, Bacon, Espresso... Catching Up with Rolando Garcia III, NYC Trip Part 4 PLUS Neuro-Grip Max Reps Video!

A trip to Manhattan isn't complete without a brainstorming, strategy-focused visit with Rolando Garcia III...

Lunch and Strategy with Rolando Garcia III

The day or two before meeting up with Rolando Garcia III, I'd arrived at Irving Farms (recommended coffee! I brought my friend a bag back and she's still raving about it) a little early to meet up with Phil Ross and Nykki Ross (we were plotting out the podcast etc for the next week). I suddenly realized that the 3 hardboiled eggs and avocado I'd eaten for breakfast in the cafe of the hostel were long gone and the "egg plate" at Irving Farms sounded way too tempting.

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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