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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  :)


The 300 Nightmare Kettlebell, Battling Rope, and Jump Rope Workout

It was time to step things up a notch early last week.  My approach to conditioning is very similar to my approach to abdominal training... it just kind of happens (very well) in the course of our general training.   For instance with the kettlebell Swing, there's skill, timing, acceleration/deceleration, strength, and conditioning components just to start.  There's also a whole lot of abdominal involvement.  Performed correctly, kettlebell swings really take care of a LOT in and of themselves.  And while I like to do things like play with battling ropes, etc.

Interview with Mike Medrano, Pro MMA Fighter and RKC Instructor

I really enjoyed talking with Mike Medrano, a recently certified RKC Instructor who is a pro MMA fighter, and also just an all around very cool guy.  His lifelong interest in lifting and athletics have helped form his unique year round approach to training.  Check out his interview here on  In other news, click over to Instagram and see if you can play the little game going on.   I'll be curious to see how

BIG Celebration at Dragon Door - Offer is Over, But Here's a Workout!

It's the official Dragon Door Dragon!Yesterday, Dragon Door celebrated reaching over 60,000 likes on their official Facebook page by offering free shipping for the contiguous USA on everything for 24hrs only.    Hopefully you were able to take advantage of this offer—I did notice that readers of did seem to take action pretty quick, judging from your clicks!!!   I also noticed that many of you were VERY smart and used this as an opportunity to order some seriously heavy kettlebells

Yesterday's small group workout was designed with heavy swings in mind to further celebrate this free shipping theme (sorry delivery drivers... it's going to be a rough for you).   So if you have ordered something big and heavy, or you have some big and heavy kettlebells handy, this simple workout might be fun -- or use it as a template to create your own (and share it with us in the comments below if you don't mind)

Circuit Workout for Kettlebells and Muscle Ropes -- with Mini Product Review!

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Muscle Ropes.

Our kettlebell small group is a tough crowd.  While most of our workouts focus on kettlebell exercises and bodyweight exercises, we love to mix in some other simple tools from time to time.


PCC Blog, an update on the 18kg and 22kg Kettlebells and Countess Chocula Protein Shake Recipe!

There's a new post on the Progressive Calisthenics Blog from earlier this week - and you'll also get to see two photos from the upcoming Dragon Door book, Neuro-Mass!!!   I'm still just so honored to be included on this project.   Anyway - the post linked above is about how my regular training with kettlebells and Convict Conditioning really prepared me for the unknowns of the photoshoot!  Should also add that the first ever Progressive Calisthenics Certification Workshop has sold out - but do


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NYC Workouts Notebook

Here's an eBook of workouts I created for an exclusive NYC private gym (kettlebells, calisthenics, sandbag) along with options for customization and coaching!

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1. Oh, Florida! Craig Pittman
2. The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story John Laurence
3. On Camera Coach Karin M. Reed

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10% Happier Dan Harris

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Brand new resource with fully up to date kettlebell training information --everything from the beginner basics all the way to highly advanced techniques.  Program design, sample workouts, and all the theory you need to construct your own plan for your own training or for your personal training clients.  An absolute MUST HAVE for all current and aspiring RKC and HKC instructors. FINALLY an updated resource is HERE!

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