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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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A 500 Challenge - With provisions for enclosed spaces

My intensive small group participants are really starting to have fun with their workouts - and just as exciting you can really see the healthy changes happening almost right before your eyes.   They've all lost between 3-8 pounds each or more without any super drastic changes to their diets - mindful portions and avoiding junk food.  Nothing extreme.  

Cool combo workout with RKCII Tim Shuman

Really interesting session with Strength Coach and good friend Tim Shuman, RKCII yesterday - turns out, due to extra strength and consequentally a slight change of shape with my lats, I need to adjust my position and work on my flexibility when doing double kettlebell work in the rack position.   Not entirely surprised about this as things had been feeling ever so slightly odd lately - so ok, more stretching is in order to offset my odd pull up obsession (Further fueled by the looming prospect of the Dragon Door Iron Maiden Challenge and Pavel's Fighter Pull Up Program) - not a problem.   It's just another great excuse to break out with the TRX flexibility/mobility exercises - which can be a lot of fun too.


Collected Kettlebell and Calisthenics Workouts!

100 Free Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workouts on

Here are a bunch of fun kettlebell workouts - most of which are admittedly rather advanced - they can be scaled down if necessary, feel free to ask questions.   Any excuse to talk more about exercise is a good one :)

Adrienne Harvey kettlebell row

A mish-mash workout with a good friend

A good friend of mine, and fellow kettlebell enthusiast joined me today for a lunchtime workout.  She has taken a new job which requires a LOT of heavy lifting (of people) in a medical setting - and had missed some heavy kettlebell lifting, as well as some intense cardio.   Here's what we did:


Short-style "Das Kettle"

1 Get Up each side

10 2 hand swings

1 clean, 5 presses on the right side, 1 clean, 5 presses on the left side

1 clean, 5 front squats on the right side, 1 clean 5 front squats left side (or 10 goblet squats)

5 snatches each side

Do this with your lightest bell, then move up, and up, then up again if you can.  For example here's what we did:

Substitute taught a friend's fitness bootcamp classes last night - and here's their kettlebell workout!

While my super awesome fellow personal trainer friend Alicia Streger was out of town yesterday, I had the opportunity to lead her 6PM fitness bootcamp and her 7PM kettlebell bootcamp. WHAT A CHALLENGE! :) I love challenges though. Problem was, traffic and closed roads fought me all the way there and by the time I had arrived (with maybe 2-3 minutes to spare) I was staring down the barrel of 20+ people who were ready to workout. Fighting off the fluster of driving like James Bond as fast as I could I got them to do their warm up run around the track. When they came back it was time to GET DOWN TO BUSINESS...


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100+ Workouts!

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Kettlebell, calisthenics, maces, battling ropes, sandbags, these workouts are for whatever you have--or don't have!

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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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