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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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The Dead Sandwich Kettlebell Workout, Raaw Macaw Custom Healthy Foods

First off, I'm continuing to still run the poll about "what do you want to see" on this site, and while there's definitely a pattern emerging, its still important to get as much data as possible!  So if you haven't already, please click here and go vote. As much as I want to comment on the "pattern emerging" I don't want to accidentally sway opinions. 

A Workout, a Template, a Tetanus shot, an Introduction, and Something to Look Forward to!

Let's start with the workout and you can decide how much entertainment beyond that you'd like.  This has been a fairly crazy week, as usual.  For about a week I had misplaced the completed "little gray Moleskine notebook" that I'd been scribbing workouts to test and the results and adjustments of them. Since there's been some joking about certain people "snagging it and making some $ from it" I took full advantage of joking back at them knowing full well that I'd just misplaced it in a bag or backpack.  Finally found the darn thing last night.   Fortunately for you, I'd already put most of the best workouts up on this site in the workouts area anyway.  

The Great 38, A Birthday Workout Challenge!

The Great 38 Kettlebell and Bodyweight Birthday WorkoutEven though I'd made a "38 birthday workout" for a client a few years ago, and considered just recycling it for myself, I decided NOPE!! I need my own, and something goofily specific to what I like to do. So yes, there are pull ups involved. DEAD HANG pull ups of course...

The 2014 Send Off New Year's Eve Workout...

20kg and 14kg kettlebells for New Year's Eve 2014 Send-off workout

This was a ton of fun, and plenty challenging.  I designed this for one of my workout partners and I, she's recently discovered that she can press the 14kg kettlebell, so here's what we did.  Taking only a single 14kg and 20kg kettlebell out to the park with the promise to "share" made things interesting (especially for me, since I ended up with the 20kg fairly often).  For the first two items of the circuit below, we just changed the order - one person was doing swings with the 20kg while the other was doing snatches (or one arm swings) with the 14kg kettlebell.   If it's just one person, obviously you won't need to do that.  The "2014" kettlebell sizes are perfect for intermediate/advanced women (the 14kg kettlebell is what I would use in an RKC test for example) with a strength emphasis - though they may be appropriate for many men as well - rest when needed... we staggered around a little while inventing new words a few times...

Upstairs, Downstairs... a Workout for Kettlebells, Stairwell, and Bodyweight

Upstairs, Downstairs Kettlebell Bodyweight and Stairwell workout from GiryaGirl.comThis workout certainly isn't for everyone since it uses a "found staircase" I suppose a stepmill could be used for it, but part of the "fun" of the workout is self-regulating how fast you're taking the stairs, and sharing heckles with your training partner related to who has the inside or outside of the staircase....   Here in Florida we don't have many buildings with a ton of stairs, but this particular location seems to fit the bill for this workout.

Hyperwear 10lb Unisex weight vest

Also, I decided to up the "fun" factor and wear my 10lb Hyperwear weight vest (click here for exhaustive review, photos, etc.) for the first circuit... to many 10lbs might not sound like a whole lot, but I can tell you it's very sneaky, especially during the... oh wait, during all of it.  Towards the end, the kettlebell swings felt like ALMOST a "break"  HAHA!  It was about 80 degrees and humid last night so those of you up north might not be able to relate, but starting on the 3rd round I began to sweat so much that after taking a jokingly emphatic break after the sit-outs*, I left a sweaty ear print on the ground.  Yes... the outline of my ear! 

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