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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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Dale's Raw Protein Bar - Mint Chocolate Chip with Cacao Nibs

Type of Product: 
Snacks
Summary
Rating: 
5

Confession: I didn't think I'd like the Mint Chocolate Chip bars (scroll to find them) at all.  The only reason I ordered them was because of a special offer where a box was included.  Having never been a fan of "mint chocolate chip" anything, EVER, I figured I could trade some with one of my clients who also orders Dale's Bars, or just power through them.   Wow did THAT opinion change.   These bars are fantastic!  Unlike anything "mint chocolate chip" you've ever had before, the mint is a super delicious, understated natural mint - with all the aromatics and sublety of fresh mi

Dale's Raw Protein Bar - Vanilla Cashew with Flax Seeds

Type of Product: 
Snacks
Summary
Rating: 
5

This particular flavor is special for a few different reasons, the first of which is it happens to be the surprise favorite of myself and several friends. You'd think we'd pick a chocolate flavor as a favorite, but... the Vanilla Cashew with Flax Seeds bar (scroll to find it) is hands down the dark horse winner.   It's also pretty astounding in terms of nutritional wonderment...

Let's Catch Up a Little.... Hip Hinge Review, an Interview, and MORE!

Here's another example of dowel hip hinges and how to program them into a Swing workout
http://www.giryagirl.com/Mindful-Monday-Kettlebell-Swing-Form-Intensive-Workout

More notes about the hip hinge and Swing fixins:
http://www.giryagirl.com/kettlebells-at-the-absolute-beginning

Ian Holmes on hand care and the soft tissues of the forearm:
http://www.giryagirl.com/Ian-Holmes-Hand-Care-Forearm-Care

ChocoHigos Hand-dipped Dark Chocolate Figs

Type of Product: 
Chocolate
Summary
Rating: 
5
Pros: 
  • Yum
  • Figs are soft and chewy
  • Short list of ingredients
Cons: 
  • Require significant self control
  • Disappear too quickly
  • Relatively expensive

Sometimes dried figs are like hard rocks, testing the structural integrity of your teeth and dentalwork.  Not so with these - the Spanish Pararero figs are unbelieveably soft and slightly chewy with thin skins I didn't even notice.  Just enough to hold all the crunchy seeds inside really.  The figs have the consistency of a very soft carmel which is further enhanced by the "just right" layer of dark chocolate coating.   Self-described (on the box) as "Perfectly sublime" I'm hard pressed to disagree.   Which brings us to the "con" column.   If you have a general lack of self control, you may wish to side step these as they're a tad addictive.  

The Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD

Type of Product: 
DVDs and Videos
Summary
Rating: 
5
Pros: 
  • Great instruction
  • Mix and match workouts
  • Extremely versatile
  • Shows exercises at several angles
  • Progressions and regressions of each exercise demonstrated
Cons: 
  • Sometimes the camera switches sooner than I would want it to - but you should watch the instruction portion with your remote handy anyway.
  • Not for the total beginner - this DVD is best used after you know what you're doing because you've been training with your awesome local RKC, RIGHT??
  • Sometimes people think there are too many options
  • Very basic production (not really an issue but whatever)


Andrea Du Cane's Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD

Going to be honest with you, this is one of my favorite workout DVDs in the whole wide world. Its so good that if I find out that one of my clients already owns it, I give them "homework assignments" from it for when they or I am out of town.

 

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