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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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Two Crucial Cues for Kettlebell Swings and Rock Stacking

What in the world could rock stacking and kettlebell Swing technique possibly have in common? Turns out quite a lot... right down to some seriously specific key phrases! :)

The Key to the Kettlebell Swing: The Hip Hinge

Kettlebell Swing Hip Hinge Drill

No matter how much we talk about the hip hinge, revisiting it is always time well spent.  In fact it's a good idea to revisit the hip hinge whenever your kettlebell Swing just isn't... feeling right or if you're wondering why a weird little 5'3" 125-130lb almost-middle-aged woman with a questionable hairdo is able to Swing a 106lb kettlebell.

Another GREAT PCC Workshop, Dragon Flags, Kettlebell Swings and the Hip Hinge, and a NEW Podcast Episode

This past weekend, we wrapped up another fantastic PCC Workshop.   And yet again, we had an incredibly accomplished group in attendence... it's funny how the bodyweight crowd is just a little different, but incredibly atheltic too.  I helped to test candidates with the infamous Century Test alongside Al and Danny Kavadlo--a task I take VERY seriously.   When you pass the test in my line, you can have the knowledge that I am proud for you to represent not only the PCC program, but in some small way, also my own standards...

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

Mindful Monday Kettlebell Swing Fine Tuning Workout

It was time to really hammer on the basics again - as the proper execution of the kettlebell Swing is so crucial to getting the most benefit from it - don't let youtube or goofy things on tv tell you otherwise! 

We began with the usual joint mobility warm up exercises - adding in a few of the favorite pump stretches.   And continued with a review of the hip hinge - we even got out the dowels and made sure that we maintained the 3 points of contact (back of the head, upper/mid back, sacrum/rear) while sitting waaaaaaaaay back with the hips.   To connect this mentally to the Swing we did the following mini circuit 3 times:

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