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Short Report from RKC San Diego!

Another great RKC workshop has just come to a close in San Diego (surprisingly sunny even when it was overcast all day on Saturday*).  So many old and new friends were in attendence, that it was great to catch up and hear how everyone is doing in their training and in their lives.  Seriously, it was a veritable who's-who in the RKC and fitness industry...  Not to mention all the fun people in the general area who showed up to say hello, or to be "volunteer victims" during the teaching test of the weekend. 

Al Kavadlo Book Signing Party Video! See if you recognize a few people! :)

This was SUCH a fun event!!!   And check out all the awesome feats demonstrated too!!!


And go get Raising the Bar now!!! :)  It's a really great book for all levels - even if you're still working towards your first pull up

Orlando HKC Experience - Testing, Making People Nervous (oops), and More! (Part 3)

Finally back to the last installment of the Orlando HKC Recap! We further worked on the Get Up, with a troubleshooting section.  People who felt like they had a problem somewhere with their get up volunteered to demo and have the HKC participants and instructors help them improve their form. It's fun to watch this learning process even as a helper AND it's a great time to pick up or refine coaching cues and tools. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure that everyone stays safe. If someone is going heavier than normal, or isn't feeling quite confident with a new kettlebell, it's important to learn how to spot someone in the get up.

Fun with the new Convict Conditioning Push Up DVD and Manual Set... and Tiger Bend Push Ups!

I posted a full written review on the Dragon Door website, (Check it out here, and no surprise, I really really dig this DVD!)

While I won't be training on The Rock (Alcatraz) any time soon, it sure is a neat concept for the video.... can't wait to see the other ones.   One day... ONE DAY I will do the one arm push up - :)

Convict Conditioning Vol 2

Type of Product: 
Exercise Books and eBooks
  • Great supplement to the first book, fills in "the gaps" of many modern programs
  • Same no-nonsense approach, minimal equipment needed
  • Each step in each progression broken out and explained with the handy chart at the end of each chapter
  • Several game-changers for me
  • Lots of helpful pictures
  • Manly-man writing and metaphors make me feel like I've once again infiltrated the boys' clubhouse.  FORBIDDEN FRUIT! YES!
  • Again, if you can't get over the prison-metaphor or pictures of guys with tattoos demonstrating the exercises, then this book is not for you
  • Can be somewhat overwhelming
  • Definitely written by and for men - women will need to keep an open mind!!

Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Bulletproof Abs

By Paul "Coach" Wade

354 pages. Paperback or ebook

Let's Train in Chicago!

SCC Strength Calisthenics CertificationLet's train together in Chicago! The Dragon Door SCC (Strength Calisthenics Certification) is coming to Chicago June 3rd, 2017. Register early to save $50. Hope to see you there. This powerful one-day workshop is great for trainers looking to upgrade their calisthenics toolkit, or for serious exercise enthusiasts who want to fine-tune their own training.

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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