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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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Interview with Rachel Cosgrove on Dragon Door, and Getting Creative with Outdoor Workouts

Rachel Cosgrove recently received the coveted I.D.E.A. Personal Trainer of the year award (2012) and has helped so many people make healthy lifestyle changes.  We had the chance to talk a little on the final day of the San Diego RKC Workshop, where she passed and became an RKC.   She shared some of the recent great success that her team at Results Fitness has had after attending an HKC.   At Results Fitness, they use the FMS as well, so it will be really cool to see how their use of kettlebell training continues to evolve with their facility.   Check out the full interview with Rachel Cosgrove on

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 - :)


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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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1. Start With Why Simon Sinek
2. Strikes: Soul Meets Body Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith
3. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Garth Stein

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Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work In Half The Time Jeff Sutherland

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