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Bizarre But Useful Kettlebell Workout: The Puppy and the Beast v2.0

Tested this one with an advanced friend... it's actually the 2nd version and I like it the best so far.  We had a couple of odd social type interruptions but overall it went very well (and it got rid of my headache). 

Also, I have now seen in public doing swings with both the smallest kettlebell and the largest kettlebell that Dragon Door makes... hence the name of the workout, as we've nicknamed the 10lb micro-kettlebell the "puppy" since the 48kg, 106lb kettlebell is officially called the Beast.  This workout has a portion that is a really interesting brain-twister where you perform swings with a VERY light kettlebell then a very heavy one... its one of those where you are learning something which is not always easily expressed in words, but that you can feel happen.

3 Tips for Swinging HEAVY Kettlebells From Someone Light

So, you think you have a pretty decent "handle" on the kettlebell swing, or if not, don't go heavy yet. However, when we THINK we have a good grasp of the swing with our usual kettlebell, grabbing a heavier one can make it feel like a whole new challenge. OR... more likely it just decides to show you everything you might be doing wrong. While I don't mind swinging with light or moderate kettlebells on occasion, it's always with the same mental intention as a heavy one. Light swings almost become a kind of isometric and timing exercise in an abstract sense. I ran into this idea just the other day while demonstrating a part of the swing at an intro session - the kettlebell was so light that I had to really concentrate to make it "look right" and "feel right" as a demo. It was an extreme example of swinging something light like it is heavy.   <-----MORE----->

What a Big Weekend!

As far as we know - and we both checked, Laurel Blackburn of Tallahassee Kettlebells and Boot Camps To Go and I are the only 2 female RKC Level 2 Instructors in Florida.   So of course we have to meet up from time to time, and get a whole lot of fun stuff going on.  This always seems to involve tons of coffee in various forms (yes, I brought my stovetop espresso maker), dark chocolate, feats of strength, multiple computers, cameras, and lots of grilled steak.  Today was no slouch of a day - getting an early start at the gym - gotta say I always covet that cargo net and other various obstacles and just massive square footage Laurel h

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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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