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Al Kavadlo Has a Brand New Book Out!

Congratulations to Al Kavadlo, releasing another book, this one focused on what is often (and especially in my case) the missing puzzle piece in strength work... stretching.   Because I am a voracious and often insatiable reader (because I like physical books, my collection is daunting) I have read Stretching Your Boundaries in its entirety!   Pending putting up an "official" review up on Dragon Door, I wanted to let you in on some of my opinions right here.

Due to some odd and awkward past experiences related to yoga and how it is promoted to women here in the states, I am going to confess to you that I've not always had the best attitude towards it.  And while much of my own physical practice has included forms of mobility and movement very closely related to yoga, its often taken on terminology more related to athletic strength or martial arts.  I think of myself as having just enough flexibility, but in constant need of improvement. 

Ask GiryaGirl: To Chalk or Not to Chalk When Swinging or Snatching Kettlebells?

A lively discussion erupted online the other day surrounding the use of chalk with kettlebells.   This is another one of those interesting situations where there's no one right answer, there's the right answer for you--which also may or may not be situation dependent!  So in an effort to hopefully help you or your clients, here's some of my personal observations which may or may not help you.   Please also realize that most of my personal workouts take place in ever-so-humid Florida.  And for whatever reason I get moist hands pretty easily (to the point at which I could WATCH it materialize on my fingertips the other day when I was practicing some of

Carrying On: a Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout

The Cover of Convict Conditioning Vol 2 Signed by Danny and Al KavadloThe weather has finally started to get really nice in Florida, so we took the small group workout to the park today.  The soft grass there is just fantastic for Primal Move, the Trifecta from Convict Conditioning Vol 2 and more.  Truth be told, we've been doing an experiment and have been adding the Trifecta to our workouts for the past month.   It's been so fun, and has been helping everyone—myself included— so I think it's become a permanent addition to our training.

An Interview with Zuzka Light, Internet Fitness Personality and Now an RKC Instructor!

There's several blog posts in the works for you, but in the mean time, I wanted to make sure you didn't miss this interview with Zuzka Light for Dragon Door.  Having seen her material for years, it was a lot of fun to actually talk for an interview.   She's really cool, very down to earth and has SEVEN dogs!  I heard one of them barking a little in the background of our call!   Anyhow, the interview is all about her start in fitness, blogging, and of course all about kettlebells and her new status as an RKC instructor! 

Jack Arnow Shares a Lifetime of Body Weight Training and Here's a New PCC Workshop Video!

Jack Arnow is amazingly inspiring.   I've had the chance to talk to him on a few occasions about one arm chin ups and other super advanced bodyweight exercises.  Make sure not to miss his discussions about how Jasper Benincasa coached him through his very first one arm chin ups too!  Now in his mid-60s, Jack is still going strong, teaching yoga and keeping up with his bodyweight training.   Read all about it!

Speaking of bodyweight exercise, here's a new PCC Workshop video -- and it's all about the candidates (aka participants) at the workshop.  Do you see any of your friends?

Click here for a handy list of all the upcoming PCC (Progressive Calisthenics Certification) Workshops.

Not looking to become an instructor, but really want to get some of this knowledge?  Here's where to find a PCC Instructor in your area!

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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