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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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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 - :)

Day Three CK-FMS - Can I Possibly Be Any More Inspired? You Never Know With Dragon Door!!!

Wow wow wow... ok you are probably tired of me going on and on and gushing about this stuff - but I can't help it - seriously the information that I've been exposed to these past few days has had such incredible value.  Mark and Nikki Snow of SG Human Performance made a presentation today that really had me rethinking larger classes - they have been able (with documented proof!) to implement CK-FMS with their kettlebell classes.   Fitness and quality of life improvements have literally been off the charts - we even got to go through what would be a sample of one of their workouts - and I found several ideas that I will start to use with my small group almost immediately. 

Day One of CK-FMS - Incredible and Incredibly Humbling!!

Day one of CK-FMS is in the books - what a fact and action filled and day - a bit more "lecture" component than what I'm used to with Dragon Door workshops, but completely understandable considering the massive amount of info we are and will be covering.  Besides, the dynamic personalities of Brett Jones and Gray Cook assure that there's never ever ever a dull moment.   The day began with optional recertification for RKC, since I had just attended the RKCII this past July, this wasn't necessary for me this time - but it was good to be supportive of those who were retesting, and its always a great opportunity to review the form - which we are doing here and there during the weekend as well.  I can't stress enough how important it is to constantly w

Presses, Pull ups, Squats and the fun of going heavier... (Saturday Part 2) Orlando RKC Recap

Following yet another strictly timed and much needed break, we came back to learn about the Press as introduced and taught by RKC Team Leader Cortez Hull.   The proper performance of a kettlebell military press is highly dependent on the quality of the clean used to get the kettlebell to the pressing (rack) position - so it was obvious as to why we had learned the clean first.  It is commonly said by RKCs that the press is only as good as the clean - and this is absolutely the case - a bad clean that throws you off balance or worse will definitely not set up a powerful (or even successful) press.   Further discussion yielded differences in grip for the press vs the jerk - in the press, the handle of the kettlebell should be parallel to the calluses as oppos

RKC Orlando 2010 Recap Part Four: Friday part 3

Following a short (strictly timed) 10 minute break we came back to our places on the unforgiving astroturf and got into 1 of 2 approved "learning positions" (yes, I know how this sounds, but there's a logic to it - neither of these put the body into flexion, and can help stretch in a gentle way, the one most of us chose had us on our bellies in something similar to a "cobra" pose in yoga, or the way you sometimes see children watch tv from the floor).   For some of us, this unusual position was the cause of some discomfort.

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