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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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Another Look at a Stronger Grip Favorite, An Unconventional Strength Challenge Partner Workout, and More "Tone and Drone" Antics

After an eagle-eyed Instagram follower asked if the little hook ball items on my home pull up bar were Stronger Grip GripBalls, I remembered that I hadn't talked about them in a while and did a short video about how they can be used for a variety of grip strength and coordination challenges.  In addition to the pull up variations in the video below, many people use them to pull sleds, etc. Always be sure to do some extensor work after grip training--especially if it is this intense!

Podcast with Ryan Pitts, World Class Craftsman, Mace Swinger, Grip Strength Expert

In the corner at Bud Jeffries and Logan Christopher's now legendary Super Human Training 2 Workshop in Tallahassee, FL, Ryan Pitts had carefully set out a number of totally-new-to-me but super interesting looking pieces of strength and grip training equipment.

Needless to say we all got hooked on using them at that workshop.

I ended up picking out several items which I've been using ever since. They've helped challenge my clients, small group trainees, and myself in unusual, unexpected, and incredibly useful ways.  Besides, all of this stuff is all a TON of fun.

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Tough Love for the Kettlebell Clean Part TWO - a Practice Workout

Having just returned from the San Diego RKC, I had plenty of scribbled notes, new cues, and fun combos for my kettlebell small group class... and don't worry, Wednesday people, your time is coming! :)

One of the TOUGHEST kettlebell exercises to learn and to teach can be the clean.  But, it's incredibly worthwhile to persist with it, even though it can be frustrating.   I like to sandwich it into a workout to make sure the practice stays true without excessive frustration.

We started today's workout with a Primal Move inspired warm up,a few deadlifts and swings.  Moderate to light kettlebells were chosen so we could focus on our form.  

A Carousel Workout - for Kettlebell and Bodyweight exercises

More affectionately nicknamed the "Carousel of Carnage" by our "knack for nicknames" guy at kettlebell small group, this circuit of stations presented some interesting challenges in the un-relenting Florida heat yesterday evening.  In addition to bringing some ideas from various other related projects to the mix, I also brought the grip balls from to further mix things up a little.  The hooks are a little on the small side for some kettlebell handles - we used them with the thin handle "women's" 16kg kettlebells from Dragon Door (which I love btw - they are perfect

Let's Catch Up a Little.... Hip Hinge Review, an Interview, and MORE!

Here's another example of dowel hip hinges and how to program them into a Swing workout

More notes about the hip hinge and Swing fixins:

Ian Holmes on hand care and the soft tissues of the forearm:


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