One of the greatest things about posting more and revitalizing this blog (did you know it's been around since 2009) is having new eyes on it. These new eyes find older posts (and often typos, which I do appreciate, btw) and bring them back up for discussion. This happened last week as a new Instagram follower found an older post which had a workout embedded in it -- one that … [Read more...] about Revisiting The Descender Workout for Kettlebells and Bodyweight
Think you don’t need parkour? Think you're too old to learn? Think again! Ryland Lanagan, PCC Instructor and founder of OG Parkour has designed a new 10 day intensive for ADULT beginners - and it starts LIVE on January 24th. While I don’t have aspirations of competing or going nuts with parkour, I do want the basics in my movement vocabulary—and a way to practice the … [Read more...] about Sign up for Ryland Lanagan’s OG Parkour 10 Day Challenge
Some of you already know that I've been conducting a wild amount of yogurt-making experiments lately. And while I love just eating plain yogurt (yes, I know this isn't normal) I was thinking about crunchy topping options. Unfortunately as much as I love a lot of the commercially available grain free granolas, many of them have too much sugar/carbs for my liking. And these very … [Read more...] about Very Simple Grain Free Granola
This past Sunday, we had unseasonably warm weather - in the 60s, and I'd found a really fun place to do this sort of workout. On the weekends, a local middle school has an open to the public running track and a whole lot of pullup bars and various other old school outdoor apparatus. The bars are even adult-height (for adults who are not short like me). As a bonus they even had … [Read more...] about Advanced Mash-Up Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout
To say that 2021 has been an... "interesting" experience is an understatement. So, what better way to send off a strange year with a New Year's Eve Workout! There's even a few analogies - the high rep sets get grueling if you've opted to go for a moderately heavy weight (which is what we did when testing it on Wednesday) - and seems a fitting metaphor for the year. Get it in … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve Workout to Send Off 2021!
After becoming mildly obsessed with two different chicken curry salads in Chapel Hill (Caffe Driade and Root Cellar) I started to look into how to make it at home, and kind of the story behind it. As I'm no big fan of mayo (I'm fine to order dishes with it, but wouldn't use it enough at home to justify buying a jar) and prefer sour cream and yogurt, I started poking around the … [Read more...] about Tuna Curry Salad or Curry Chicken Salad
In the advanced kettlebell workouts I lead each week, we have the joke that we crush the workout so that the week doesn't crush us. This obviously isn't the answer for everyone, but for certain... "type-A personalities", knowing that we have a very concrete list of to-dos we can knock out in an hour that will also make us stronger - physically, mentally, etc. is a welcome … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Workout: Crushing the Week
Here's something a little different I thought you might enjoy! It's designed to be a bit more accessible than the workouts I usually lead for this particular private program each week. This is a simpler workout in case you have family or friends who might want to participate with you, but they haven't been training very much. The workout is also designed in mind for if your … [Read more...] about Video: Complete Mobility & Bodyweight Exercise Workout
It's Black Friday Guide Time Again! Especially since it started early at many places .... there seems to be quite a bit of "early Black Friday / Cyber Monday" action happening this year. Part of the reason I'm a little late with this year's guide is because I've been helping a few small ecommerce companies implement their sales this year. However, it's far from being "too … [Read more...] about Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 Guide!
After making a batch of Primal Blueprint paleo pumpkin muffins for the umpteenth time, I realized that the other half of the can of pumpkin purée would be good for another batch next week (or in a few days). Or, given that it's "pumpkin spice" season, extra canned pumpkin is a very fun smoothie ingredient. Along with its seasonally popular flavor, pumpkin is a nutritional … [Read more...] about Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie Recipe (with Pumpkin!)