Back in what feels like a different world in a different solar system in a "galaxy far far away" ... AKA early March 2020, I had the wonderful privilege to assist at the San Jose / Los Gatos RKC Workshop led by Master RKC, Dr. Chris Holder (link is to an interview I conducted for Dragon Door with him some years ago, but it's VERY interesting!) As mentioned in previous blog … [Read more...] about Exploring The Cal Poly Hip Flow Mobility Routine / Warm-Up
Since this past summer I've been exactly half of leading a custom corporate wellness program, and since every class seems to have new people of all levels, I've relied heavily on our old favorite pal, the timed set. Timed sets are fantastic for mixed levels since everyone starts and finishes at the same time, no one waits on anyone--and the potential for feeling out of place or … [Read more...] about An 18-Minute Follow Along Timed Sets Workout Video
Complete follow along workout I created for some clients then shared with one a local corporate wellness program too - too busy to make it to the gym? This workout is based on timed sets, so you can work at your own level. There's a warmup joint mobility sequence, warmup circuit, and then a grouping of high intensity tabata interval combos. Take a break when you need it - this … [Read more...] about Follow Along, Do Anywhere Bodyweight Workout
I was saddened to hear that one of our dedicated, hard working, participants of the NC Systema Strength class would be traveling for the whole month of July... but also heard that he wanted to have some workouts to do on the road so that he'd stay fit for when he rejoined our class the following month. This also made me realize that I had a few travel workouts I'd sent to … [Read more...] about Three No-Equipment Workouts for When You’re On the Road!
Selected Workout of the Week (tested on real humans this week!) Warm Up Joint Mobility RKC Hip Flexor Stretch CC2 Trifecta: Bridge, L-Sit, Twist Part One 3x Through: 12 Pushups 10 Squats (air squats OR kettlebell goblet squats) 10 Tuckups 3x Pull-ups (or bodyweight rows) Part Two EMOM 10-15 Minutes: 6 Burpees or 8-count bodybuilders 6 … [Read more...] about For When There Is Nearly Nothing: A Quick But Sneaky Bodyweight Challenge
Here's a rainy day workout I just sent to a local who was in need of a challenge - thought you might enjoy it too. The original version is first, and then there's two other versions for other fitness levels. You can time yourself for the circuit and see if you can beat your own time in the future. No matter which variation you choose, be sure to warm up and cool down with … [Read more...] about Travel (or Home) Bodyweight Only Circuit Workout!
There's a famous... or rather infamous set of stairs at the San Diego Convention Center, and quick look around social media demonstrates exactly how popular these stairs are. So in the spirit of my self-styled "San Diego Challenge" creating a workout for these stairs was definitely on the list. If you've followed along on Instagram, you can see that I've been … [Read more...] about San Diego Stairs Challenge – ZERO Equipment Full Body Workout!
As much as I hate to admit it, when the weather outside gets below freezing, I'm much less likely to work out outside. Then, one of my clients emailed asking for an indoor alternative to her regular outdoor activities. This workout is one that I created for a small Upper West Side Manhattan gym where I led classes for a week pretty much for the heck of it. (I wanted to get out … [Read more...] about Stuck Indoors? Here’s a Bodyweight Only Coordination, Strength and Cardio Workout!
Even with all the rain lately, I've managed to write (and do) quite a few really fun outdoor workouts While working out in a gym or indoors (the living room here is pretty much a gym at this point) is nice, especially in the summer, working outdoors is always a special treat, even in the 90-something degree NC summer. It cracks me up though, since moving here how … [Read more...] about Workout Wednesday: Workout Videos, Two Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workouts & Skill Training For Active Rest
I've enjoyed variations of this little combo for a couple of years, it's always a lot of fun and can even feel a little bit like a game. Most recently a friend and I did the workout for 10 rounds followed by a more focused strength workout. If you have a group, you can even perform this as an interesting relay race. No matter how many rounds you choose, be sure to record the … [Read more...] about Competitive Circuit Workout for Monkey Bars, Bodyweight Exercise, and Sprints