There's a lot I can write about my original journey to the RKC that started in 2009, and there's a detailed day by day account of that first RKC Workshop on this site. That first experience was transformative on too many levels to fully explain here, but those of you who know me, know a majority of the story. Every now and then people try and challenge the existence of part of … [Read more...] about Pre-RKC Benchmark Workout…
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
Accidentally I stepped in (not a typo) a bit of a controversy Saturday night on Facebook. Someone was questioning the validity of loaded carries, farmer carries etc. in the training of "regular people" who were seeking general health or physique goals. I posted the following without realizing that there were literally over 100 previous posts varying in mood from supportive, … [Read more...] about We Carry On, Because We Are Compelled To…
Hinted at this one a little last week - then after a few more conversations with folks realized that I likely need to have another post really giving the ways that this kind of workout can be useful especially for those who are preparing to pass the RKC Snatch test. It solves just one piece of the puzzle but there are several important pieces that must be in place to … [Read more...] about Advanced Kettlebell Challenge Workout For 1/12/2020
Normally my Saturday is a loose-ends tying, wandering around and figuring stuff out day (as you may have noticed via Instagram). That's still on the schedule, but given holiday demands, my fellow type-a maniac advanced client and I moved our normal "Sunday challenge" to Satuday instead. While it was about 38 degrees when we got started, I knew the light hoodie I was wearing … [Read more...] about Pre-Holiday Park Challenge Workout
All my lady fit-pro friends seem to have photos where they're laughing about a mystery thing. Here's mine... actually, since it's a video frame grab, you can be pretty sure I'm laughing at myself. I've been scrubbing through old footage finding things that need to be edited so I can share them and ran across this little EMOM workout explanation I'd meant to put with an … [Read more...] about Kettlebell and Sandbag EMOM Workout with Video, Plus Weighing the Lifting Stones!
Forgive me and my terrible sense of humor... but I had to make that silly video thumbnail: If you're not so inclined to read the background story of this workout, click here and go right to it. No, you will not hurt my feelings by skipping my stories. HAHA :) As you may have gathered, the workload over here recently has been... prodigious... Now, I'm not complaining... … [Read more...] about New Tire, New EMOM Workout, Loads of FUN!
It's "been a week" and while my immediate area was spared the real wrath of hurricane Michael (well tropical storm by the time it reached us up here), clients and friends in the did lose power for a bit from downed trees and high winds. In fact, those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen the "story" photo I posted from a business meeting that continued in the dark, … [Read more...] about Backyard Challenge Crusher: Kettlebell, Pull-Ups, Mobility, Calisthenics Workout
There's not a lot of truth in the phrase "Circle of Vom" as it seemed to have the opposite effect on my workout partner... she showed up wobbly from a super stressful week but afterwards was feeling better than ever. I hope this workout has the same effect on you if you try it! Warm up with Joint Mobility 3x Rounds: 1/1 Get-ups, at the top, do three … [Read more...] about High Intensity Circuit…
The people who train with me tend to be extremely motivated. This is good, I am encouraging of course, but I'm not a cheerleader. We don't hand out trophies here all willy-nilly. Once in a while I'll have a local client who will either show up with a high level of athleticism and/or really take to the training in a big way--then we keep training, but I offer a free "work out … [Read more...] about Backyard Brawl: Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout