If you haven't had the chance, please check out the recent interview with Carolyn Taylor Harris, RKC I conducted for Dragon Door. Carolyn has made an inspiring transformation and continues to add more tools to her toolkit to help others. One of the things I loved hearing about (and there's many things to celebrate in what she shared in our conversation) was a favorite drill … [Read more...] about Keep Getting up… a Kettlebell Workout Inspired by an Interview
This past Thursday the class focused on strikes. Now, it may come as a surprise to some of you, but I am not in the habit of going around and hitting people. It was an interesting psychological block to work though, which I am now thinking is very important. If I need to hit someone, I have a lot less qualms now. Granted, I have made it 40 years without having … [Read more...] about Finding Even More Value with the Bottom-Up Kettlebell Get-Up (and a Workout)
Once again I'm working with a fairly tight schedule with hard deadlines, self-imposed deadlines, productivity goals, catching up from the move (seriously the glass doors on the cabinets need to go up TONIGHT aggh!), and I'm now taking a 1.5hr Systema class twice a week. Needless to say I am working on reconfiguring my training. On the plus side (BIG plus) not sharing a floor … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Strength and Mobility Workout with a Pump Stretch Prying Cobra Demo Video!
Must admit, I'm really enjoying the lower humidity and slightly cooler weather here at my new place... and even though I was very active before, being able to just go outside and work out with very little fanfare (or audience) has inspired me to do even more. I felt like going pretty heavy with things last night, and ended up surprising myself a little. Given that I kept … [Read more...] about Heavy Kettlebells + Fajitas… A Workout and Simple Cast Iron Skillet Fajitas Recipe
Sometimes it's a very good thing to keep it simple, and often with kettlebells and bodyweight you'll notice that there's a great power in keeping things simple. The same is overwhelmingly true as described by Marty Gallagher in his most recent post on barbell training over at the IronBible.DragonDoor.com blog. And while I don't personally do a whole heck of a lot of barbell … [Read more...] about Simple Workout With Classic Kettlebell Moves
It's Sunday night and I have spent a good part of this weekend doing (other people's) website work, reading, fielding an unbelievable number of text messages on a variety of subjects, chasing down FedEx, and honestly reviewing a WHOLE LOT of Beyond Organic goodies. Add to that feeling insanely jealous of my friends attending the Marketing Mastermind Intensive out in San … [Read more...] about Sunday Night Practice Variation on Program Minimum Plus
While I was working on Mike Medrano's interview for Dragon Door last week, the idea of creating a conditioning workout based on the timing of an MMA fight was just too intriguing not to try. So, on Black Friday in total rebellion of the usual activities most folks were doing, we headed out to the park with a workout I jokingly named "the Doorbuster." Get Ups feature … [Read more...] about The Doorbuster: An MMA Timing Inspired Workout for Kettlebell, Bodyweight, and Optional Ultimate Sandbag