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!
Working from home is great if you have the personality for it. I'm very grateful to have been able to have this level of autonomy for such a long time. If we want to get technical, I've been in charge of my own schedule for the past 17 years (remember, I'm 40 and all) as an entrepreneur, consultant, and fitness instructor. A great trick to have up your sleeve no matter where … [Read more...] about Turn Up the HEAT! Sissy Challenge Revisited a Short but TOUGH Workout
Around 2011 or so, these "300" workouts were very very popular. It started off because everyone and their uncle's pet cat was wanting to get in on the whole "this is what those shredded actors in that 300 movie did" craze. Oddly enough, some of us found that writing a workout to include 300 meaningful reps was actually not such a bad idea after all... especially for a full-body … [Read more...] about Revisiting a 300 Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout…
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
Couldn't resist using this neat photo of the pyramid at the Louvre. Having recently become 41, I remember seeing this interesting structure during its construction (I was VERY young, maybe 7 or 8 at the time). The massive excavation was fascinating, and I would only see the completion of it many years later in the late 90s. "Oh, so that's how it turned out!" The sense of scale … [Read more...] about Strength Pyramid: A Simple Kettlebell and Calisthenics Combination
Before we get into it, please be sure to check out my recent interview with original Battling Ropes System creator, John Brookfield! I was surprised at more than a few of his answers - and am that much more psyched to attend the upcoming Battling Ropes Instructor Certification workshop! OK! So, once again I revisited a favorite Dan John article to read up on a particular … [Read more...] about Cruise Control Kettlebell Swing Workout Inspired by Dan John
There's always a few interesting moments in a stacking workout - the first is usually a false sense of security, or the quickly fleeting thought that you might have chosen a kettlebell that's a little too light. Cherish these moments, because a few minutes (or for some, seconds) that same kettlebell may feel mysteriously waaay heavier. Because I wanted to go straight though, … [Read more...] about An Under 25 Minute Stacking Kettlebell Workout! Intermediate Level
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!