While I usually have an "all out" challenge workout planned for the weekend, during the week I usually don't have quite as much time--or I might be traveling. Here's a couple of very recent examples--both with a descending ladder . The weekend travel example is bodyweight only, it was part of my recent long weekend in Chicago wrapped around a Monday AI event hosted at a very … [Read more...] about Something Fast: Descending Ladders – a Weekday Workout & a Bodyweight Travel Workout
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
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
The title of this post is a little misleading. About a year ago, I told a local advanced kettlebell training client about the 10k kettlebell swings challenge. She really liked the idea and we kicked it off in the park with a 600 swing Sunday Challenge workout... to get her ahead of the game in case the week had other plans for her - especially on a Monday. I sent her a sample … [Read more...] about The Final 290 Swings Workout of a 10k Kettlebell Swings Challenge
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
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
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!
Those of you following me on social media already know I've been having a lot of fun coming up with outdoor workouts recently--and that I've found a bunch of smooth stones to play with too. After finding a good selection of them in various weights (though I am not sure how heavy the largest one is yet, but am fairly sure it weighs a little more than I do) 100+?, 100, 60, 40, … [Read more...] about The Sculpture Garden Workout: Large Stone Stacking, Kettlebell Swings, Mace 10&2s, and more!
So, I have a weird habit of taking on (or creating) a smaller project to break up a larger project. It means I basically do "work" as a "break" and is part of the reason I get a lot of various things done in a small amount of time. Many years ago I discovered that I don't so much need or want a "break", it's more that I need a change of subject. A mental flavor changer...* One … [Read more...] about A Mind Bender Workout for Cardio, Strength, Power, and Grit
The following situation has the potential to cause the following: a fast, challenging workout and a clean load of laundry (I'd recommend putting at least one towel in there so you have a warm fluffy towel for a post workout shower). I really hate chores, but I like to workout... and both need to be done regularly... here's an example of how both can get done at the same … [Read more...] about How to Workout with Kettlebells and Do Laundry at the Same Time