Pavel's HardStyle Abs is not for sissies. A great review for anyone who has attended the RKC Level 2 Workshop or who missed the old Bodyweight Workshop back in the day. As well as a great intro to this powerful method of training. These deceptively simple but difficult exercises build a strong, injury-resistant body that just happens to also look great. Get it NOW!
Kept going back and forth with how to "rank" this one (I'd type out one line, and then think "oh yeah advanced" type out the next and think "intermediate" then realized... if you are comfortable with all the exercises in the workout then the "level" is really determined by the weights you choose, and the length of the rest breaks you take... so since I had to pick something, I left it on "intermediate". It should also be noted that when I did the workout, I used a Power for some of it, and a Strength to just test a couple things out... before it felt like I was going to see stars or something. Suffice it to say the difference between a smaller, lighter and a heavier, bigger, floppier was stealthily extreme).
Heavily influenced by both the Zach Even-Esh's Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning, this was a fun workout for a mind-obliteratingly weird and mildy stressful (understatement) day. Fortunately (or rather unfortunately) my good friend and training partner had had a similar day and was up to this challenge. I knew that with both of our wobbly mental states it would be a good idea to have this one written down with alternatives if we (or the terrain) became uncoopertive. (Example: this workout originally included battling rope throws, but when we got to the designated park found the grass to be very damp).system of training AND
Recently, a friend of mine asked about the grip for the clutch flag. Given that this interesting move is one of my favorites to coach, and one of the most difficult to describe in just words (typing or even on the phone!) it seemed like a good idea to make a video. But before we get to that, I wanted to mention a little bit of backstory.
Quite a while ago, even before the Convict Conditioning Volume 2, a sometimes misunderstood book. The following is the main source of confusion (at least the one that people most often express when asking me about CC2) and my hopefully helpful opinionated answer:Workshops came into being, I had picked up
Chances are if you're a regular reader of this website you're more than reasonably strong, tough, determined, fit, and maybe just a bit stubborn (my superpower). Those qualities make you a very dangerous person in a Black Friday madness rush situation. Seriously, you could probably injure some people and/or get arrested!
Why go through all that trouble when you can get some serious Black Friday deals at home while you wear your pajamas. You can also multi task by snuggling with human and animal family members or do what I'm doing which is baking off a paleo pumpkin pie (1/4 of which is earmarked to share with a friend and training partner who is recovering from the flu).
So here's a list of online places (with some featured items) having great sales, many of which I am proud to report are purveyors of products I regularly use, enjoy, eat, lift, read, review, promote etc. Hopefully you will find some enjoyable items that will help you share your passion for a healthy lifestyle with your family and friends. Besides this is much easier and infinitely more convenient than having to post bail because you headbutted someone in line, right? :)
Starts: 11/28/2014 at Midnight Central
Ends: 11/30/2014 11:59PM Central
While Thanksgiving is tomorrow, some of this Q+A may be a little on the "late" side but maybe not!
Q: What are you cooking or sharing for Thanksgiving?
This workout certainly isn't for everyone since it uses a "found staircase" I suppose a stepmill could be used for it, but part of the "fun" of the workout is self-regulating how fast you're taking the stairs, and sharing heckles with your training partner related to who has the inside or outside of the staircase.... Here in Florida we don't have many buildings with a ton of stairs, but this particular location seems to fit the bill for this workout.
Also, I decided to up the "fun" factor and wear my 10lb Hyperwear weight vest (click here for exhaustive review, photos, etc.) for the first circuit... to many 10lbs might not sound like a whole lot, but I can tell you it's very sneaky, especially during the... oh wait, during all of it. Towards the end, the swings felt like ALMOST a "break" HAHA! It was about 80 degrees and humid last night so those of you up north might not be able to relate, but starting on the 3rd round I began to sweat so much that after taking a jokingly emphatic break after the sit-outs*, I left a sweaty ear print on the ground. Yes... the outline of my ear!