Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
First off, I'm very happy with the decision to "finally get around to" ordering that. GiryaGirlHQ now has doubles in , , , , , , , , , etc. Many of my very strong women clients and workout partners have been wanting access to the pair of , and they are just a great all-around size to work with. For advanced people, they can present a really great double bottoms-up challenge too... So, after realizing the double were perfect for a workout partner of mine, I wrote this little thing up, grabbed the for her and meant to get the for me, but left one upstairs, so I did it with a pair of and took my time.
This"double-trouble" style workout uses the poker chips to allow for self-pacing. Poker chips for what?! So here's the deal... I started occasionally bringing a little box (and on some occasions a big box) of poker chips to the small group class a few years ago after we all had some comically absurd difficulties keeping track of reps and rounds of things. Then I realized that it might be fun to assign a set of one exercise to each color chip and give each participant a little stack of each color to work through at their own pace. It also was a fun experiment in human behavior as each participant seemed to apply their own personal strategies. Some people did the exercises they liked the most first, others did the exercises they liked the least first to "get them over with" others worked down the line doing everything in the order on the workout color key. Some kept the chips in neat stacks, others mixed the chips in a large pile and just grabbed whatever was on top. SO INTERESTING! If you try it, let us know what you end up doing with your workout!
In other news, those of you following along on Twitter,and a little on Facebook might have seen a mention of the recent Orlando Maker Faire. I haphazardly mashed a lot of the media I recorded while there into a video below, but before we get to it, one of a really fun moments was their "learn to solder" station.
A "Strategy Wednesday" has been long overdue, so I've blocked out a few hours today for it. Basically it's a reassessment of what's going on, what I can do better, and often what I can drop or discontinue. And... this applies to my lifestyle as a whole, not just business or entrepreneur stuff... but also fitness and food. Much to the annoyance of some, I see all of this as essentially the same. Many of the "rules" and strategies of one are useful in the other. It's really all the same thing in so many ways, and I use this idea to justify my wide-ranging interests! :)
Start your week with plenty of zazz... here's how I make a whole lot of fresh turmeric ginger juice on the cheap!
Required equipment and ingredients to make enough ginger turmeric shots for 2-4 people:
1. Masticating juicer... I use this little $20 hand cranked one because I don't make juice very often and this one is great for grinding ginger roots, turmeric roots, and wheatgrass... which are the only things I can be bothered to juice at home. On special occasions I'll go get a treat from the local all-organic juice and snack specialists at Grounding Roots. Also... you see my kitchen, there's no room for one of those big fancy juicers anyway. Good. Less to . I win ...and so can you!
My internet nerd friends get the reference there "all the things". Named that because well, there's mobility, calisthenics (pull-ups),, and . Once again, Monday was being Monday and full of all kinds of interesting business related challenges. Still... I wasn't about to skip a workout because of that. After seeing a really fun Facebook Live video of some friends overseas finishing their workout with a shouldered heavy plus walk I had to try it. I couldn't wait one more day! They were going super heavy with theirs, but what I had on hand seemed just about right for my size and my waning energy level....
Here's what I did:
(For reference, for the double swings and for the one leg deadlifts--with bothbecause the were sitting there, I used a pair of . For the carries, I used an "strength" bag that weighs about 50lbs, and a (70lb) . Adjust to your needs--and to what you have around!)
In case my fancy graphic is difficult to read here it is in text:
Honored to be on the Grip Strength for Greater Triumphs is my 16th post over there, and it's still always exciting. If you are visiting because of that post, then thank you very much for clicking though. There's a video below that demonstrates a drill that I hinted about in the blog post. It's a fun way to add a little bit extra grip and coordination challenge into a pull-up training session or a circuit.Blog again today! :)
The idea below is best if you're already able to do 5-6 solid pull-ups as the "hard part" is more jumping up and negotiating the unusual grip, and switching around. You'll also notice that the side NOT holding on to the towel will pull harder. If you're working toward a one arm chin up, you can also add this drill into your training (using a chin up grip) and then over time grab the towel lower and lower with one hand. It gets much more difficult VERY quickly... we could even say exponentially more difficult if you have a longer towel!