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Ask GiryaGirl: Thanksgiving, Anywhere Workouts... and a Few Random Ones...

While Thanksgiving is tomorrow, some of this Q+A may be a little on the "late" side but maybe not!

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Q: What are you cooking or sharing for Thanksgiving?

Upstairs, Downstairs... a Workout for Kettlebells, Stairwell, and Bodyweight

Upstairs, Downstairs Kettlebell Bodyweight and Stairwell workout from GiryaGirl.comThis 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.

Hyperwear 10lb Unisex weight vest

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 kettlebell 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! 

FINALLY a New Podcast Episode... Guest Logan Christopher and I Talk About Eating Bugs, and Why You Might Want to As Well

A new, somewhat shorter podcast episode (sorry it's been so long) just went up!  If you're already subscribed on iTunes I bet its already waiting for you :).   If you want to subscribe on iTunes then click here to do that asap.   Alternately, you can listen on your computer OR subscribe via RSS on your android or other devices by clicking here.

Let's Heat Up the Gym! (a Kettlebell Workout)

Heat the gym advanced kettlebell workout from GiryaGirl.comRecently one of the most faithful attendees of our small group requested to work on stamina...

Not a problem!   Also, for Florida, since it dipped under 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) that meant everyone was running around freezing, or were gleefully wearing any and all of the "cold weather clothes" that they never get to wear.  Seriously, you would have thought a bizzard was on the way, or that the ski lodge was next door.   I understand though, unless Floridians travel at all during the winter, we don't get to wear any cold weather things.  I'm sure people with fireplaces are hastily firing them up... A much more sane approach would be to check out the workout(s) below.

This certainly raised the temperatures across the board:

We warmed up with Primal Move then timed how long it took to complete 100 kettlebell swings (participants chose their kettlebells - both chose a moderate weight).  I am proud to say that everyone was able to do it in a single set, which is always nice to see.  It also means that next time they'll want to choose something maybe a little heavier? :) HAHA.

Now for the circuit -- 5 toasty rounds of:

One Arm Push Ups and Some Unusual Specialty Fruit: Arkansas Black Apples (3 Videos!)

Recently discovered that I can do a few one arm push ups, and amusingly I seem to do them more easily with my non-dominant hand.  As I was telling some friends the other day, even though I hadn't been specifically training for one arm push ups, I had been doing a LOT more work with the Neuro-Grips for higher rep push ups (that in itself is another notable accomplishment) and generally stepping up with my training in a different direction.  While I consider myself to be in "long term maintenance with gradual small improvements" I w

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Brand new resource with fully up to date kettlebell training information --everything from the beginner basics all the way to highly advanced techniques.  Program design, sample workouts, and all the theory you need to construct your own plan for your own training or for your personal training clients.  An absolute MUST HAVE for all current and aspiring RKC and HKC instructors. FINALLY an updated resource is HERE!

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