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Logan Christopher's Super Man Herbs! Natural anti-aging, anti-stress, energy, pre-workout, and more. "Unleash the Power of Nature" (for 15% off even!)

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New Podcast Episode - Guest: Adam Von Rothfelder!

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A lively discussion of bodyweight training, the recent PCC workshop in MN, and Adam's secret twist on the Bulletproof Coffee phenomenon (not to be missed).

Upcoming Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC) Workshops

Some Big Lessons From a Smaller Workshop--Hanging with Zach Even Esh in NJ

Decided to get out of town and have some fun, so I very recently (as in this past Saturday) met up with Amber of GiryaScope.com in Somerville, MA (Boston area) and trekked down to New Jersey to help her photograph/video one of Zach's 4 hour workshops at his decidedly underground gym.   What a fun place he has--it was about the size of the warehouse I used to have for my previous business (ecommerce/light manuf. small place) but built out in such a way that there was plenty of room for turf, kettlebells, sandbags, barbell platforms, pull up bars, seriously difficult pull up alternatives (Sorinex, you are evil for those mighty mitts thick vertical items--and it is awesome), and some fairly epic metal stall bars... and all sorts of other stuff like giant tires etc etc.   Recently I'd had the pleasure to look through Zach's upcoming book which will be coming out on Dragon Door, so I was extra jazzed to see what he was like in person and what his gym was like in real life.

The Great Outdoors... A Stacking Workout Circuit

Should issue a warning to my friends/workout partners and small group whenever I start reading about things like SEALFIT or am in the early chapters of Lone Survivor and learning all about what those guys go through in Indoc and BUD/S etc.   It warps my own sensibility in terms of "difficulty" when I push myself through a challenge.  Now, there's this terrible little voice in the back of my head saying stuff like "Tired? Seriously? You're not getting sprayed with water or covered in sand!  This is NOTHING!"  While it's definitely not NOTHING, and our intermediate/advanced circuits are nothing to sneeze at, it's a good reality check too.  A recalibration of self-awareness, some serious inspiration, and hopefully a little bit of leveling up.   Similarly it's fun to look back both as an enthusiast and as an instructor to think about how much more I can do and teach now as opposed to just a few years ago.

Another GREAT PCC Workshop, Dragon Flags, Kettlebell Swings and the Hip Hinge, and a NEW Podcast Episode

This past weekend, we wrapped up another fantastic PCC Workshop.   And yet again, we had an incredibly accomplished group in attendence... it's funny how the bodyweight crowd is just a little different, but incredibly atheltic too.  I helped to test candidates with the infamous Century Test alongside Al and Danny Kavadlo--a task I take VERY seriously.   When you pass the test in my line, you can have the knowledge that I am proud for you to represent not only the PCC program, but in some small way, also my own standards...

Podcast is now on iTunes! Headstands, Warm-ups, Paul Wade and MORE!

First off, I am super proud to announce that the GiryaGirl.com Official Podcast is now Officially on iTunes!   My maternal grandfather will be amused to know that the management software behind the whole thing is something I found churches using to put their Sunday sermons on iTunes.  It's a pretty neat and incredibly simple system.   So simple in fact that I thought I'd set it up incorrectly or was missing something...

eBooks from Dragon Door

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BRAND NEW: Master the Kettlebell by Master RKC Max Shank

Master The Kettlebell: How to Develop High-Level Skills in Movement, Power Generation and Strength—Using the World’s Single Best Tool for the Job by Master RKC, Max Shank.

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! (ebook version on sale for $14.95 until September 5th, paperback version is coming soon.)

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Deadlift Dynamite

In paperback or eBook!!! Pavel and Andy Bolton's awesome plan to skyrocket your deadlift progress... there's so many valuable tips in here, that you need to check out the list yourself! 

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