Hope I’m not giving the impression that the get-up is chock full of pitfalls, peril, and potential catastrophe. But I do know that the get-up can be overwhelming and frustrating not only fornewbies but also for people trying to teach it. This post is aimed at both the people who may be new to the as well as the people who might be TEACHING the .
First of all, if you haven’t already checked it out, and if you’re having a hard time with your get-up from the very first few movements, please check out my “Get-Up Pet Peeves” post and video. Speaking of video… even if you have no aspirations to become a YouTube or star, one of the most effective training tools you have might be in your pocket or gym bag right now—the camera on your phone! The common mistakes mentioned below can all be easily spotted by a training partner, your instructor or coach, or… if neither are available, you can check yourself by taking a short video.
Did you eat too much turkey? Pie? Ham? Mashed potatoes? Maybe your aunt made that infamously irresistable mac n cheese like mine did this year.... maybe you got a crispy corner piece of it like I did... Needless to say that plus some black coffee got the creativity going along with the need to get moving... So for the 2015 Christmas post on GiryaGirl.com here's the brand new, UNTESTED (normally I test stuff out on myself and others before posting) 12 Days of Christmas Stacking Challenge!
A few weeks ago I shared the little pancake image at the end of this post and a brief explanation on this blog post: The "Short Stack" kettlebell workout. But then realized that some folks might like to see what it looks like all put together. It always makes sense on paper, then of course translating it to real life can be a different manner entirely. Here's a video of exactly how I do it!
Those of you following along ontoday you may have noticed at the end of one of the videos I kind of... attack a bowl of pepperment bark at Williams-Sonoma while on an otherwise innocent errand to pick up a box of Mavea water filters. Long story short, I might have had a little bit of a sugar rush when I came home, but I also wanted to get some reps in, and some small chores done too.
Enter the EMOM workout... Every Minute On the Minute. I set the interval timer to chime on the minute every minute for 30 minutes--which is a pretty ambitious time frame for an EMOM workout usually, but I had planned to keep the reps low on this one. I did a mobility warm up and set up everything before pressing start. Earlier today I brought up an"Strength" bag that is filled with about 50lbs of delicious smelling dry jasmine rice (50lb bags of Thai style jasmine rice were on sale the day that I went to the Asian market looking for a giant bag of rice). I wanted to the outside of the bag anyway so why not grunge it up with some of my sweat beforehand? Also, I love doing little combos with it. For tonight I felt more like "doing things" than "thinking" so an EMOM workout sounded like the right idea. FIRST, a basic ground rule: every rep must be good, if questionable reps start happening, then the game is over.
Here's the version I did and the little video I didn't think to shoot until I was about 3/4 of the way through the workout...
It's been humid... REALLY annoyingly hot and humid for this time of year. Unfortunately I keep forgetting that. Last week a friend and I decided to go and do a favoritechallenge, the SSST (Secret Service Test) and it was so humid that it even tore up her hands which I previously thought were made of some kind of teflon material.
As for myself, I could feel my hands start to suffer so I just took down the pace. Stayed within the 10 minutes, but did not even nearly approach my goal of getting past 200 total snatches which I have previously done and exceeded many times. This drove me NUTS... Fortunately the SSST was just the first 1/3 of what we were doing that day so there was plenty of time to redeem myself to myself, but it still was nagging me...
THEN I saw Phil Ross's cool post which included a neat workout structure that worked out to 200 snatches.