Andrea Du Cane's awesome Kettlebell Goddess Workout DVD (run time: 2 hours, 25 minutes)
Must admit, I'm really enjoying the lower humidity and slightly cooler weather here at my new place... and even though I was very active before, being able to just go outside and work out with very little fanfare (or audience) has inspired me to do even more. I felt like going pretty heavy with things last night, and ended up surprising myself a little.
Given that I kept seeing references to the get-up in Systema class on Tuesday--and then of course after reading Dan John's very cool article about the get-up, of course I had to feature get-ups as well. In fact I was feeling pretty energetic and decided to go a little heavy (remember, I'm only about 130lbs, so it's relative) with those too.
First off, I did my favorite basic joint mobility sequence (this is an unlisted video, and I need to make it more fancy, but you know how it goes) and a few get-ups on both sides without any weight.
While very heavy swings are certainly not recommended for beginners, intermediate to advancedmaniacs might want to consider the challenge. For one it can be both a serious ego check (at first) and a real ego builder (a little later). And ladies, do NOT shy away from heavy when you're ready... short sets of heavy swings make for some glorious glutes, and bring power to all your other lifts, sports, and life in general. The gluteus maximus is named that for a reason... might as well put it to work! :)
Yesterday, celebrated reaching over 60,000 likes on their official Facebook page by offering free shipping for the contiguous USA on everything for 24hrs only. Hopefully you were able to take advantage of this offer—I did notice that readers of GiryaGirl.com did seem to take action pretty quick, judging from your clicks!!! I also noticed that many of you were VERY smart and used this as an opportunity to order some seriously heavy .
Yesterday's small group workout was designed with heavy swings in mind to further celebrate this free shipping theme (sorry delivery drivers... it's going to be a rough for you). So if you have ordered something big and heavy, or you have some big and heavyhandy, this simple workout might be fun -- or use it as a template to create your own (and share it with us in the comments below if you don't mind)