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Rings of Power by Mike Gillette Cool new book from Mike Gillette about Ring Training for all fitness levels. Being on this shoot with Mike was like working with a real live action hero! (And I got to put a cinderblock on him too!) Mike knows his stuff and shares everything you need to know for his versatile go-anywhere ring training.  Full progressions of every exercise, workout plans, and all the know-how to take the training as far as you wish. Good stuff, and yes, that's me on the left side of the cover  :)

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Video Double Feature! Mini Ask Girya Girl and Space Girl Organics Delivery Unboxing... Plus Meal Ideas and a Workout!

Happy Wednesday! If you're dialed in with Space Girl Organics (tell 'em I sent you) in Central Florida then you know that Wednesday is delivery day! HURRAH!!! So of course there's an unboxing video below which includes meal ideas for each item, and how I plan to eat everything!  Also there's a brief discussion about how fitness can fit into your lifestyle... actually, I want to write more about that here in greater detail...

Ask GiryaGirl: A Kettlebell Technique Get-Up PET PEEVE and How to Fix It...

How to fix a kettlebell technique problem with the get-up

First of all, before anyone thinks I'm about to get all preachy over here about the get-up, let's get some things straight... many years ago before even training with an RKC instructor (I had a hard time finding one at the time) I tried to teach myself the get-up.  And I really wish that I had video of that to show you, because I would somehow end up facing the opposite direction by the time I got back to the floor!  At the time that's not what I wanted to do, but now I want to figure out a safe/legit way to do that and use it in a kind of flowing kettlebell circuit etc.  I love to put those things together.  The point of that story is, that until I did really begin to seriously train with an instructor (and start to prepare for my first RKC workshop) I DID NOT LIKE the get-up!  It was frustrating, complex, seemingly illogical, gaaahh!  Seven parts?! WHAT?!?!

Fortunately, breaking it down into its component parts solved a lot of problems, and even today I love to use the individual portions of the get-up along with the full get-up in workouts.  Working on those small but powerful chunks one at a time--and their transitions can add a cool variety to your workout as well as strengthen your understanding and enjoyment of the full on regulation get-up. Good times!!!

Q: Should my straight leg pop up/fly up/etc. during the first part of the Turkish get-up?
A: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And here's a video about why and how to fix it!

Read the RKC Blog post by Master RKC Dan John referenced in the video here.
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Ask GiryaGirl: What's the difference between a Hass Avocado and a Florida Avocado? [video]

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Let's be clear... I love ALL avocados, however during this time of year we sometimes get more choices in the avocado department. While all the avocados are wonderful, some are better suited (flavor and texture) for different applications. While I prefer to make guacamole with the Hass variety, I like to add the sweeter, more hydrating tasting Florida avocados to salads like the one linked below. Try both and see how you like to use each one. Also discussed is how to remove the pits from each.

Ask GiryaGirl: Is Convict Conditioning OK for Women? Are there Prerequisites for the HKC? And A SERIOUS Interview!

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Could have SWORN that I'd answered the first question before, and maybe I have, but I also forget what day it is on a semi-regular basis given that sometimes enough interesting things happen in 1/4 of a day to account for a full day.  Not complaining about that one bit. Without any further delay, here we go!

Q: Is Convict Conditioning suitable for women?

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