Ever have one of those trips where you come back and you know you've changed in some way? This was definitely one of those! And I mean that in a good way. There was no shortage of adventure and excitement this past weekend in Austin, Texas. In fact for one of the more action packed parts, I am only half-joking about exaggerating it a little and writing it up as a screenplay... I've already cast Danny Trejo as one of the villains. Long story short, we are unstoppable.
Back to theand ... I led the on Saturday, and Senior Paul Britt led the on Sunday. The folks that showed up to each workshop (and some showed up for both) were extremely impressive not only with their physical abilities, but with their professionalism, experience, and understanding of the human condition.
FLASHBACK!!!!! Originally posted last year, but I found it (Thanks Facebook Memories) and then thought, let's get it out again! :) :) Let me know if you try the challenge! :)
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!
Noticed that some of you are putting together some very smart combinations of, but not everyone may understand the same gift-giving logic.
If you're in the continental US, then now is the time to take advantage of's sale - it's ending tomorrow at noon central (11/29/16 1PM Eastern). As many of us already know, the cost of shipping a heavy or a couple of reasonable sized ones can add up VERY quickly... and the shipping on the large, sturdy and totally worth it freestanding pull-up bar is nothing to ignore. It's heavy and it's oversized.
So! A little last minute, but if you need help putting together what literally could be the package deal gift for someone who's interested in getting serious about their strength, I've prepared a little guide for you. Please note that the gift "kit" recommendations are my opinions, but that they're based on a lot of experience with the products, ideas, and modalities of, -II, for the past several years training and coaching.
First off! The classic venerable "Whichdo I buy?" chart :
Quick Kettlebell Workout, How to Assemble the Dragon Door Bodyweight Master Pull Up Bar, and More Exercise Ideas
Realized that I should probably space out the podcasts for you! There's two more episodes on the way soon, but in the mean time, I wanted to share a short workout (or what could be the meat and potatoes part of a session) I did last night.
I had limited time because of a bunch of computer related tasks and more importantly a friend was coming over to walk her puppies around my neighborhood (long story, but my neighborhood is way more fun).
My internet nerd friends get the reference there "all the things". Named that because well, there's mobility, calisthenics (pull-ups),, and . Once again, Monday was being Monday and full of all kinds of interesting business related challenges. Still... I wasn't about to skip a workout because of that. After seeing a really fun Facebook Live video of some friends overseas finishing their workout with a shouldered heavy plus walk I had to try it. I couldn't wait one more day! They were going super heavy with theirs, but what I had on hand seemed just about right for my size and my waning energy level....
Here's what I did:
(For reference, for the double swings and for the one leg deadlifts--with bothbecause the were sitting there, I used a pair of . For the carries, I used an "strength" bag that weighs about 50lbs, and a (70lb) . Adjust to your needs--and to what you have around!)
In case my fancy graphic is difficult to read here it is in text: