First off, super excited that has released (only in eBook form for now, but the paperback will be coming soon!) a brand new book from Paul Wade of fame: C-Mass: How to Maximize Muscle Growth Using Bodyweight-Only Training. On the cover you'll probably recognize our pals, Al and , as you'll also see them throughout the next info-packed 130 pages. The book features a lot of fun photos too -- from strength greats of the past, to photos from workshop
First off -- MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! Hopefully you're having fun with your favorite people today. Also, for "Festivus" celebrators... hopefully you are not trying to heal up any "feats of strength" related injuries. Mom and Dad sent me a hilarious video this morning of their occasionally rambunctious dog tearing the stuffing out of his favorite new toys.
So... after reviewing the fantastic info-filled notes at the beginning of the the PDF Ebook version is free as a gift from Dragon Door until Jan 1st, 2014!!) I've decided to embark on the "Lockdown" plan - slightly modifed to fit some specific workshop-based goals of course (some of which will be easily programmed in the place of "sports"). Several days in now and I am very happy with this decision. If you're a fan of or the whole thing, then consider checking it out. It's also great for people who don't necessarily like specifically prescribed rigid programming (though if you wanted you could use it for that too) I've created a sort of "personal challenge" for the next 2 months -- and since a lot of my goals are skill based and/or abstract these days (and NO, many times, my goals are not S.M.A.R.T. aka specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound, it doesn't mean they're "unsmart" either). Which brings me to a favorite subject... breaking the rules!!!!!Log Book (
I really enjoyed talking with , a recently certified Instructor who is a pro fighter, and also just an all around very cool guy. His lifelong interest in lifting and athletics have helped form his unique year round approach to training. Check out his interview here on DragonDoor.com. In other news, click over to and see if you can play the little game going on. I'll be curious to see how
Just for fun, but it might be handy for you too -- I made a fully customized toolbar for web browsers that will let you find info that's important to you on GiryaGirl.com. There's even a few special general tools built in too (for YOUR Gmail, Twitter, and Amazon Universal Wishlist) for fun and easy internet browsing. The toolbar features a quick link to the main page of Giryagirl.com plus a search for the entire site powered by Google, a one-button quick link to all the workouts and recipes. Also included a link to the newsletter, Click here to install the GiryaGirl Toolbar<, and the Blog. Never miss an update :)
Pretty sure the people outside the US who read this blog are already shaking their heads in wonder at yet another display of the bizarre "USA Sport" known as Black Friday shopping. Not to worry, I am too. Being 5'3" and not prone to excessive violence means I just shrug and look for deals online. Fortunately this year seems to be bursting with them... and unlike the "doorbuster" items at certain big box retailers, the deals and items listed below are NOT 2nd tier remakes or brands you've never heard of—they are the real deal.