While it can be easy to dismiss 2020 as a rough, challenging, and maybe even "bad" year, I wanted to call some attention to some positive things that happened all along the way. It is difficult to remember that this time last year I was hanging out with friends in Rhode Island, having come up from visiting family for Christmas just a few weeks before. Frequent flyer miles were … [Read more...] about Happy New Year – Looking Forward in 2021
Here's a few photos from the RKC Workshop we had back in very early March 2020 in Los Gatos / San Jose, California. I'm so grateful to have been able to attend and assist at this fantastic RKC Workshop with Master RKC Dr. Chris Holder! Click here to try the Cal Poly Hip Flow mobility flow/warmup he taught us as well! While there's a lot of uncertainty right now, there … [Read more...] about RKC Workshop Photo Gallery: San Jose / Los Gatos Early March 2020
Back in what feels like a different world in a different solar system in a "galaxy far far away" ... AKA early March 2020, I had the wonderful privilege to assist at the San Jose / Los Gatos RKC Workshop led by Master RKC, Dr. Chris Holder (link is to an interview I conducted for Dragon Door with him some years ago, but it's VERY interesting!) As mentioned in previous blog … [Read more...] about Exploring The Cal Poly Hip Flow Mobility Routine / Warm-Up
In some cases people have figured this out by accident, and I wish the instructions in the sheet that shipped with the units was more detailed - but here's a little video showing exactly what to do to change the audio volume level on your Dragon Door Isochain - I've also written it out below the video in case you're not up for watching a video. Also, the Isochain Preorder is … [Read more...] about How to Adjust the Audio Volume on the Dragon Door Isochain!
While isometric strength training has been around for ages, Dragon Door's Isochain device is certainly brand new. There's only a few hundred of them out in the wild at the moment (the first round of preorders ... people who believed in the project enough to sign on as early as LAST October ... shipped out semi-recently). And while yes, it looks like the stick and board that … [Read more...] about Weaving ISOCHAIN Isometric Strength Training Into A Kettlebell Workout
Q: The Kettlebell Bent Press is very difficult for me. When I do too many my back is injured the next day. I am wondering if the Bent Press is meant to do for reps....or is it something you do only a few times per side (like a Turkish Get Up) at the end of a workout. - Jason A: The Bent Press can be a great exercise if performed correctly, and there's a couple of different … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: Bent Press Issues
Great questions this week! Q: How often (as in sessions per week) would you suggest training with kettlebells? A: Kettlebell training can be effective with a variety of training frequencies, but what's best will depend on what your goals and your fitness level. Generally speaking, to improve overall fitness or strength, a serious session 2-3 times a week can work very well. … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: How Often Should I Train With Kettlebells? Workouts VS Practice?
As many of you know, I'm not one to publicly complain. But I'm frustrated to see that there's been a trend towards flashy (and fussy) kettlebell workouts online. In my opinion, the beauty of the kettlebell--and what first got me interested in them in the first place--was their utilitarian nature. I'm old enough to have experienced aerobics and the 90s step craze with the awful … [Read more...] about Do the WORK: A Simple But Challenging Kettlebell Workout
First off... new workouts coming soon (I've been doing them and writing them for others but unfortunately having enough time to share them here) That will change AND soon we'll have workouts coming in a whole new form (still posting them as always, but adding a cool new product/project for you). Anyway here's some thoughts! What can we learn from solving a given … [Read more...] about Keep Learning, Stay Curious
It's almost funny how often this happens: I write a client workout then realize how fun it sounds... and then I write a modified version that's more specifically aligned with what I'm working on/towards. Here's a very recent example of that exact scenario - and the best part? I get to share two workouts with you at the very same time! Original Workout (For client - general … [Read more...] about Two Variations Of One Intermediate-Advanced Kettlebell Workout