This challenge workout is all about power generation, and should only be considered by intermediate-advanced or advanced kettlebell users. Form with swings and snatches should be solid, and a set of 10 pushups should be incredibly easy. The pushups here are used as a grip break and not so much as a strength move on their own. With that said, the workout can be scaled down for … [Read more...] about Simple But Challenging Kettlebell and Sandbag Power Workout
These two questions come up with some regularity, so this weekend I decided to do the work and answer BOTH for you! Minimal scrolling required for each! Go get 'em! How to cook 1 pound of lentils in an Instant Pot (with suggested measurements, times, etc.) The measured diameters of Dragon Door Kettlebell Handles Hope these answers make your week that much brighter and … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: How Large are the Diameters of Dragon Door Kettlebells and How to Cook 1lb of Lentils in an Instant Pot
Finally, the answer you've been searching for -- at least it's what I was looking for (and others were too, according to Google auto-complete) and NOT finding. How to cook one pound of dry lentils in an Instant Pot. Because lentils seem to be sold in 1 pound bags... and because so many of us like to prepare them ahead. My favorite lentil recipes are cooked then cooled - so … [Read more...] about How to Cook One Pound of Lentils in an Instant Pot
Finally got around to getting out the digital calipers and measuring every Dragon Door kettlebell in my collection! Ever wanted to know the approximate handle diameter? I have the answer in mm and inches. Please remember that all brands are a bit different and these measurements ONLY apply to the Dragon Door RKC Kettlebell handles and are approximate - there can be slight … [Read more...] about The Handle Diameter Measurement of Nearly Every Dragon Door Kettlebell
The title of this post is a little misleading. About a year ago, I told a local advanced kettlebell training client about the 10k kettlebell swings challenge. She really liked the idea and we kicked it off in the park with a 600 swing Sunday Challenge workout... to get her ahead of the game in case the week had other plans for her - especially on a Monday. I sent her a sample … [Read more...] about The Final 290 Swings Workout of a 10k Kettlebell Swings Challenge
Last week was a weird week (wait... have we been saying this every week for the past year?) Regardless, last week called for a serious challenge mid-week. I wrote up the original version of this for a local advanced client (who wanted to get in a workout but was mentally "done" because of Zoom meetings), but ended up testing it myself as well. The intensity is not for … [Read more...] about EMOM-A-Thon
As you may have guessed, this flavorful low carb side dish can be made very quickly by using an Instant Pot and an immersion blender (namely my beefy All Clad corded immersion blender). Or if you don't have those, that's OK too - it just might take a little longer and may have a less smooth texture. Either way the flavor will be delicious! Low Carb Sour Cream and … [Read more...] about Horseradish Cauliflower Mash, With or Without an Instant Pot and Immersion Blender!
Around this time last year, I was preparing to travel to San Jose / Los Gatos for an RKC Workshop with Dr. Chris Holder. Grateful to have not only made that trip, but that I had gotten so much out of it. At that time I thought we might have to endure a short shut down, but I had no idea that life as we know it would be radically altered for the next year (and probably beyond.) … [Read more...] about Simple Circuit Workouts for Complex Times
I've made versions of this salad for a few years now - ever since enjoying a few spoons of it from a Whole Foods salad bar - back when those were a thing. While I liked the Whole Foods version, I wanted to make a more savory version not only to cut back on sugar, but also to bring the lemon and pepper to the forefront. In 2016 I made a video about this salad and I'll embed it … [Read more...] about A Less Sweet Riff on the Whole Foods “Detox Salad”
A birthday, especially one with a formidable number of years presents a great opportunity for a birthday workout to try and share. Lucky for you, my advanced client and I tested this out yesterday. I began with the preface of "pretty much after a certain point these are all going to be advanced challenges... at least this is an even-numbered year." In the workout below you'll … [Read more...] about Advanced Birthday Kettlebell Workout: 44!