Normally on Sundays, we'd meet up in a local park and knock out an advanced crazy challenge workout... but this whole virus situation has kind of put that on pause. While people are allowed to walk on the trails and such, technically the parks are "closed" and everyone has been discouraged from doing anything that remains stationary for any period of time. For instance as I … [Read more...] about Mixed Bag: A Kettlebell Workout With A Little Bit Of (Almost) Everything
First of all - Dragon Door has started a pre-order (yep, that's me on the page) for three of their most popular sizes: 12kg, 16kg, and 24kg View this post on Instagram Look how happy you will be if you pre-order two! Fun to be featured with this promotion :) I added a link to the pre-order in the quick links in my bio here :) I recommend Adrienne Michelle … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl.com How To Get Dragon Door Kettlebells in 2020? Here’s TWO Ways!
It's a little less crazy than it sounds - or maybe we're more crazy?! But, before you hit "back" on your browser because you feel like I've finally lost it, let me explain that there's a very specific strategy at play in this workout. Something I've known for a while is that if you're going to do a lot of grip work (kettlebell swings or snatches, pullups, bodyweight rows, … [Read more...] about 600 Kettlebell Swings Workout AKA “The Bajillion Swings Workout”
And Now for Something Completely Different! Well, not entirely - the overall message is the same - being strong and being our best... no matter what! A few weeks ago I was already thinking about the ramifications of people suddenly having to work from home for the first time. Or even just the realities of a large number of people being cut off from their regular routines. It … [Read more...] about Tips For Working From Home and a New Free Program!
This is a riff on an old favorite I mentioned the other day on social media. Here's a link to the post that was originally shared back in 2011 (when this site was just a little over a year old and running on Drupal 6). With the RKC San Jose coming up next week, it was a great time to revisit this with a fellow advanced kettlebell maniac - as she hadn't yet experienced the … [Read more...] about An RKC-6 Review Plus Mini-Endurance Workout
I've just bought my first kettlebell and it weighs 10kg. I know that is lighter than the recommended starting weight 12-16kg, but I wanted to play it safe--and it's still heavy! I can't yet use it for doing overhead presses with one arm, so I am doing two-handed overhead press holding it in the same way as I would for hammer curls. Is this a good idea? Can I get stronger by … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: I Just Bought My First Kettlebell But It Might Be the Wrong Weight For Me…
What's one more thing stuck near to my ear? Apparently runners have known about bone conducting headset technology for a while. Until recently I'd never heard of it, and I first was intrigued to Google it after hearing friends on Twitter discussing safe ways to listen to music, audiobooks, and other media while walking around in public. My controversial high tech gal pal Naomi … [Read more...] about Product Review: Aeropex by Aftershokz Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones
There's a lot I can write about my original journey to the RKC that started in 2009, and there's a detailed day by day account of that first RKC Workshop on this site. That first experience was transformative on too many levels to fully explain here, but those of you who know me, know a majority of the story. Every now and then people try and challenge the existence of part of … [Read more...] about Pre-RKC Benchmark Workout…
Since this past summer I've been exactly half of leading a custom corporate wellness program, and since every class seems to have new people of all levels, I've relied heavily on our old favorite pal, the timed set. Timed sets are fantastic for mixed levels since everyone starts and finishes at the same time, no one waits on anyone--and the potential for feeling out of place or … [Read more...] about An 18-Minute Follow Along Timed Sets Workout Video
Accidentally I stepped in (not a typo) a bit of a controversy Saturday night on Facebook. Someone was questioning the validity of loaded carries, farmer carries etc. in the training of "regular people" who were seeking general health or physique goals. I posted the following without realizing that there were literally over 100 previous posts varying in mood from supportive, … [Read more...] about We Carry On, Because We Are Compelled To…