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
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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?
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 … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl.com How To Get Dragon Door Kettlebells in 2020? Here’s TWO Ways!
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…
I feel like it's been ages since we've made a Black Friday Guide, but in the meantime and between an insane amount of exciting projects, I've managed to get involved with some really cool new companies with products I LOVE and am happy to tell you all about - Some of these deals are on a time frame though so there will be countdown timers on this page to help you with … [Read more...] about GiryaGirl.com 2019 Black Friday Deals Guide!
That particular bar was purchased at Sports Authority a few years before it closed. Basically it has brackets that screw into doorway frame or studs in the walls (like my hallway there) Looking around on Amazon I found a few things that were very similar - these even have the same kinds of brackets that you see in my … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: Where Did You Get That Hallway Pull-Up Bar?
A little while ago, I took a call from a very dedicated fitness instructor who was considering adding kettlebells to his clients' programs. Having found a lot of success with kettlebells in his own fitness, including significant fat loss **AND** impressive increases in strength. He had been considering going straight to the RKC, but wanted to learn about the HKC, and wanted to … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: What is the HKC? How is it different than the RKC? Which One Should You Do?
A little while back, I wrote a post for the PCC Blog, if you'd rather read the text instead of watching the video version of it, then click here to check it out! … [Read more...] about Sitting Too Much? Here’s Some Do-Anywhere Calisthenics Moves and Ideas to Undo the Damage!
Google Webmaster Tools told me your collective dark secret: you want to know what you'll look like if you train with kettlebells diligently over a long period of time.You may have heard enough about functional strength, athletic ability, optimum health, stamina, and fat loss, your search terms have given you all away... you want to know... (don't want to read? Click here to … [Read more...] about What is the kettlebell physique? What will they make you look like?!
There's a lot to love about swinging kettlebells and I'd say there's even more to love about teaching others how to swing kettlebells. It can be especially fun and gratifying to go a little heavy when everyone is ready. How do you know when you (or your client) is ready to "go heavy"? Simple: the person in question is regularly doing great basic kettlebell swings with … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to Go Heavy? The Art of Heavy Kettlebell Swings with VIDEO!