Just realized that this website is actually 10 years old! WOW! THAT happened fast... I just sent my distance client a "Jingle Kettlebells" workout for this week then realized that I needed to share some of the Christmas and holiday posts on here. Still in the process of improving the navigation and categories on here, so it was a good excuse to put them all in one place today - … [Read more...] about A Decade of GiryaGirl.com Christmas Workouts and Posts!
Over the past year I've had the honor of teaching two versions of a get-up intensive seminar. One was 4 hours long, the other was 45 minutes long (btw, I'm making an online version of the 4 hour one... see the end of this post). At both of these live seminars, I shared a handout detailing how to work the get-up into your workouts and programs. While some clickbait artists may … [Read more...] about Ten Ways To Work Out With The Kettlebell Get-Up
The updated, replatformed version of GiryaGirl.com is now live - during the last bit of the transition, I looked through Google Analytics to make sure everything was moved correctly and noticed some of the top posts of all time. Here they are with some extra stories and explanations! The posts mentioned in this video: Two Ingredient Instant Pot Make-Ahead Red Chile Enchilada … [Read more...] about In Celebration of the Relaunch… The Top Ten Posts of All Time! [video]
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!
It seemed appropriate to write a *Deluxe Version* of the what "I'm reading section" this time. And not just because I've been lagging on updating it. Apologies are certainly in order since I have missed several months and of course have kept reading during those times. Since I also moved to the next town over, I have all the most recent reads with me in "current books" boxes as … [Read more...] about What I’m Reading Updates, Conferences, Masterminds, Meeting Authors, Building a Team and More
A few months ago I heard about the Grosche Oasis water bottle and their safe water campaign. Right away, I knew I wanted to get in on the the action. I’m super proud to be involved with the Grosche Oasis product and safe water campaign! This insulated infuser bottle isn’t just an awesome, rugged, workout and daily adventure companion, each sale of it provides a family … [Read more...] about Grosche Oasis Bottle: Get an AWESOME workout and adventure companion, free shipping and do a WORLD of good!
In case you missed it, here's a fun video I created for Dragon Door showing how I like to use my pair of 30kg kettlebells. While I can't press them, there's still plenty to do with them! :) (hint: deadlifts, suitcase deadlifts, double kettlebell deadlifts, double kettlebell suitcase deadlifts, farmer's walks, farmer's walks in place, clean and hold, L-sits, mountain … [Read more...] about Fun with 30kg Dragon Door RKC Kettlebells!
In this video, NC Systema Chief Instructor, Glenn Murphy shows me an interesting and different approach to bodyweight squats and push-ups. Normally the breathing patterns for Convict Conditioning and in our Hardstyle training is a bit different than what you'll see in the video here. I think it's important to learn both - and to be able to apply both. It's part of why I've … [Read more...] about Learning about Systema Breath and Movement with Basic Push-Ups and Squats at NC Systema
While I've written a lot of posts for the PCC blog over the years, this is a simple favorite that I wanted to draw attention to again (which is to also remind me to finish writing another submission for the blog too). Grip training is so important, anyone who has worked with weights or bar based calisthenics is keenly aware of the need for a strong grip. Are you training for … [Read more...] about Calisthenics Grip Training Review and National Mushroom Month!
I'd always wanted to know the back story of the two people who moved to Beijing then embarked on a mission to bring the best of the best fitness (including kettlebells of course) instruction to China. Fortunately, both were recently promoted to RKC Team Leader and I then interviewed them for Dragon Door! Both Ruben Payan and Cami Pipkin are accomplished athletes and gym … [Read more...] about Interviews with the two RKC Team Leaders who opened the first ever functional training studio in China!