It's been really great for the past few weeks both at the small RKC Workshop I led in Raleigh, NC, and with the handful of local people who train with me. Talking about kettlebells more than usual, fielding questions from others and enjoying the nice weather outside has gotten me even MORE fired up about kettlebell training. Some of you may wonder how this is possible, but as … [Read more...] about A Kettlebell Workout for Really Getting Into It, or Getting BACK to it!
While there are so many more online resources and coaches out there now than when I first got interested in kettlebells (way back in 2008!), getting started with kettlebell training is still not an easy endeavor! There's a lot of GREAT info out there now, but there's a lot of confusing and not-so-great stuff out there as well. I guess this is pretty much the way of the … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Training: a Moment to Learn, a Lifetime to Master
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
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
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!
Hinted at this one a little last week - then after a few more conversations with folks realized that I likely need to have another post really giving the ways that this kind of workout can be useful especially for those who are preparing to pass the RKC Snatch test. It solves just one piece of the puzzle but there are several important pieces that must be in place to … [Read more...] about Advanced Kettlebell Challenge Workout For 1/12/2020
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