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
Cleans are a source of frustration for a lot of people. Even experienced and fit folks who are doing great swings and snatches! You'll know these people by the fact that they rush through the clean and get on to the front squat and/or press. I'm here to help with a collection of favorite tips--some of which are not super conventional--in the following video. There's a … [Read more...] about Kettlebell Cleans: Essential, Powerful, Forgotten, Overlooked! How to fine tune them or get started [VIDEO]
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!
What in the world could rock stacking and kettlebell swing technique possibly have in common? Turns out quite a lot... right down to some seriously specific key phrases! :) I watched this excellent video the other day and two very familiar phrases stood out immediately. If you train with me or have trained with me in the past they'll jump out to you, too! See the importance … [Read more...] about Two Crucial Cues for Kettlebell Swings and Rock Stacking
Recently I've had the privilege of adding a couple of local personal training clients to my schedule. Since moving here I haven't had a chance to really start up a small group with a local gym yet, and will probably continue to hold off on that for a few more months. Still finishing up the book after all (my fault since I keep adding things to it...it's becoming a … [Read more...] about Drone’s Eye View and Breaking Down the Get-Up …Even if You Already Know It
There's a new post on the RKC Blog today from two Senior RKC Instructors about how the correctly executed kettlebell swing can help with a very modern problem... poor posture! This used to be just "nerd problem" but now it applies to EVERYONE... all this seated, sedentary work is havoc on posture. Posture is a giant part of the overall body language that we communicate on a … [Read more...] about Please Check Out How to Improve Your Posture with the RKC Kettlebell Swing by TWO Senior RKC Instructors!
There's so much material to share with you from the NYC trip that it's frankly kind of overwhelming at the moment... However, seeing as the cat is out of the bag (oh Facebook...) on the fun and informative podcast with father-daughter super-duo Master RKC Phil Ross and Nykki Ross, I wanted to share it here ASAP. To be fair, I didn't tell them that I usually upload to … [Read more...] about Podcast and Advanced Kettlebell Tutorial Video: Visit to NYC Part 3 – Checking in with Master RKC Phil Ross and Nykki Ross
First of all, before anyone thinks I'm about to get all preachy over here about the get-up, let's get some things straight... many years ago before even training with an RKC instructor (I had a hard time finding one at the time) I tried to teach myself the get-up. And I really wish that I had video of that to show you, because I would somehow end up facing the opposite … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: A Kettlebell Technique Get-Up PET PEEVE and How to Fix It…
Those of you who are already subscribed to the GiryaGirlTV Youtube channel may have already seen these videos when I uploaded them a few days ago... However, a little more explanation might be useful too. In a hyperscripted, photoshopped, over-produced world (and with my self-imposed "ambitious" workschedule) it can be fun to just knock out a video off the cuff. So, let me … [Read more...] about Video Time! Tips for Kettlebell Cleans, Presses, Snatches, and a Circuit I Did in the Driveway
Every now and then, friends and former clients who've moved away will send along a video of their kettlebell swing. "Does this look right?!" or "What am I doing wrong?!" etc. And before we even get to the fact of the different legitimate styles of kettlebell swings (I practice and teach the RKC hardstyle kettlebell swing, but there's also a GS "Girvoy Sport" style of swing, … [Read more...] about Ask Giryagirl: More Tips to Fix Your Hardstyle Kettlebell Swing [VIDEOS!]