Episode #24 Show Notes
Hello and welcome to the GiryaGirl.com Podcast Episode # 24 Back on the Digital Airwaves. I’m your host Adrienne Harvey. Did you know I originally launched this podcast back in 2014? Back then no one barely knew what I was talking about. And since then —especially since putting the podcast on hold in 2016, the podcasting world has grown exponentially. I’ve kept ALL the past episodes up on iTunes and on the podcast website if you care to revisit them.
So, let’s get started! This celebratory relaunch episode features a motivating interview segment with Matt Schifferle, the Fit Rebel and creator of the Red Delta Project about DIY calisthenics equipment, and high performance creative and fitness motivation. Other topics in this episode including upcoming events, the question of the week, workout or coaching tip of the week, a nifty find of the week, and of course some extra surprises.
New Strength Calisthenics Certification SCC workshop on the Dragon Door Calendar for Gaithersburg, Maryland! Master RKC Michael Krivka will be teaching the HKC on the previous day, and I’ll teach the SCC on the next day. Mike is an excellent workshop host and friend of many years, so we bring a ton of energy and fun to these workshops. Be sure to sign up now (for BOTH if you can) to receive the maximum discount. The HKC will be held on November 16th, and the SCC on the next day November 17th.
I know a lot of you have interests in the Martial Arts, so I’ll also be sure to plug my dear friends here at NC Systema of Durham, NC. Join us for my intense but not terrible strength and conditioning classes on Tuesday and Friday nights before the main Systema classes. Also be sure to visit NCSystema.com to see all the upcoming classes, events, and special workshops with top instructors this coming year. Martin Wheeler’s intensive masterclass is filling up, so if you have interest in that, visit NC Systema NOW and click on the Events tab for all the details.
Question Of the Week:
Also be sure to see the “Ask GiryaGirl” tab on my website: giryagirl.com Or if that’s too hard to spell or remember (hey I’m not judging here) go to kettlebellsofficial.com and it’ll take you right there!
Question from Michael from social media:
I want to get RKC certified and start training people, but a big thing that messes with me is my own negative self talk and feeling like I’m not good enough. I follow so many awesome people on social media and think to myself, why should I teach? I could just send clients to these people?
Two things for you right away. First, if you’re following a bunch of people online who have been training and training others for years and years, your perspective is warped—not in a bad way, but when you go out into the world, you’re going to find a lot of people don’t even know who our heroes (the people you and I look up to) even are! Instead, you are going to be who your students and prospective students or clients look up to—you will be the expert for them. Once we get out of our bubble online you’ll see that many times people barely have an idea of what a kettlebell is! They might have seen them on TV, or in a dusty corner of the gym, but that will usually be a rare case. As for calisthenics, a surprising number of the general population have not received instruction on a push-up or air squats since high school PE class… if they even received it then!
After you earn your RKC, you will have not only learned how to perform the “big six” kettlebell movements (swing, squat, clean, press, snatch, getup), you will have really learned how to teach and troubleshoot these movements for darn near anyone. You’ll have drilled down on the basics which will come in handy big time with beginners and even people who are outwardly fit but who may have some movement difficulties from sitting too much a work, living in the shape of their sport (see golf) or simply just old habits.
As you prepare for your RKC workshop, I really want you to work on that negative self talk. I’m going to give you something that I stole from somebody else—I don’t even remember who it was at this point. But, if you’re saying crappy stuff to yourself, stop for a second and ask if you’d say that to your best friend? That’s a real easy litmus test right there. If you wouldn’t say it to your best friend or really any friend, then don’t say it to yourself. You’ve got to be on your own team, you need to be cheering yourself on—life is challenging enough without us making it harder!
Got a Question?
Call our question line at: (321) 316-3533 and leave a message with your question about kettlebells, calisthenics, food, workouts, and more. Leave your name (and where you’re from) for fame or feel free to remain anonymous.
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Interview/Conversation with Matt Schiffele:
Matt Schifferle, creator of the Red Delta Project is a PCC Team Leader, popular podcaster and youtuber. He’s recently relocated to Colorado, so if you are in the area and want to train with an expert, he’s now training clients at Kinetic Training Club
Colorado Progressive Calisthenics Certification (PCC workshop) where Matt will be assisting
Learn about Matt’s own powerhouse programs and online materials—many of which are free:
- Matt’s Channel on YouTube
- The Red Delta Project Website
- Matt’s Podcast
- I interviewed Matt a bajillion years ago for Dragon Door
Workout Tip of the Week:
In Paul Wade’s Convict Conditioning, we’re introduced to a number of ways to progress and regress exercises. One of which is a term we call “technical tightening”. So, let’s say you get your first…. muscle up or freestanding handstand and it’s super ugly – your next step or challenge is technical tightening. So while we’re usually focused on sets, reps, and regressed versions of exercises, tightening up the technique on a movement that’s right at the edge of our ability is also a progression.
Product of the Week:
Product of the week is the HardstyleFit Kettlebell Level 1 online training and certification. Dragon Door is stepping up to meet demand for online instruction with this involved, pre-HKC online cert. Once you complete it you’ll earn half off of an in-person HKC or RKC workshop! Currently Dragon Door is getting this brand new offering approved for continuing education hours for top personal training certifications. If you’ve already taken an HKC in person, and want constant on-demand access to videos and demos reminding you of what you’ve learned, I’d also highly recommend getting into this program ASAP. I’ll have a big link on top of my site leading to it for you!
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