Here's something a little different I thought you might enjoy! It's designed to be a bit more accessible than the workouts I usually lead for this particular private program each week. This is a simpler workout in case you have family or friends who might want to participate with you, but they haven't been training very much. The workout is also designed in mind for if your … [Read more...] about Video: Complete Mobility & Bodyweight Exercise Workout
It happened again - I wrote a workout for an advanced/intermediate-advanced client then really really wanted to do a version of it myself. Upped the weights here and there, but kept the rep ranges pretty much the same. Slight modification to work around the old school Pavel pull-up program I dusted off for the season (more about that in a few more weeks time when I will have … [Read more...] about Revisiting a Kettlebell and Bodyweight workout: Intermediate-Advanced level AND what’s inside a Skulpt AIM!
Even with all the rain lately, I've managed to write (and do) quite a few really fun outdoor workouts While working out in a gym or indoors (the living room here is pretty much a gym at this point) is nice, especially in the summer, working outdoors is always a special treat, even in the 90-something degree NC summer. It cracks me up though, since moving here how … [Read more...] about Workout Wednesday: Workout Videos, Two Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workouts & Skill Training For Active Rest
I've enjoyed variations of this little combo for a couple of years, it's always a lot of fun and can even feel a little bit like a game. Most recently a friend and I did the workout for 10 rounds followed by a more focused strength workout. If you have a group, you can even perform this as an interesting relay race. No matter how many rounds you choose, be sure to record the … [Read more...] about Competitive Circuit Workout for Monkey Bars, Bodyweight Exercise, and Sprints
Honored to be on the PCC Blog again today! :) Grip Strength for Greater Triumphs is my 16th post over there, and it's still always exciting. If you are visiting because of that post, then thank you very much for clicking though. There's a video below that demonstrates a drill that I hinted about in the blog post. It's a fun way to add a little bit extra grip and coordination … [Read more...] about Fun Calisthenics Grip Training Challenges!!
Long ago, when I was a teenager, kids would get together with various musical instruments, take over the family garage or basement and (usually) make a terrible racket. Sometimes decent bands would form this way, or decent enough bands. Though much like the style of exercise many of us do, the value was in the practice, and there might ultimately be no great competition or … [Read more...] about The “Garage Band” Kettlebell and Bodyweight Workout
Normally I'm the one asking the questions, so you can imagine how fun (and such an honor) it was to be a guest on the GMB (Gold Medal Bodies) Podcast this past week. And in a very fun coincidence, the inteview I conducted with Kirsty Grosart for DragonDoor.com also came out around the same time! You may remember Kirsty from an earlier episode of my podcast a few months ago … [Read more...] about Guest Appearance on GMB Podcast Plus Experiments with RKC Armbars and Drones!
I've noticed Kirsty Grosart's achivements and extreme skills for years online. It was a ton of fun to get her on the GiryaGirl.com podcast! Admittedly, I'm being super-self-serving by trying to get a whole bunch of tips to improve my handstand skills, but since I'm sharing it with you, that makes it ok, right? This super fun episode is linked below for online listening via … [Read more...] about Podcast with Kirsty Grosart, World Class Handstand and Bodyweight Strength Expert, GMB Coach
Could have SWORN that I'd answered the first question before, and maybe I have, but I also forget what day it is on a semi-regular basis given that sometimes enough interesting things happen in 1/4 of a day to account for a full day. Not complaining about that one bit. Without any further delay, here we go! Q: Is Convict Conditioning suitable for women? A: YES! It's … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: Is Convict Conditioning OK for Women? Are there Prerequisites for the HKC? And A SERIOUS Interview!
This blew me away. I wasn't even planning on writing a blog post today at all, but when Mike Gillette shared a video on Facebook just now of 7-year-old Marina Shvets setting a pull-ups record for Ukraine on Ukraine's got talent I just couldn't keep this unintended performance tip to myself. Thank goodness they seem to shoot this show with what seems like 50 different cameras, … [Read more...] about A POWER Pull-Up Tip From a Record Setting 7-Year-Old!