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!
I'd gotten it into my head that for a few workouts I wanted to do at least 100 swings with the 32kg kettlebell. For my size that sounds like a lot, but it's actually not too bad--after training with kettlebells for many years and having solid form with swings (which I am still improving...) There's no such thing as "perfect". Improvements can always be made. There's so … [Read more...] about The 32kg Sandwich Workout Scheme for Fun, Strength, and Power
I'm still working on editing a fun video for you with an especially interesting circuit (there's some highly functional but silly looking parts to it, thanks to my general appearance, some kids at the park gawked at what I was doing, but were unsure if it was "safe" to openly mock me. Thanks, hairdo!) Anyway that is still in the works. Look for it this weekend, so you can try … [Read more...] about Quick Workout for Hectic Times, Kettlebells, and Battling Rope!
It's no secret that I'm nuts about Dragon Door kettlebells... and really can't wait to get my hands on one of these bonkers-level heavy new 60kg ones... while I normally hover around that weight, I was super amused to wake up and find that I was 132 right on the dot today. I don't weigh myself too often, so this was an amusing treat for sure. As a kind of joke I decided to … [Read more...] about GiryaGirl vs The Monster
These past couple of weeks there have been a number of really cool ideas out there in the kettlebell and advanced fitness world. These combined with the need of the kettlebell small group to work on technique inspired me to create this intermediate-level full body kettlebell workout with a middle portion that focuses on fine tuning technique for kettlebell swings and snatches. … [Read more...] about Revenge of the Franken-Workout!!
Admittedly, this advanced partner workout borders on just a little bit silly, but it is also a whole heck of a lot of fun. It works well for people who are fairly close in athletic abilities, but it is super easy to adapt it for very advanced or intermediate partner possibilities. Also, there's a somewhat excessive amount of cool fitness toys in this one, and that's mainly … [Read more...] about Advanced Partner Workout – It’s Also Scaleable!
Tested this one with an advanced friend... it's actually the 2nd version and I like it the best so far. We had a couple of odd social type interruptions but overall it went very well (and it got rid of my headache). Also, I have now seen in public doing swings with both the smallest kettlebell and the largest kettlebell that Dragon Door makes... hence the name of the … [Read more...] about Bizarre But Useful Kettlebell Workout: The Puppy and the Beast v2.0