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
So - you may have had your first visit with an RKC or HKC instructor and learned to do the kettlebell swing ! (Big shout out to Mark, Nick, and Tony!) Now you're back home, have given yourself a rest and are no longer gnashing your teeth because of being sore in weird places. Where to start?! Here's a couple of routines you can use to reinforce and practice what you … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: I just learned the kettlebell swing… Now what?!
This past weekend, we wrapped up another fantastic PCC Workshop. And yet again, we had an incredibly accomplished group in attendence... it's funny how the bodyweight crowd is just a little different, but incredibly atheltic too. I helped to test candidates with the infamous Century Test alongside Al and Danny Kavadlo--a task I take VERY seriously. When you pass the test … [Read more...] about Another GREAT PCC Workshop, Dragon Flags, Kettlebell Swings and the Hip Hinge, and a NEW Podcast Episode
No matter how much we talk about the hip hinge, revisiting it is always time well spent. In fact it's a good idea to revisit the hip hinge whenever your kettlebell swing just isn't... feeling right or if you're wondering why a weird little 5'3" 125-130lb almost-middle-aged woman with a questionable hairdo is able to swing a 106lb kettlebell. The kettlebell swing is a simple … [Read more...] about The Key to the Kettlebell Swing: The Hip Hinge
Here's another example of dowel hip hinges and how to program them into a swing workout https://www.giryagirl.com/Mindful-Monday-Kettlebell-Swing-Form-Intensive-Workout More notes about the hip hinge and swing fixins: https://www.giryagirl.com/kettlebells-at-the-absolute-beginning Ian Holmes on hand care and the soft tissues of the … [Read more...] about Let’s Catch Up a Little…. Hip Hinge Review, an Interview, and MORE!
It was time to really hammer on the basics again - as the proper execution of the kettlebell swing is so crucial to getting the most benefit from it - don't let youtube or goofy things on tv tell you otherwise! We began with the usual joint mobility warm up exercises - adding in a few of the favorite pump stretches. And continued with a review of the hip hinge - we even … [Read more...] about Mindful Monday Kettlebell Swing Fine Tuning Workout
While the weather is still nice, take your favorite moderate sized kettlebell outside for this odd little basics combo. Some of it is designed to remind one of my classes in particular to hinge at the hips putting those rears way back during swings. And well, everyone can always stand to review the basics - besides - in RKC style kettlebell training, our basics are … [Read more...] about Playing with the Basics Kettlebell Workout