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Doesn’t everyone lift kettlebells during a tornado?

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Beautiful Austin sunset.

Over Memorial Day weekend 2015, I traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Open Kettlebell Sport Championships. I left with a couple of bags and my lifting shoes, and came home with an Absolute Champion trophy, a new PR, a weightlifting belt, tons of new kettle-friends, more kettlebell knowledge, great memories, and the desire to go back and visit again soon!

First things first: Results!  Continue reading

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One side of your body is better than the other

Now I don’t mean that one side of your body is better from an aesthetic standpoint (although you may beg to differ), but rather that when you are training unilateral movements, one side will almost always be more proficient than the other.  Continue reading

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USA Nationals – Here I Come

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I just registered for the USA Nationals in Chicago – it’s time for me to step up and earn my ticket to Dublin. I know I will have some tough competition, but I’m glad – it means I will need to push myself to my limits in training for a chance to win gold in August! Continue reading

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Kettlebells in Colorado!

I taught an introductory workshop on Kettlebell Sport at Ridgeline Fitness in Grand Junction, Colorado on May 2. I was excited to have a room full of enthusiastic, able lifers ready to learn a unique new skill!

One of the best parts of coaching is when students become the teacher and start helping each other, which definitely happened during this workshop: Continue reading

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