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OKC California Open Kettlebell Sport Championship 2016

I will be competing in 2x16kg Biathlon and 2x16kg Long Cycle this weekend at the Orange Kettlebell Club California Open Kettlebell Sport Championship.

You can catch my sets on the livestream at the following times: 

Saturday, 2 PM California time – 2x16kg Jerk

Saturday, 3:30 PM California time – 16kg Snatch

Sunday, 2 PM California time – 2x16kg Long Cycle

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Kettlebell Snatch Slo Mo Video Comparison

Kaleb and Kristen have both been training to snatch the purple people eater (20kg). Both lifters have a level of technique appropriate to snatching a heavy kettlebell, but as always, slo mo video proves to be an outstanding tool for breaking down and refining each phase of the lift.

In this side by side slo mo video, Kaleb is snatching 20kg (left) and Kristen is snatching 22kg (right).

Technique analysis for Kaleb: Continue reading

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How to improve your double kettlebell rack position

Due to the recent increase in lifters competing in double kettlebell events, especially women, I made a video outlining key pointers for the double kettlebell rack position.

Developing a good rack position is essential to find relaxation within your 10 minute set so you can last longer and go faster! 

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First International Women’s Kettlebell Sport Summit

Growth of female participation in Kettlebell Sport

Female participation in Kettlebell Sport has grown tremendously since the early 2000’s, with heavy influence from the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls who started lifting and inspiring women worldwide in 2008. Over the past few years, the number of female Masters of Sport has begun to climb, and women have started clamoring for “equality of the sexes” in the sport, i.e. double kettlebell events for women. As people all across the globe began to chime in about whether or not women should lift two kettlebells, there was a clear discrepancy between the loudest voices and the female ones – and shouldn’t women’s voices be the ones that count? 
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Champions don’t make the best coaches

So you can talk, walk, run, and jump – but can you teach someone else how to do it?

If you’ve been doing something for so long that no conscious effort is required, it’s not always easy to remember what it felt like before you knew how to do it.

You don’t need to be a champion to be a great coach. Continue reading

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How to determine the best brand of competition kettlebells

Whether you want to invest in a kettlebell lifting program for your gym, get fit at home with Kettlebell Sport training, or start participating in competitions, at some point you’re going to buy a set of kettlebells. When you search the internet, you will discover there are numerous brands of competition kettlebells, which begs the question…

What brand of competition kettlebells should you buy?

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