Here’s a video that explains the coaching cue of eliminating the “RED ZONE” between your arm and your body so your hips and legs are loaded properly to launch the kettlebell. This will help you lift the kettlebell more efficiently by reducing load on the lower back and shoulder.
In his response, Ginko cited a “scientific study” that claims all sorts of damage to the female body from doing kettlebell jerks and long cycle including breast cancer and “prolapse of the vaginal wall”.
Obviously, this post went viral, garnering comments from tons of outraged lifters. Additional insights came to light, including a post from Doug Seamans about how the IUKL and RGSF operate in Russia and how money comes into play on this issue.
For the most part kettlebells are mainstream fitness items now. Most people have heard of them or used them, but most people are still unfamiliar with Kettlebell Sport. Today we are going to give you a quick tutorial on Kettlebell Sport from one of the top competitive kettlebell athletes in the world, Brittany van Schravendijk.Continue reading →
Here is my long overdue recap of the Orange Kettlebell Club Cali Open 2016 that happened the weekend of February 27-28.
For the first 8 weeks of 2016, I have been following Denis Vasilev’s coaching program to prepare for my debut in 2x20kg Long Cycle at the West Coast Classic, as well as my debut in 2x16kg Biathlon at the Cali Open (I competed in 2x16kg Long Cycle too, because, well… why not?).
Training went great, and paid off in spades at the Cali Open, where I took home trophies for Best Overall Lifter in Biathlon and Long Cycle. Continue reading →