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KB Fit Britt Holiday Kettlebell Challenge & Giveaway

I’ve got some exciting news for you!

To  thank you all for following me and supporting the growth of my blog and social media channels, I’m partnering up with Kettlebell Kings and VIKN Chalk to bring you an awesome giveaway this holiday season.

What do you have to do to enter the giveaway?

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KB Fit Britt’s Birthday Workout

It’s my 25th birthday today and I’d love for you all to celebrate with me by becoming the best and fittest YOU you can be… so try this workout. Don’t you dare leave out the birthday burpees at the end!


Need help with your kettlebell technique? Email info@kbfitbritt.com to schedule a 30-minute consult with video analysis. 

 

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My response to the IUKL’s “scientific study” on how kettlebell lifting affects the female body

Over the weekend, a response from IUKL secretary Vasily Ginko to several Scandinavian countries’ request for equal Kettlebell Sport lifting events for men and women was brought to light on Facebook.

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.

Here’s my opinion on the kettlebell drama:

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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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Announcement from AKA President Yuri Petunovs

Thank you, Brittany, for giving me an opportunity to use your blog to describe the AKA’s Vintage Strength events. Please also accept my congratulations on your North American TALC 16kg record! That seems very appropriate for this post!

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