Category Archives: Competitions

KB Fit Britt and Kettlebell Kings present: What is Kettlebell Sport? An Intro

From the Kettlebell Kings blog:

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

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Women stole the show at the California Open Kettlebell Sport Championships 2016

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?).

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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

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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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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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Setting records at the West Coast Kettlebell Sport Classic

I traveled to my old stomping grounds in the Bay Area this past weekend to compete at the West Coast Classic. As always, the event was meticulously planned and executed. The turnout was a little smaller than previous years – due to the Superbowl being hosted nearby – but it made for a super fun event! The day culminated with an exciting showdown between Team Canada and Team USA (with a number of American lifters playing for Canada).

Lots of records were set on Saturday! Continue reading

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Overcoming amputation to become a World Champion in Kettlebell Sport: Christian Einarsen

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Christian Einarsen competing in 24kg Biathlon at the IUKL Kettlebell Sport World Championships in Dublin, Ireland in 2015.

Where do you live and what do you do for work?
I live in a small town called Søgne just outside Kristiansand in the southern part of Norway. I work offshore for Maersk drilling.

What is your athletic background?
My previous athletic background is as close to nonexistent as it gets. Except for playing soccer in elementary school, sports never interested me.

What happened to your right hand and how did that accident change your life?
In January 2009, I did a routine test of our emergency generator onboard which is cooled by a radiator and a fan (just like your car is). During the test run my hand came in contact with the radiator fan which was 2 meter in diameter and made of steel. I was evacuated to Stavanger and finally to Oslo where the surgeons decided they could not reattach any of my fingers. Continue reading

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