Category Archives: Kettlebell

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I’m doing this for YOU…

Happy Friday! This weekend I’m heading to Like Minded Jiu-Jitsu in Phoenix, Arizona to teach a Kettlebell Sport workshop. I’m super excited to say the least!

Kettlebell Sport is growing in the United States, you can be sure of that, but its still not a household name. Much of the sport’s growth has come through social media, especially Facebook, which allows lifters from all over the world to share their training and ask others for help. This type of connection is invaluable to those who train Kettlebell Sport on their own, with literally no one else that can help them for miles around… Continue reading

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Free Kettlebell Snatch Coaching

Snatch is arguably the most most challenging Kettlebell Sport event. Coaching an athlete to snatch requires a deep understanding of the technique and physics that come into play during the lift – a skill that can only be acquired through lots of doing and watching!

Here I’ve compiled some slo mo videos of my students and analyzed their lifting to help you figure out what to look for when coaching yourself and others:
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“Kettlebell lifting… continues to transform me”

Interview with AKA National Record Holder Christian Goldberg. 

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What is your athletic background?

When I was 13 my sister, tired of me bouncing off the walls, suggested I join her in an aerobics workout. Continue reading

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7 Ingredients to Becoming a Master of Sport

Like many other Kettlebell Sport lifters, Paul White trains alone in his garage. Unlike many other lifters, however, Paul was able to coach himself to multiple Master of Sport titles with the 32kg – which is no easy feat WITH a coach! I asked Paul to share some insight on how to effectively self-coach in Kettlebell Sport. Read on to learn about his philosophy on training.

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If you want to go UP, you must first go DOWN

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The thing I love and hate about Kettlebell Sport is how freakin’ long it takes to progress, especially when you start lifting the heavier bells (20kg and above).

Initially, shifting to the heavier bells requires time because you need to build up the joint strength to be able to support the bell overhead safely for 10 minutes. Once you get past that point, progress is still slow because of the mental challenge of lifting such a heavy bell, as well as the fact that every small change in your technique requires you to go back down to the lighter bells to fix. 

Yes, in order to go UP – you must first go DOWN!

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Kettlebell Sport for Weight Loss… Effective or Not?

Guest post by Jay Trunzo from Punch Kettlebell Gym.

Most readers of this blog are familiar with Kettlebell Sport, but let’s get this out of the way for newcomers: Kettlebell Sport is a competitive event in which athletes lift one or two kettlebells as many times as possible in ten minutes. When lifting one kettlebell, one hand switch is allowed. If the kettlebell is put down or dropped by the athlete, the set ends.

Easy, right? Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or not, you’re thinking, “yeah…right.” Kettlebell Sport is one of the toughest events an athlete will attempt and yet it is strangely satisfying and rewarding. And if an athlete can hold and lift something weighing between 18 and 53 pounds for women or 52 to 140 pounds for men (competing with two bells), then it must be a great way to lose weight, right?

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