Category Archives: KettleGuard

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Famous actress becomes Kettlebell Sport enthusiast

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How do I spell your name correctly?
Helén Vikstvedt.

What do you do for a living?
I’m an actress. I perform at the national theater in Oslo for the time being, and I’m in a Norwegian film that is playing now. I do improv and teach improv as well.

What is your work schedule like?
I rehearse and perform 4-6 times per week, often with two shows on the weekend. I do other work in the daytime, such as recording commercials for the radio or filming for a TV series. Occasionally I work with a touring country and tour Norway. If I do films like I did last year, I travel to Hungary and Germany to shoot. Now I mostly work in Oslo because I have a young daughter.  Continue reading

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Kristen and Britt qualify for the World Championships

This past weekend, I traveled to Chicago to compete at the American Kettlebell Alliance National Championships – the qualifying meet to compete at the Kettlebell Sport World Championship.

Both Kristen and I qualified for the World Championships in Dublin, Ireland! Continue reading

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Secrets to success of AKA’s newest Master of Sport

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Lauren with her coach Eric Reyelt.

What is your athletic background?
I played a few sports in high school, nothing intensely, and then after college, I joined a gym to take group fitness classes, which led to strength and conditioning workouts, which led to Kettlebell Sport.

What do you do for a living?
I work at QKettlebell Strength and Conditioning, teaching group classes, and at my husband’s Maximized Living office, Invictus Family Chiropractic.

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Interview with world-reknowned kettlebell athlete Ksenia Dedyukhina

Interview by Avery Wittkamp and translation by Amanda Wegner.

Russian athlete Ksenia Dedyukhina (25 years old) is the best pound-for-pound female Kettlebell Sport lifter in the world. Here she answers a few questions about training and competition. Continue reading

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OKC eliminates one arm kettlebell events – Here’s what the ladies think

There was a big announcement on Facebook last week – one that rocked the Kettlebell Sport world.

If you didn’t hear about it, the Orange Kettlebell Club (OKC) declared that starting in 2016, they will no longer offer single arm events for women at their competitions. Women will now be competing in the same traditional lifts as the men: Long Cycle and Biathlon (with two kettlebells).

While OKC events are obviously not the only ones available to athletes, the OKC is a prominent and popular organization and their latest announcement is going to affect a lot of lady lifters.

What’s my opinion on this? Well, Continue reading

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