Category Archives: Technique

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The Importance of Relaxation

Efficiency and relaxation

The goal of Kettlebell Sport technique is to use gravity, weight shifting, breathing, and proper timing to move the kettlebells as efficiently as possible, so that you can complete as many repetitions as possible. In order to incorporate these four elements into your lifting, you must learn to relax – at the appropriate times. Continue reading

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Hand position for the double kettlebell clean

The video below addresses several aspects of hand position for the double kettlebell clean, including:

  • Hook grip
  • Position on kettlebell handle
  • Thumbs forward versus thumbs back
  • How hand position shifts on the clean drop


Questions? Email info@kbfitbritt.com or comment below.

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Increase grip endurance for Kettlebell Sport

Kettlebell Sport is all about finding relaxation while under duress. The lifter must be able to contract the appropriate muscles, while simultaneously keeping others from overworking.

If you tense your shoulder, it will automatically cause you to grip harder and overwork the forearm. In a snatch set especially, keeping your shoulder relaxed is essential to grip endurance. 


Please watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments.

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What is a kettlebell “jerk”?

The kettlebell jerk is a movement that utilizes the momentum generated by the legs to bring the bells from the rack position to the overhead position. While your arms and shoulders are working to stabilize, they should not be pushing the bells into the overhead position (or the timing will be off). The quicker the launch and the more relaxed the triceps are, the faster the lifter will be able to jerk without feeling muscular fatigue of the upper body.

Here is a clip of one of my training sets, Continue reading

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Intro to the Kettlebell Sport snatch

Discover the key principles to snatching a kettlebell for competition kettlebell lifting – proper swing mechanics, hand position, and weight shift to avoid forearm fatigue and blisters.


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