In my last post, I challenged you to find the mistake Dan was making with his kettlebell snatch. While in general his technique is good (over 150 repetitions with 24kg), there are a couple adjustments he could make to save his grip and increase repetitions. Continue reading
KOR had a strong team showing of 17 athletes (our team is growing fast!). I’m proud to say my students demonstrated good technical proficiency with the lighter bells (12-16kg), which is something I impress upon them is NECESSARY before moving up to the heavier weights.
Dan – 24kg Half Snatch – 95 repetitions Continue reading
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
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.
If you are a female Kettlebell Sport lifter, you should know the name Kim Fox.
Kim is blasting through the “glass ceiling” in Kettlebell Sport, so to speak. Historically, women have only been allowed to compete in Snatch. Kim and Chelsey Marr took a big step for female athletes a few short weeks ago by showing the world there is no reason women should not compete with two kettlebells – and heavy ones, at that.
Over Memorial Day weekend 2015, I traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Open Kettlebell Sport Championships. I left with a couple of bags and my lifting shoes, and came home with an Absolute Champion trophy, a new PR, a weightlifting belt, tons of new kettle-friends, more kettlebell knowledge, great memories, and the desire to go back and visit again soon!
First things first: Results! Continue reading
When you start Kettlebell Sport, it’s natural to get excited and want to expedite the process by picking up the heavy bells before you are ready.
Let me tell you why this is not a good idea…