As a Kettlebell Sport competitor and coach, I get a lot of questions about how to train for a competition, and what exactly the training sessions look like.
Obviously what your specific training program should look like depends on your skill and fitness level, what particular strengths and weaknesses you have, and a multitude of other factors… however, there are guiding principles to follow when training for a kettlebell competition. I’ve outlined some of them in this article.
Today’s workout is a sample training that I would program for myself or my students in preparation for competing in Long Cycle (Clean & Jerk). Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
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For any sport or training goal, there are numerous methodologies on how to program to reach a desired result. Just Google any type of sport or training and you will get tons of videos and articles telling you what program is best. However, for Kettlebell Sport in particular, it can be hard to find good programming information on the internet (or anywhere, really).
I am not going to tell you exactly what my personal kettlebell program looks like. What I’m doing isn’t necessarily what you should be doing, and vice versa. There is no ONE PROGRAM that will work for everyone, especially at higher levels of training and competition.
However, there are particular guidelines that can be used to create simple templates that will work for most beginner and intermediate Kettlebell Sport lifters, which I will share below. Continue reading →