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My response to the IUKL’s “scientific study” on how kettlebell lifting affects the female body

Over the weekend,¬†a response from¬†IUKL secretary Vasily Ginko to several Scandinavian countries’ request for equal Kettlebell Sport lifting events for men and women was brought to light on Facebook.

In his response, Ginko cited a “scientific study” that claims all sorts of damage to the female body from doing kettlebell jerks and long cycle including breast cancer and “prolapse of the vaginal wall”.

Obviously, this post went viral, garnering comments from tons of outraged lifters. Additional insights came to light, including a post from Doug Seamans about how the IUKL and RGSF operate in Russia and how money comes into play on this issue.

Here’s my opinion on the kettlebell drama:

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