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Kick Your Kettlebooty Workout

“Kettlebooty” = a strong butt built by lifting kettlebells

In our society of spending 9 to 5 sitting at a desk with no muscle engagement and poor posture, increasing gluteal strength is crucial to health and athletic performance.

In addition to working your butt muscles, kettlebells are also a great way to push yourself cardiovascularly.

Give this workout a try to kick your kettlebooty – in more ways than one!

Working with kettlebells is challenging, so be sure to consult a qualified instructor if you are not sure how to execute the movements properly. 

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“Kettlebell lifting… continues to transform me”

Interview with AKA National Record Holder Christian Goldberg. 

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What is your athletic background?

When I was 13 my sister, tired of me bouncing off the walls, suggested I join her in an aerobics workout. Continue reading

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Kettlebell Sport for Weight Loss… Effective or Not?

Guest post by Jay Trunzo from Punch Kettlebell Gym.

Most readers of this blog are familiar with Kettlebell Sport, but let’s get this out of the way for newcomers: Kettlebell Sport is a competitive event in which athletes lift one or two kettlebells as many times as possible in ten minutes. When lifting one kettlebell, one hand switch is allowed. If the kettlebell is put down or dropped by the athlete, the set ends.

Easy, right? Whether you’re a seasoned competitor or not, you’re thinking, “yeah…right.” Kettlebell Sport is one of the toughest events an athlete will attempt and yet it is strangely satisfying and rewarding. And if an athlete can hold and lift something weighing between 18 and 53 pounds for women or 52 to 140 pounds for men (competing with two bells), then it must be a great way to lose weight, right?

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“You have to be ready to die on the platform”

Interview with Master of Sport Chris Doenlen.

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What is your athletic background?
I’ve never been much of an athlete – this whole kettle-life has really shocked my friends from growing up. I was definitely the least athletic out of the group, warming the bench for most of my little league soccer matches growing up. Also like all teenage Florida boys, I grew up surfing and skateboarding, but was never really that good!
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Canada’s Self-Trained Master of Sport

As a mostly self-trained and coached athlete, Canadian Master of Sport Kathryn Golbeck has gone through numerous progressions and regressions in training during her kettlebell journey. Read the following interview to discover the lessons she learned and how you can apply them to your own practice!

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1.     What is your athletic background? 

My athletic background includes cross-country skiing, rock climbing, hiking, running, road bike riding…anything that gets me outside and active. I have always used weight training to supplement my other sports. I have done marathons and shorter distance races and triathlons, as well as cross-country ski races. Currently, my competitive focus is on Kettlebell Sport and other sports are supplementary. This winter I have also skied a lot, which definitely helps my conditioning for kettlebells.

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