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The Hardest Part of Kettlebell Sport… and How to Make it Easier

Whenever I give one of my athletes a tip or technique tweak to work on, they almost always lament that their lifting feels harder or more awkward. Most of us have this idea in our head that the “right thing” should immediately feel easy, but this is usually not the case.

One of my favorite quotes applies well to this situation: “Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life.” This can easily be adapted to apply to Kettlebell Sport: “Easy practice, hard competition. Hard practice, easy competition.”

The hardest part of Kettlebell Sport is doing focused technique work. What exactly do I mean by this? Continue reading

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4-Week Kettlebell Sport Training Programs

This has been a long time coming: I’ve created a series of 4-week Kettlebell Sport training programs! So many of you have asked me for programming but can’t afford to do my online coaching, which I totally understand (it’s a big commitment).

The programs do not include technique instruction (stay tuned for a more in-depth program coming later this year), but are perfect if you already know the technique and just want a specific program geared toward a particular Kettlebell Sport lift.

My 4-Week Kettlebell Sport Training programs include:

  • Information I’ve developed from years of experience as a Professional Kettlebell Sport lifter, international kettlebell coach, and personal trainer.
  • 3x per week training program that will get you to 10 minutes in whatever lift you want to focus on (Jerk, Snatch, Biathlon, Long Cycle, or One Arm Long Cycle).
  • Warm up and accessory exercises for sport-specific strength and mobility.

You can view all of the programs here.

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“Doesn’t that hurt your back?”

“Doesn’t that hurt your back?”

This is the most frequently asked question when it comes to Kettlebell Sport lifting, which requires the athlete to complete as many repetitions as possible in a 10 minute set.

The technique used in Kettlebell Sport is different from the technique most people learn through a hardstyle kettlebell certification (StrongFirst, RKC, etc). However, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Continue reading

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KB Fit Britt and Kettlebell Kings present: What is Kettlebell Sport? An Intro

From the Kettlebell Kings blog:

For the most part kettlebells are mainstream fitness items now. Most people have heard of them or used them, but most people are still unfamiliar with Kettlebell Sport. Today we are going to give you a quick tutorial on Kettlebell Sport from one of the top competitive kettlebell athletes in the world, Brittany van Schravendijk. Continue reading

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Kristen and Britt qualify for the World Championships

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

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Interview with world-reknowned kettlebell athlete Ksenia Dedyukhina

Interview by Avery Wittkamp and translation by Amanda Wegner.

Russian athlete Ksenia Dedyukhina (25 years old) is the best pound-for-pound female Kettlebell Sport lifter in the world. Here she answers a few questions about training and competition. Continue reading

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My “ugly” kettlebell set

Many people in the Kettlebell Sport community are active online; they post updates on their training, share videos of their latest set, and celebrate new personal bests. This communication can be inspiring and motivating to other lifters – but it can also lead lifters to constantly compare their results to that of their lifting peers.

Let me remind you: the internet is not real life. Continue reading

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How age affects kettlebell lifting

I’ve had several readers ask me to talk about what it takes to be a successful Kettlebell Sport competitor in the Veteran age category (>50 years old) i.e. how to deal with slower recovery and a steeper learning curve. Since I’m not a Veteran lifter myself, I reached out to a Veteran lifter who earned a silver medal at the World Championships in 2014 as part of Team USA: Judi DeMuro.  Continue reading

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