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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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OKC eliminates one arm kettlebell events – Here’s what the ladies think

There was a big announcement on Facebook last week – one that rocked the Kettlebell Sport world.

If you didn’t hear about it, the Orange Kettlebell Club (OKC) declared that starting in 2016, they will no longer offer single arm events for women at their competitions. Women will now be competing in the same traditional lifts as the men: Long Cycle and Biathlon (with two kettlebells).

While OKC events are obviously not the only ones available to athletes, the OKC is a prominent and popular organization and their latest announcement is going to affect a lot of lady lifters.

What’s my opinion on this? Well, Continue reading

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