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The kettlebell that will be used at IUKL Worlds is…

There has been a lot of speculation on the type of kettlebell that will be used at the IUKL World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.

My friend and Irish team member Clara O’Connor has confirmed that the D8 Fitness kettlebell will be used, which is similar to the Valery Federenko bells except with a 35mm handle.  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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World Record Holder Kim Fox talks strength, mindset, and making history

If you are a female Kettlebell Sport lifter, you should know the name Kim Fox.

Kim is blasting through the “glass ceiling” in Kettlebell Sport, so to speak. Historically, women have only been allowed to compete in Snatch. Kim and Chelsey Marr took a big step for female athletes a few short weeks ago by showing the world there is no reason  women should not compete with two kettlebells – and heavy ones, at that.

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Kim F. and me after sharing the platform for our TALC sets at the Texas Open Kettlebell Sport Championships 2015.

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