Summer 2011: I had just finished my sophomore year at UC Berkeley. Continue reading
There has been a lot of speculation on the type of kettlebell that will be used at the IUKL World Championships in Dublin, Ireland.
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
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
Yup, that’s me and my kettle-booty!
Glute strength is important for generating power – whether you are a Kettlebell Sport athlete or simply aspiring for greater fitness, you don’t want to neglect the glutes! Continue reading
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
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
When I was first told I should buy weightlifting shoes to lift kettlebells, I scoffed at the idea and thought there was no way the shoes would make a big enough difference to be worth spending $100-$200.
And I was right… at first. Continue reading
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.