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Where Have You Done It?

Guest Post by Sherry Mel Murphy

So, uh, not to get too personal, but…. Where have you done it?

The beauty of kettlebell exercise is its inherent portability. If you have a bell, you have a workout. But, while having a bell is easy, having a kettlebell gym is, alas, still hard to come by in many locations. I was first introduced to kettlebells at KBNY gym on Long Island. But I’ve since moved 200 miles north. Now, I’m relegated to practicing in the basement, one of two ‘members’ of the Saratoga Springs Kettlebell Club.
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The Basic Principle that Guarantees A Breakthrough

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During my Snatch training set tonight, I had a breakthrough. I’m not going into the exact details of what it was – just a nuance of technique – but afterward I felt happy, energized, and motivated to train even harder in the days to come.

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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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My Kettlebell Breakthrough: The Magic of Practice

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In the weeks leading up to the AKA/IUKL Nationals 2014 in New York, I had a major kettlebell breakthrough. I improved my 20kg snatch number by more than 15 reps and consistently hit Master of Sport numbers in 24kg Long Cycle. So what “magic” happened to instigate this breakthrough?

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