Yesterday I worked on speed with 18-20kg Snatch – that means 20-22rpm. I find that increasing my speed with the lighter bells (and being able to sustain that rpm for 3+ minutes) is greatly improving my technique efficiency and grip endurance.
Here are my tips for increasing speed and efficiency of the Snatch technique:Continue reading →
Check out the video below to see me and Kristen hitting some speedwork (21-25rpm) with the 16kg last Friday! Kristen had a 6 minute set, and I went 10 minutes. We have both been focusing on technique work with 8-12kg bells up to this point. Continue reading →
“Brittany van Schravendijk is a leader in the sport as an athlete and teacher, with training experience next to great lifters and coaches. The Snatch workshop with Brittany is an experience worth having. There were many golden nuggets that we walked away with and now utilize in our practice and curriculum at Girya Garage. No matter how many hours or years you have under your belt, take the opportunity to work with Brittany and see the results for yourself.” – Will P. 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.
Over Memorial Day weekend 2015, I traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Open Kettlebell Sport Championships. I left with a couple of bags and my lifting shoes, and came home with an Absolute Champion trophy, a new PR, a weightlifting belt, tons of new kettle-friends, more kettlebell knowledge, great memories, and the desire to go back and visit again soon!
Now I don’t mean that one side of your body is better from an aesthetic standpoint (although you may beg to differ), but rather that when you are training unilateral movements, one side will almost always be more proficient than the other. Continue reading →