Unless you’ve personally used kettlebells, it may be difficult to fully appreciate what athletes accomplish in both preparing for and competing in kettlebell sport. An article from the Daily Citizen caught our attention detailing Wisconsin native Jordan Tyjeski’s journey to competing in the Kettlebell Sport World Championship held in Latvia earlier this month. It’s a remarkable story that left us wanting more.
Fitness model and coach Michie Peachie shared a video of her kettlebell workout that hits all the muscle groups. While it’s not as intense as some of the other workouts we’ve seen, the slow pacing aims to build strength and endurance. Nothing too exotic as far as the exercises that are shown which makes it great for a beginner or advanced kettlebell user.
The One Hour Long Cycle is an annual event that features both amateur and professional kettlebell lifters exercising in solidarity for a charitable cause. Anyone is allowed to participate as an individual or part of a team. While there are several locations that participants can go to, this event can also be done in the comfort of one’s own home.
The kettlebell suitcase carry almost feels like cheating. You pick it up, hold it, and just walk. Many people probably do this very thing before they begin their workout. You’d think such a simple move would not be very beneficial. However, it certainly is!
The first part of this kettlebell workout consists of 3 kettlebell exercises: The goblet squat, deadlift, and lunge. What makes this interesting is the fact that the kettlebell is held in the upright position the whole time. There are no flips, swings or rotating of any sort. Watching it in motion the emphasis is on movement on the vertical and horizontal planes.
What an accomplishment just to compete in the Kettlebell Sport World Championships! Her backstory with kettlebells chronicles a decade-long appreciation for them since she was 10. An interesting note in the article mentions how she routinely works out with 24kg (53-pound kettlebells), however, the class she is competing in (amateur) requires 16kg (35-pound kettlebells) to be used. For perspective, the average man is suggested to use a 35-pound kettlebell as an introductory weight for short-duration workouts. We have no doubt Ms. Tyjeski could compete in the professional category when the time is right and if she sees fit!
Health and fitness coach Marcus Filly is joined by Senior Kettlebell Coach Eric Leija for a brief but an intense kettlebell workout. Eric is well-known for his kettlebell flow workouts, however, this one might be the most impressive of all.
Retiree Mike de Sosa dreamed of cycling on the highest paved roads in each of the 48 Continental United States. After completing this quest in nearly 40 states, those dreams came crashing down. A driver in a pick-up truck ran into Mr. de Sosa, sparing his life but leaving the cyclist with serious injuries. Back injuries, broken bones, and a titanium rod inserted into his leg left a painful reminder of how close he came to completing his goal.
It took several weeks to compile a list of kettlebell gyms across the U.S., but we did it! This new tool should automatically populate your zip code and return a list of the closest kettlebell gyms and classes in your area. Once you’ve granted permission from the browser of course. You’ll also have the ability to manually input a zip code or city to search outside of your neighborhood.
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