Kettlebell Sport, also known as Girevoy Sport (GS), is a highly challenging power-endurance feat of a cyclical nature. Lifters’ success involves technique, flexibility, strength and power, proper breathing patterns, aerobic capacity, stability and mental focus. As opposed to Olympic or Power Lifting, traditional GS events require an athlete to lift a sub-maximal load, completing as […]
Over the years many clients and friends have asked me how I keep doing… whatever it is I’m doing, particularly in the realm of training for Kettlebell Sport competitions. I think they imagine that I jump out of bed each morning before the alarm, at the crack of dawn, to go out running, then to the gym for a lifting session and then home for a protein-rich meal. All before 7am!
The Kettlebell Snatch is quite deceiving; it looks fairly simple, but as any lifter can attest, progressing to heavier loads for prolonged sets can get tricky. Traditional Kettlebell Sport involves a 10-minute set with one hand change, at the pace dictated by the lifter. Slight adjustments to technique can make a significant difference in endurance and efficiency, allowing the lifter to get better results.
In June of 2016 I had a full left hip replacement at the age of 50. Many people naturally associate joint replacement surgery with advanced age, but it’s not uncommon to hear stories of younger individuals in their 30s also needing the procedure for various reasons.
Your days are busy with work, kids, your spouse or partner, meetings, deadlines, workouts and myriad other urgent issues. You often don’t have time for the kind of rest that leads to rejuvenation, but here are two of my favorite habits to restore energy during your day –