Archive | Kettlebell Mastery

First 60kg Kettlebell Snatch

A while back when Dragondoor released their 60kg kettlebell, I thought, I can probably snatch that. That’s 132 lbs for you metric-neophytes. Since I’ve been snatching the 48kg a lot it seemed quite doable. Just recently, I got one delivered to my door. As typically happens the UPS guy was angry. Anyway, just the other […]

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Kettlebell High Pull Set

Just wanted to share another recent PR in training as I work my way forward on the beast snatch test. As mentioned in a previous article and video, one of the support exercises I use is the high pull. I’ll do whole workouts where I shoot for more volume, or more in a certain time […]

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Kettlebell Bolt Competition Results

This past Saturday I participated in my first kettlebell competition. It was a Bolt competition put on by the IKLF (International Kettlebell Lifting Federation). In case you’re not aware, the Bolt rules make competing in kettlebells more “user friendly” than the original kettlebell sport. They do this through three ways: By having more events (Double […]

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The 50% Workout

As you know if you’ve been paying attention I’m working on my goal of 100 snatches with the 48kg or 106 lb. kettlebell in 10 minutes. When I first imagined undertaking this goal I thought it would be a little bit easier than it has turned out. This isn’t the first time I underestimated a […]

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Double Kettlebell Snatch x 100

Whew! This one was tough… 100 double snatches with the 24kg kettlebells. Although the same amount of “work” as the 150 reps with double 16 kg’s, this was harder. It is also the same amount of “work” as my goal of of 100 reps in the single snatch with the 48kg kettlebell. Work, in this […]

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Ringing The Praises of The Kettle Bell

The following is an article by Sig Klein, that was originally published in Klein’s Bell. Last month I wrote of how I use he kettlebell…of how much I enjoy working with this, to most modern weight lifters, unfamiliar piece of apparatus. In Germany many clubs have a Rundgewicbsriege – a “round weight” or kettle-bell section. This […]

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More Progress on the Beast Snatch

In a recent workout I went for a PR towards my goal of 100 reps with the 48kg kettlebell. My goal here was 80 and although it was a struggle I hit it. (My previous record was 70.) A key in doing the kettlebell snatch or any endurance set is the right kind of pacing. […]

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Double Kettlebell Snatch

I haven’t shared too much of my training lately because it’s pretty boring from the outside. By that I mean it’s quite repetitive. I’m doing very similar things from day to day, but always progressing from one workout to the next. My priority in training is reaching my Beast Snatch goal. Right along with that […]

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One Hand Sledgehammer Swing

Most people heard of or even have done sledgehammer swings against the tire, but not many are familiar with the one handed version. Why do it one handed, you ask? When you’re trying to reach a goal the best solution is to specifically work towards that goal. Be that as it may, the body doesn’t […]

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