competition preparation · kettlebell nostalgia

To get better, one must always learn, young lifter.

I am always trying to be a better lifter. That is the beauty about lifting- or any sport. You may be able to achieve the number one position in your sport, but does that mean that you CAN’T get better? I think we can ALWAYS get better. And not just in a sport, but life… Continue reading To get better, one must always learn, young lifter.

competition preparation · friendly competition · Uncategorized · workout buddies · workouts

A different point of view….

It has been many weeks, 6, 8? or so that I have not been training- for a competition. It has been refreshing, and definitely necessary for my psyche. I am struggling, because training for something is so important to me, keeps me motivated, and getting stronger, but taking some time away from HAVING to do… Continue reading A different point of view….

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Compete and educate.

It has been almost 3 full days since the NKSO and a kettlebell instructional seminar with Denis Vasilev. Let me tell you, what a great weekend it was. Got in Friday, weighed in, ate a salad, went to bed. Slept like poop, went to the venue site, talked, judges meeting (yes, Lynn and I judged),… Continue reading Compete and educate.

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What’s good for the goose is good for….

…the goose. And that’s about it. After training, watching, and learning about kettlebells, and hoping to train, and watch and learn some more there is one SOLID truth that I have discovered about kettlebell lifting. What is good for me, and what works for me, may not, and may not have to work for you.… Continue reading What’s good for the goose is good for….

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IUKL/AKA World Cup @ the Arnold Sports Festival.

A review, an experience, a chance to learn, a chance to lift, a chance to HAVE FUN! Any competitive lifter knows that getting ready for an event takes a lot of time, dedication, and preparation (as well as money, planning, and researching- and other things). And going to the Arnold in Columbus, Ohio was no… Continue reading IUKL/AKA World Cup @ the Arnold Sports Festival.

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Swing a little this, Swing a little that.

I don’t think we swing enough. I don’t think you have to swing a lot, but it is vital in your kettlebell sport progression. I want to share a portion of a  little workout I put together for Lynn. Simple, effective, sweaty, swinging! Make sure you are warmed up. Make sure you have chalk and… Continue reading Swing a little this, Swing a little that.

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What are you training for? Are you training at all?

Exercise is super important, especially if you want to be healthy. It isn’t the only way to be healthy, but it plays a large part. I think exercise is different from training, and training for performance versus aesthetics is vastly different. You can definitely benefit both ways, but your priority will lead to different outcomes.… Continue reading What are you training for? Are you training at all?

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A rep is a rep is a rep right?

Wrong. WRONG. Super WRONG. If a lovely person is interested in lifting bells they don’t come to you asking to be taught incorrectly. In a traditional gym environment a trainer does not tell his client “Yeah, I want to see you take this exercise and perform it incorrectly while lifting as much as you can.”… Continue reading A rep is a rep is a rep right?

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the perfect set with intention.

Saturday, November 1st after the competition was over and we could enjoy eating normal food, and not worrying about calories or alcohol I actually got to meet- not just see John Wild Buckley. Yes that is his real name, and yes, his mom gave it to him as an infant- because it was her family… Continue reading the perfect set with intention.

friendly competition · kettlebell nostalgia · life · workout buddies

wow. thank you. i appreciate you (i really do).

My blog has had WAYYYYY more traffic than usual the past few days. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to visit this little place on the interwebs. I have a few things to write about, even a product review or 2 to post- hopefully I will find the time to… Continue reading wow. thank you. i appreciate you (i really do).