Kettlebell Sport Biomechanics: Trajectory of elite kettlebell sport athletes all top level Girevoy (kettlebell) sport athletes perform some type of cross training. A Kettlebells article from Dragon Door Publications: Navigating Girevoy Sport Training by Lorraine Patten, RKC. Kettlebell lifting, in one form or another, has been part of strength training since ancient times. Weights with handles have been used.

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Here is how my training is cycled now. That was my max for a long time.

More about the discrepancy later. If you don’t have these traits GS is an ideal method to develop them. Now, what has made a tremendous difference for me is to once again address only one side at a time. I hit 80 reps in late That would mean going for a long set on the right side followed by a rest and then a long set on the left side. They are our talented female athletes and the secret weapons for the future. Your email is safe with us.

There will always be another weakness but along the way your numbers will go up. I make Saturday my max effort day, as Saturday is usually the day of any given competition. My numbers are pretty average but they represent a ton of work, analysis and consistent training.

How To Program Your Training for Kettlebell Sport / Elite FTS

One thing I’ve found helpful is to only work on one hand at a time. And take away whatever exercise is currently irritating me for whatever reason. You can also incorporate accessory work to improve weaknesses similar to the first program including barbell jump squats, dumbbell cleans, squats, deadlifts and heavy overhead jerks. GS in Earnest – Four to six weeks max! I go back to a density type workout gradually increasing the total reps and decreasing the time.


The ballistic movement of training with kettlebells improves joint mobility and strengthens ligaments and tendons. So there you have it, a basic blueprint for navigating my GS training.

I hadn’t given it another thought until I did and 20 percent of is ! Such hindsight always makes me feel silly. Work patiently until you have overcome that weakness and you’ll find that trainingg no longer exists but there will be another in its place. I would have also added some basic strength routines involving heavy good mornings and heavy overhead lockout military presses.

How To Program Your Training for Kettlebell Sport

I do strength work very sparingly during this time. I am just as excited now, as I was when I did my first snatch.

In that graining, Pavel asks that we only do two things so I gave it a try and it worked nicely. One program is a six-week program that consists of training three days per week with specific movements, and another program is an example of a four-day outline consisting of the main lift movements without any of the accessory work.

An example would be – ten sets trajning seven snatches on the right side with second rests.

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Andy68, a former member of the dragondoor forum, came to my rescue. Kettlebell sport has been popular in Europe since the s and has slowly made its way over to North America in the s.


Volume Phase – I girvoy two months trying to increase my snatching volume. I take Friday off and then go for a true max on Saturday. We are not EliteFitness. There will be no injuries for me these days. He said he found this to be true as he switched girsvoy during his stay in England prior to the German meet.

I’m thrilled that I’m slowly improving and hell, it keeps me off the streets. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to get it off the ground. After I finished swearing, I realized I’ve wanted to organize my thoughts about training and this presented a very good opportunity to do so.

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I start the week out doing a fairly long set and each day go a bit higher. I’ve competed in several competitions in Girevoy sport in girevly biathlon and long cycle. I think I’ve learned a thing or two along the way, which I am more than happy to share.

I gradually increase the workload throughout the month, waving it weekly.