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Girevoy Sport – Move Ahead!

“Go Forward!  Move Ahead!” ~ Devo My wife pulled a fast one on me.  We last worked on level 9 and I had planned on doing it again on Thursday, but Mrs. got antsy as it was already 6:10 p.m., and we wouldn’t be eating dinner until at least 7:30 OR 8:00 at the rate… Continue Reading

Girevoy Sport – 16 Kilo Snatch Test

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~ Tom Bodett How To Take A Test And boy, did I learn something. Namely, my grip strength needs improvement. I picked up a new toy today. … Continue Reading

Girevoy Sport – Fitness Foundation

“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” ~ Thomas Kempis Girevoy Sport is not something you can expect to succeed at without laying a proper foundation of strength and endurance first. Save for a few genetically gifted athletes who have attained MS or CMS in a short while, most of us… Continue Reading

More Girevoy Sport Accessory Work

I strapped on my weightlifting shoes today and did a little doubles work with my 20 kg kettlebells and some free weight work with my trap bar. Double cleans – 16 reps/minute, 4 – 1 minute rounds working on keeping the bells close to the body and snapping them up into position. Double jerk –… Continue Reading

Girevoy Sport: 6:00 Set Critique

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” – Chinese Proverb After posting my video this last Saturday, I received some great feedback regarding my technique from several members of the American Kettlebell Club forum.  Here’s what they said: “…what jumped out at me was the need… Continue Reading

Girevoy Sport – 6:00 Longcycle Practice

Today I decided to try a practice longcycle set for 6:00 in lieu of my regular fitness workout.  I haven’t been working longcycle specifically, but I was curious to see what my form looks like and how a long set would feel.  I watched the following video by Denis Kanygin first, as he demonstrates the… Continue Reading

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