Perhaps the only thing more unique than the kettlebell itself is how it is used in kettlebell sport competitions. There are three traditional events in kettlebell sport: Snatch, Jerk, and Longcycle (Clean & Jerk). This is a weightlifting sport, but instead of lifting a maximal weight for one successful repetition, kettlebell lifters attempt to lift as many reps as possible in their 10-minute set(s) without setting the bell(s) down (setting down ends the set). The unique design of the kettlebell allows for a swinging element, utilizing momentum and counterbalance to produce a cyclical work-to-rest dynamic. This allows the athlete to train and compete at or just below their Maximum Aerobic Threshold (MAP), making kettlebell sport a unique option for intense cardiovascular training. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of kettlebell use, and how to appropriately format your workouts to build your MAP.
Cost: $10 (FREE for PSVI Athletes and Coaches)
Kettlebell Fundamentals Facilitator - Solomon Macy