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How to prepare for a Kettlebell competition

Updated on October 27, 2010

Ever since kettlebells were introduced to the western world by Russians, every fitness enthusiasts especially weightlifters started using these nifty cannonballs for their training. Different brands and producers came up with kettlebells of shapes and sizes to capture more people who are interested in kettlebells. Presently, we learn that there's kettlebell competition worldwide as lovers of this sport have seriously mastered the routines.

Kettlebell users have gained many advantages from this equipment such as fat loss, strength building and even cardiovascular endurance. Today, you are considering joining a kettlebell competition that would put your skills to a test.

However, joining a kettlebell competition involves long range planning. It takes months or even a year of planning and building one’s physique to be able to excel in such challenge. Remember,competitors have prepared a lot too. Also, they could have undergone formal training from any RKC instructors.

Kettlebell competition
Kettlebell competition

In the United States, a popular kettlebell competition is the Kettlebell Sport. The Kettlebell Sport is a kettlebell competition that focus on jerking two kettlebells for maximum repetitions. As soon as you have done that ,you need to snatch one kettlebell with each arm for maximum repetitions. Indeed, the goal is very physically demanding since stamina and power must be developed.

The following tips can help you prepare for a kettlebell competition:

Condition your mind. Winning begins in the mind so you need to learn more about competition rules, guidelines and techniques. It would be even better if you can watch videos of kettlebell competition to understand more. Better yet,interview past participants or winners if you can. Start charting your goals and see yourself doing the right moves.

Practice hard and consistently.
Practice daily and use your goals to motivate you. The competition would require more than just your basic routines so make sure to level up your training cycle so you can achieve your maximum potential.

Have a good diet. The strenuous routine would deplete your energy so make sure you have the right diet and load up on supplements so that you will be physically ready for the event.

Truly, kettlebell competition is challenging and should be done with pleasure too.


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