Kettlebell Sport

Kettlebell Sport -

Tis’ the season of giving. Need last minute gifts for your kettlebell loving friends? Here is the Ultimate Gift Guide for this holiday season. You might even find something to add to your own wish list.  The Movie Star: Maybe they love to look at themselves. Or maybe they like to keep a close eye on their technique. Either way, you always find them propping their phone up on strange items in the corner of the gym or asking you incessantly to video them. Get them a smart phone mount and consider it a gift for yourself as well. The Fashionista: They like...

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Gym Chalk, Kettlebell Sport -

Most of the top kettlebell sport lifters are very chalk happy - and for good reason. We explain why here. Once you reach professional level weights, chalk becomes a greater necessity. The stress on your hands and grip is amplified and a quality chalk job is a lifter’s best friend.   What makes for a good chalk job?  Preferences vary according to: type of lift (i.e. long cycle or snatch), amount of weight, and lifting conditions (i.e. humidity). We have found that most advanced lifters (especially snatchers) prefer a smooth, thick, even layer of chalk on their kettlebell.  Like so......

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Gym Chalk, Kettlebell Sport -

You open up the box to your shiny, new kettlebell and ask yourself, “why would I want to cover this nice, smooth handle with a bunch of chalk?” Answer: It’s all about friction, baby. In Kettlebell Sport, efficiency is the name of the game. If the kettlebell handle is slippery, you have to squeeze it tighter to hold on, fatiguing your muscles faster. Once your grip goes, the kettlebell slips out of your hand, prematurely ending your set. Here is the gripping truth: A slick kettlebell will actually cause blisters!!! Long sets make you sweat, and sweat makes your hands wet. Moisture...

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