Archive for "Nov 2010"

Strong woman – Kettlebell Long Cycle

New video of Surya who we presented in our recent “Afraid of getting big muscles?”-article. Here she’s warming up doing 2 x 16 kilos long cycle.

Really an inspiration for all women out there! And shurely for some men too :-)

Haven’t you read “Afraid of getting big muscles?” yet, you can find the article here:
www.kettlebellnorway.no/kb/?p=290&lang=en

Why do kettlebells?

Video from Dragondoor presenting many good reasons why we like to train with kettlebells.

Get inspired by the nature

One of the major benefits of kettlebell training is that you can choose your training spot quite freely. Sure it may be convenient to be inside a heated room with access to showers and other conveniences, but a workout can be far more effective and rewarding if you take advantage of the inspiration you can get by working out at an exciting place.

These pictures were taken just a few weeks ago, in the southern part of Norway. It was a quite warm and mild day. The beach is right beside the road and was a spectacular sight as we drove by. We had a kettlebell and a camera in the back of the car, and although today’s training session already was done, we had to turn around, get down to the beach and push the limits a bit more.

Waves were pretty big and rolled in at the beach continuously, it was a mix of silence, power and strength that gave an extra dimension to the experience.

Long Cycle Clean and Jerk with Scott Sonnon

Scott Sonnon is a very respected coach, so check out his video with great instructions on the long cycle clean and jerk.

Jan Morten Rønne – personal trainer

Jan Morten Rønne

Born: 1986
Grew up: Kristiansand
Place of residence: Oslo / Bærum, Norway

Jan Morten was first introduced to kettlebells one and a half years ago by his friend Per Helge Fjørtoft (we’ll catch him later for an interview). Only a few months later after trying his first swings, he was convinced and attended to instructor certification through NGKF.
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Travelling kettlebell – in the boat

How to stay warm in the boat during the cold season? Well, I did not get cold at all, rather very, very warm…
Kettlebell på båttur 2
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Afraid of getting big muscles?

Many women avoid heavy weight training for fear of losing their female forms and end up with a bulky and nonfunctional body. Many stay with running, aerobics, spinning and light strength training, and not everyone are satisfied with the results they get. If you as a woman wants a body shaped like a bodybuilder, it requires very intense, specific, targeted and hard training. Would you prefer to be slender, shapely and strong, you should still not avoid the heavy weights.

Muskelkvinne

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Muscles – a threat to the female forms?
So what do women want? Slimmer and firmer body, curvy lines, often with increased strength and endurance. But softness and flexibility are high on the list too. Can kettlebells be for women then? Isn’t it just big Russian guys who throws around with these kettlebells?
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