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Kettlebell lifting in Russia

kettlebell lifting in RussiaKettlebell lifting (Girevoy sport) in Russia stand out weightlifters in the early 80’s. Then competition took place in a triathlon – jerk, snatch, and press kettlebells. At that time was no limitation in time. Many athletes lifted kettlebells for more than an hour. In 1985 was the first championship of the USSR. Then in the early 90’s introduced the restriction on time – 10 minutes, and removed the press exercise from program of competitions.
Since 1998, Russia began to pursue the championship of a long cycle. Since 2007, have adopted a single championship of Russia: the classic biathlon and a long cycle.
Currently in Russia there are 3 age groups (boys under 16, young men under 18 and juniors under 22 years). At the championship and Cup of Russia can to participate guys of all ages.
Boys under 16 years competing with kettlebells 16 and 24 kilograms, all other – with kettlebells 32 kg. Girls under 16 and under 18 years old compete with kettlebells 12 and 16 kg, other – with 24 kg.
There are veterans’ age group – over 40 years. They compete with kettlebells 16 and 24 kg.
The main Russian organization of kettlebell lifting – Russian Federation of Kettlebell Lifting (Всероссийская федерация гиревого спорта). It’s president is Igor Solodov.

More information about Russian Kettlebell you can see on site www.girevik-online.ru

Kettlebell lifting in different coutries

I want to write any posts about kettlebell lifting in different countries. Its will be articles about coaches, athletes, organizations. I think I will start these posts with my mother-land – with Russia. I will write post about Russian kettlebell lifting end of week.
If you want to tell about kettlebell lidting in your country, you can to write me over my contact form.
I hope it will be very interesting for all amateurs of kellebell lifting.

Hello all kettlebell lifters

Welcome you at my new website about kettlebell lifting. Congratulations!

You have taken first step in this journey I will take you on to teach you about about kettlebell lifting, what we like to call girevoy sport! I will introduce you to the coaching techniques that have helped me, give you an inside look into competitions and what is involved and show you my world and the interesting and well-known in people I have encountered in my years of kettlebell lifting.

Please join me as I start my work as an online coach. Through this site you will be my students and will benefit from my years of experience and success in this challenging and rewarding sport. Through video lessons I will help you achieve all of your goals! I will add new and challenging videos for you to learn from and study.

If there is anything on the site that you feel will help you reach your fitness goals, let me know and I will certainly try to include it.

Please contact me at the links above to receive a personalized program for kettlebells training that will focus on an individual approach to your fitness according to your abilities. We will then create your training plan together and through our regular correspondence, you will be well on your way to success in Girevoy sport!


Best regards,
Valentin Egorov