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What Is A Kettlebell Marathon

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Maria Garcia
• Sunday, 13 December, 2020
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There are 4 single kettle bell lifts to choose from within full and half-marathons events, these are: • Jerk • Long Cycle • Snatch • Half Snatch To lift as an elite athlete you need to achieve a minimum of CMS rank level.

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Please check the IMF Ranking tables to establish your CMS requirements. This was developed by Kim Henning and is run by the IMF annually.

There are 3 rounds each year and you can compete in any of the 4 lifts, all of them if you are feeling brave enough. These are sometimes carried out at dedicated UGC events or if these aren’t available in your area, a video submission to your countries representative is acceptable.

The IMF hold European and World Championships annually as well as National competitions which are organized and hosted by that particular countries representative. It can be used for general fitness purposes, or more specifically to get started with Kettlebellmarathon training.

You also get the classical GS manual Kettle bell Sport and Athlete Preparation” for FREE with this e-book! To make the most of this program, it is essential you know how to perform the foundation kettle bell and barbell exercises.

The 12-week plan tracker makes is easy to follow the program and see the results. The exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles groups you need to handle heavier clubs, improve your cardiovascular fitness, and build your skills to learn more complex moves.

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A PDF download of each circuit is available for quick reference, so that you won’t need to watch the videos after you have learned the exercises. Athletes who are successful at GS sport have perfected their technique to maximize the effectiveness of each lift and to use the least amount of energy possible.

Preserving energy with each repetition allows athletes to lift heavier weights at faster paces. Each point is earned but completing a specific exercise correctly and achieving “lockout”.

Lockout is the term used for when the athlete stops the momentum of the kettle bell in the overhead position for a brief moment in time. If the judge deems that the exercise was not completed properly or the athlete did not fully stop the momentum of the bell in the lockout position, or the knees or elbows were not fully extended, the judge will issue a no-count.

Points are not awarded or deducted for style or individual lifter differences, only for proper execution of the exercise and achievement of lockout. While these may vary depending on the federation, gender, and level of competition the lifts are as follows: snatch, half-snatch, double half-snatch, one and two arm long cycles, and biathlon (One set of single or double jerks and a second set of snatch).

Some events will also include triathlon, long cycle, jerks and snatch scores all combined for one award. All competition style kettle bells are the same size but vary in weight based on how hollow or filled the inside with the bell is.

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In traditional GS Sport (10 minute sets) lifters may only change hands once while longer marathon sets typically allow lifters to change hands as many times as they want. Until 2010, it was considered more of a personal challenge than a competitive sport. Today the popularity of kettle bell marathons is increasing around the world, and the IMF is leading the way in standardizing rules and promoting competitions.

These programs do not crush the volume, so they can be performed alongside a regular running routine. I only follow the A+A principle, and enjoy the benefits of long-time cumulative effect.

Maintaining strength had been critical to my previous performance and relatively easy recovery, not just after the race but throughout the preparation. Distance running requires good movement and endurance.

How could a strength program lead to half- marathon success after only 5 training runs? Almost all of my “running” is at MAF pace, but I do throw in strides about once a week.

This summer, my strength work is a basic push/pull hinge squat. On Monday I usually do pull-ups/push-ups, box step-ups, reverse lunges and a few heavy, powerful swings.

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I also try to throw in some TGU's, either for warp-ups or as a finishing exercise, at some point through the week. I am running 50 miles this weekend, and depending on how that goes, I may sign up for a 24-hour race in November.

You will not make huge strength, or endurance gains, but ya won't get out of shape, either. Almost all of my “running” is at MAF pace, but I do throw in strides about once a week.

This summer, my strength work is a basic push/pull hinge squat. On Monday I usually do pull-ups/push-ups, box step-ups, reverse lunges and a few heavy, powerful swings.

I also try to throw in some TGU's, either for warp-ups or as a finishing exercise, at some point through the week. I am running 50 miles this weekend, and depending on how that goes, I may sign up for a 24-hour race in November.

You will not make huge strength, or endurance gains, but ya won't get out of shape, either. On the other side I like to follow a strength routine for the many benefits that I experimented in many years of SAS.

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I could go on with SAS for all my lifetime, but I was interested to hear other experiences and all these answers are opening my eyes. I am very intrigued from A+A Snatch, it seems a way to develop great strength and also seems to be flexible and a good combination with running.

I believe this is Al Amapá's brainchild, and his website is: Once again, tons of good info. A + A is something I plan on pursuing at some point. I was in the best shape of my life when I did the Top and ran on variety days.

I was in the best shape of my life when I did the Top and ran on variety days. Hello, +1 @vegpedlr I used Top to prep for an OCR and it worked super well.

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