Kettlebell Swing: Hardstyle vs Girevoy

Q: Can you please clarify the different benefits that accrue from the hardstyle and soft style swings. Which would be better as an exercise?  A: Prefer to watch this answer as a video? Go HERE Hardstyle Swing Hardstyle swing has a movement pattern almost identical to the deadlift, with a slight emphasis on the glutesContinue reading “Kettlebell Swing: Hardstyle vs Girevoy”

Q: What Pace Makes Sense for a 10 min set of Girevoy Jerk?

Q: What Pace Makes Sense for a 10 min set of Girevoy Jerk? (A question by Andi Baumann) A. Hi Andi, Great question! How many reps of Jerk one should aim for in a minute during a 10 min Girevoy Competition set? You should be in the approximate range of 90-180 reps total. Under 90Continue reading “Q: What Pace Makes Sense for a 10 min set of Girevoy Jerk?”

Girevoy Nationals 2020: reflections

This is the face of intense struggle and realization from the Girevoy competition this past weekend. It was fantastic and there’s a huge lesson here! I didn’t train for this event. I had a VERY nice relaxing winter 🙂 and I don’t regret it for a second. But I suspected that I would struggle andContinue reading “Girevoy Nationals 2020: reflections”