Make It Happen Kettlebell Sport (GS) Team Training
Here is your chance to be a part of the LARGEST and STRONGEST kettlebell sport team in Canada! The best part is that ANYONE can do it!!
Team Make It Happen includes students from age 15-60 years old, several members having never participated in any form of sport before becoming a part of this team. This is a brilliant way of keeping you motivated to stay focused with your fitness and nutrition goals as they will contribute to your successful performance in the sport.
Kettlebell sport is different than any other weightlifting event. Powerlifting and weightlifting, for example, focus specifically on power and brute strength where athletes focus solely on how much weight they lift for a one rep maximum at a time. Kettlebell sport (also know as Girevoy Sport) requires athletes to not only be strong (lifting weights from 12kg to 32kg/arm) but also have endurance, great cardio, power, joint stability (especially in the shoulders), and speed. When lifters are on the platform they perform one of three moves (clean and jerk, jerk, or snatch) for 10 minutes. Women lift one bell and switch arms after 5 minutes and men lift 2 bells for ten minutes straight. Strength is a greater component for men (lifting 2 bells versus one) and speed is greater for women (requiring 12-13reps/minute in long cycle and 19reps/minute in jerk only and similar with the snatch), however, both elements are required for each.
Even though this is a sport and there is a competitive aspect to it, our team at Make It Happen prefers to focus on achieving ranks, rather than ‘beating’ other lifters. Ranks are achieved by deciding on an event you would like to focus on (Long Cycle, Biathalon, Jerk Only, Snatch Only) and following a ranking system that has been developed to determine a specific number of reps required for your body weight and for the bell you are presently safe to work on lifting with. This sport keeps you focused on personal making it more enjoyable as you see self improvement from one competition to the next as you climb up higher on the ranking system.
You do not have to be a Make It Happen member to be part of our team!
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