ARNOLD EXPO 2017 – FACE OFF ON THE MAIN STAGE

So every year I travel to the Arnold expo in Columbus, Ohio to compete in kettlebell sport. This year of course was no different. This was my 4th Arnold Expo and it was spectacular! Lifting next to world champions, meeting the strongest man in the world, being on stage in front of thousands of people, […]

Believe!

Doug here with some words on believing in yourself and how I have been overcoming my lack of confidence in my speed. I started kettlebell sport a little over four years ago, not that long compared to some of my friends who have been in the sport for 10 to 15 years. And I have […]

Follow your dreams…

“Sports are an art form” – Melissa Swanson The funny thing is I wanted to be an artist growing up, but I thought all you could do was be a painter or sculpture, my high school art teacher always encouraged me and my art but she never told me about graphic design or architectural design, […]

Workout for 10-19-2016

Warm up: 50 JJ, 50 mountain climbers, 25 squats “Samara” 40/20 X 5 X 5 Row Wallball Lateral Box Jumps V-Crunches Bear crawl Finish: 5:00 snatch set! Unlimited hand switches, any weight. Score is weight times reps.  Extra credit: 2:00 hand stand push ups 

Kettlebell Sport and Kids!

We are writing this little post for two reasons; one is to promote our kettlebell sport program (GS or Girevoy Sport as it is known in Russia and most of the world) and the second reason we are writing this is because we want to invite your kids to train with us! Our kettlebell sport program is open […]

Are you a Negative Nancy? Lets spread kettlebell sport positively!

I am writing this because I have been bothered by some of the comments floating around regarding a couple of videos on Instagram from Sara Sigmundsdottir and then several others followed her workout and posted videos of it including athlete Becca Day. The workout was  a double kettlebell complex of snatches, cleans, swings, double press and […]

How Mean Can a Coach Be?

I recently shared an article on facebook written by Matt Foreman on Catalyst Athletics titled “Harsh Comments From Coaches…And Why They’re Awesome.” Here is a little snippet from the article with some great comments coaches may have made or thought about saying to their athletes: “Coach to athlete: “You know, this morning I saw a […]

Kettlebell Warm Up and Mobility

Here is my full warm up and mobility program I do before every kettlebell workout. Try this out and see how mush better you feel with your squats and you overhead position in your workouts!  

Dedication to Improvement

I have only been competing in kettlebell sport for three years, compared to some of the pros and veterans in the sport I am a newcomer still. In the three years I have dedicated to this sport, to competing, and to my improvement in technique, I have met hundreds of lifters from the USA and […]

My Journey to the 2015 IUKL World Championship in Dublin, Ireland

Now that I have returned to the USA and have begun to settle back into business and regular life it has come time to write up my journey to the kettlebell lifting world championship in Dublin, Ireland. This journey has been almost a year in the making and it has not been an easy one […]