Kettlebell Kings is excited to work with one of our favorite Instagram kettlebell users @kellsbells88 on a new kettlebell challange! Kelly Manzone is a trainer and has been responsible for some of our most liked and commented reposts on our Kettlebell Kings Instagram account, so when she contacted us about working with her we were really excited to help. Kelly is collaborating on an internet wide kettlebell challenge which you can be a part of and have a chance to win a Kettlebell Kings competition kettlebell! Kelly describes herself as a 'kettlebell hybrid' because like a lot of folks she learned a certain type of kettlebell training and that over the years as her kettlebell use has grown, she continues exploring new ways to train like kettlebell complexes and kettlebell sport.
By Kelly Manzone:
Kettlebells have long been my favorite fitness tool for their versatility. I openly admit that I am a Kettlebell Hybrid. A fusion of hardstyle meets kettlebell flows/complexes meets the grind of training for a 10 minute Kettlebell Sport set in double long-cycle. When a kettlebell is in my hand; I completely tune out all background noise and tune in to training.
My extensive collection of kettlebells that I have acquired throughout the years has completely taken over my home and car, I often get asked which style and brand of bells I prefer to use. My preference has typically been competition kettlbells for their composition and handle. My super supportive husband, Giancarlo, surprised me with 2 full sets of Kettlebell Kings (which I had my eyes on for some time) ranging from 12-20 kg as I began my journey into kettlebell sport this past year. This girl is loving her Kings! One of the best parts of the journey has been the Kettlebell Sport community, it is just downright awesome.
The idea of hosting a kettlebell fitness challenge on social media had been brewing in the back of my mind for a while and I finally decided this past month, that it was “go time”. I like the concept of collaboration; so I reached out to my friend John Parker out in California. We have similarities and differences in our lifting styles that I thought would make for a creative collaboration and between our followers, we could get a lot of people involved!
As a trainer, I have always been drawn to unconventional training methods. The kettlebell is a perfectly diverse tool for encouraging movement in all ranges of motion while building strength, mobility, stability and flexibility. The purpose of this challenge is to encourage movement and collaboration; and learn new skills from one another in the form of the Kettlebell Complex (see example below). Training does not always have to be about a strict structure of exercises, reps and sets, though sometimes it is necessary. In the case of a Kettlebell Complex you can be creative and string together different kettlebell movements one after another to create a workout that is both challenging and new.
Read About The Challenge, Prizes and How To Participate Below!