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Teams USA Competes At IUKL World Championships!

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Jan 11, 2018 2:06:26 PM

Team USA recently competeted at the IUKL World Championships in South Korea and had a lot of great success! We are proud to sponsor Team USA and be a part of the worldwide growing sport of Kettlebell Sport. Team USA is represented by a lot of great athletes and people and is put together by The American Kettlebell Alliance. Each year members of Team USA are determined at the USA National Championships. Below is a recap of some of the athletes and their success! You can contact the American Kettlebell Alliance or info@kettlebellkings.com for more information on how to become involved in Team USA Kettlebell Lifting.

If you would like to learn more about Kettlebell Sport, we have published extensively on this topic and you can read more about getting started here and progress through the training.

Team USA Results from IUKL World Championship 2017 at Seoul, South Korea

by: The American Kettlebell Alliance

Veterans Rank 2nd and Adults Rank 8th in the World Overall Team USA Wins 26 Medals

Team USA Veterans took one of the top places (2nd place) at the International Union of Kettlebell Lifters (IUKL) World Kettlebell Championships 2017 held November 15-18 at Olympic Park in Seoul Korea. Overall, Team USA members, Lynn Bonnemere, Laura Brown, Camargo, Jennifer Casey, Irvin Charleston, Dana Curcio, Sarah Fornero, Kimberly Fox, Tim Fullmer, Vyacheslav Gurevich, William Hass, Barbara Hutchinson, Andrey Kleyner, Marlena Klimkiewicz, Nick Kotwica, Svitlana Krechyk, Richard Morton, Valerie Pawlowski, Douglas Seamans, Mike Sherman, David Steele, Jon Vitolo, Dale Wall, Jamie Wolcott, Joann Worden, Tina Yerkes, placed 8th of the 33 countries competing.

Along with the “classic” competition lifts, this year’s World Competition also featured the “trial” woman’s two arm long cycle. Countries represented in the Women’s Two-Arm Long Cycle competition were from Canada, England, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, and USA. Our own Kimberly Fox won first place lifting two 24kg’s with 64 reps and Sarah Fornero took 3rd doing 89 reps lifting 16’s. Overall There were 453 competitors from around the world registered for the event that was held in the historic handball arena.

Read the breakdown of medalists below and more information below!

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Topics: Team USA

Learn Proper Breathing Techniques For Kettlebell Sport From a World Champion Part 2

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Oct 25, 2017 2:53:33 PM

We are glad to have Kimberly Fox back to talk about Proper Breathing Technique Part 2! In case you missed it, here is Part 1. 

Kimberly Fox is a World Champion kettlebell lifter and member of Team USA. She will be representing Team USA at the IUKL World Championships in Seoul, South Korea this year which are the world championships for Kettlebell Sport in which the best lifters from all of the world compete.  We asked Kimberly if she would share some of her best advice and tips for Kettlebell Sport training with us leading up to the World Championships and she was very happy to help.

This is an exciting year for women in Kettlebell Sport because this is the first year women will be competing in Two Arm Long Cycle.  Kim competes with TWO 24 kilogram competition kettlebells and will be going for personal and world records in reps in South Korea. The top kettlebell athletes in the world will be competing in Seoul to represent their countries and Kim has some awesome goals we wanted to learn about.   

WATCH KIM EXPLAIN PROPER BREATHING TECHNIQUES BELOW AS WELL AS THE REMAINDER OF OUR INTERVIEW AND HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT KIM REPRESENT TEAM USA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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Topics: kettlebell sport, Kettlebell Technique, Team USA, Kimberly Fox

Learn Proper Breathing Techniques For Kettlebell Sport From a World Champion

Posted by Kettlebell Kings on Sep 12, 2017 5:40:15 PM

Kimberly Fox is a World Champion kettlebell lifter and member of Team USA. She will be representing Team USA at the IUKL World Championships in Seoul, South Korea this year which are the world championships for Kettlebell Sport in which the best lifters from all of the world compete.  We asked Kimberly if she would share some of her best advice and tips for Kettlebell Sport training with us leading up to the World Championships and she was very happy to help.

This is an exciting year for women in Kettlebell Sport because this is the first year women will be competing in Two Arm Long Cycle.  Kim competes with TWO 24 kilogram competition kettlebells and will be going for personal and world records in reps in South Korea. The top kettlebell athletes in the world will be competing in Seoul to represent their countries and Kim has some awesome goals we wanted to learn about. 

Additionally, we were able to ask her a handful of questions to try and learn more about how she started competing in Kettlebell Sport as well as her goals for herself.  You can watch the full video below in which she goes over proper breathing technique and answers our questions about her kettlebell background. 

Q. How long have you been training with Kettlebells?

A. I started training kettlebell 5 years ago.

Q. How were you introduced to kettlebells?

Q. I was mostly doing some hybrid hard style technique I had learned from YouTube videos. A friend, Matt Sanders, saw that I was really interested in kettlebells and told me about GS. I was instantly hooked. When I first started training, I used other people's goals to set my own. But you can never truly grow and develop unless you are true to your own goals.

Q. What are your goals for your kettlebell training?

A. My current goals are to push myself to where I could not think I could go. Kettlebell sport is the opportunity to push myself to a new level at each training session. At some point that level will be 70 Long Cycle reps with 24kg bells and then to win at the IUKL worlds in Korea. 

  

WATCH KIM EXPLAIN PROPER BREATHING TECHNIQUES BELOW AS WELL AS THE REMAINDER OF OUR INTERVIEW AND HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT KIM REPRESENT TEAM USA AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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Topics: kettlebell sport, Kettlebell Technique, Team USA, Kimberly Fox