I had a great time this weekend at the International Powerlifting Associations Strength Spectacular. This is a yearly event that consists of Powerlifting and Strongman competitions spread out across both days.
I was asked by Ellen Chaillet to attend this years event to introduce this community of athletes to Russian Kettlebells and assist them in raising money for Kettlebells For Warriors and the Wounded Warrior Project.
I had my own tent (pretty cool if you ask me!) where I spent both days showing people how Russian Kettlebell training will not only augment their existing training protocols but help them become better at their sport. I also put some athletes through some micro-workouts and introduced them to some new Kettlebell and Bodyweight skills.
I alson did a lot of technique demonstrations (lots of requests for the Turkish Getup), some tweaking of Kettlebell technique, answered a lot of questions about Kettlebell training frequency and loads, as well as showing off by juggling the 44 kg Kettlebell. I know for a fact that I left some serious divots in the grass at York Barbell from dropping the 44 kg Kettlebell!
Thanks again to Mark and Ellen Chaillet for inviting me to participate in this great event and I look forward to returning next year!
I also want to thank the folks at York Barbell once again for being so supportive of the Kettlebells For Warriors and the Wounded Warrior Project.