The CrossFit Level I Kettlebell Certification last weekend was a huge
success. Attendees came from all over the Northeast, from as far away
New York to as close as Gaithersburg, Maryland - and they all had one
thing in common - a burning desire to learn more about kettlebells.
With a sold-out crowd in attendance we spent two days going over the
basic kettlebell lifts (deadlift, squat, swing, clean, military press,
push press, snatch, jerk, etc.). We covered basic progressions,
variations, common technique faults and how to fix them. No stone was
left unturned and no question was left unanswered. Everyone left the
certification sore, tired, and ready to take their newfound knowledge
back to their clients.
Most, if not all, came to the certification with some experience with
kettlebells - but none were prepared for the depth of information that
was presented. Jeff consistently amazed everyone with his
demonstrations, technique breakdown and entertaining "Jeff-isms" ("If
you're going to be stupid you better be tough!"; "No good will come of
that!"; "That was some high-quality pain!"; etc.). Mike (Krivka)
provided hands-on tips on correcting technique issues, testing
structural integrity and some creative workout cycles to keep everyone
moving and motivated.
NOTE: If you missed this certification and are interested in
attending one we will be announcing another date for a Level I KB
Certification in the coming weeks.