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Strongman/woman comp 20/4/13

Last weekend was the third time the BKC members squared off against one another in a 5 event strength contest. The previous winners Liam Smith and Sam Murray were not in attendance, leaving the door wide open for last years runner up's Trineta Watson Tripp and Conway...

Snatch test results – April 2013

This is the mixed current leader board as it stands to date, for the 5 min snatch test. Members - If you don't see your name here, let me know, you may have gotten lost in the switch over 🙂   24KG CATEGORY Conway Leamen- 111 reps Huw Davey- 100 reps Chris Coles...

Nick Ellaby wins fat loss contest and ÂŁ660!

Huge congratulations are in order to Nick Ellaby who wins the club's new year fat loss contest by dropping 20 pounds of fat , and goes from 21.7% down too 8.5% over the 6 weeks, a truly amazing result. For his true dedication he wins ÂŁ660 and is now the proud owner of...

Kettlebell training makes you flexible?

You may have heard this before, but do you know how this happens? Lets think about the word flexible. What does that mean? To be able to flex and extend your limbs through a full range of movement. For example, an inflexible person might struggle to fully flex at the...

Snatch test results – Jan/Feb 2013

And the results are in! This is everyone who took part this time round, to see older scores look under Fitness testing on the blog categories. In order of awesomeness! Ladies  Sam Murray - 85 reps with a 20kg Trineta Watson Tripp - 128 reps with a 16kg Agneta - 125...

Snatch test results 26/11/12

Some very very awesome results last week, lots of club members moving up in weight and achieving better scores. Its been a while since the last test, and I think its safe to say the ten minute test has definitely been put to bed since no one wanted to take part!! Well...

Snatch test results 30th July 2012

Here at the Bristol kettlebell club we like to know that we are getting fitter and stronger month after month otherwise what is the point in training at all? Therefore we test our conditioning with a ballistic kettlebell exercise called the snatch. Its a high...

Snatch test results – June 2012

Last week our members had their third attempt at the infamous secret service snatch test. The test is to snatch a kettlebell as many as times as possible inside ten minutes. 27 took part and pushed their strength and conditioning to heights they never thought...

Kettlebell snatch technique

If you are not snatching you are not kettlebell training, the kettlebell snatch is the end game of the ballistic kettlebell exercises, it will build killer conditioning, strengthen every muscle from toes to finger tips and burn up to 20+ calories per minute. The...

Snatch test Leader board 19/3/12

So 8 weeks on from the last fitness test and some very impressive numbers being put up. Lots of members moving up in weight which is great to see, Graham Duncan is the first to have a go with a 20kg moving up from the 16kg and lots of the ladies now snatching the 14kg...

A guide to buying kettlebells

If you have been looking into buying a kettlebell lately you may have noticed that there are two different types. Competition kettlebells and cast iron kettlebells. Competition kettlebells (or pro grade as they are often called) are what the athletes in Girevoy sport...

Snatch test Leader board – January 2012

So here it is, the official leader board in the SSST.   Here is the latest effort from Huw Davey who managed 141 reps with a 24kg. Great effort considering Huw has been away from training for a while since having the new born and is only just getting back into...

Snatch test results – 24/01/12

Another snatch test session today, and Trineta Watson Tripp's score of 235 has been blown out of the water big time!! Sorry Trin 🙂   Here are the video's     Mike Leigh - 221 using 12kg bell Glynis Moss - 257 using 8kg bell Grahame Duncan - 243 using...

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