Do not walk with kalasnikov. Uniform power load dulls. Study fight, boxing…”
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Do not walk with kalasnikov. Uniform power load dulls. Study fight, boxing…”
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Well organised facility, first time with electronic scoring and displays
Intense concentration , with plenty of background noise!
Edward Perrett , on his way to CMS
Don Grant , Bendigo Team coach , masters athlete and new L2 IKSFA GS coach
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Monday, 19 November 2012
Monday, 21 May 2012
GSAA is in a consolidation and building phase. Together with other nations , our members are spreading information and enthusing athletes from all disciplines to become actively involved with this sport. There are dozens of well informed coaches in this country , armed with the latest training methods , and it is their responsibility to disseminate this information as well as fly the flag by participating in the competition arena. This can include locally and regionally in gym/club challenges and competitions - as well as larger, more formal competitions. In our planned national competition there is ample scope for contributions - e.g. team coaches and captains , judges , platform referees as well as active platform competition.
To develop and evolve it remains crucial to promote the sport at local level in the form of local clubs and teams. This provides focus , knowledge and camaraderie as well as a friendly environment to encourage competition. Without competition, standards remain shallow and potential never fully realised.
A collective approach with the broad goal of gaining official sports acceptance remains a critical thrust in the broad goals established by this Association. At this stage the sport is still regarded as "niche", however there is no doubt GS has tremendous potential for participants at all levels of strength and conditioning. We are a nation of fun runners and "have a go" triathletes - indeed no shortage of people prepared to get off their backsides and commit to regular progressive training - and there is absolutely no doubt kettlebell sport provides superior physical parameters without the impact and strain injuries that beset the above activities. And as we know , the kettlebell sport can be trained with minimal equipment and expense - with maximal time efficiency. Thus we have massive unrealised potential for participation . The larger the athlete base , the higher percentage of top level sportsmen and women will emerge - with the benefit of providing Australia with a truly competitive international team of the future.
We can make this happen . Given that kettlebell enthusiasts have already seen outside the square of traditional methods and activities, surely all that is missing is collective effort in promoting local and regional team building and competition? We know the standards (e.g. comprehensive ranking systems of IKFF/IKSFA and IUKL) and have the knowledge to take beginners to high levels of performance. Success depends upon marketing and given that many coaches/trainers have a direct financial stake in the kettlebell business it is obvious that promotion of kettlebell sport can act as a powerful performance marketing arm of this business.
Kettlebells are designed for power endurance ; the best KB results are shown by girevoy sport athletes. These "stars" by and large are busy with training committments, thus rely upon others to promote them and their sport.
In recent years we have received significant contributions including knowledge , facilities , equipment and time from several organisations and individuals. Our thanks go to the IUKL , IKSFA , IKFF , Kettlebell Athletica gym , Stockade gym , Punchfit gym , vice president Mick Valentine at Bondi Junction , Strength to Strength gym, Tough Love kettlebells and Australian Kettlebells. GSAA personnel and members are stoking the boilers of our mothership but we require ongoing and new support to succeed with our goals.
GSAA enthusiastically welcomes AKI (Australian Institute of Kettlebells) as a new sponsor for 2012-13 . Sydney based , AKI is ideally placed to consolidate and grow the KB sport business in the most populous state. They comprise a strong and cohesive team of highly qualified KB focussed individuals and we look forward to working with them to encourage new participants to our sport.
Stay tuned for details about the 2012 GSAA national competition.
Stay focussed and train smart.
As always , Fortitudine Vincimus!
Friday, 9 September 2011
She is a powerful all-round GS athlete, not just adept at the traditional competition lifts. Jad recently made history becoming
Since childhood my lifestyle has always revolved around exercise, strength training and dancing. I started conventional strength training at the age of 15. I also have ten years experience in group exercise/fitness instructing, and had dance and gymnastics training during my childhood. In addition, I also have two years Martial Arts training experience, and as a teenager joined in cross-country running. Before discovering the kettlebell my goal had been to compete in a body building competition; and I have entered Kung Fu competitions in the past, but I decided to discontinue due to the risk of injury.
When I started training with my coach Phil Kourbatski he always challenged me with kettlebells, and my strength and conditioning literally went through the roof in a very short period of time. I was stronger than ever swinging 56 kg and doing the Turkish Getup with 28kg. I really loved the challenges as well as the high repetition lifts for cardio. It was in early 2008 that I performed 200 repetitions with 12 kg one hand switch and also did one hour-long cycle 600 reps without putting the kettlebell down. I found out about the sport in 2007 and wanted to compete sooner but my first priority was to open up
Since July 2010 I engaged the services of my GS online coach Sergey Rachinskiy,HMS, MSWS, HCR, 9-time World Champion,12-time Champion of Russia., who prepares me for kettlebell sport competitions; and over the last four years I’ve been training with
What are some of your personal Records?
Sprint:Snatch 16 kg 61 reps in 2 minutes, Jerk 16 kg 76 reps in 2 minutes
Other Personal Records:28 kg Turkish Getup, 56 kg two hand swing for 10 reps, 60 kg barbell squat for 61 reps straight, 100 kg squat x 2, 75 kg deadlift for 35 reps straight
What do you like about GS?
Girevoy sport is the ultimate sport for me for many reasons. Training for GS is good for your health and well being and you also develop a functionally strong, lean athletic body. It was a natural progression to want to compete because GS integrates everything I have enjoyed in the past which is my passion for strength training, my aerobics instructing which focuses on conditioning, together with my mental toughness—which is a trait of my character. I am also competitive by nature and love a challenge.
I competed as a professional using a 16 kg in my very first competition and won the Gold Medal in Biathlon at the AKC Classic Championship in
I have so many goals which include achieving Master of Sport with 20 kg, CMS ( IUKL) to name a few, and also continue to promote kettlebell lifting in fitness, sport and power juggling. In the long term MS with 24 kg, another Marathon
The moment I discovered that you could train for strength as well as cardio I was very excited because the exercises and movement patterns are so much fun compared to the traditional weight training and cardio machines which I had used for years. The fact that you can train for all-round fitness, sport, and even perform power juggling to music is the reason I fell deeply in love with the kettlebell because it combines everything I enjoy into one.
Training with kettlebells delivers so many benefits including strength, fitness and flexibility which develop a functionally strong athletic body. Also, training with kettlebells works the whole body including your core, which I can really appreciate after giving birth and suffering back pain for years. In addition, because the kettlebell is portable and I can train anywhere it suits my busy lifestyle including juggling running my own gym and motherhood. I used to be a gym junkie but I found out the hard way that I don't have the time anymore to spend hours in the gym and be consistent. Although I own a kettlebell gym I still have kettlebells in my car, hallway, lounge room, bedroom, and even at my mum’s house, and I train where and when I can at home, and at the gym, beach, or park and I even travel with my bell which is awesome. Yes I live in a kettlebell world. A mother at school once called me “kettlebell” and I actually responded to her.
How long have you been doing GS for?
Although I combined GS sets in my training as early as 2008 and got great results, I only started training very seriously and consistently for the sport in 2010 when I engaged the services of an online GS coach.
In February 2010 I had an accident six weeks before I was planning to compete in my first competition which I was hosting in my own gym “Kettlebell Athletica”! I fell down causing a severe lower left-leg sprain and right-hand fractures which prevented me from training for 2 months and it took me another 3 to get back my fitness level. In addition recently, in February 2011, I had another setback following a neck manipulation by an osteopath resulting in a severe strain, limited neck mobility plus a nerve impinging down my arm, all in all preventing me from training for two months and I only started training a month before I left for Europe.
You have a lot of natural strength and ability; is this a family trait and are there other strong athletes in your family?
There’s a legacy of feats of strength on my father’s side of the family so that’s why they say it is not a surprise for a Marinovic to be very strong. For example in my dad’s town there’s a story that my relative picked up a heavy plough weighing 450 kg, and another relative had picked up a horse. My first cousin won Oceana & Australian boxing championships for the Australian Amateur Boxing Association during the 1990s. On my Mum’s side of the family my grandfather was a tennis star in
I believe that kettlebell juggling is an entertaining performing art in its own right, and you can have fun blending artistic expression and creative movement into workouts that combine strength, power and graceful movements to music. So, considering my range of training in all of the above from dance to fitness, it was natural for me to be intrigued by kettlebell juggling. Since I discovered kettlebell power juggling I am passionate about perfecting the art and developing it more in Australia.
In your opinion, the best GS athletes display the following qualities:
Learning the correct technique, focus, discipline, mental toughness and developing all round fitness which includes special and general physical endurance, strength, and flexibility.
There are many other sports and activities available for females, why should they consider having a go at GS?
Training for GS has many benefits for women because it focuses on learning flowing graceful movement and breathing patterns that connects mind and body to develop all round fitness, such as functional strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility and power that will improve your health. Most female GS athletes are very lean, toned and strong. What is also great about training for GS is that you can train anywhere, anytime and at any age. Also GS is both a ‘team’ sports and an individual sport offering an alternatives for women, to express their competitive edge taking up the GS challenge. The sport also includes power juggling, relay races and marathon sets which adds lots of variety as well.
Yes, for teenagers GS is a very good sport for many reasons. Kettlebell sport is ideal for fitness, health and improved performance that will cross over into any sport because it focuses on athletic total body movement patterns. Kettlebells are flexible and adaptable to a person’s age and weight and are gender-friendly. Girevoy sport involves technique, coordination, power, strength & aerobic endurance, agility and flexibility—a set of skills which will teach mental toughness, dedication, discipline and perseverance to take them through life.
Spending time with family, coffee with friends, listening to music, dancing, going for walks, watching a chic- flick,& ‘retail’ shopping therapy,, kettlebells, kettlebells, kettlebell...
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
In this competition we are affiliated with the IKFF/IKSFA and our athlete's rankings will be formally recognised. Such rankings provide a accessible carrot of achievement which can be dangled in front of one's own nose for motivation or future athletes for inspiration. Soon , GSAA will post a records page which will further act to stimulate committed training and generation of our own band of heroes. Records will be set this Saturday , and as they say , records are there to be broken. So there are no limits to achievement if you really want to be a hero. Just competing is heroic! As we say in GSAA "Fortitudine Vincimus" - by endurance we conquer (and fortune favours the fearless!)
We are extremely grateful for the assistance provided by sponsors Punchfit Gym Randwick (comp hosted by Cindy Boniface & associates) and Stockade Training Centre - the latter are sponsoring our competition medals in 2011-12
Spectators are welcome; see you at 1.30!