THE KETTLEBELL KARTEL IS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO DIVE DEEP INTO THE WORLD OF KB’S AND LEARN MANY DIFFERENT MOVEMENTS, COMPLEXES, WORKOUTS AND BREATHING TECHNIQUES.
The Kettlebell is an ancient Russian weapon against weakness. This cannonball with a handle called girya has been used as a strength tool in Russia for several hundred years. A strong man who lifted kettlebells was called a girevik and a strong lady was called a girevichka. Pavel Tsatsouline popularized this strength tool in the West, and since then it’s been used in various ways to develop strength. StrongFirst is an organization headed by Pavel, which teaches hardstyle kettlebell training. This is the style the Kartel will employ, very similar to RKC (Pavel’s previous and original US company) based on strict technique, which is safe and allows maximum strength building.
The Kettlebell Kartel is an Illumine Specialty Program designed to improve your skill in the core movements of hardstyle kettlebell training. These include:
- Turkish Get-Up
There are no prerequisites for this program, and each Kartel member will get a specific movement assessment by Dr. Damir prior to starting. All workouts will be complexes of the core six movement and at the end of the six weeks, there will be a challenge to test one’s strength, skill and conditioning!
You do not need to be a Crossfit Illumine Member to join the Kettlebell Kartel! The Kartel is an equal opportunity group, open to the public, and designed to get you strong!