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A Brief History of Kettlebells

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From Circus Tricks To World Championships: A Brief History Of Kettlebells The word girya( kettlebell) was first published in the Russian dictionary in 1704. Back then, kettlebells were used as scale weights to measure goods at the market, but farmers would sometimes swing and press the bells to show off their strength. After a while, kettlebells became commonplace at festivals, fairs, and circuses with various motions and juggling becoming popular acts. Since those early circus days, rivalry with kettlebells has continued to evolve, so let’s talk a […]

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Kettlebells, Martial Arts, Flexibility, and Russian Training Techniques

Russian martial arts flexibility and strength training techniques such as kettlebells have been available to Western Special Forces for many years from Russian masters of martial arts. Russian territory reaches from the west through middle Asia to China, and they have the benefit of the best of self defence and aggressive techniques from all of these territories within their armed forces. Both before and after the destruction of the communist ways in parts of the USSR, Russian fitness experts crossed to Europe to provide us with the […]

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