Aurora Il

The Turkeybell Brings Kettlebell Sport To Aurora, IL

Our Synergy Turkeybell Sport Invitational was so much fun to run. I now have a whole new respect for Ken Blackburn(IKFF), Ashleigh Shooshanian(IKFF), Rebecca L. Cate(IKFF), Eric Liford(AKC), Valery Fedorenko(AKC), and everyone else who puts on regular Kettlebell Sport competitions. Thank you & BRAVO to all the competitors who got up on the platform! And thank you everyone who helped me put on the show.

For those who don't know about Kettlebell Sport competitors get up on the platform and perform their sets with a 10 minute time limit. In Kettlebell Sport there are 2 traditional events: Biathlon (Jerk & Snatch) and Long Cycle (clean & jerk). For more info & if you're in the Aurora, IL area go here: Get Skinny Strong With Kettlebell Sport Training

Here's the stats for Team Synergy... videos are coming in future posts...

Susan Lausier competed in Women's 12kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk- 81R / 79L = 160 total Snatch- 81R / 77L = 158 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 29 reps _________________

Courtney Szorc competed in Women's 16kg Long Cycle and performed: 61R / 57L = 118 total _________________

Lisa Garon competed in Women's 20kg Long Cycle and performed: 33R / 28L _________________

Rocio Tena competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 48R / 49L = 97 total _________________

Nadia Hernandez... What a warrior-goddess she is!!! She competed with a cast on due to a busted knee cap that slid out of place just 2 days ago. Nadia competed in Women's Youth 8kg Long Cycle and performed: 63R / 53L = 116 total _________________

Alma Pilz competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 48R / 50L = 98 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 8kg bells: 37 reps _________________

Carol Larson competed in Women's 12kg Long Cycle and performed: 52R / 48L = 100 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 8kg bells: 32 reps _________________

Tammy Gerken competed in Women's 16kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk: 61R / 47L = 108 total Snatch: 36R / 30L = 66 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 35 reps _________________

Shaheen Mohammed competed in Women's 16kg Long Cycle and performed: 50R / 42L = 92 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 28 reps _________________

Darlene Davis competed in Women's 12kg Biathlon and performed: Jerk: 70R / 61L = 131 Snatch: 46R / 46L = 92 total Special 2 Arm Long Cycle Event with two 12kg bells: 20 reps _________________

TEAM SYNERGY YOUNG GIREVIKS

Brayden Garon(age 6) competed in YOUNG GIREVIKS Boy's Long Cycle Clean & Jerk using two 4kg bells for 10 minutes and performed 74 reps total. This was a 20 rep increase from what he did 7 weeks ago at the IKFF Nationals.

Ava Larson(age 5) competed in YOUNG GIREVIKS Girl's Long Cycle Clean & Push Press using 5lb. bell for 10 minutes and performed 74 reps total.

Thanks again to everyone who competed, attended, and assisted me in running the Turkeybell. We're doing a very special event in January and all proceeds go to a charity. Then in June will be our Summerbell Sport Invitational and next November will be the 2nd annual Turkeybell Sport Invitational. Keep lifting your Kettlebells and I hope to see you on the platform soon. Wanna get started in Kettlebell Sport and be part of Team Synergy... let's make it happen. Call me: (630) 708-0055

Synergy Dynamics Warmup Sequence Overview

As the owner and head Kettlebell Coach of Synergy Kettlebell Training in St. Charles, Dixon, and Rochelle, IL it is VERY important for me to make sure my Synergy Kettlebell Training members and Kettlebell Sport clients remain injury free. So I specifically designed a warmup that is customized especially for Kettlebell Training that directly focuses on the main movements that we regularly practice be it the Kettlebell Snatch, Jerk, Clean, Press, Push Press, or whatever.

This is the warmup mobility sequence that we practice before every Synergy Kettlebell Training workout and Kettlebell Sport practice. By performing this sequence, or a variation of it every workout day, your body and mind will soon subconsciously recognize that you will be preparing to exercise. This exactly warmup sequence has been proven to compliment your overall effort that is going to bring you closer to your overall goals every time.

Here is the video of what we do for our Synergy Dynamics cooldown sequence. Our focus is to open up our hips and increase spine mobility here: http://www.bobgarontraining.com/synergy-dynamics-cool-down-sequence-overview

My Kettlebell Sport Long Cycle Pre-Competition Practice

I just wanted to share part of my journey with you as I prepare for the Great Lakes Kettlebell Lifting Competition in Traverse City, Michigan on April 17th I thought I'd share one of my finisher sets with you. I've been fighting a protruding disc in the L4/L5 section of my spine for a few years.  I have an awesome chiropractor, Dr. Ken Olson of Olson Chiropractic in Aurora, IL, and he's been taking VERY good care of me enough where I can train again at a higher level.

I've been working with the 20kg bells in the Long Cycle event. It's been a longer road than I've liked, but alas I seem to be on an ongoing one of progress. Ultimately that's all that matters.

Currently I've been about 155 for a while and desire to make Rank in this upcomingmeet. If I stay at my current weight class I'll need 49 reps for Rank with the 20kg kettlebells. If I drop down to 149lb. then I'll only need 44 reps.  I'm trying to decide in my mind if doing 5 fewer reps is worth dropping the weight.  I probably will, but if not I'm still good with doing 49 no problem.

The other day I did a good couple sets and then felt great. So I decided to do just a quick 2 minutes of Long Cycle with two 24kg bells. Outside of my second to last rep, everything went well, felt strong, and looks like I'll be improving better than even expected.  Check out my Finisher Set below...