Bumper plates come in handy on Monday nights.
Bumper plates come in handy on Monday nights.
Plank position hand change with resistance band.
Parallette dips while pregnant (go Becky)!
Ending the week on a good note! Fun, health, and community!
It’s never too late to train in the morning.
What better support system can one ask for?
There’s more fun working in groups.
Thank you to the many people working behind the scenes to make the 2014 West Coast Classic a stellar event!
Congratulations to all the lifters, coaches, family, friends, and supporters that made 2014 IUKL / AKA West Coast Classic Kettlebell Championships one of the most spectacular events in the industry!
With over 100 competitors from around the world including the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Russia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, and the USA, this competition could not have been possible without the incredible West Coast Classic event staff.
Our deepest gratitude goes to Nicki, Candy, John Martinez, Matt Cord, Pauly, Brenda, Abby, Karina, Kay, Ya Ya, Guy Navellier, Wendy, Lisa B., Lisa M, Sherry, Newton, Hannah, Brittany, Johnny Montoya, Ivan, Sara, Davey Cetina, Surya, Miriam, Kristin L., Kim C., Bart, Thomas R., Monica, Martha, Julie B., Doug, Ross, Chris Bender, Rohan, Kirk, Remy, Susan Reeves, Mara, Loredie, Nate, Sayaka, Sara Mac, Selby, Joyce Luke, Mea Amor, Lisa Henzs, Chris Duffy, Paul White, Christy M., Yuri, Sasha, and Emily F. Thank you is not enough to express the work you do for this community!
In addition to a flawless production, there were many historic moments made this past weekend. Here are twelve highlights in no particular order:
1. The Ice Chamber’s very own Melissa Swanson became the first woman in the world to earn Master of Sport rank in 24kg Snatch, 24kg Biathlon, and 24kg Long Cycle in official IUKL Championships!
2. Paul White from New Zealand made his competition debut and earned a double Master of Sport in Biathlon and Long Cycle all at the event.
3. Another Ice Chamber favorite, Jen Cord, set the second highest 24kg Long Cycle record in international competition with 115 points.
4. 11x World Champion from Russia, Anton Anasenko, matched his competition record in Long Cycle with 80 points.
5. For the first time in history, the Head Coach of the Russian National Team, Sergei Kirillov, presented his methodologies and techniques to the Western World via the Ice Chamber seminar.
6. Charlie Fornelli made MS in Biathlon for the second time.
7. All the lifters enjoyed the terrific spread from Celia’s (thank you Monica!)
8. Takedown crew not only took down the entire production in less than two hours, select members of this team danced their way into the Wobble hall of fame.
9. Loredie Lugos made her Ice Chamber singing debut after more than six years being a member at the Ice Chamber – what a beautiful voice.
10. Multiple rank performances by many lifters including 1 MSIC rank, 7 MS ranks, and 24 Rank 1s. We are proud of everyone for giving us your best. Shout outs to Teams: Foundry, Luke’s Barbell, Punch Sarasota, Okanagan Valley, Kennesaw Kettlebells, Pride Conditioning, Iron Bell Fitness, Inner Athlete, Foundation S&C, BDHQ, Complete Kettlebells, Absolute MMA, Kettlebells4Austism, Lockout Kettlebells, Team Brazil, Team USA, Kettlebell Garage and many more!
11. The Junior competitors (under 16) – Miranda Robbleroth, Rylee Reeves, Julia Vale – all competed with 16 kg kettlebells and set national records. David Vale competed with 24 kg as the youngest male competitor.
12. Kathryn Golbeck from Okanaga Valley, Canada and Team Kettleguard completes 5 events in one day (Biathlon Jerk, Snatch Only, Biathlon Snatch, Long Cycle, and Jerk Relay) and earning 1 Gold and 2 silver medals!
We will be posting more videos, photos, and stories as we begin to decompress from this weekend. In the meantime, please feel free to share your experience and memorable moments with us in comments!
Maya and Steven
Congratulations to Chris Brawer and Jess Parker for winning the January Pull Up challenge!
Both winners will receive a free Ice Chamber T-shirt.
The Five-Pound February Challenge
The maximal rate of fat loss is approximately 1% of body mass per week, which equates to an average of 1.1 to 2.2 lb or a daily caloric deficit of about 500 to 1000 calories. Losses that occur faster than this can lead to dehydration or loss of lean tissue (National Strength & Conditioning Association).
In order to promote sustainable weight loss, our February challenge is to lose five pounds by the end of the month. We will weigh participating members at the start of the month, and again in the last week of the month to determine weight loss (body weight measurements are confidential). There will be no reward for the most weight lost–all members who lose five pounds will be featured on the blog.
If you need assistance with weight loss, we have a great resource for you: 12-Week Nutrition & Wellness Program.
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