Timed sets with kettlebells are indeed quite unique. Lots of exercise and the ability to fuck yourself up (in a good way) in a short period of time. The problem with Fedorenko was "grab more and throw further" approach. He is a talented athlete, but has no background in sport science and doesn't seem to have an idea of coaching people. Shit, how many fights we had here about this. I suspect most of those still interested in GS slowly defected to Rudnev.
On a different note, I really would like to come across data on the transfer of physical attributes from GS (long timed sets) to other sports. No luck so far.
I am extremely curious if you have ever seen Rudnev talk about training people for wrestling, MMA, or even just general fitness. I mean he runs the International Kettlebell Sport and FITNESS Association so...what does he think constitutes effective training for fitness? Any ideas? Unfortunately there's not much from him in chest-greasy lie-English.
At the time I was training under him he was the hot star of GS, and everyone wanted him for that. It was crazy: he did seminars around the world, and sometimes it was hard to get in touch with him straight away because of bis travels.
In terms of fitness, you can have a look at my training log: http://smetgs.blogspot.com.au/2013/?view=classic
Look at the beginning (2013 in the blog archive), so you get a good idea of progression scheme. I was training only for snatch competition.
Every session generally consisted of three parts. One - EDT with a heavy bell. Two - 10 minute set with a light bell. Sometimes in slippery gloves. Main purpose of this was to force good technique. The grip in gloves fails fairly quickly, and in order to last 10 minutes the technique has to be close to perfect. Three - some sort of circuit and bodyweight squats. According to him 100 BW squats is equal to 1 km run. Actually, quite an underrated way to get some cardio in. Even if you take longer time between reps the effects accumulates.
Thanks for the info man, I will go check the link. Actually that's not terribly different than the Texas Kettlebell Academy's introduction to GS approach; they signed me up when I bought a bunch of kbs from Kettlebell Kings and the workouts were:
2. Three sets of single KB complex = 5 reps each of half swing, clean, snatch, jerk, first set light, next two heavy
3. EDT of LCCJ
4. Jump squats, pushups, etc.
At any rate, something like that.