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Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:35 pm
by JohnDoe
I'm considering what my best option is to continue to make progress and get in better shape (generalist who wants to look better and be strong-ish) with the arrival in early January of our second little boy. GS seemed like a good bang for your buck program in terms of time and equipment, but I've never really done anything with it other than playing around with the movements a time or two. I grabbed Federenko's pdf off Mega a few days ago, but I wondered what else is out there of quality? I've got a 16, 20, and 24, and based on what I've heard, one is enough when you're getting started.

Thanks.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:17 pm
by Fat Cat
Fedorenko's DVDs are excellent; for fitness the fundamentals one is all you need but if you want to compete the others are naturally more relevant.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:43 am
by Sangoma
If you are interested in GS you have to learn the technique. The best bet would be to find the local IKSFA certified coach or contact Rudnev and get a few sessions. I haven't seen Fedorenko's DVDs and cannot comment on his technique tutorials, but his programming - as far as I am familiar with it - is not the best. Rudnev is the man to go to.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:11 am
by Fat Cat
You would know programming far better than I, one of my best sources was your website! That said, I think Federenko’s DVDs are devoted to technical instruction and are quite good.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:59 am
by Sangoma
Thanks, Fatty.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:09 am
by Sangoma
Just came across Rudnev's video on how to lower the KB during GS snatch. You see the mistake - leaning forward on the way down - in both snatch and long cycle. No English subtitles unfortunately, but a lot is clear visually.



The main idea: when lowering the bell you should lean backwards and connect the elbow with the body. As opposed to counteracting the momentum below the waist level.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:20 pm
by JasonC
Smet, this is great, thanks. I have this vain dream that one day you'll have a vision of Mormon Jesus or something, and he'll command you to blog again as a service to humankind and make yourself the Pavel Tsatsouline of GS, meaning the English-language popularizer of Russian GS research. I'll even start a cult of personality and be your sycophant-in-chief.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
by Fat Cat
Do they even have KB competitions anymore?

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:42 pm
by JasonC
Fat Cat wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:13 pm
Do they even have KB competitions anymore?
I've been looking for them--for some reason the bug has bitten me again--but they're pretty few. And yet on the webz it looks like there's no shortage of people who are into it. Seems ripe for those modern-day "postal matches" with corroborating video.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:59 am
by Sangoma
Thanks, JasonC! You're way too kind, but I will start thinking of a uniform for the cult members.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
by Sangoma
JasonC, inspired by you I have a new post on my blog.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 am
by Fat Cat
Over 40? Or at Over 50?

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:07 pm
by JasonC
Sangoma wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:31 am
JasonC, inspired by you I have a new post on my blog.
Урра! Урра! Урра!

:supz:

It's at Over 40, Mak. Keep the inspiration going, Smet. "Build that blog! Build that blog!"

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 pm
by Sangoma
I am going to translate several Rudnev's video on technique of lifts, the most important part of GS. Feel free to comment and make suggestions.

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:11 pm
by Ripe Turd
Sangoma wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:40 pm
I am going to translate several Rudnev's video on technique of lifts, the most important part of GS. Feel free to comment and make suggestions.
Have you had the chance to translate some of those videos? I found no Rudnev coaches in my region, only StrongFist trainers :ANAL:

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 pm
by Sangoma
Last two posts on my blog. Going to post some stuff from the sources on which Pavel's QnD is based as well.

http://girevoysportafter40.blogspot.com/?m=1

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:27 pm
by Ripe Turd
Some interesting videos on https://vimeo.com/kettlebell

Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:12 pm
by Ripe Turd
Video on the basic swing by Denis Vasilev


Re: Introductory GS Materials or Recs

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:29 pm
by Ripe Turd
More detailed video on the swing