Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Double Kettlebell Clean and Jerk

This year's challenge for the Festivus Feats of Strength is the double kettlebell clean and jerk.  It is pretty straight forward, lift the most total weight (with two kettlebells) in three minutes with the clean and jerk technique.

Not only does the double kettlebell C&J demand good technique and strength, but it also pushes you to your phyiscal limits to endure for three, long minutes.  It is very objective and easy to quantify your score.   I have established benchmarks for men and women (see below):

Clients have been training and started competing this week.  They have until Festivus, December 23rd, to compete with themselves and against others.  Good luck to everyone!  My goal is level 5 (1200 kg).....still working on that.