The CrossFit Level I Kettlebell Certification last weekend (03/08 & 03/09/08) was a huge success. Attendees came from all over the Northeast - from as far away as upstate New York to as close as Gaithersburg, Maryland - with a burning desire to train with Jeff Martone and learn more about kettlebells. The sold-out crowd spent two full days going over the basic kettlebell lifts (deadlift, squat, swing, clean, military press, push press, snatch, jerk, etc.). We also covered basic technique progressions, technique variations, common technique faults and how to fix them, and much, much more. We left no stone unturned and no question was left unanswered. Everyone left the certification sore, tired, amped and ready to take their newfound knowledge back to their gyms and clients.
Most, if not all, came to the certification with some experience with kettlebells but none were prepared for the depth of information that was presented. Jeff consistently amazed everyone with his demonstrations, technique breakdown and entertaining "Jeff-isms" ("If you're going to be stupid you better be tough!"; "No good will come of that!"; "That was some high-quality pain!"; etc.). Mike (Krivka) provided additional instruction, hands-on tips on how to correct technique issues, testing structural integrity and some creative workout cycles to keep everyone moving and motivated.
NOTE: If you missed this certification and are interested in attending one, we will be announcing another date for a Level I KB Certification in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!