Which is better is anybody’s guess. 

Kettlebells are arguably a survival tool. Maybe not the all-encompassing tool but a simple way to prepare for survival. I watched GI Jane the other day(I really like the movie). And I think people think that “bad a**” comes from doing a lot of different things successfully(such as the training done in the movie). I can come to grips with that.

So are these people who went through the program Jacks of all trades? I say no way…I say they are high level survivors ha ha. They have to have fair strength, mental toughness and a lot of endurance(physical and mental). Sound familiar? Sure they use different activities to approach this. Kettlebell Sport is all about survival. Its high level survival with 2 32kgs crashing down on you for 10 minutes or hanging onto 70 lbs. with multi G’s for double and triple digits.

Are there specific ways to help with the physical tests in the movie that are not kettlebell? Sure, but the tests are there to get people in shape to do the job and be able to focus even if not at 100%(under duress like in kettlebells).

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Training people who want to succeed

So why did I write this? Lately, I’ve been talking to people who want to focus on kettlebell sport and add all of this “conditioning” work.

I want you to succeed to the point where you can write your own ticket. I don’t care who you are.



By Marty Farrell

Marty Farrell stands 5’11” tall and weighs just 156 lbs but he is our country’s top kettlebell lifter. To gain the title meant hoisting two 70-pound kettlebells over his head in a test of strength and endurance as many times as he could without stopping in a 10-minute window. Marty did this 88 times. Marty has taught and certified hundreds of people and is one the most respected Kettlebell Sport lifters in America. Marty Farrell (1)Apart from being the first American Male to achieve the Rank of Master of Sport (MS) in Kettlebell Sport with the World Kettlebell Club (WKC). Marty has also been trained by two of the World’s Leading Kettlebell Sport Organizations and has even traveled internationally to learn from top Kettlebell Sport Coaches. Marty is also an active International Kettlebell Sport Athlete with many years of experience both on and off the platform. Marty has also worked with the Navy Seal Combative Instructor’s and many more organizations. He serves to help others build up their mental fortitude, get fit and through following some of his training advice gain a strong survival attitude. Kettlebell Lifter is the First US Master of Sport in all kettlebell events (Biathlon and Long Cycle) and currently holds best Coefficient in Biathlon in 24 kg and 32kg in North America.

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