I Wasn't Always The Kettlebell Expert..
In fact, I remember quite vividly the first time I've picked up the 20 kg kettlebell as I was preparing for Steve Cotter's IKFF certifications - and immediately being scared of it!
How am I supposed to be hoisting TWO of those things 40 times? Oh, as well as snatching one of them for 100 REPS? All without putting them down?!
But I'm getting ahead of myself; let me backtrack a little bit..
It All Started In February 2019
I've just settled the deal with Steve Cotter to fly him into my studio in Switzerland for private coaching to get certified.
This it It!
The master is coming to visit us and there's no turning back now!
As I'm researching the fitness tests for both certificates of Steve Cotter's IKFF, I was approaching the 20 kg kettlebell.
Imagine the shock of my younger Split-Training-Bodybuilding-Type-Me when I found out, that even the 16 kg is giving me a hard time trying to snatch it several times overhead..
Destroying my forearm, chaffing off my palm skin and leaving me in pain..
In my despair, I wrote Steve an email saying that I wasn't sure if I was going to make it..
Fast Forward To Certification Day In June 2019
As I was getting better with my training and technique, Angie & I finally managed to pull of the CKT1 test.
Yet, the BIG ONE was still in front of me.
With a 20 kg kettlebell..
A solid Russian BIATHLON..
And I'm still scared wether I'm able to pull it off..
I went in second because Angie passed her test before me.
Time to face the truth!
Everything was going according to plan..
Until the 36th rep where I briefly lost balance and Steve shouted "no count".
I went bizerk!
Almost losing faith in making the set..
Steve's input with "fast legs" and Angie's motivating screams gave me the second wind to reach the 40th rep.
With slashed upon skin (I called them "war scars" back then) during the 100-rep snatch test with the 20kg kettlebell, I was able to finish!
Thanks to the adrenaline, I didn't feel my bloody palm until after the set was done..
PS: Those memories still haunt me today in my nightmares..
The winning image after Angie & I both passed the certs!
Fast Forward To Today
Today we're reaching millions of views on our YouTube channel.
We're teaching hundreds of clients on a local as well as international level.
We've invested thousands of hours and hundreds of workouts to master the art of kettlebell training.
I didn't shy back from re-considering my opinions on kettlebell training, re-shaping my thoughts or changing my views while I was talking to international experts from all around the world.
I'm proud to be standing on the shoulder of giants such as the likes of my mentors & friends Steve Cotter, Dan John, Denis Vasilev, Chandler Marchman, FitBritt, Funk Roberts, Kat's Kettlebell Dojo, Louka Kurcer and many more!
Whenever I pick up a kettlebell today, we both melt together into a single unit.
The 20 kg is now one of my working weights - and I respectfully consider this weight on the lighter side of things.
The lessons it took me to reach this epiphany moment is EXACTLY what I want to teach you in this master class - in typical, detailed and passionate swiss-fashion!
In over +100 lessons (in video, text, audio, quiz and survey format), I want to teach you what I've been able to learn in the last couple of years.
And the best part?
You WILL receive live feedback from me through Form Checks, where I will review your technique personally.
You can also engage with me and your peers in one (or all!) of our three live coaching sessions - exclusively reserved for Hybrid Style Master Class students.
Reaching an elite level in kettlebell training is possible - and I believe that YOU can do it!
If I was able to master this ancient, bell shaped object from Russia and many of our clients did as well..
Then I'm convinced that YOU can too!