I feel that where I am right now in my life is the biggest accomplishment so far. I survived so many obstacles and challenges, and I am at the most content stage of my life. Getting into mid 40s this year, I feel that I am best shape in my life.CONTINUE READING
“The more you lift, the more you refine and grow into your technique. This makes you more efficient, and with that consistency allows you to increase your numbers over time – a very simplified way of looking at it, but really the more reps you invest in the bank, and the longer you invest, the better your return. I find this way of investing my time soothes my mental health as much as the physical. It’s addictive and I am really enjoying working on the mastery of the movements and trying to see what the best numbers I am capable of achieving are. All of that probably could have been summed up with – I just really love it.”CONTINUE READING
“I love the mindset challenge aspect. I thought to myself: this is so hard, it’s painful, it’s defeating, it’s joyful. I lift to inspire others!”CONTINUE READING
Cate’s favorite quote: “Mike Mahler pointed this one out of my favorite movies (Gattaca): ‘I never saved anything for the swim back.'”CONTINUE READING
“I’m 56 ½ and I have cardio capacity most people my age can’t claim.”
Meet Sherry Mel Murphy, a #WIKSummit2016 organizer. She will be moderating the Panel Discussions at the summit, asking panelists to share their kettlebell sport stories and respective journeys to Master of Sport. Enjoy learning more about this badass veteran lifter and kettlebell sport enthusiast!CONTINUE READING
What motivated you to become a girevik? Why do you lift?
It suits me as an athlete better than any sport. I lift for personal achievement, to demonstrate the possibilities for women in the lighter weight classes, and because I want to do my part to spread awareness as GS becomes more known worldwide.
“The beauty and the challenge of this sport is having to constantly explain what it is. It’s like having an unusual name that everyone mispronounces: on the one hand you have a cool name, but on the other hand you go through the days correcting everyone. So it’s reiterated – it’s not an aesthetic event, it’s a performance event. It’s not about brute strength, it’s about technique, endurance and sub-maximal of strength.”CONTINUE READING
It’s an honor and pleasure to feature one of the most decorated GS athletes in the world, MSIC Denis Vasilev. And did you know that he is an artist, too? Now you know 🙂CONTINUE READING
For more than a decade, Megan struggled with fibromyalgia. Today, she is a beast on the platform and is helping others overcome health challenges through Shaklee.CONTINUE READING
But to add to Waitzkin’s idea: getting surprised is NOT the only thing we can count on. We can also count on the kindness and wisdom of true friends, and fellow GS athletes and coaches, who truly have your back, no matter what. They continue to be a deep source of inspiration, not only for how to be strong physically and mentally, but also for how to behave magnificently, both on and off the platform. It is because of them — and you — that I continue to lift and encourage others to lift.
For those of you who are going through tough times, be kind and patient with yourself, and don’t give up. We are here for you, and you can do this! And for those who are on the fence about competing, try it! You just might surprise yourself 🙂CONTINUE READING