The Road to RKC Certification

Kettlebell Training - Buddha and the Thinker

In 2016, Darren, Karine, and Paul all made a commitment to training so that each would achieve the Russian Kettlebell Certification.

http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/russian_kettlebell_challenge_certification_requirements/

The RKC is a tough 3-day workshop, at the end of which participants are tested on all the basic movements taught during those 3 long days including the infamous ‘Snatch’ test.

The ‘Snatch’ test requires that 100 perfect repetitions of snatching a kettlebell using your required kettlebell weight be completed…within 5 minutes. No joke. If you fail the ‘Snatch’ test, you don’t get certified.

So to help us prepare for this grueling challenge, Darren and Paul decided to turn a storage room above Darren’s business into a training studio.

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Transforming the space into a usable space would eventually take several months and a tremendous amount of effort.

So, while we figured out what to do with all the stuff in the room, Paul got to work refurbishing some free weights, a bench and a heavy duty rack we inherited that was handmade back in the 1970’s and was in storage for many years!

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Then we emptied the room…                  Painted and put up shelving…

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Laid down some gym flooring…

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and with the addition of new lighting, an 8′ pull up bar and mirrors, the room was finally ready for all our equipment. And the transformation was complete!

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The result is a fantastic training studio that provides us with all we need to prepare for the RKC!