A sport with a long history in Eastern Europe, especially Russia, is kettlebell lifting. It involves the repetitive lifting of kettlebells in a specific period. It was more in the 1960s that the sport developed into an organised and competitive event. During most competitions, three types of lifts are performed. These are the snatch, jerk, and the long cycle. The snatch is a single kettlebell that is swung with one hand from between the knees to above the head. The jerk involves two kettlebells lifted to the chest level, and then lifted to above the head. Finally, two kettlebells are again used for the long cycle. These are moved from between the knees to the chest level, and then to above the head. The International Union of Kettlebell Lifting is the world governing body overseeing development, the rules, and major competitions worldwide.
THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF KETTLEBELL LIFTING
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