Throughout the year AKSI clubs nationwide will host 5 minute competitions to help encourage and facilitate entry into Kettlebell Sport. We’re teaming up with the Grass Roots Kettlebell League on these events.
The 5 minute competitions are aimed in particular at beginners to kettlebell sport but experienced lifters can also complete. Competitors lift in 1 /2 or 3 of the main lifts, Jerk , Snatch and long cycle for 5 min sets. Competitors can lift in one or more event and use single or double kettlebells, for both male and female athletes.
There are no weight classes, just the following categories
Junior Female (16 and under), Female Grassroots, Intermediate Female, Experienced Female.
Junior Male (16 and under), Male Grassroots, Intermediate Male & Experienced. Male. Winners will be announced in each lift in the above categories and overall.
Scoring is based on points awarded for each kettlebell, its loaded so the higher the weight the more points it attracts, simply it is reps multiplied by kettlebell rating.
e.g. A male lifter competes in Jerks with 2x 16kg bells and completes 63 reps, this would give a jerk score of 63(reps) x 2.8(16kg rating) x 2(number of bells) to give a total score of 352.8.
A female lifter competes in Snatch with a 16kg bell and completes 102 reps, this would give a snatch score of 102(reps) x 2.8(16kg rating) x 1(number of bells) to give a total score.
You may also enter your scores onto the online grassroots league, £5 to enter, all scores going into the table, this will push towards our end of year event and prize giving we will be looking to provide individual and club prizes. Registration can be done on line or at any grassroots event.
See Grass Roots Guide grassroots-guide-v2-1