Girevoy Sport Sprint Series

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 10am we are hosting the first of a Girevoy Sport Sprint Series.

5 minute Sprint Sets
Biathlon and /or Long Cycle
Men’s and Women’s divisions
Total Tonnage Wins
$25 per person – competitors entry fee

Entry Form

10 minute set full meet competitions are well established and we wanted to provide a unique opportunity with the sprint series. New competitors can feel more comfortable and seasoned veterans can tryout a new pace without the stress of a full meet and 10 minute set. Like a marathoner running a 10k before the big day.

We will have body-weight class divisions for both men and women. However, we will not be having divisions among kettlebell weights; those lifting 32kg will be competing against those lifting the 28, 24, 20kg, etc. within the body-weight class – total tonnage lifted wins. I feel this puts pressure on everyone to do there best and we stay away from the dreaded ‘everyone wins.’

Here are the body-weight classes:
60kg (132lbs.)
65kg (143lbs.)
70kg (154lbs.)
75kg (165lbs.)
80kg (176lbs.)
85kg (187lbs.)
90kg (198lbs.)
+90kg (over 198lbs.)

55kg (121lbs.)
60kg (132lbs.)
65kg (143lbs.)
70kg (154lbs.)
+70kg (over 154lbs.)

Entry Form

From additional questions contact:
Greg Gorecki –
Andrew Durniat –

Kettlebell Workshop at Coca Crossfit – Jan. 8

I will be instructing a kettlebell workshop on January 8 at Coca Crossfit in North Ridgeville, OH.

The workshop will start at 12 noon and last approximately 3 hours and will be covering the proper teaching progressions to the following exercises:

2-arm and 1-arm swing
Clean + Press
Turkish Get-Up

Once everyone has the basics movements understood, we will move onto special exercises and how I suggest programming them into your training.

Cost is only $75 per person for this 3 hour workshop.

Please contact me with any questions:

Here is the location address again:

Coca Crossfit
34601 Mills Rd.
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Start time is 12 noon.

Sorinex Summer Strong III

June 26 will be the third rendition of the Sorinex Summer Strong event. The event centers around Richard Sorin’s birthday, this year is his 60th, as well as his company Sorinex, this being their 30th year in existence. Sorinex is known for making the highest quality equipment around. They are not just equipment makers but lifters; Richard was a top ranked power and olympic lifter growing up and the first person to close a Captains of Crush #3 gripper. His son Bert was a 4-time All-American Hammer Thrower for the University of South Carolina and current Professional Scottish Highland Games athlete.

Last year I gave a kettlebell instructor course to members of Team Sorinex the day before the event. This year I will be lecturing and demonstrating kettlebell sport on the event day. Another highlight this year is the inclusion of a grip competition and many of the strongest grips in the world will be on hand, with world records in there vision.

Here is a highlight video of mine from last years event:


This Years Schedule:
8:00 – 9:00am Meet and greet at Sorinex – Warm-up

9:00 – 10:00am Rope Training – Jason Lawson, Joe “House” Wilson (Team Sorinex)

10:00 – 11:00am Olympic Lifting – Stephen Powell Olympic Lifting Coach and Specialist, Shane Miller (ATHLETES ARENA.COM)

11:00 – 12:00pm Strongman Training – Jason Lawson, Tex Henderson (Team Sorinex), Joe Connolly, Matt Thomas (USC Football)

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:00pm Kettlebell Training – Elise Matthews Kettlebell and Functional Assessment Expert (KOREWELLNESS.COM), Andrew Durniat, Kettlebell World Class Competitor (DURNIATSTRENGTH.COM)

2:00 – 4:00pm Grip Contest, Certs, Derby – Richard Sorin (Grip Legend, Strength Expert) Zach Coulter (US HAND STRENGTH ASSOCIATION)

4:00 – 5:00pm MMA / Self Defense / Jiu-Jitsu – Rory Singer (Hardcore Gym, Athens, GA) and Clay Walker (University of Georgia)

5:00 – 5:30pm Sorinex / Crossfit Strategic WOD (Workout of the Day) TBA

5:30 – 6:00pm Sorinex store open

5:30 – 9:00 PM Reception / Cookout / Big Richard Sorin Birthday Party!!!

The Place:
The Sorinex Showroom/training center/man factory/strength lab
7575 St. Andrews Road
Irmo, SC 29072