Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New RKC Certification Requirements

This is sure to get all into an uproar. It is what it is. You can and will pass.

New RKC Kettlebell Snatch Test Requirements (as of SEptemember 2009)

An RKC candidate is required to do 100 repetitions regardless of bodyweight.


Kettlebell Sizes Men Open Class 24kg
Men Masters (50 and Older) 20kg
Women Open Class over 56kg/123.5lbs bodyweight 16kg
Women Open Class up to 56kg/123.5lbs bodyweight 12kg
Women Masters (50 and Older) 12kg

Old Kettlebell Snatch Test Requirements (runs through August 2009)

An RKC candidate is required to put up the number of reps matching his or her weight in kilograms, up to 100 repetitions.

Students heavier than 100kg are still required to do only 100 reps. For instance, an 60kg student needs to perform 60 snatches, an 82kg student 82 snatches, a 100kg student 100 snatches, a 122kg student 100 snatches.


Kettlebell Sizes Men Open Class 24kg
Men Masters (50 and Older) 20kg
Women Open Class 16kg*
Women Masters (50 and Older) 12kg

* Women under 50kg /110 pounds in the open class may opt to perform 80 repetitions with a 12kg kettlebell instead.

How to Convert Kilograms to Pounds
One kilogram equals 2.2046 pounds.

Here is a sample conversion of 53kg:

53x2.2046=116.84.

To make a quick kilos to pounds conversion multiply the kilos by two, then add ten percent. For instance, 53x2=106. 106+10=116. Thus a 53kg comrade weighs approximately 116 pounds.

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2 Comments:

At April 21, 2009 at 11:57 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

And the standards never water down...

 
At April 22, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Chris J said...

I like it. Now I'll have to get in shape to do it. Not that I can afford to right now, maybe next year.

 

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