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Big Success and Fun on Battle of the Box Game 3- Kettle Party

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This long expected Kettle Party (12th,August) was proved to be a big success and fun ,big ups to the kettlebell fans that came out to join in .

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Although the crappy weather pushed the rooftop party indoors though was still a fun afternoon of training, sharing technical knowledge, friendly competition and meeting others in the community.

Big thanks to sponsors METCON for some awesome prizes, GRE3N for drinks, Berry & BOWL and Heavy Wings Gym

Look forward to seeing you all for next PARTY!!!

Battle of the boxes Game #3 Kettlebell Training

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Join the pros for an afternoon of technical learning and fun! If you new to kettlebell training get into it with the top instructors in town. Oh, so you know how it’s done do you? Then join in the challenges!

Workshop 1. Mastering the Swing
Workshop 2. Kettlebell Sport
– Part A. Long Cycle Clean & Jerk
– Part B. Snatch
Workshop 3. KB Get Up

Challenge 1. Max Weight KB Get Up
Challenge 2. 5 min Long Cycle +5 min Snatch
Challenge 3. 3 min Max Rep Swing

As always FREE for all enjoy great gifts and treats from sponsors

When: Saturday 12th August 2017. 4:30-7:30pm
Where: Heavy Wings
Address: 2FL 201-202, 280 Aomen Road near Chang Hua Road

China Throwdown神秘嘉宾揭晓 | 明星训练营招募中

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This man is one of the toughest guys on the planet
What ever your training model is
A crossfitter, lifter or cardio athlete
No one can deny
His feats are nothing short of amazing
No one can deny
His strength endurance and work capacity
Is beyond this world!

谁是China Throwdown的神秘嘉宾?
世界闻名的俄罗斯运动员Sergei Rachinskii是目前已知的地表最强人类之一,同时也是壶铃运动的创始人之一。他环游世界,向成百上千的运动员传授俄式训练方法。数十年来,他都是壶铃界不二的霸主。他的成绩超乎想象,他创下的很多世界纪录至今尚未有人打败。

Sergei最广为人知的成绩是9次世界冠军和12次俄罗斯冠军。他同时也是多项世界纪录的保持者,如5500+rep KB jerk @24kg和1500+ rep snatch@16kg的世界纪录。
另外,在杠铃运动上他也不输于人,他曾完成了200+ reps back squat @100kg!

Internationally renowned Russian Athlete Sergei Rachinskii is one of the strongest men in the world and one of the grandmasters of kettlebell sport. Sergei has travelled the world teaching the Russian method to hundreds of athletes and has dominated the sport for decades. His many records are mind blowing, undefeated and still standing.

Most notable achievements is 9 times World Champion and 12 times Russian Champion. He’s also the holder of multiple world records, such as 5500+rep KB jerk @24kg, and 1500+ rep snatch@16kg.
He’s no slacker with a barbell either. A crazy 200+ reps back squat @100kg!

他将担任本届China Throwdown壶铃竞技的演讲嘉宾和首席裁判,同时也会指导日间的明星训练营。
He will be the speaker and head judge for theKettlebell Sport Challenge. He will also be presenter at a daily workshop.

明星训练营 Daily Workshop
由China Throwdown重量级嘉宾、壶铃超人带领你找到壶铃竞技的最高奥义!
At China Throwdown, a special guest, the toughest guy walking on this planet will be giving ultimate instructions on Kettlebell!

One of the best in the world
Now visiting China for the First time


You will be training with the BEST
At the new landmark of Shanghai
Stunning Oriental Pearl City Plaza
Leading 300 sqm Sports lawn
12 large scale LED screens
All round the venue
To show off the best moment of yours
Along with Graffiti and live DJ
The dopest fitness scene ever!


Unfortunately we have to limit
The participaters to
20 of the best fitness talents
Because we want to deliver
The best result


If you’re selected to the group
You just won a over
Equal to over 10k RMB membership!

Participators will be handily picked from the registered candidates. For registration, please holdthe QR code below:

活动时间 | Date and time

活动地点 | Location
China Throwdown赛场草坪
The lawn inside of China Throwdown venue
Oriental Pearl City Plaza

活动流程 | Process
1. 壶铃简介 Kettlebell intro
2. 基本动作教学 Basic movements
3. 动作练习 Practicing movements

Battle of the boxes game #2 masters of movement

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Battle of the boxes game #2 masters of movement

Thanks to all that came out and thanks to Link, SH calisthenics, SH gymnastics, and torque for the great workshops. good times!

街头健身 Freestyle Street Workout Bar Challenge
自由杂技瑜伽 Team Acrobat Freestyle

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old school≠out!we all love lifting!

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Old school barbell training

Some call it boring and out dated, some call it classic training from the golden age of bodybuilding and strength workouts of the 60-70s. Whatever your take, fitness trends will come and go, but barbell workouts are here to stay! Sure machines and fancy gyms have their place, but nothing beats heavy weighted barbell training to put on strength and muscle!



Barbell vs Machines

1.Free weights are more functional. Picking up a barbell is like a bag groceries. Machines are single function isolated movements.
2.Compound lifts involve multi-joints and big muscle groups plusa huge neuro- muscular response and hormone spike. Where as most machines are isolated small single group muscles.
3.Machines take away pressure off joints and connective tissue and coordination which is good for newbies ,elderly and injured, but that also limits muscle activation, which in turn limits gains
4.Machines allows the user to maximize heavy and high volume lifts in safetywith limited skill and practice
5.A timeless piece. Barbell and weights with few moving parts will most likely look the same a decade later while your new machine will fail or be outdated in a few years.


1. 每个人都会逐渐衰老。随着年龄的增长会肌肉萎缩,皮肤松弛,骨头变脆。这是不争的事实!没有任何药物或饮食可以改变!但我们可以延缓阻滞它! 对抗训练是减缓和逆转自然衰退的唯一途径。肌肉是很难维持的,如果你停止训练,肌肉就会很容易流失,而脂肪很容易囤积却不易消耗。这意味着你要么强壮 要么与脂肪为伴!
3.还有一个类似有趣的问题,一些男人女人们会说 “哦,我不想看起来像个壮汉!”把自己和一个已经极度控制饮食和训练了几十年的健美运动员相比较是非常愚蠢的事。女性与男性的荷尔蒙水平不一样,锻炼肌肉是一个漫长的过程,它需要坚持艰难的训练和严格控制饮食。合理膳食加上每周几个小时的锻炼,你就不会冲着镜子喊:天啊!我也太壮了吧!

Why should you lift?

1. Everyone will grow old and weak. Muscle will atrophy, skin will sag and bones will brittle. FACT! No pill or diet will change this! Resistance training is the only way to slow and reverse the effect of natural aging. Muscle is hard to maintain and the body will do whatever it can to lesson the workload, while fat is easy to store at minimal expense. That means USE IT OR LOOSE IT!
2. A common misconception womensay they don’t want to be to strong? If not strong means you prefer to be weak? In daily life everything is easier if you are stronger, pick up things without help, recover from sickness and even carrying your own handbag!
3. Another funny thing women and some men say “oh I don’t want to look like that” comparing themselves to a bodybuilder who has been training daily for decades and eating clean consistently. Women don’t have hormone levels like men, and building muscle is a relentless, long daunting path of strict eating and training. With an average diet and a few hours a week exercise you will NEVER wake up one morning, look in the mirror and say damn I’m SO HUGE and STRONG!



“Dont judge a book by its cover”Is an old saying meaning looks is not everything.
A bulky guy can “look strong” with clothes on. Shirt off, just a smooth fat guy…though still couldbe actually strong!
A muscle guy or bodybuilder’s training is primarily for aesthetics,means his goal is for appearance. His looks maybe good, but function, power or strength maybe indeed weak. A “six pack” means someone has a strict diet or he’s just a skinny guy- this does not mean strong or great performance either. For appearance, definition is the key!
In bodybuilding competition the judges are looking for size, symmetry, balance and definition. There is no points for how much you can lift.
Bodybuilding is an artistic “illusion” how one can best pose and show himself. A lean, cut bodybuilder could look normal with clothes on, but shredded and jacked with shirt off in the right lighting and stance.
A power lifter or strongman’s primary goalis to pick up something heavy. He does not care if he looks good while doing it, and neither does the judges!


肌肉发达的手臂是男人体魄强壮的表现也是身体健硕最明显的标志。当有人说给我看看你的肌肉时,你会立刻鼓起你的手臂,而不是你的大腿!这是第一个最容易展示的身体部位。它是国际通用标志—— “你健身吗?”或者“健身房在哪里?”一个男人有一个大肚子,竹竿腿或丑陋的脸或许是可以的,但最低限度请拥有一对强健的臂弯!哈哈😄~

Muscular arms are the first and foremost visual sign of fitness and representation of a man’s physique. When some one says show me your muscles, one instantly flexes the arm, not your leg! It is the first thing and noticeable body part on a person and usually seen uncovered. Its the international sign for “do you work out?” or “where is the gym?” the bare minimum for a man-a big belly, skinny legs or ugly face is okay at the very least, please have a set or big arms haha!

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China Throwdown Competitions-kettlbell 壶铃竞技和壶铃摇摆

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kettlebell sport

Competitive kettlebell lifting has a long history and is the national sport of Russia. Relatively unknown in the West, its fame has grown exponentially in the past 15 years as the style of training has become more popular worldwide.
Kettlebell Sport consists of three lifts: The snatch, jerk and the long jerk also known as long Cycle. Was the original AMRAP competition. High volume endurance and work capacity unmatched!
This event will be the first offical Kettlebell event :endorsed by China govenment ,supported by World Association of Kettlebell Lifitng Clubs.

壶铃运动由三种动作组成:抓举,挺举和循环挺举。 壶铃曾是AMRAP竞赛项目。在耐力和训练效率方面,壶铃可谓独孤求败。
本届China Throwdown将会成为国内首个由中国政府主办,并得到世界壶铃举重俱乐部协会支持的壶铃赛事。

Awards & Rules
Mens 68, 73, 78, 85, 85+
1,2,3 for all categories
Womens 53, 58, 63,68, 68kg+
1,2,3 for all categories

1. 5 mins Long cycle(Clean and Jerk) and then immediately after do 5 mins Snatch (10 min total)
2. Using only one hand at a time touching the one same weight kettlebell for both movements
3. Only one hand change permitted in each 5 min movement
4. Total reps counted for each movement once the kettlebell touches the floor
5. Athletes can select their own weight
6. Score calculated (kgs x reps)/bodyweight

男子 68, 73, 78, 85及85以上公斤级
女子 53, 58, 63,68及68以上公斤级

1. 5分钟长循环挺举(高翻和挺举),然后立即做5分钟抓举(总共10分钟);
2. 两个运动过程中每次都用一只手触碰同一重量的壶铃;
3. 每5分钟仅换一次手;
4. 记录2种动作分别重复的组数,壶铃触低即结束;
5. 运动员可以选择自己的负重;
6. 得分计算:负重(kg)*组数/运动员体重。

kettlebell swing

Athlete holds the kettlebell with two hands and involves moving the bell in a pendulum motion from between the legs to chest level in front of the body.
Although a relatively simple movement it is considered one of the most effective and calorie burning exercise known! As this event is a sprint will be a test of stamina!

Awards & Rules
Male 1,2,3
Female 1,2,3

1. 3 mins Russian Swing Sprint for reps
2. Minimum weight Mens 16kg/Womens 10kg
3. Score calculated (kgs x reps)/bodyweight

1. 3分钟俄罗斯壶铃摇摆,最大组数;
2. 男子最小重量16kg,女子最小重量10kg;
3. 得分计算:(负重x重复次数)/体重

报 名 要 求 | Requirement
Age 18-60
Average fitness level or above
你只需要年龄在 18-60 岁之间

报 名 时 间 | Registration Time
July 1st – July 31st

报 名 请 扫 | Scan to sign up

For inquiries, search Chinathrowdown
咨询请关注请关注 Chinathrowdown

不止是壶铃!KB not Kettlebell only!

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What is kettlebell
壶铃已经有几百年的历史了,起源于希腊和俄罗斯。最开始是作为砝码用于称重(是不是也可以来个传统中式砝码铃。。。钟铃?!)也作为一种运动娱乐项目:KB Swing!

The Kettlebell is basically a bowling ball with a suitcase handle and unlike traditional weights are swung in many directions for high repetitions with an endless variation of dynamic movements.
With origins in both Russia and Greece was first used in the past few hundred years by farmers as a measuring weight and swung around as entertainment and a form of exercise.
Later was adopted by the military and sports/athletic sectors to be the corner stone of Soviet fitness training and the secret weapon of endurance and explosive power.
Although a favorite training device amongst strongman and circus performers lost popularity in favor of isolation gym machines. In the past years has rekindled and hit mainstream.
And its everywhere in the international fitness scene and now used by many top level sportsman including football, golf, power-lifting, track athletes, martial artists, wrestlers, military, fireman security etc to gain high level endurance, strength and joint mobility which so far no other machine has been able to replicate.

你会发现壶铃的训练完全不同于传统的方式,非常有趣!最重要的是男士们的大V身材,女神们有线条的美臂,马甲线,以及壶铃运动效果最出名的kettlebell curvy butt—壶式美臀!在趣味玩耍中就达到了!
超棒的训练效果!简直是amazing!在训练过程中,超多个肌肉群一起协动,能量系统也一直在过程中运转。壶铃一个小时可以燃烧1200卡的热量,这是high inrensity,一般有氧运动,跆拳道或其他一般训练至少2倍的热量消耗。

Recreational users will find Kettlebell training very fun and different from other conventional methods and will give men broad shoulders and develop the “V-taper”. Women get defined arms, a tighter waistline and the famous Kettlebell curvy butt!
Kettlebell training also has proven popular as a rehab tool with office workers and people suffering bad backs by helping elongate the spine and rejuvenate weak joints and connective tissue.
Full-body conditioning. The body learns to work as one synergistic unit linked strongly together which is more practical approach to training. Rarely in everyday movements or sports does one utilize only one specific muscle or direction.
Big results-involves multiple muscle groups and energy systems at once. KBs burnt out a whopping 1200 calories an hour. That’s about double of high intensity aerobics, kickboxing or bootcamps which come in around 500-600cal/h.
Increased resistance to injury by strengthening joins and connective tissue
The ability to work aerobically and anaerobically simultaneously.
Improved mobility and range of motion
Increased strength without increase of mass. Kettlebell exercisers are lean and toned, not bulky-a benefit that appeals to women and men alike.
Enhanced performance in athletics and everyday functioning
Argubaly the most versatile and complete training tool ever. Hundreds of exercises can be done in a small space with only one single kettlebell.

Mark was the first to promote kettlebell training to the China public 10 years ago


IKFF 是一个在全球推广壶铃训练体系和精神的组织。它支持和发展会员的多种技巧让他们可以迅速的将其融合应用到自己的训练事业里。一直走在不断发展的运动训练系统前沿。

The IKFF is an organization that promotes Kettlebell training and complete mind/body fitness on a global scale. It supports members in developing the all-encompassing skills needed to accelerate their own fitness and businesses. An ever-evolving resource on the cutting edge of athletic training and conditioning!

世界著名的壶铃运动大师Steve Cotter(IKFF的创始人)&中国第一个国际壶铃认证教练;IKFF level2 coach, 壶铃运动先驱Mark Soo

World renowned kettlebell & movement master Steve Cotter (Founder and Director of IKFF) and IKFF Level 2 Coach Mark Soo first internationally certified kettlebell trainer in China; pioneers of the kettlebell movement

World Association of Kettlebell Sports Clubs

WAKSC是第一个壶铃运动交流为主的全球性组织,他们都以专业壶铃为自己的事业,在全球推广壶铃运动。旗下的Gran Prix是第一个在运动领域里以壶铃作为竞技项目的锦标赛,吸引了来自世界各地的运动员和俱乐部参加。

WAKSC is a worldwide organization and first community of sport clubs who practice kettlebell sport as their professional occupation. Its mission is to spread kettlebell sport all over the world. Gran Prix is the first tournament series in kettlebell sport where sportsmen and clubs from allover the world compete with each other. Winners and medalists of Gran Prix are defined according to the final yearly rating of sportsmen and clubs.


KETACADEMY is a community of kettlebell sport experts and Master Coaches. Ourmission is to teach kettlebell sport the best we can, and help everyone who asking for help to learn from the best in the sport.


This man is one of the toughest guys walking around on the planet right now. What ever your training modal- a crossfitter, lifter or cardio athlete no one can deny his feats are nothing short of amazing! His strength endurance and work capacity is beyond this world! …..And he is coming to。。。China Throwdown!

Throwdown KB rules
1. 5分钟长循环挺举(高翻和挺举),然后立即做5分钟抓举(总共10分钟);
2. 两个运动过程中每次都用一只手触碰同一重量的壶铃;
3. 每5分钟仅换一次手;
4. 记录2种动作分别重复的组数,壶铃触低即结束;
5. 运动员可以选择自己的负重;
6. 得分计算:负重(kg)*组数/运动员体重。

1. 5 mins Long cycle(Clean and Jerk) and then immediately after do 5 mins Snatch (10 min total)
2. Using only one hand at a time touching the one same weight kettlebell for both movements
3. Only one hand change permitted in each 5 min movement
4. Total reps counted for each movement once the kettlebell touches the floor
5. Athletes can select their own weight
6. Score calculated (kgs x reps)/bodyweight

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China Throwdown Competitions-Powerlifting 举重

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The modern version of Powerlifitng is a strength sport starting in USA and UK in the 1950s. Involves the athlete simply lifting maximal weight on a loaded barbell. Consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift.
Without any assistant devices, this is a test of true brute strength!

Awards & Rules
Mens 66, 74, 83, 93, 93kg+.
1,2,3 for all categories
Womens 52, 57, 63, 72, 72kg+.
1,2,3 for all categories

男子 66, 74, 83, 93及93以上公斤级
女子52, 57, 63, 72及72以上公斤级

Battle of the Boxes Game #2 Movement Training v

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Battle of the Boxes Game #2
Movement Training

If you were at the previous one then you know what it’s about.
Each time will be at a different venue with different training theme. Although called a “battle” it’s more a social get together. The idea is to come and join in and meet others in the fitness community.Workout & hangout!
Enjoy good vibes and treats from sponsors.

This time train with the MASTERS OF MOVEMENT.
The program will be divided into a series of technical workshops and finish with some friendly challenges and fun.
Learn and share knowledge with the most experienced movement experts in town. Perfect for newbies wanting to try acrobatics and meet others fans.
and as always, free for all!

1. 倒立研究营 Handstands workshop
Get upside down- all levels, presented Shanghai Calesthenics.

2. 障碍跨越 Overcoming Obstacles
Efficient pass over objects -all levels, presented by Link Parkour.

3. Stability and Balance稳定与平衡
all levels presented by Torque Wellness

4. 健康知识营 Health Workshop
Spine health and sports injury therapy: presented by Revita Family Care.

5. Ring Strength – Presented by Shanghai Gymnastics

6. 双力臂训练营Muscle up workshop
Get up and over the bar- all levels, presented by Shanghai Calesthenics.

7. 自由练习时间 Freestyle practice time
All levels .

8.街头健身 Free style bar challenge
Individual event 3 mins to wow the audience with skills and tricks

9. 杂技入门 New to acrobatics give it a try
All levels.

10. 杂技团队赛 Acrobat team challenge
5 mins- two person team

11.Play time

-日期 | Date-
Sunday 16 July , 2017

-时间 | Time-
From 2pm-5pm

-地点 | Where-
Iron Dragon
Iron Dragon
Building 1 , 3F, 1279 Zhongshan Rd

No cover

Fitness Level Requirements

训练营 Workshops
水平不限 | All levels welcomed

Freestyle bar and acrobat challenge
中级到进阶 intermediate to advance

China Throwdown Competitions-Cross Training 全能强健

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Functional movements with a set of tasks to be completed for time. May include barbell lifting, bodyweight, rowing, double unders/skipping, carry, box jumps. pullups,etc.
For individual events, competitors should have an above average level of fitness. Scaled events has similar movements though easier more suitable for average fitness level. The test of all round physical fitness most notably stamina.


Awards & Rules
Team 1,2,3
Team Scaled 1,2,3
Individual Male 1,2,3
Individual Female 1,2,3
Individual Male Scaled 1,2,3
Individual Female Scaled 1,2,3

1. Complete a series of movements for time
2. WOD will be released one week before competition date.
3. Scaled WOD will be easy enough for average fitness level and will not contain Olympic lifts.
4. Athletes entering RX WOD should have an above average fitness level and expect movements seen in Open Competitions.

Team requirement:
1. Teams of three people, at least one female
2. Only one coach permitted per team




报 名 要 求 | Requirement

Age 18-60

Average fitness level or above

你只需要年龄在 18-60 岁之间


报 名 时 间 | Registration Time

July 1st – July 31st


报 名 请 扫 | Scan to sign up


全新全能挑战赛-China Throwdown-Battle on the Bund即将开始!


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Open free style sparring sessions –
Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jujitsu, Wrestling and MMA.

Training Times

5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm,
8:15 pm Kettlebell

6:30am, 1:00pm (30mins), 6:00pm, Basic/Tech(45min), 6:45pm Bootcamp,
7:30pm Power Bodybuilding
7:30pm MMA, 8:30pm Muay Thai

6:30am, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm Kettlebell
7:15pm Muay Thai

1:00pm (30min), 6:00pm Basic/Tech, 6:30pm Bootcamp (45min), 7:15pm Power Bodybuilding, 8:30pm
7:15pm MMA, 8:30pm Muay Thai

6:30am, 6:15pm, 7:15pm
7:15pm MMA

10:00am, 11:00am Gladiator, 2:00pm Introduction
5:00pm Power Bodybuilding
12:00pm MMA

4:00pm Free Sparring

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Sat - Sun 9:30am - 6:00pm

Personal Training and Private Group classes available at other times.

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