Welcome to No Bell Down!
21 October 2023
Kettlebell lifting has a special way of getting you out of your comfort zone. As we lift together, we’ll experience temporary discomfort, count our blessings, and give to others who are in greater need than ourselves.
Workout and Format
Kettlebell Sport (or Girevoy Sport, as it’s known in Russia) has a long tradition and relies on strength, endurance, power, and technique. This event is a Kettlebell Marathon or Long Cycle Marathon. A single bell starts on the ground and is “cleaned” from between the legs to the “rack” and from there it is “jerked” overhead and the lifter performs a “lockout”. Then the bell comes down, swings between the legs and the lifter begins all over again. As the name of the workout implies, the bell is not set down on the ground again until the entire 60 minutes is complete!
This event is legitimately tough! We can use all the moral support that we can get.
Please feel free to also make additional donations to the cause in hoor of your preferred lifter. Many lifters are raising pledges: 1 cent per kilogram lifted is a great starting point.
Drop in anytime during the lifting hour (10am-11am) and hang out as long as you like: the kickoff, halfway, and last quarter are especially fun.
There are currently 4 divisions that you can lift in.
1. Relay Casual (can pass the bell off to a relay partner)
2. Solo Casual (you hold the bell the whole hour)
3. Finisher Attempt (must perform most of the set correctly with few errors to earn club rank)
4. Competitive (lifters must qualify by October 1st)
Read more about the divisions, rules, and format here:
Rules and Format
If you're on the fence about participating, don't worry! The only REAL rule is don't set the bell down.
For a deeper dive into the rules, check out this video that we use for basic lifting judge training:
Lifter's registration fees go towards the costs of running No Bell Down. Lifters are encouraged but not required to donate above that to the year's selected charity. as well as raise sponsors for their lifting attempt.
100% of donations to No Bell Down exclusive of the lifter's registration fee will go to the selected charity.
The heritage and ethos behind this lift is to experience temporary albeit deep discomfort, be reminded that many others are worse off than us, and support those who are taking compassionate action.
This year No Bell Down has selected...
On Saturday, 16 October 2023
9:00am Doors open
9:30am Lifter check-in complete
9:59am Lifters on their lifting points
10:00am Lifting Starts!
Grilling Starts, food available shortly thereafter
11:00am Lifting Ends!
11:15am Awards and scoreboard
12:30pm Doors close
Peak Conditioning and Fitness: October 15, 2022
Location: Peak Conditioning and Fitness
195 S Main St, Longmont CO 80504
Doors Open @ 9am | Event Starts @ 10am