My Kettlebell Lifting Experience
Being born in Italy in the 80s, after watching Karate Kid I asked my parents to enroll me in the local dojo. Growing up I moved on to boxing, then MMA. During this time I hung out at the gym on and off with no particular plan, until one instructor had me trying the sport of Powerlifting. When I had enough strength to put a decent amount of plates on the barbell, I decided to move to a more specialized training facility, the historic Borgo Prati gym in Rome, an army’s training center. The coach noticed right away that my strength could be put to a better use in the sport of Olympic weightlifting, and so I switched to the most advanced of the strength sports. In the meanwhile I kept on practicing martial arts, and on a hot Italian august, with the gyms closed, I discovered functional training. It was 2008, and it was still pretty much an unknown discipline.
🏆 Kettlebell Competition Awards
- Candidate Master of Sport
- Kettlebell Games – Pentathlon – 1st
- European Championship – Long Cycle: 1st – Relay: 2nd
- Italian Championship – Long Cycle: 3rd – Relay: 1st
- Turbigo Trophy – Long Cycle: 1st
- Italian Championship – Biathlon: 1st
- International trophy – Snatch: 2nd – Relay: 1st
Being both an athlete and a coach, I believe in concrete goals and working smart and hard. Sand and Steel Fitness is the kind of gym where I found the same principles and an environment of highly skilled coaches where I will keep enriching my knowledge.
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