Valery Fedorenko, the man who brought Kettlebells to America, beat his own World Record with a 132 pound kettlebell Saturday live on JustIn.TV. A kettlebell is a special handled weight adapted for fitness and developed into its own sport in Russia from its original use as a precise counter-balance on a scale. This retired Champion is now Chief Advisor for World Kettlebell Club®, and is still making gains in strength and conditioning beyond his professional sport days more than 20 years ago.
Fedorenko, now 37 years old, began lifting kettlebells at the age of 12. It wasn’t until he was 16 that he began getting serious about the Sport, much like youth in America take to Basketball, Baseball and Football. Born in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic located in Asia, Valery set several Official World and USSR Records and made many firsts, most notably breaking the Men’s Adult Absolute Snatch Record at a body-weight of just 163 pounds as a Junior Lifter.