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41092
Shkhara
Status: Gathering Kudos

Kettlebell training is a game-changer for strength and cardio. Adding it as an activity would make our fitness tracking way more comprehensive and inspire more of us to swing into action. Let's get Strava to lift our kettlebell sessions onto the platform 😊

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Shant
Mount Logan

Let's go!!!



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
LandonE
Pico de Orizaba

You should just log it as weight training since youre training with weights (kettlebell) no need for another sport type as that would just clutter the already cluttered sports list

Status changed to: Existing
Jane
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Hi @41092 

Thanks for posting your suggestion.  We do already have "weight training" as an activity type on Strava which is inclusive of dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell and body weight training.  When you edit the activity on Strava, you also have the option to add a description as well as any private notes, which gives you the ability to add more details about the workout - equipment, sets, reps etc.


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Clarevr
Mt. Kenya

I agree with the suggestion. While kettlebells are a form of weight training the structure and execution is VERY different to normal weight training. 

Shant
Mount Logan

I would love to pick the kettlebell option as a sub-activity type of weightlifting.

 

Each set/rep can show the different exercise for weightlifting. Garmin does this and allows you to choose the specific exercise for each set. 



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Clarevr
Mt. Kenya

There are also kettlebell complexes which do not fall into the set/rep structure

Leihgendary
Mt. Kenya

I agree. It's the same as the difference between trail running and road running, and we can select the different options with those currently. Because of that existing option, I'd think that having a kettlebell training option would fall along the same lines as Strava's current company values. I currently use the weight option and fill in the description but it would be nice to have a kettlebell specific activity (not to mention how cute the icon would be 😍)

Clarevr
Mt. Kenya

Exactly @Leihgendary ! @Jane to say it already exists under the activity type of  “weight training” is like putting mountain biking and E-mountain biking as the same activity type. Yes, they both use a bike but they are so different that they are considered distinct activities. Kettlebell specific training is so different and distinct from conventional weight training they cannot be considered to fall under the same activity type. 

Sahib
Mt. Kenya

@Clarevr yes! If Crossfit is an option, which incorporates many movements, then so should Kettlebell training be added in as that training style is not the same as a general workout.

Running / trail running

Biking / e- biking 

Workout / Kettlebell workout

Has a good ring to it @Jane 

 

Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
Jane
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Hello,

Thanks to everyone for your comments.  You've convinced me!  Moving this request to "gathering kudos".  


Jane (she/her)
STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Clarevr
Mt. Kenya

@Shant be sure to add your kudos 👍🏼

Shant
Mount Logan

@Clarevr thank you! Added 👍👍



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)
Shant
Mount Logan

Did a ladder 20 sets of kettlebell swings from 1 rep, 2 reps, 3 reps, 20 reps today. Great workout.

I wish I could track this in Strava



Shant Hagopian
Attorney & Athlete
Next race: LA Marathon (3/17/24)