MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISES WITH EXTENSIONS ON THE FEMALE BODY, TAKING THE EXAMPLE OF KETTLEBELL SPORT (GIREVOY)
St. Petersburg, Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, M.Sc
St. Petersburg, Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, Ed.D., professor,
Abstract. Objectives. Currently, there is a significant increase in the popularity of women’s athletic
activity with heavy weights. Many of the provisions on the effect of strength exercises on the female body are
contradictory; in particular, there are many disputes regarding the dangers of striking a barbell or kettlebells
against the female chest. This article describes the results of the research on the impact of kettlebell sport,
particularly, the impact of the long cycle discipline on the female body at different ages.
Method. There was used the survey method in the form of a questionnaire and the method of ultrasound
diagnostics with pedagogical observation.
Design. A survey was conducted in the form of a questionnaire, on the eve of the kettlebell World Club
Championship in February 2017 in California (USA). The questionnaire contained questions for the selfassessment of the health of the musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiovascular systems and the status of
reproductive function. In the next stage of ultrasound research the athletes carried out a monthly training plan
throughout the experiment. Information was collected on the physical and psychological status of female
athletes, assessing the influence of exercises and load parameters of competitive kettlebell sport disciplines
on the bodies of the participants
Results. According to the results of the survey, it was found that the main impact of kettlebell training is
on the musculoskeletal system. A comparative analysis of the results of the ultrasound diagnostics of the
mammary glands and pelvic organs showed a lack of pathological changes.
Conclusion. The results of scientific research showed that regular kettlebell lifting exercises, particularly
in the long cycle discipline, do not negatively affect the female body.