The CTCF 100 Kettlebell Challenge

This is The CTCF 100 Kettlebell Challenge by Cavemantraining—OUTTRAIN OUTLIVE. Each kettlebell challenge from this website is unique and runs online with members from across the world entering and competing at their own level. The categories are designed so that everyone can have a fair go at it.

Kettlebell Challenge Details

Duration: Full month
Entries allowed: 3 per challenge 
Submission: Any days for duration
Video submission:
Anonymous submission: Allowed
Cost in Tokens: 1
Certificate: Yes
Participation Certificate: Yes
Benefit(s): Aerobic Fitness, Fat Loss, Mental Toughness, Muscular Endurance, Power, Strength
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Challenge Date(s)

  1. Open for all
    Registration opens April 10 and closes May 27
    Event starts May 1 and ends May 31
  2. Beginner option 20 rounds
    Registration opens April 10 and closes May 27
    Event starts May 1 and ends May 31

Entry is $1.95 per token but with a simple comment on social media, we will send you a voucher code so that you can enter for free, check the details here. Cavemantraining members get to enter for free. Scoring is submitted by the participants and based on an honesty system. The top percentage of entries will be verified manually and receive an official verified tick next to their submission.

As a user of this website, you will be able to keep track of and see your progress with the challenges in regard to:

  • Body weight
  • Kettlebell weight
  • Reps, duration, or other aspects of the challenge that show your progress
  • Feeling or other improvements in your life as a result of the challenge

It’s important to note that participants can also enter and remain completely anonymous. Their submission will be posted in the anonymous category with only their nickname (display name) displayed.


This is not for the faint-hearted. This simple combination of 2 grueling exercises is super intense and will skyrocket your heart rate in no time. It’s insane to program 100 rounds of these and it’s not a workout you should do regularly. Consider it a tough challenge! But fret not, there is also a beginner option for 20 under the registration options.

Below is a heart rate graph that gives you some idea of what you can expect in regard to intensity.

Heart rate graph from someone who completed the kettlebell challenge

The two exercises are CrossFit burpees and kettlebell dead snatches. You perform a CrossFit burpee and then one dead snatch on one side followed by the other. side You do this 100 rounds FOR TIME, which ends up being 100 burpees and 200 dead snatches.

But, as we promote at Cavemantraining, form and technique before reps and weight. Take enough time to recover and be able to perform each rep with confidence.

Why the choice of exercises?

There is nothing more explosive than the kettlebell dead snatch. The kettlebell dead snatch is also long, as in, a deep squat to overhead, the one and only kettlebell exercise that travels that far. The burpee is the dead snatch’s equivalent when it comes to distance and torture. Work done = force × distance

Both exercises are full-body exercises and the weight of the kettlebell seriously adds a whole other dimension to the challenge.

Rx male
20kg/44lb add 25 rounds (125 in total)
16kg/35lb add 50 rounds (150 in total)

Rx female
12kg/26lb add 25 rounds (125 in total)
8kg/17lb add 50 rounds (150 in total)

If you change the full dead snatch to half dead snatch (overhead drop into racking) then add another 5 rounds to the total.

If you go down in weight during or at the start then you need to add the rounds, i.e. say you started at 24kg, performed 20 rounds, and dropped down to 20kg then you need to complete 125 rounds in total. If you’d dropped down to 16kg straight away then you need to complete 150 rounds in total. If you dropped to 20 and then to 16, you still need to do 150 rounds in total. Choose wisely.

How to post your kettlebell challenge entry?

  1. Buy a token or obtain a free voucher
  2. Use one token to enter the online kettlebell challenge of choice
  3. Download the details for the challenge
  4. Submit your score/attempt details on our website
  5. Keep track of the online results

When you submit the details of your entry, you can accompany it with a video, some challenges might require a video and others might not. If a video is required, you will need to upload your entry as described here.

More Details

Starts is when the challenge is open:

  • Challenge starts every first day of the month; 1st of January, 1st of February, and so on
  • Challenge starts every first day of uneven months; every first of January, March, May, and so on
  • Challenge starts on the first day of every three months; every first of March, June, September, and December

Duration is how long the challenge lasts or is open:

  • The full month; submissions are accepted any day for the duration of the month
  • [number] consecutive days; the challenge is every day for the number of days indicated and from the day it started

Entries allowed is how many times you can submit your attempt at the challenge within the duration and other boundaries defined.

Certificate is whether a certificate is issued upon completion of the challenge, or winners, and Certificate of Participation when marked as YES will be issued to all participating.


The 4 categories are:

  • Pro
  • Athlete
  • Amateur
  • Beginner

The Pro category is for kettlebell sport athletes who compete professionally.
The Athlete category is for kettlebell athletes with extensive experience.
The Amateur category is for people that work with kettlebells but do not have extensive experience.
The Beginner category is for people that have less than one year of kettlebell experience.

For more details, check out our FAQ here.

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