Our heroes, the Russian Kalutskikh brothers, seem to be one of the most popular search terms which leads people to this blog. As contortionists at the early ages of about 7 and 8 years on a Russian talent show, they have matured into exceptional equilibrists, an example to all of us in the fitness and acrobatic trade.
They seem to have launched a new website, http://kalutskih.com (the spelling here is correct – it obviously loses something in translation from the Cyrillic alphabet!) which I have added to the links list bottom right of this page. This is allegedly a dual Russian / English site, but the English language at present seems to be restricted to the page titles.
The new site is, like their old Russian-language one, shared with their friends Steelkast who perform with swords, nails, glass and stuff. Often they perform together, as here with the classic ‘knife drop, the act which recently got my son Leo into a spot of bother!
The site also gives access to a large number of videos on YouTube, including one covering (very briefly) my previous post ‘Kalutskikh’s on the Rocks’ with a bit of base jumping… at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Rn9s7MmxIc …as well as a tranch of training videos (weights and bodyweight exercises, ‘Smart Body’, to achieve some of their feats) which you can find by entering ‘BroKalutskih’ into the YouTube search box. Subscribing is recommended!
Echoes of the former contortionist days in this picture – still got most of the flexibility! And just look at the muscles at work…
Well done Kalutskikhs! If only we were half as good as that! Long may you continue to amaze us..