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post #226 of 310
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I don't know why, but I feel better and more energetic now since starting this. Feel great doing tons of burpees and lifting weights too....but it's a fraction of how good I feel now.

I got my 25lb KB Friday, and it really seems I've even put mass on my shoulders and arms since then. Tons of clean and presses + pullups for the win heh.

I really would like to try doubles, but don't want to fork over the cash for another KB that I will hopefully outgrow soon. I think I may wait until I can successfully press a pood before I think about doubles.

Don't do doubles until you get to 53 pounds (and believe me, you will, even if it seems impossible now)

Follow the basic swings/snatches/presses program, when you can press your bell 10-15 times with one hand, move onto the next size. Well I think I made the jump from a 35 to a 53 when I could easily press a 35 pounder like 20-30 times in a row. Made a jump to doubles when I could press a 53 probably about 15+ times.
post #227 of 310
Thanks. I wouldn't say it's impossible now, the improvement I'm seeing is so rapid it's unbelievable, and it hasn't even been a week. I've been stalled on presses for a while now, and I think the KB helped me immediately shatter that plateau.

I even bought the GF a 15 pounder so she can do some swings and work on that latina booty.
post #228 of 310
Anyone have a recommendation on a good size to start with for a ~165 lbs male, mainly for swings.
post #229 of 310
It seems 16kg is pretty much the universal rec for men starting out. I only went lower because I'm so small.
post #230 of 310
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post
Anyone have a recommendation on a good size to start with for a ~165 lbs male, mainly for swings.

What are your numbers on the overhead press?
post #231 of 310
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Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
What are your numbers on the overhead press?

No idea, I've been gymless for a couple months, so I've mainly been doing body weight workouts. Even when I was going to the gym it was more boxing, interval type work then max strength.
post #232 of 310
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Originally Posted by Gradstudent78 View Post
Anyone have a recommendation on a good size to start with for a ~165 lbs male, mainly for swings.

I would go no lighter than 16kg. I personally like the 20kg and the 24kg bells for almost all exercises.
post #233 of 310
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post #234 of 310
So I think I've been working out with kettlebells now for roughly a year now. Coincedentally I was talking to my ex yesterday and she mentioned how I've physically transformed myself this year. Not that I was fat or out of shape before.. But the KBs just do something to you. I have a very specific muscle structure now.
post #235 of 310
I hope it lead to some nasty ex-sex.
post #236 of 310
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
I hope it lead to some nasty ex-sex.

Ehhh, kind of ambivalent towards that, I'm doing just fine without her.
post #237 of 310
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Originally Posted by Flambeur View Post
Ehhh, kind of ambivalent towards that, I'm doing just fine without her.

MMMMmmmmm complications

post #238 of 310
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one armed snatches.

post #239 of 310
I've been playing around with KB swings at the gym after my regular barbell workouts, so I've decided to get a light one (12kg) for conditioning at home with the swings and TGUs. These youtube videos with Jeff Martone on the basics of the KB swing are pretty good, I think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX42k6YHBqg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4AgBMKuhQw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzlN5x9lp0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuo57lgMd3s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBhaLyeAkjE etc.
post #240 of 310
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post
I've been playing around with KB swings at the gym after my regular barbell workouts, so I've decided to get a light one (12kg) for conditioning at home with the swings and TGUs.

These youtube videos with Jeff Martone on the basics of the KB swing are pretty good, I think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX42k6YHBqg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4AgBMKuhQw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzlN5x9lp0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vuo57lgMd3s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBhaLyeAkjE
etc.


12kg is going to be worthless unless you've never worked out before. Get at least a 16kg, TGUs might be tough at first, but you will get used to it. Swings should never ever be an issue with a 16kg.
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