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post #271 of 310
How many swings do you guys normally do? For an average kb workout? I've been doing swings as tabata sequences, totaling from 105 - 115 per workout. Now it doesn't seem to phase me all that much. Which is crazy, because ANY other exercise I try a tabata sequence with, even burpees sans pushups, totally kills me. Saw a 1000 swing challenge group on facebook. Seriously, a thousand?! Is that normal? Wouldn't it be better once you get to that level to just up the weight instead of spending an hour on just swings? edit: Oh to the guy whose kb tears up his hands, can't you just wrap electrical tape around the handle?
post #272 of 310
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How many swings do you guys normally do? For an average kb workout?

I've been doing swings as tabata sequences, totaling from 105 - 115 per workout. Now it doesn't seem to phase me all that much. Which is crazy, because ANY other exercise I try a tabata sequence with, even burpees sans pushups, totally kills me.

Saw a 1000 swing challenge group on facebook. Seriously, a thousand?! Is that normal? Wouldn't it be better once you get to that level to just up the weight instead of spending an hour on just swings?

edit: Oh to the guy whose kb tears up his hands, can't you just wrap electrical tape around the handle?

my goal is 100 one hand snatch and press
post #273 of 310
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
How many swings do you guys normally do? For an average kb workout?

I've been doing swings as tabata sequences, totaling from 105 - 115 per workout. Now it doesn't seem to phase me all that much. Which is crazy, because ANY other exercise I try a tabata sequence with, even burpees sans pushups, totally kills me.

Saw a 1000 swing challenge group on facebook. Seriously, a thousand?! Is that normal? Wouldn't it be better once you get to that level to just up the weight instead of spending an hour on just swings?

edit: Oh to the guy whose kb tears up his hands, can't you just wrap electrical tape around the handle?

Ya, at some point it's probably better for "general" fitness to switch to a higher weight.
post #274 of 310
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post
How many swings do you guys normally do? For an average kb workout?

I've been doing swings as tabata sequences, totaling from 105 - 115 per workout. Now it doesn't seem to phase me all that much. Which is crazy, because ANY other exercise I try a tabata sequence with, even burpees sans pushups, totally kills me.

Saw a 1000 swing challenge group on facebook. Seriously, a thousand?! Is that normal? Wouldn't it be better once you get to that level to just up the weight instead of spending an hour on just swings?

edit: Oh to the guy whose kb tears up his hands, can't you just wrap electrical tape around the handle?

I'll give that a go.

You should probably be moving up in weight if you looking for an increase in strength over muscular endurance. Maybe switch to snatches instead? Snatches are sooooo much harder. I like doing tabata concentration curls quite personally
post #275 of 310
Snatches are more fun. And you get to say snatch. I kind of want to do a 10k/month swing challenge (333/day in whatever form it might take - tabatas, multiple sets, endurance, etc.), though and see exactly what effect it has on my body absent other exercise. See if Pavel's 'swinging alone is better than 99% of S&C programs' thing is true.
post #276 of 310
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Originally Posted by milosz View Post
Snatches are more fun. And you get to say snatch.

I kind of want to do a 10k/month swing challenge (333/day in whatever form it might take - tabatas, multiple sets, endurance, etc.), though and see exactly what effect it has on my body absent other exercise. See if Pavel's 'swinging alone is better than 99% of S&C programs' thing is true.

What about your pecs, shoulders, biceps, triceps, lats, back straps (I don't actually know the proper name for these), rhomboids, etc?

Swings work the core, legs, lower back, and forearms pretty well, but the rest of me feels underwhelmed even when my legs want to give and I can hardly breathe.
post #277 of 310
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Clean and press with kettle bells just destroyed my wrists. Not a fan
"Destroyed" in what way? BTW, long ago I came across a video about wrist positioning for kb presses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib4WZVqlnXo Take a look, maybe it'll be useful.
post #278 of 310
I've done 300-350 swings before, it gets progressively harder with each hundred.



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Clean and press with kettle bells just destroyed my wrists.

Not a fan


you weren't doing it right.
post #279 of 310
Too scared to do snatches, afraid I'll drop the weight on my head.
post #280 of 310
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Too scared to do snatches, afraid I'll drop the weight on my head.

Honestly, or am I missing sarcasm? A snatch shouldn't put it above your head (more your shoulder), and if you can knock out over a hundred swings, the weight should be manageable. If not, move down a weight, or do dumbbell snatches on days that you wish to mix it up.
post #281 of 310
If this is what a snatch is, yeah, this is what i'm scared to do. No sarcasm. edit: Oh if anyone cares or wishes to comment, here is my current exercise routine I hodgepodged together. Tabata KB swings, 100 pushup routine w/ rotating pushup handles (I do 100 pushups but not consecutively, working my way up to that), 20 pullup routine (same thing with pushups, I can only do about 10 though from a dead hang...no kippers, no leaving my arms bent before I come back up, no cheating), tabata burpees w/o pushups, and then back squats at the gym. All of that is broken up however during the week. So no, I'm not trying to do squats after a tabata burpee session
post #282 of 310
Should be okay -- Google the name Pavel Tsatsouline because he is regarded in fitness circles as the world's foremost kettlebell expert.
post #283 of 310
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Stuff

Yup- that's the one. I guess that there's no point in doing anything that you're honestly uncomfortable with. In all honesty, the thought of smacking my head never crossed my mind. It was my arm and wrist that I was worried about, but that proved to be unfounded too.
post #284 of 310
I'm just a clutz and can see myself doing something stupid. I'll eventually try though, as well as trying a TGU.
post #285 of 310
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I'm just a clutz and can see myself doing something stupid. I'll eventually try though, as well as trying a TGU.
Those were WAAAAY harder than I thought they would be, but absolutely awesome. Edit- how's quitting smoking going?
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