Kettlebells?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by JLibourel, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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    yeah get your press up and you'll be fine.
     
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    Flambeur Senior member

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    As far as Turkish Getup goes, may I recommend this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/my_subscripti...dwo&masthead=1

    When I was just starting with kettlebells, the "corrective strategies" video helped me immensely.


    woo hoo, another kettlebell guy, welcome!
     
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    I doubt I will get any kettlebells soon, seems ridiculous to get them shipped to Hong Kong... but I definitely need to incorporate these get-ups into my work-out. My AC Joint is messed up as of late.
     
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    Grayland Senior member

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    I doubt I will get any kettlebells soon, seems ridiculous to get them shipped to Hong Kong... but I definitely need to incorporate these get-ups into my work-out. My AC Joint is messed up as of late.

    You can do Turkish Get-Ups with dumbbells.
     
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    robertorex Senior member

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    yup and barbells too! some kb users say that the getup is in fact easiest to perform with a kettlebell as opposed to other implements.
     
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    Becks23 Senior member

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    The plates at my gym are those wack-ass ___tagonal ones with the handles so in essense I realized they're a bit KB-esque.

    I tried Turkish Get-Ups today but I was quite awkward with the motion cause I was just refering from memory the whole process.
     
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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    since I brought up The Get Up; Is the first stage of it completely horrifying to anyone else? I'm talking about the moment you are still on your back and the KB is pressed above your head just before you begin to stand up, I always get so worried about something happening and it falling on my head.
     
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    jaydc7 Senior member

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    Are you locking out the arm holding the kb completely and supporting yourself by locking out the opposite arm, and putting it in line with the kb as well?

    Search for Jeff Martone turkish get up on youtube and he goes through it step by step in a few videos.
     
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    make sure your shoulder is active through the whole stage of the getup. I find a good way to make sure your shoulder is active is to shrug it in the opposite direction the weight is pushing it towards. If the weight is above you pushing down, shrug your shoulder up towards your ear. It will make it much more stable, secure, and stronger.
     
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    So, per Pavel's new book (it's pretty much all old stuff, by the way - just incorporates some Mahler and some Viking type training) I've been doing double presses with a 16kg and a 24 kg, alternating of course. It's been interesting. I do feel that I am getting more of a bang for the buck - double the number of presses, albeit with lower weight, and more coordination/whole body work.

    Definitely going down the road to a second 24 though.. or biggerer..
     
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    Are you locking out the arm holding the kb completely and supporting yourself by locking out the opposite arm, and putting it in line with the kb as well? Search for Jeff Martone turkish get up on youtube and he goes through it step by step in a few videos.
    Keeping everything in line is such an important concept throughout lifting. After I few go's at get-ups it was pretty easy and fun. Even doing it with a 35 lbs plate was pretty taxing after 5-6 reps/shoulder
     
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    Been gone a while but happy to see that you are all still doing kettlebells-getting more into it myself. A buddy of mine who I train kettlebells with just recently returned from Pavel's RKC II certification test and although he passed, apparently about 60 to 70 percent failed.

    On another note, does anyone own DD bells that were made in the US and the "newer" ones that are curently being made overseas? If you do, do you notice a difference? I own a US made 1.5 pood (24kg) DD bell that I purchased almost a year ago and I would like to get more and stay with DD but not if the quality went down now that they're making them overseas. All the DD bells that I use are the older DD ones that were made in the US.

    Yeah I know it's silly and I think (hope) that the quality is probably the same.
     
  14. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    I got a DD bell less than a month ago - I thought it was made in the USA, but don't see anything on the site or KB to indicate that. Quality is fine - black epoxy everywhere, the handle is a little slick because of the paint, no apparently problems with the KB.

    I'm going to order a couple of American Kettlebell Club KBs next, though - cheaper, with unpainted handles.
     
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    Ordered a second 53 pounder so that I can do doubles work, renegade rows, and all that good shit.

    wooo woooo~!
     

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