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Kettlebells?

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

  1. BankerBoi

    BankerBoi Senior member

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    I just went up from a 20 kilo to a 55 pound, my body is in shock. it will take me a while to get used to this.

    Blame the metric system.

    Actually I can swing a 24kg, release and catch, but struggle to carry it.
     
  2. gwolf

    gwolf Senior member

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    any good videos to this stuff? i get the swing. the other 2 moves which i think are called snatch and press i have difficulty executing though i don't think i'm doing it right.
     
  3. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    any good videos to this stuff? i get the swing. the other 2 moves which i think are called snatch and press i have difficulty executing though i don't think i'm doing it right.

    Do you already have Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell?
     
  4. gwolf

    gwolf Senior member

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    no but was thinking more of a youtube clip that would teach me how to do it. i liked the stuff you linked a few pages back. i think the movements i'm having trouble with is the clean and the lockout according to steve cotters lingo... basically anything that involves flipping the bell.

    how many would you say i try first 50 swings a day? i've got a 12kg and a 16kg. i don't lift weights nor cardio much but i play soccer once in awhile still i'm not in the best shape.
     
  5. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Work into snatches by moving the kettlebell higher every swing. In fact, that's how I used to start my high-rep snatches all the time - even when I had worked up to a 100.
     
  6. suited

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    Kettlebell swings are part of my met-con training. I also use them for shrugs.
     
  7. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    no but was thinking more of a youtube clip that would teach me how to do it. i liked the stuff you linked a few pages back. i think the movements i'm having trouble with is the clean and the lockout according to steve cotters lingo... basically anything that involves flipping the bell.
    Cotter and Pavel both teach the clean the same way, starting from the rack position.

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    In the absence of any specific goals, you can aim for the RKC program minimum:
    • Twice a week alternate sets of swings with easy jogging for recovery for 12 minutes
    • Do your swings to a comfortable stop. Once you are well conditioned you may go all-out occasionally
    • "Shake out" the lactic acid and tension from your muscles when jogging. Relax! The purpose of jogging is active recovery, not more conditioning.
    • Twice a week, do turkish get-up singles, switching arms after each rep, for 5 minutes.
    • Focus on perfect technique, not on reps. Don't count you get-up reps, and don't try to top them!
    • Arrange the weekly plan any way you want, e.g., Mon., Thurs.-Swings; Tues., Fri.-get-ups or Mon., Thurs.-get-ups; Tues., Sat.-swings. If you want to add an extra swing or get-up day, go ahead-make your day.
    • Start each workout with 10 minutes of face-the-wall squats, halos, and pumps.
    • Unless you are an experienced strength athlete, do no other lifting.
     
  8. gwolf

    gwolf Senior member

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    thanks man! really appreciate the help.
     
  9. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    did 100 one hand snatch and presses today with the 55 pounder for the first time in a single go. very happy. very very happy.
     
  10. newguy

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    Does anybody know where a guy can get good kettlebells around Toronto? Can't find one online that's legit and ships to Canada.
     

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