Kettlebells?

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  1. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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    Saw someone using the kettle's last night. He was doing some sort of snatch but was letting go of the handle and catching it with the other arm on the way down. WTF is that?

    sounds strange. Was he juggling them?
     


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    sounds strange. Was he juggling them?

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    Nope. It looked like some sort/clean from a bent over position except when he got to about head hight, he would release the kb and then catch it with his other hand while it was falling.
     


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    Nope. It looked like some sort/clean from a bent over position except when he got to about head hight, he would release the kb and then catch it with his other hand while it was falling.


    A hand to hand swing?
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    A hand to hand swing?
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    Yep, that was it.
     


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    also much easier than it looks...
     


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    also much easier than it looks...

    What purpose does this exercise serve?
     


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    cardio/conditioning. you use your hips to drive the weight up and your arms are worked holding on to the weight.
     


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    cardio/conditioning. you use your hips to drive the weight up and your arms are worked holding on to the weight.

    I meant in a more real world sense but fair enough.
     


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    I meant in a more real world sense but fair enough.

    if you do it right it hits everything... kind of like a deadlift..
     


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    I meant in a more real world sense but fair enough.

    You get a good feeling about transferring explosive force from your feet to the rest of your body. I find it helps deadlifting, running, jumping, etc. also you get really good at hip thrusting.
     


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    The best exercise routine is always one you will do, rather than one you don't have time or energy for. If it takes a goofy looking weight to get you to lift it, more power to the kettlebell.
     


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    The best exercise routine is always one you will do, rather than one you don't have time or energy for. If it takes a goofy looking weight to get you to lift it, more power to the kettlebell.

    Best and most fun workouts I've ever had. Also right up there with the most challenging, and it keeps me coming back.

    The balls just sit there in the corner and call my name - I can't resist doing a few lifts here and there even on my off days.
     


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    robertorex, what do you current workouts look like? in terms of sets/time/etc...
     


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    I like to do 5 rounds of a few sets of low-rep exercises, as fast as possible. the last one I did was:

    5x swing
    5x clean
    5x push press
    5x clean and jerk

    resting 2mins between each round. I did this with double kettlebells that are on the heavy side for me, so I feel I'm getting a good workout even with the relatively low rep scheme. I just ordered Mike Mahler's DVD so I'm going to try and experiment with the workouts he does soon.

    For single KB workouts, I tend towards higher reps.
     


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    I like to do 5 rounds of a few sets of low-rep exercises, as fast as possible. the last one I did was:

    5x swing
    5x clean
    5x push press
    5x clean and jerk

    resting 2mins between each round. I did this with double kettlebells that are on the heavy side for me, so I feel I'm getting a good workout even with the relatively low rep scheme. I just ordered Mike Mahler's DVD so I'm going to try and experiment with the workouts he does soon.

    For single KB workouts, I tend towards higher reps.


    ahh very cool.

    I used to do up to 500x with a single 35, now that I work mostly with a single 53 its more like 200x, similar to yours, like

    5 rounds of

    20 sw
    10 press
    10 row

    or whatever, mixing in SN, C&P, etc.

    i should probably mix in a day of HF swings or snatches in there somewhere... And def get a 2nd 53 down the road...
     


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