Kettle Bells?

  • martinaston

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    Mar 23, 2010 10:30 PM GMT
    recently given them a go with a few basic sets,
    (twisted me) liked the agony I felt the next day
    so are they effective?
    and any tips on workouts?
    worth persuing further or go back to regular free weights?
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    Mar 23, 2010 10:39 PM GMT
    I do kettle bells, they are kinda fun for mixing it up and you can get some good results with them, lots of the things you do requires a lot effort from a great percentage of muscle.

    If your goals are to just stack on the muscle I'd say that kettle bells wouldn't be good for that as a sole workout, however they are great when mixed in with everything else.

    How are your forearms btw, took me a while to get many of the upper body things right when you flip the weight over.
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    Mar 24, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
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    try hay bales
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    Mar 24, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    We use them at CrossFit but usually just to warm up before our workout-of-the day (100 reps @ 53lbs). Guaranteed to get your blood flowing.

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  • martinaston

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    Mar 24, 2010 9:54 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidI do kettle bells, they are kinda fun for mixing it up and you can get some good results with them, lots of the things you do requires a lot effort from a great percentage of muscle.

    If your goals are to just stack on the muscle I'd say that kettle bells wouldn't be good for that as a sole workout, however they are great when mixed in with everything else.

    How are your forearms btw, took me a while to get many of the upper body things right when you flip the weight over.


    Yeah they do seem to give a me a more complete workout muscle group wise, I get to that level of complete am-i-gonna-faint exhaustion way quicker than anything else I do in the gym.

    Forearms more breadstick than baguette (see profile pic) but strong enough, I need to learn some more drills that use upper body, the 3 things my trainer showed me are more arse/back/thighs (is he trying to tell me something...).

    Im tall + naturally lean so yeah the aim is to put on more muscle so thanks for pointing that out, maybe I should just keep it to half kettle bells/ half free weights. cheers
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    Mar 24, 2010 11:07 AM GMT
    martinaston saidYeah they do seem to give a me a more complete workout muscle group wise, I get to that level of complete am-i-gonna-faint exhaustion way quicker than anything else I do in the gym.

    Forearms more breadstick than baguette (see profile pic) but strong enough, I need to learn some more drills that use upper body, the 3 things my trainer showed me are more arse/back/thighs (is he trying to tell me something...).

    Im tall + naturally lean so yeah the aim is to put on more muscle so thanks for pointing that out, maybe I should just keep it to half kettle bells/ half free weights. cheers

    Oh dont' get me wrong, kettle bells can be great for building some respectable mass, especially when you really get the weights up, although, you certainly shouldn't rely upon it as your sole source.

    What I find it great for is my shoulders, I've some shoulder problems and need to work on those a little more then the rest of me and kettle bells are the best for working them for me.

    If you wanna go explore for your self Steve Cotter is really good, he has the site http://www.fullkontact.com/

    This is worth watching for some basics


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  • fitdude62

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    Mar 24, 2010 11:09 AM GMT
    Kettle Bells are agreat workout in many ways.

    For exercises with them check out Steve Cotter. He is a great international Kettle bell Trainer.

    http://fullkontact.com/
  • fitdude62

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    Mar 24, 2010 11:10 AM GMT
    you beat me to it liltanker.....lol
  • martinaston

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    Mar 24, 2010 10:49 PM GMT
    hey thanks liltanker, appreciate u taking the time, really!
    i'll persue them further then, spring has sprung and its countdown to banana-hammock-o-clock...
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 24, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    What happened to the other kettle bell thread?