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
and this is one of my fav kettlebell exercises