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Old 03-08-11   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Kettlebell training

Steve. go for the prograde bells. there are more ergonomic and won't cause blisters. they are also better made.

wouldn't go for any plaster stuff over top as they chip easy.
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here is a pic of my little collection which has grown a lot since pic, cast iron, pro grade and cast iron with cast ..pro grades are far better to use.

If you want iron core try Tgu ( turkish getups ) when oldtime strongmen started out they were only allowed to do tgu when they got the 50kilo each side they could move onto another exercise. ..by this time the had a core of steel.

if you want to learn how to use kettlebells correctly i suggest going onot dragondoor.com and reading articles, buying pavels kettlebell books or getting a RKC Instructor to give lessons.
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Wow, you have quite a few there martyn, how do kettlebells fair against barbells and dumbells.
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Wow, you have quite a few there martyn, how do kettlebells fair against barbells and dumbells.
kettlebells are far better in my opinion ( depending what you are training for though )

there are thousands of different exercises out there and many newbies get confused with all the bs about strength and fitness. kettlebells are great for people who want to learn techniques in hopw to lift properly, it teaches you how to contract muscles, power breath and makes you more flexable are many of the exercises are dynamic.

not just for strength though- try they special ops 200 snatches in 10mins with 24k kettlebell and you will see how good they can make your cardio.

but like everything else in strength - Without proper knowledge of how to use barbells or kettlebells and how much reps exercises you should do etc, etc...you will just burn out.

heres what you could look like if you train smart and hard
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A great cheap exercise to strengthen upper body and tone your waist is get a large empty paint tin cut a broom handle approx 12" longer from the tin lid edge with the other end on the bottom of tin, put two nail through to lock and fill with concrete. Once set you have a traditional Okinawa training tool called a she-chi,

see ‪TOMHILLS DOJO - GOJU RYU - TRADITIONAL KARATE TRAINING EQUIPMENT‬‏ - YouTube
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good practice for starting the 3120... p-p-p-praaaap pap pap pap pap
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Steve. go for the prograde bells. there are more ergonomic and won't cause blisters. they are also better made.

wouldn't go for any plaster stuff over top as they chip easy.
bit late mate, i took delivery of mine already

got any youtube links to workouts you'd recommend?
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I'm breaking myself into this fitness malarkey gently, been a slob for too long, gentle bicycle rides, a brisk stroll and some of those pink girlie weights is all I need! Any more than that and I'll probably have a heart attack!
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you need to be careful at your age
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I do like this one.

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