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Kettlebells

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by USPMAN, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. USPMAN

    USPMAN

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    Does anyone here train with kettlebells? Check out Pavel Tsatsouline's webpage if you are curious. Several strong men on other forums believe they are excellent.
     
  2. five-0

    five-0

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    I've looked at KBs (and other "non-traditional" forms of exercise). They look good, but I decided to go with Clubbells. I love them. Either one is a good move, though.
    Best
     


  3. I use them. I have 5. Use them mainly in the winter. I like to ride my bike too much in the summer. Took me about a year to snatch and press the two pood. They are evil. Regards
     
  4. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    I have a hard time believing they are worth the money. I know Pavel says they are ballistic, yadda yadda, but can a kbn swing be that much more effective than a dumbell swing?

    Jack
     
  5. I can understand your doubts. But, when you snatch 72 pounds over, you can feel it in your toenails. Too each his own. Regards
     
  6. California Jack

    California Jack Millennium Member

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    I don't mean to sound facetious, but how much would one have to dumbell snatch to feel it in their toe nails? I guess what I'm asking is, in your opinion how much does the ballistic charecteristics add?

    Jack
     
  7. live-free-r-die

    live-free-r-die Naked Pancakes

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    I use KB's to train. They are great!

    How big of a DB would you have to snatch to equal a KB? Big. I can easily do single arm snatches with a 100lb DB, I can get with in 25lbs of that with a KB. The KB is a whole different story, for one you have to decelerate the KB so it doesn’t break your arm.

    They shouldn’t be used as the sole form of weights but they are great for explosive strength.
     
  8. thaddeus

    thaddeus Millennium Member

    They look like a joint injury waiting to happen.


    I have seen a lot of guys do a lot of things to get gains. Many of them end up in long term injuries. I try to see my fitness in a long term venture. I want to be happy and healthy when I am 60+ and still lifting weights. Be nice to your joints or it will catch up to you. Countless older weightlifters will verify this to be true.