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Kettle Bells

Discussion in 'Training & Nutrition' started by Intellectual, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Intellectual

    Intellectual Breathe Life Into a Stone

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    Anyone know a good site where I can purchase quality kettlebells.
     
  2. tick

    tick is banned?

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    There expensive...
    http://www.dragondoor.com/kettlebells/

    I was told those are quality.

    I personally got mine from a play it again sports type of place. Half the cost of those on the web and no shipping charge. In my case at least.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve D'arce Vader

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    priceyyyyyy :(
     
  4. tick

    tick is banned?

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    yea they are... I have a 40 lb one and I like it. Swings make my hammys hurt and work my cardio alot, but that was 80$

    I guess in the long run it is worth it though.
     
  5. Intellectual

    Intellectual Breathe Life Into a Stone

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    I've been reading that kettlebells can have long term damaging effects. Anyone recommend any proper training vids?
     
  6. Poindexter

    Poindexter Reputation: ∞ Staff Member

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    What are the benefits of these over regular dumbbells?
     
  7. kc56

    kc56 Well-Known Member

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    Same thing as all other different training aids. Plateau busting. They force you to change grip, range(and arc) of motion, stabilizers, etc...

    It's much like guys who change from free weights to machines, or cables, or only body weight, etc... You notice your biggest gains when you change things up. In my eyes, kettle bells offer nothing else than a change of pace.
     
  8. Poindexter

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    Thanks, mang.
     
  9. kc56

    kc56 Well-Known Member

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    When I used to lift more for size/strength, guys would swear by whatever new technique they picked up. While it was new. Eventually your body adjusts to it, and you will need to plateau bust again.

    That is one of the largest benefits of things like p90x, insanity, Crossfit, and all of the other full body "shock" training styles. They are more rewarding, but are much harder to plan. People can't easily read about the routine in a magazine and start doing it. They need to have a constantly evolving plan. That usually requires someone who knows what they are doing and is consistently finding ways to challenge the exerciser. I know Crossfit got some flak on here for being pricey, but I think that's the way to go for those who really want the gains.
     
  10. Poindexter

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    Good points. Right now I'm so busy with shit that I'm at the low end of the spectrum in terms of getting any exercise. I was thinking about getting some dumbbells for the house just to randomly use. Any other suggestions for something to do in-house?
     
  11. RF76

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    I just use a weight bench and free weights, nothing fancy. I do 9 sets of 10 on the bench and 20 crunches/10 reverse crunches in between each set. 40 or more reps with the free weights when I'm done. Pretty simple stuff, but effective.
     
  12. Poindexter

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    No room for a bench here, but some free weights would work.
     
  13. RF76

    RF76 beach bum

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    U in the city?
     
  14. Poindexter

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    Yeah. In the belly of the beast.
     
  15. Sniggles

    Sniggles ex nihilo

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    Kettlebells, pull-up bar, insanity all worked for me before the arrow to the knee.

    Insanity is amazing if you have the knees for it. It will help you get into good enough shape to, where after the program has been done for 2-3 months, it will make your entry into gym training easy.
     
  16. Virtualpurple

    Virtualpurple Go Team Venture!

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    9 sets of 10? How heavy are your loads?
     
  17. TriangleSmoke

    TriangleSmoke Motherfucker of the Century Site Donor

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    https://www.onnit.com/

    Promo code "rogan" used to get you 10% off, but I'm not sure if it does anymore. They sell battleropes too, but you need a yard for that.

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    Holy fucking shit those are some expensive ass kettlebells. what a rip off.
     
  18. RF76

    RF76 beach bum

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    Very light, 110lbs. I only want to get toned not bulky.
     
  19. Sniggles

    Sniggles ex nihilo

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    Keith Weber's two DVDs are amazing. Not the end all be all, but certainly a great start.
     
  20. Poindexter

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     

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