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Kettlebells?

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Seamus, Mar 23, 2013.



  1. Seamus

    Seamus Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    As some background, I am a 40 year old fart who has done a lot strength training in the past, going to the gym all the time. At this point, I just want to be in shape and fend off encroaching old age. I hit the bag 4 days a week, throw around weights about as often (lunges, presses, light squats) and put in 100-150 miles on the bike (knees too shot to run much). As a cost cutting expense (I was spending $800 a year at the gym), I doing all my strength training in the back yard. I don't need much to get a good workout, a pull up bar, a place for push ups and a barbell.

    I am intrigued by some of the kettleball exercises I see, tho, and am thinking of purchasing some. Anybody want to share their experience or suggestions? Is it just another fad or have people gotten good results? And again, I am beyond my competitive years. I just want to be fit.
     
  2. beast boxer

    beast boxer Well-Known Member Full Member

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    strong men have famously used kettlebells for the last 100 years but they went out of fashion and are only just being rediscovered. they are supposed to be good for a full body workout.
     
  3. rampant

    rampant Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The kettlebell swing is a great for core strength and cardio I recently started going to some classes, like everything it's important to get the technique right.

    It definately does give you a good overall workout.
     
  4. gearproboxing

    gearproboxing New Member Full Member

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    For best quality of kettle bells
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  5. tdf1974

    tdf1974 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Please do not lower yourself to swinging one of these things around your back yard

    Kettlebellends
     
  6. steve21

    steve21 New Member Full Member

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    I've become a recent convert after poo-pooing them as being a fad, and no different from dumbbells. Frankly, they're more fun to use, and lend themselves to more dynamic type activities; the handle allows a bit of a "swing" that spares the wrist, but you do need to be careful in use. If you don't have access to a live coach, I'm sure there are youtube tutorials out there that will fit the bill. Use them for swings, snatches, offset lunges and squats ...

    Hope this helps,

    spt