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Kettlebell or Hancock??? Need help deciding.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Well the time of year is here when I normally register for the HUH stair climb. Only issue is I've yet failed to actually do the climb the last two years. My donations of 150.00 each year helps the organization which is a great thing.

The issue is I have a goal to cut my time from the year I did do the actual climb. So on Thursday I need to decide, spend the 150.00 on the climb again, with the risk I won't train enough to actually do it.

OR

Pay 169.00 to become Kettlebell certified. Will be honest and say I've never even done a kettlebell class. Figured it's something different and a way to add ST to my life an area where I'm sorely lacking.

Thoughts, Suggestions, feedback?
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IMAGINE_IT 10/29/2012 3:53PM

    emoticon emoticon all the way! ......and maybe you could donate a smaller amount to the climb? Just a thought.....

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DENAMARIE1 10/29/2012 3:43PM

    I agree, I love the kettlebells. But, before you put out the money to get certified at least try a class to see how you like it. I have a friend who hates it. Everyone has different tastes with that kind of stuff. I personally, would go for it.

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GLASSART43 10/29/2012 11:26AM

    I'm with those who advise trying the kettlebells first before committing the $.

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If you enjoy the workout, it sounds great!

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SWEETLIPS 10/29/2012 9:23AM

    I just started a Kettle Bell routine and I am in love, but I tried it first,. Try it and if you like shoot for stars to become certified, Perhaps as well you can recruit some folks to assist with raising money for the charity as that is always a wonderful thing to do to reach out and help. Have a wonderful day!

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A-STRONGER-ME 10/29/2012 8:50AM

    I think Kettlebells is a wonderful idea, the bad part is, what if you pay $169. and hate it?? Not sure I would pay out money on something I have never even tried. Like to be supportive, but I am a realist at heart. Try it before you pay out your hard earned cash.

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LADYJ6942 10/29/2012 8:46AM

    I understand your split decision on this. I see both being good however by become kettleball certified it can lead to working as an instructor too which addes income and keeps you using what you've learned. Think the kettleball is better in the long run.

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JSTETSER 10/29/2012 7:19AM

    Are you in NH? Hike Handcock. It is a great tike.

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HOLLY404040 10/29/2012 1:08AM

    Ketttlebells are good all around exercise. I started them when my hubby's therapist recommend them to keep his arms strong to prevent injury. Instruction/classes are a good thing you will learn good body mechanics with weights and other safety items. The Kbells are fun and a good workout. emoticon

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CHARLIE215 10/28/2012 10:14PM

    kettlebells - I love them and at the same time look into the spin certification. If you taught those 2 classes , you wouldn't even have to go to the gym to work out emoticon

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PKCTTS 10/28/2012 8:54PM

    If you have to work your a$$ off to get the certification, go for it. Do you get several classes for the $169?

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RUNNINGWILD 10/28/2012 8:54PM

    Kettlebells for sure! The climb is a one time thing that you've already admitted to not following through on. K-bell certification, on the other hand, will not only increase your physical activity but also give you a source of income when you use that certification to train others.
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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/28/2012 8:28PM

    Kettlebells would be a good long term investment I think. Best wishes!!

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GLORIAN31 10/28/2012 8:17PM

    I agree with both Glory & MSKIZ Kettlebells are fantastic! Cardio and ST!
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GLORYTOGLORY 10/28/2012 8:11PM

  K-bells !!!!!!!!!! They are fun and trying new things keeps it fun!

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MSKIZ69 10/28/2012 8:01PM

    Kettlebells! They are AWESOME, strength and cardio at the same time and they shape up like no one's business! I vote for kettlebell training! emoticon emoticon

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