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5/13/17 9:10 P

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Hi! I will starting my kettle bell class this week with a certified kettle bell instructor. He's my chiropractor and a very good doctor at that. I am excited and hope to get my body in shape since I am eating clean under the guidance of a nutritionist. Just to be able to have more mobility, using the TRX, and then swinging a kettle bell will surely do it.

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Looking forward to making more progress using this team and the challenges. I'm down 20lbs and hit a plateau losing the last 15. I've used kettlebells here and there in my training before with success - time to do something different to continue my positive results.

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I've only done the kettlebells a couple of times but man is it a great workout! Going to do a workout with them later tonight!

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another kettle~bell enthusiast here..
I've been using kettle~bells on and off for a few years, although it wasn't until these past 8 weeks that I actually started 'enjoying' it and getting more serious about it.

When it comes to following along with kettle~bell workout DVD's, I have two left feet emoticon
It was frustrating for me to follow along with the instructors..going in one direction opposed the the other.."his left?? my left?? WTH??

I put my frustrations behind me and rather than continue following along with the DVD's, I began to focus more on technique and the individual exercises themselves. I did a lot of research on the many different kettle~bell exercises and what muscle groups each of these exercises focused on.

More importantly I really wanted to make sure that my 'form' was correct with the thought and attitude being "it is far better to do a single 'good' swing, than 500 lousy swings'...not to mention, the possibility of potentially injuring myself if I just started swinging away in any ol' fashion.

These past 8 weeks I've been creating my own 'kettle`bell' routines. I actually use the Impetus Plus app and customize my own routines using this app, along with the usual rest periods, sets, etc.
When the next exercise in my routine comes up, my phone will 'verbally' let me know what that exercise is, based on what I imputed it as..along with a countdown of when to switch over.
Because of the verbal commands, I'm not having to constantly look at my phone..especially if I forget what the heck is coming next in my OWN routine, lol..

I especially like how kettle-bells feel when I'm holing them as apposed to dumbbells or weighted barbells and more so the smooth transition from one hand to the next that you get when you are performing certain exercises, for example, the alternating, one handed, swings. I do wear padded wristbands with certain exercise, for example when I'm doing a 'clean to rack' move so that the kettle~bell is not pressing down directly on my wrist bone.

I love that I get both a good cardio & strength training workout when using my kettle~bells, especially on those days where I'm not able to walk due to the weather. Living in the Mojave Desert, if I miss my window of opportunity to go walking before the heat kicks in (preferably before 5.30am) I know I will still be able to get that cardio in using my kettle~bells.

Well, that was probably a lengthier intro than you all wanted to read, lol...but there you have it :)

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5/31/15 1:49 P

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Hi!!! New to the group too!!! I have been on sp since 07 and haven't done anything with it the last couple years. Eek! Since then some of my 'likes' with workouts have changed, which included kettle bells :) did crossfit for quite awhile and fell in love with the kettle bell. So, here I am!

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4/30/15 2:35 P

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Hi...I'm new to the group and just wanted to say hello. I look forward to losing weight with you all!

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4/7/14 2:38 P

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Thanks BLITZ83


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4/7/14 12:39 P

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CKTALL, The group has been on the slow side as of late so feel free to post challenges of your own. I've been trying to get things to settledown at work so I can get back on a workout schedule and start posting my own workouts and challenges.

Settimia - I can't recommend any youtubes, but here are some instructions on tracking KB workouts. If you are doing interval training with them and getting your heart rate in to the aerobic range then you can track the time and calories by creating your own exercise. At maximum intensity a 40min kettlebell session with a 10min warm up and cool down maxs out at 1200 calories burned.

For tracking the actual exercises you can track them like you would a regular weight routine, or just have a set of workouts with known times or reps so you know approximately what you did on a given workout.

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4/7/14 12:03 P

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Hi I am new to kettlebells, but was wondering if anyone can recommend a beginners youtube exercises and how to track the exercise?

thank you

P.S Is this one ok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pDMOIlP
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2/18/14 7:34 P

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Hi I am new to the group and pretty new to KBing

I did take a Russian KB course a weeklong session where we were taught how to swing. We also at the last 2 days did routines.

It was great fun. I now have my own set of KBs up to 30lbs in 5 lb increments and want to get going on a program to supplement my weights and cardio and walking. I like KBing because it is so different and really works you all around.

I am excited to be here

Where can I find routines and challenges

Thanks

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2/12/14 12:03 P

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Welcome to the group Tech,

I've been out of the loop for a while and getting back into the group and on track for my own kettlebell workouts. I'm restarting the Skogg program at week 1 this week. I recently discovered a site called nerdfitness.com and will use some of their methods for setting up a tiered challenge for March so people of all skill levels can get involved.

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1/31/14 7:22 A

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Hi guys,

My name is Paul. I am looking at using the kettlebell in my fitness program. I have ordered Tracy Reifkind's book on the swing and have a 35 lb kettlebell to use. Will there be a February challenge ? Have great weekend everyone. emoticon

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10/6/13 7:42 A

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Hi, I am Carmen. I started Kbing about 6 weeks ago, from internet streaming video classes. I love it! I do about 30 minutes 3x a week. I recently found out I am pregnant and am wondering if there are any other preggy ladies out there who are KBing through a pregnancy?

I have struggled with pregnancy-induced lower back issues in the past (sciatica) and I am exdcited about how KBs stabilize the core, glutes and hams plus I love the workouts. Stronger is better in my situation.



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10/6/13 7:39 A

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Hi, I am Carmen. I started Kbing about 6 weeks ago, from internet streaming video classes. I love it! I do about 30 minutes 3x a week. I recently found out I am pregnant and am wondering if there are any other preggy ladies out there who are KBing through a pregnancy?

I have struggled with pregnancy-induced lower back issues in the past (sciatica) and I am exdcited about how KBs stabilize the core, glutes and hams plus I love the workouts. Stronger is better in my situation.



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emoticon to the team Frapela. Me too I found myself it's hard to stick to KB work out. But just doing what I can right now. Good luck on your KB work out and your health journey.
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Hi,
I've been using kettlebells off and on for about a year--just can't seem to stick with it like I would like to. Hope this will help encourage me to stick with it--it's a great workout!

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Hi BLITZ83, Thanks for your warm welcome. I just got my " Iron core kettelbell "DVD. Now I have all the tools, just need to get busy!! Take care and have a productive coming week.

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1/20/13 4:27 P

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Whether using a kettlebell or dumbbell it's all in how you use it. Those of us that are using the kettlebell find it to be an efficient way to strengthen and tone the body while also getting that cardiovascular system into overdrive.

Welcome to the most efficient way to burn calories while increasing aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, and muscular strength. A study commissioned by the American Commission for Exercise (ACE) showed that an experienced user can burn between 1000 and 1200 calories in a 40min workout. I find it a constant challenge to finish my planned workouts, but I'm always happy with the results when I'm done.

Hope you had a good weekend

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Hi all, My name is Mickey and I am new to this team. I just got my Kettlebell and ordered kettlebel core iron work out DVD. Should be arriving shortly and I am so excited. I feels the kettlebell is much easier to handle and do work out with then a dumbbell. Hopefully I can get a lot from my new workout gear. Nice to meet you all and looking forwards learning more about kettlebell.

emoticon **Have a safe and great kettlebell day!! emoticon

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1/10/13 1:47 A

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Misty,

Welcome to the world of kettlebells. The techniques can be tricky depending on your fitness, or lack of fitness, experiences. I've seen experienced lifters struggle and people who have never lifted a free weight pick it up quickly.

If you haven't had a chance to read some of the other threads in our team page here's the short version. If possible look for a Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) or other experienced instructor and just do a one-on-one session to make sure your form is good. If that's not a possibility make sure you have a good set of DVDs and a mirror to workout next to. There are several kettlebell trainers and DVDs listed in the threads but some good ones are Dragondoor.com and Skoggsytem.com.

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I just discovered kettlebell workouts recently and I'm hooked......some of these posts do sort of make me worry I'm doing everything wrong though!!

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1/5/13 8:36 P

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Hi Everyone-started using Kettlebells 29 Dec, joined Spark a few days ago, glad to have a Team to keep the focus!

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Hi, I'm Terrie, I have been back on SPARK now for a few weeks and just wanted to take the time to say hello and introduce myself!

Love the support here!


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Hey everyone! I'm new! I came across this team by another of my spark friends, TRENTDREAMER. I love using kettlebells. I am excited to be apart of something new!

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Hi everyone. I have been using kbells now for about 2 month...love them. my gym does not have them so i bring my bells with me. Fun because i do the farmer's walk from my car to the gym. I purchase a set of 3 (10/15/20) . The first week the 10lbs felt like a ton...now i am doing swings, snatch and the figure8 with the 20lbs... looking to purchase heavier soon. I have also started to do cross fit ...intense, but addictive emoticon



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Hi!! I got a 10lb kettlebell for my birthday (July 26) and have been using it in combination with the 5K training program. I think I am ready to learn a lot more of what can be done and accomplished with that cutie!!

Transforming my body one day at a time.

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6/12/12 1:33 P

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Hi I'm relatively new to KB'ing....read the Swing by Tracey Reifkind and was inspired. I bought the Skogg Kettlebell DVD set and believe I now have great form.

My aims - I've recently lost 22kg and aim to lose another 14kg by KB'ing, running and healthy food choices. I would also like to become a certified KB trainer sometime in the very near future....


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Hi, I am a beginner KBer. I just bought a 15 pound (I know, I know), and a 10 pound KB and Lauren Brooks' KB for Women book. I tried a few swings after checking out her vids online and the book, but my lower back (down near my tailbone; I've had back spasms there before) started aching, so I stopped. I wasn't pushing my butt out far enough I guess?

Anyway, I'm really excited to start using the kettlebells without getting myself hurt so I can see some results! I have been doing the 30 Day Shred, too, and I have noticed a difference doing that. But I'm impatient.

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I'm Sandy. I started using kettlebells to augment my workouts about 4 years ago. I have 2 good routines. I'm looking for new information and motivation.

I am on my way to better health!


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Hi my names lulu aged 43, i'm new to this group and kettlebell workouts, but i'm really looking forward to my first class on wednesday.....

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1/26/12 12:37 A

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emoticon to the team. There's a lot of good information and support here!

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Hello all. I have been a member of SP for a little over a year. I lost 50 lbs. and am now down 45 lbs. My workout regimen has been 3 days of pretty aggressive kickboxing 3 days a week and resistance band training for 45 minutes 3 days a week alternating between upper and lower body. I have never enjoyed strength training but I understand that I need to do it and am pleased with the results I have seen from using the bands. But I need a change and kettlebells seems to be it. I have been all over the web doing research. I bought a 30 lb. KB and have been doing beginner workouts for about 3 weeks -- lots of swings. I am fairly confident in my technique, but I probably need to have someone observe me to know for sure.

Anyway, I have lots to learn, but I am a willing student. I hope to advance my education via this message board. See ya' around!

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Thanks!

Just to let you know, I've recently made my page friends-only, so please send a sparkmail if anybody would like to friend me :)

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Hi Lily,

Here you'll find a bunch of knowledgeable people who are great about sharing.

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I'm Lily,
I'm new to kettlebells but not new to lifting or SP :)

There's a guy at work who LOVES kbs and talks about them all the time. I like mixing things up and trying new things.

My current goals are conditioning (spent a lot of time off with 2 overtraining injuries in 2010, had/ have a hard time doing what I want to do in a smart way since) and lowering body fat (a bit more complicated, as my current devices give different responses: 26 or 30. I can't afford the water test--so I have to sort of find the median there and gauge by it). My goal is to lower body fat by 5% and I know that's HARD (which for me involves MOSTLY nutrition). I'm a size 6 and want to get back into a 4, where I feel most comfortable. I'm 40 years old and work as a graphic artist.


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Welcome to the team, Darkchild! emoticon


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Hello everyone! emoticon I have used KBs before and loved them. Now that it's turning colder and dark in the mornings and evenings, I can't get out and run and I'm getting bored with my gym classes, so I thought I would pick up the KBs again. I'm going to start off like a beginner and just start with getting the proper form and do basic swings. emoticon



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Howdy all,

I've been using kettlebells off and on for the last 6 years.I got certified in the Skogg System a year ago before moving away from Portland. Now I'm working out at a Crunch gym swinging on my own and getting back into my military shape. I will be starting week 2 of the Skogg system DVD program to recondition myself before going back to building my own workouts.

Hope everyone is enjoying their KBs

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SarahLou, welcome to the team! You're doing the right thing--taking instruction in the proper form is crucial so you don't get hurt. As for going up and down the stairs--slowly and carefully!

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Hi

I'm new to kettlebells, I went to my first class on Monday. I will be honest, I didn't know anything about it before I joined the class.

I have recently joined a gym and the membership covers classes, I wanted to up my routine.

I am used to cardio and resistance work in the gym, but I was totally unprepared for my first kettlercise class.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it, I will even be going back next week. 3 days on and my legs still hurt.

Anyone got any tips on how to get up and down stairs after doing a class?

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Janekb you are so right about the calories posted by sparkpeople. I did 10 min of swings- had my heart rate monitor on and yes my heart rate got up to 155 very quickly and I did a 2 min stretch and my monitor said I burnt 154 calories. So I just manually entered my numbers to be accurate.

I got my first Kettle Bell workout DVD today. It is Kettle Bell Drills by Paul Katami.

He seems to have good qualifications to teach this:
Qualifications: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor. AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor. AFAA Certified Personal Trainer. Kettle Bell National Master Trainer. ECA Fitness Presenter. IDEA Fitness Presenter. UCLA Certified Fitness Instructor.

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Just be aware that the calorie burn that sparkpeople uses for kettlebells is not accurate, it is way high - 3-10 times too much for most people doing kettlebells, depending on the weight you are using and the type of exercise you are doing and how fast (how many of them in a minute) you are doing them. So don't rely on this or the calorie deficiency or you will get very frustrated you are not getting the results that sparkpeople says you should be getting. The calorie burn that sparkpeople uses was taken from a tabatta snatch exercise done by extremely fit men using very heavy kettlebells (24kg average I think, that is 52 lbs), doing something like 20-25 snatches in 15 seconds). If you are not doing that level of workout, you are not burning that level of calories.

To get your actual calorie burn, use a heart rate monitor. Sparkspeople does not measure the calories of strength training exercises, so the after burn of these are not recorded. But you can enter the grinds you do into sparkpeople ST area.

Do a search in this sparkteam to find more details on the research that showed how much calories were burned and what they did to get that level of calorie burn.

Edited by: JANEKB at: 11/10/2011 (11:36)
Doing traditional kettlebell exercises, RKC style. Check out The Kettlebell Challenge sparkteam for more info - it welcomes everyone, from beginner to KB certified.

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type in kettlebell and it comes up.

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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the group. I'm using 15 lb, 20, and 25lb KBs now. It depends on the specific exercise and how my wonky shoulder/knees feel on a given day. I had one incredible workshop at Inspiration Fitness in Crown Point, IN. Now I'm using DVDs (Pavel's Enter the Kettlebell and Andrea DuCane's Goddess Workout). I also follow Josh Hillis and Lauren Brooks.

How do we track kettlebell exercises on SP?

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Hi everyone! I'm new to the group!

I discovered kettlebells about a month ago, and I've been practicing swings, snatches, and cleans since then. Even with my limited experience, I've seen a huge difference in my physique already. I haven't lost a significant amount of weight with kettlebells, but my shoulders, back, and thighs are more defined.

I have about 15 pounds left to lose, so I'm excited to incorporate something so efficient into my routine. In addition to kettlebells, I cycle about 15 to 20 miles a day and practice kickboxing a few times a week.

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If you find a great instructor you will really get addicted to live classes. Last night we did a paper workout she had us do 10 sets of 10 front squats, jerks, and single leg lunges with weight, you talk about a workout, then we did traveling lunges with weight and side lunges. My glutes are screaming this am. I am so addicted now I don't think I could quit. I love my dvds too but live class is very motivating. The more you do the more endurance you seem to build up. I too love the changes and how fast they happen. Kettlebells baby the only way to work out.

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Hey guys...so glad to have found you! I am new to kettlebells but am already so addicted! Purchased my first kettlebell at Target was this little 7lb thing and yes it was fun and I got a great cardio workout, but I am on a much better track now. It spurred me to learn everything that I can which is when I learned that my weight was too light. I now use a 10kg bell and working on my form. What amazes me the most is how quickly I am seeing results. My hubbie has even noticed and asked for a bell for fathers day. So i got him that and the Steve Maxwell DVD. I also love Lauren Brooks! Currently I am doing ketttlebells 3x a week but I am recovering much faster now than before. I am also checking into my city's Kettlebell Club. I so want to take lessons and really perfect my form.

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I'd recommend an Lauren Brooks volumn one dvd for at home, she's awesome.

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I just received my set of Kettlebells in the mail today. I am new to KB. I am looking forward to learning. I have watched some youtube videos and did a little kb today. I hope to find a dvd for beginning women soon. Any recommendations?

Thanks, Cheryl

My set is 5, 10, and 15 pounds.

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