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The Iron Truth about Kettlebell Training

Find Out If This Fitness Trend Is Right for You

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LEANMEAN2

8/8/2014 6:50:53 AM

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This site is the only place that I've encountered kettlebells.

JNEWBS

8/7/2014 3:17:42 PM

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I didn't think I'd really be able to do kettlebells, but I had a kind, patient instructor that really worked with me. He didn't make me feel wimpy for starting out with tiny, lightweight kettlebells. Shop for your instructor and don't be afraid to tell them if you need clarification.

BURNSBJ

7/12/2014 1:59:45 PM

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I've been doing kettlebells for a short time now and love it. It is a great workout and can be as challenging as you need. Currently I have two 16 kg, a 24 kg, and a 32 kg. I got into them through a friend who is associated with StrongFirst. www.strongfirst.com I didn't see it listed in the article and thought I'd post it in case anyone is looking for an instructor, they are all over the country.

RENEETC1

6/30/2014 10:25:19 AM

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I'm not coordinated enough to use a kettleball. I'd probably injure myself.

AALLEY2

6/23/2014 8:44:09 PM

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I would love to take a class, but I have knee issues and am concerned that I will hurt more than when I do squats.

BOBJ21

6/19/2014 4:16:15 PM

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For those complaining about cost, try these kettle bells available through Amazon (free shipping for prime members). GoFit Contoured Single Vinyl Coated Kettlebell are easier on the arm and cost less that the recommended sites. The vinyl coating saves your floors. 35 lb bell is around 65 dollars and the 25 lb bell is around 56 dollars. Works like a regular kettle bell, but the concave surface rests better against the foreare.

HAWKTHREE

6/3/2014 3:30:56 PM

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I had a personal trainer who loved them, but I kept getting nasty bruises from where they hit my arms. After reading this, maybe he wasn't a good trainer for kettleballs.

DALD22

5/28/2014 3:48:59 AM

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I started using one a couple years ago. I bought it at wal mart, It came with a dvd. it was around 12-20. so it does not have to be expensive. I totally love it. I feel like I am getting a good quick workout.

JSWAMBACH

10/23/2013 5:32:34 AM

I love Kettle Bell training, I train at MMAXOUT Fitness and its an amazing workout. Try to find a place that teaching the Russian Style of Kettlebell. Im in the best shape of my life. Great Article

Jen

PEACENCARROTS

9/19/2013 11:00:02 AM

I tried a kettlebell workout once and it wasn't my favorite. Maybe I will try it again.

MAGPULMOM

6/11/2013 8:39:54 PM

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HOLY CRAP - the brands of "recommended kettlebells" are frickin' EXPENSIVE! I would love recommendations on some for a REALISTIC budget!

BANDOMOM1

5/28/2013 10:44:24 AM

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I just got into this workout! I have been wanting to buy for some time now,I just got a 3 piece set at Aldi!!! for only $12!! I started that day, it is a super workout. I was sore at first, now I wake up at 5am and do a 1/2 hour. The set I am doing has a 5, 10 and 15lb. And watching tons of videos that are really easy and helpful. Good Luck all, this is a strength workout you can't pass up:]

GLORIAMAJDI

4/2/2013 8:51:41 PM

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I started using kettlebells two or three years ago and I love the workout, but it is definitely for intermediate to advanced fitness levels...I haven't done it in a while because I am out of shape but I really enjoy it and hope to be able start up again soon. The DVD that I have is called "The Kettlebell Way."

KIMBRAW

4/2/2013 6:08:45 PM

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I just purchased the Skogg system DVD from Amazon. I did the introductory lesson on Monday. The instructor seems to be very thorough about showing you the proper technique and the 5 DVD set takes you from beginner workouts to advanced/Warrior level workouts.

DJHUMPHREY

4/2/2013 2:51:07 PM

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My husband bought me a 10 lb. kettle ball and I need a beginning video for it. Any suggestions?

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