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3/30/13 6:29 P

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I have been considering trying a kettle bell workout. My gym will be having a workshop in April. I will definitely try it out.


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3/8/13 1:12 P

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Fishing thru threads to revive.

Kettlebells seem to be a growing source of training. My daughter and wife do kettlebell training. My daughter has been doing it a while and the transformation in her has been very impressive.
Personally, I think it is a great way to train and to me it seems to use more muscles than with standard dumbbells or machines

Have you tried kettlebells?

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4/3/12 1:50 A

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Myomytv has been an OUTSTANDING resource! She really does know her stuff. It's where I've been getting most of my workout ideas.

I can already tell a difference in my back strength and the support of my spine after two weeks...LOVING kettlebells.

Thanks for all the advice!

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4/3/12 1:08 A

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Love, love, love Kettlebells. Like other people have said, working with KB's is a double whammy, strength and conditioning all wrapped into one. Strict form is essential. Youtube have both good and poor examples of what to do. I suggest a few sites you could look at Jillian Michaels on Youtube, Men's Health Magazine also provide some excellent instruction and short video clips. You'll need to spend a little time researching but you should find plenty to get you excited. Good luck.

PS: another excellent site is myomytv.com This lady really knows her stuff and she has tons of stuff to read and look at.

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3/31/12 2:05 P

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If by "good" you mean most of my major muscle groups are sore, then yes...it's going perfectly :)

I'm loving it! A kind soul at the gym helped me break some moves down and I can definitely feel the difference. Thanks for the info, I'll check it out!

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3/30/12 8:41 A

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The other series I was trying to remember is iron core by Sara Lurie (I might have the last name spelled wrong)This is the one I found all 4 dvds at target for 20.00 and it's a really great series, she breaks the moves down and has a nice pace for a beginner workout. Hope all is going well with your training.

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3/28/12 4:01 P

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No problem, I've been training just over a year and will be certified here shortly so I have a pretty good grasp on the whole concept. Kettlebell bombshell series is pretty good, she does a lot more explosive gs type lifts and not the same as Lauren but it's good in a pinch. Also the two beginner series kettlebell workouts by Amy Bento are very good and she is certified in a couple different forms. There is one more but I will have to look it up when I get home, it's actually a 4 dvd set and was well worth the investment. I found it at target for 20.00. I'll get that to you tomorrow.

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3/28/12 2:21 P

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You're a lifesaver! :)

The overall, explosive lower body and core strength is one reason I'm getting sort of away from free weights and muscle isolation and more into kettlebells. It makes more sense to me to train holistically.

I've been lifting for months, all high weights, low reps. Twenty minutes of swinging, cleaning and squatting with a relatively light kettlebell and I'm hurting EVERYWHERE! Lol.

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3/28/12 1:46 P

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If you go to youtube under kettlebellfreak, this is my instructor and she really breaks down the moves so you can understand and use them correctly. I had the jerk down then lost it and now I've got it down again. LOL Kettlebells challenge the body in different ways since you are using the lower body to project the bell in the swing and the lifts. It's excellent for core and overall strength. There are couple more I like as well on Dvds I'll get you the names of those as well.

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3/28/12 1:06 P

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There is NO ONE in the area that offers classes! The closest class is a 45min. drive...one way! :( I tried that first.

I've found some videos by Lauren Brooks online...looks promising and the workouts are kicking my butt! So fair my only pains are exertion-related, no twinges where there shouldn't be or anything. I've lifted free-weights a lot, so I have a basic grasp of the body mechanics of moving heavy things around. I understand KBs are much more dynamic, but a lot of the same principles apply...still getting used to going that far down in a squat though :P

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3/28/12 10:20 A

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If you're serious about trying kettlebells, try finding an instructor in your area and do some live classes, this is a great way to learn proper form and handling of the bell. Without it you could really hurt yourself. There are some great dvds you can do at home once you have th basics down. I would highly recommend Lauren Brooks and anything by the art of strength. There are a few dvds out there but please realize there are a lot of popular instructors out there that have no certifciation and shouldn't be doing workout dvds for the general public. This is a very effect practice and can provide amazing results in a short amount of time. You can get both cardio and strength from doing this practice.

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3/25/12 4:14 P

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I myself never have done or used kettlebells but I hear lots of good things about the workout

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3/25/12 4:23 A

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kettlebells are great providing you use perfect form - the movements are dynamic so its sort of cardio and strenght training all rolled into one and you get more bang for you buck in a shorter time, Lots of workouts on youtube - word of warning, start slowly and get the basics down pat before you move on. the 'swing' is the basic move that all others are built on so spend some time getting that right - good luck!

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3/24/12 3:06 P

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I'm hearing a lot of talk about how awesome kettlebell workouts are...anyone have any workout ideas or good links?

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