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    ʞǝudopnpǝ LoneJeeper's Avatar
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    noob kettlebell question.

    What's the difference between a kettlebell and a dumbbell?

    I understand the shape is different, but what does that translate into?

    What if I grabbed a 35# dumbell and did kettlebell excersizes with it?

    I'm still grabbing a horizontal grip...

    help?
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    The shape of the kettlebell and the off-center weight make it "easier" to do certain exercises. That's really all there is to it - some exercises will be markedly different w. a kettlebell vs. using a dumbell.

    Swings - harder w. a dumbell because twisting as you swing could bang your legs

    Snatches - different. A dumbell snatch is balanced the same way a barbell and so will have a more vertical path. A kettlebell will have more swing in the movement.

    Cleans - not so different, but it's easier to "rack" a kettlebell. You can't really "rack" a dumbell.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Saw your video blog, thats a damn heavy kettlebell! Jimi is pretty heavy too.

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    HOLY COW!!! You guys lift some big ass weights!!! More power to you- I;m 52 & just doing te best I can- very bad genetics!!!

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    hahaha... i slaughtered the word exercise so badly that a google search for
    "kettlebell excersizes" brings up this thread as #1.

    this is my legacy.
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    Look up a man named Pavel...

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