The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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  1. #1
    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...

    Last edited by LoneJeeper; 01-29-2008 at 01:52 PM.
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    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
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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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    Uber Noob Wednesday.'s Avatar
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    Saw your video blog, thats a damn heavy kettlebell! Jimi is pretty heavy too.

  5. #4
    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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    ʞǝudopnpǝ LoneJeeper's Avatar
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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.
    6'3" 270#
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    Look up a man named Pavel...

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