Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: kettlebells

  1. #1
    Wannabebig Member pie zar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    69

    kettlebells

    I am thinking about getting some kettlebells what weight should i get my numbers are in my sig. Also should i get two kettlebells of the same weight or are most kettlebell exercises just one handed.

  2. #2
    SchModerator ZenMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    5,478
    Id prob start with a 32lber and maybe one heavier. It my preference but I only own 1 of each weight.

    Talk to Sensei, he knows
    Sarvamangalam!

  3. #3
    Senior Member FFHill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    507
    I wouldn't think you would have any trouble with the 53's. I bought a 53 first, and you are stronger than I was then. I personally have more fun with double KB work than single. It is up to you. Depends on how you plan to work them in.
    "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo da Vinci

  4. #4
    Wannabebig Member Kiknskreem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    69
    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    Id prob start with a 32lber and maybe one heavier
    My thoughts exactly. Then if down the line, pick up a second one of the appropriate weight if you decide you need a pair.

  5. #5
    Demons of Steel and Flesh HP666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    In a Chapel of Ghouls
    Posts
    469
    I don't know how strong you are but I suggest a 16kg and a 24kg to start, then add a 32kg and/or40kg later. As a beginner I suggest getting a couple different sizes rather than a pair. Learn to use them properly first.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    7,644
    Quote Originally Posted by HP666 View Post
    I don't know how strong you are but I suggest a 16kg and a 24kg to start, then add a 32kg and/or40kg later. As a beginner I suggest getting a couple different sizes rather than a pair. Learn to use them properly first.
    I agree with this.

    If you can, try to borrow someone's or work with someone who knows what they are doing (and has some).

    I bought a 53lber to start, which was fine for me for presses, C&J, windmills, TGUs, etc. but it wasn't until I had a little practice w. a lighter bell that I had the balls to do a snatch with it. Not saying that you'll be the same necessarily - just sayin'.
    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
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

  7. #7
    Wannabebig Member pie zar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    69
    thanks for the advice i am going to get a 24kg and 36kg and see how that goes.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Sensei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    7,644
    Quote Originally Posted by pie zar View Post
    thanks for the advice i am going to get a 24kg and 36kg and see how that goes.
    I'm assuming you mean a 16kg and 24kg, in which case, I think those are good choices...
    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
    Lifting Clips: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=johnnymnemonic2
    Blog: http://squatrx.blogspot.com/

  9. #9
    Wannabebig Member pie zar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    69
    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    I'm assuming you mean a 16kg and 24kg, in which case, I think those are good choices...
    yeah sorry thats what i meant

  10. #10
    Wannabebig Member pie zar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    69
    i got two 16kg and one 24 kg kettlebells today and there really fun to use my favorite exercise i tried was this one.
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/kett...+Split+Snatch+

Similar Threads

  1. Kettlebells
    By jasmartini in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-16-2008, 03:25 PM
  2. Crossfit with Kettlebells
    By BigNic in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-24-2008, 01:48 PM
  3. kettlebells
    By psyte in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-24-2006, 02:25 PM
  4. Alternative Lifting (Crossfit, kettlebells, strongman, etc.)
    By MixmasterNash in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-25-2005, 12:24 PM
  5. Russian kettlebells?
    By Jim Rat in forum Powerlifting and Strength Training
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-24-2003, 12:36 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •