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    Kettlebell question

    How effective is Kettlebell training for strength and flexiblity? Seems like it would damage joints and soft tissue from excessive strain and jerking.

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    Do a google search on this. Lots of info.

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    I think the Russians swear by it.

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    KBs definitely have their place. It really depends on what your goals are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalakos84 View Post
    How effective is Kettlebell training for strength and flexiblity?
    Like Chub said, it depends on your goals.

    Seems like it would damage joints and soft tissue from excessive strain and jerking.
    Like any kind of training, you have to master proper technique and gradually build intensity and volume. Again, like anything else, if you do too much too soon, you're asking for trouble.
    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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    I would like it if I went on vacation to stay toned, thats about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughStuff View Post
    I would like it if I went on vacation to stay toned, thats about it.

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