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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    Senior Member Hephaestus's Avatar
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    What size kettlebell do you use?

    I want to buy one for myself. Just curious what sizes most people use. I found a decent priced one at mcsports ( have to order) for $75-$80. Its a 44lb bell. Im looking around for cheaper but dont want to sacrifice quality.

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    I use 53, 62, 70lb kettlebells. I generally use the DragonDoor kettlebells, but the kettlebells I've used from http://www.artofstrength.com/Product...8/Default.aspx are good - they are made by Perform Better http://www.performbetter.com/

    Definately should be selective when you're buying KBs - they're expensive anyway and you don't want to spend money on a piece of crap chunk of iron that isn't balanced or has a handle that is jagged, brittle, or too thick.

    As far as the amount of weight goes, 44lbs is probably a pretty good choice. Most people go with a 35, 44, or 53lb KB to begin with.
    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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    Have an experience with the brand Gill Athletics? Thats the one i think i will buy but not if its not quality. I would rather spend a tad more. Thanks Sensei.

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    So, what exactly do you use a kettlebell for?
    Currently:
    age: 15
    height:5'8.5"
    weight: 143
    bench: 185
    squat: 225x15
    Goals by January '08:
    weight: 145-150
    bench: 210
    squat: 250x10

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    football60,
    I haven't tried the PowerMax kettlebells. Sorry, I can't advise you on them, but online reviews say that they are pretty similar to the DragonDoor kettlebells - double check them though to be sure.
    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/

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    Bodybuilderam, they are used for doing alot of things. You could technically hit every body part with them but im going to use them as supplementary. I checked out perform better and the prices there are better,esp shipping. I like the handles on the bell more too.

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    depends on your size i think, my friend has a hard time with my 50 but hes only 125 lbs.

    44 lbs is a good one to start with IMO.
    2000 or bust

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