Just bought a kettlebell. Now what?

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  1. shengthao

    shengthao Orange Belt

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    I started watching the JRE lately and Joe always talks about kettlebells. So, I decided I'd like to try one. It's one of those with a monkey face. I got the 1.5 pood one because I thought that 1 pood was too light. This thing is fucking heavier than I thought and I don't know what to do with it. Help?
     
  2. Da Speeit

    Da Speeit CANCEROUS POSTER Platinum Member

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    squat down with good form and lift that shit up
     
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    1.5 pood = ~25kg right?

    Swing that shit!
     
  4. TeddyRoosevelt

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    Next? Buy a barbell.
     
  5. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Tragic Vision

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    It makes an incredible paper weight.
     
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    belph Pissing into the wind.

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    Doesn't rogan sell that extreme kettlebell workout DVD? You should've got that too... Or download it like a real Murican.
     
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    For functional paper
     
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  10. shengthao

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    This thing wasn't very cheap so I can't just keep buying more shit.

    I'll check that out. Thanks.
     
  11. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Pavel's Enter The Kettlebell.
     
  12. TeddyRoosevelt

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    For a real answer: the above.
     
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    Extreme Kettlebells by Steve Cotter is pretty good
     
  14. DrBdan

    DrBdan Something clever

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    What are your goals? If you want to get stronger a kettlebell was a poor investment.

    In answer to the question "now what?", wacking it is rarely a bad choice.
     
  15. shengthao

    shengthao Orange Belt

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    I do want to get stronger. Why is a kettlebell a poor choice?
     
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    DrBdan Something clever

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    Getting stronger is about lifting more weight and it's hard to do that if you only have one weight that is a preset size. Adding reps only helps for so long and then you aren't getting stronger, you are just building strength endurance.

    If you want to work on muscle endurance or conditioning a kettlebell isn't a bad tool but it's really not the best for strength.
     
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    sell it on craigslist
     
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    apizur** Aggressive Finesse.

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    Shoulda got the 1 pood.
     
  19. sh1tehawke

    sh1tehawke Purple Belt

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    yep i second this. has a good breakdown of the form for the main techniques. and if your lacking in scruples you may be able to find a pdf of it online.
     
  20. ironwolf

    ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I have some kettlebell training books in PDF format, if you want to, you can PM me your email address and I can send them to you. One of them is the Pavel book reccomended above.
     

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