Kettlebell certification?!

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  1. Metrolou

    Metrolou Green Belt

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    WTF? Here's the story: I workout at Crunch and I try to use every machine and free weight there is except for the kettle bells. I tried to workout with the kettle bells, only to be stopped by a personal trainer and say sorry you have to be certified for that, why don't you try the dumbbells instead. HE is the personal trainer and completely mistaken to the fact that kettle bells and dumbbells offer completely different gains of strength and power. So now I talked to the GM and asked her what I could do and she said get certification. Is there such a thing as Kettle Bell Certification?
     
  2. christ0ph

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    Sorry what's crunch?
     
  3. ChaseT.

    ChaseT. Banned Banned

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    In this case, certification = paying them money to tell you extremely basic information that you can find online for free. There are real certification courses, but the people at your gym are trying to extort you.
     
  4. Chris Beeby

    Chris Beeby Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Yes there is, what is Crunch?

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    http://www.dragondoor.com/wpkb33.html?gclid=CLeN1c3qqJICFRkGagodpSPFQQ

     
  5. Diomedes

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    You're not certified to use kettlebells? These things kill thousands every year, and are the second leading cause of death among males ages 20-30. A wise trainee will spend years learning to respect the true power of the kettlebell before attempting to handle one.

    Kids these days ya know? Thinking they can just go ahead and "train" with equipment without being "certified." The arrogance.
     
  6. Metrolou

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    I tried googling free kettlebell certification so I guess is there anyone thats good at photoshop and can make me a printout of a kettle bell certificate i will send you a K-1 Heros DVD.
     
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    Wow. I actually read the link I posted. I never realized how much they charge for those certifications. That's ricockulous.
     
  8. erco

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    $2700

    ridongculous imo.
     
  9. SingleDoubleGuy

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    No it's not. You invest $2,500 but look at what you get:

    "My income has nearly doubled since taking my RKC cert, all without any extra investment in time (from about $30,000 to $60,000)."
     
  10. ChaseT.

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    Sue them in small claims court and go see Judge Judy.
     
  11. immovablestone

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    Can you properly demonstrate a swing, snatch, and getup w/the bells? That should be enough for them to leave you alone.

    If they still wont let you use the gear I'd shred my contract, have my bank stop the EFT, and take a shit on the front desk on my way out the door...
     
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    ricockculous imo
     
  13. Saith

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    You know, no one hear asked what he was doing with the kettlebells when they stopped him. He could've been doing curls or something.
     
  14. erco

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    At least it would've been a "functional" curl!
     
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    what were you doing with the kettlebells when they stopped you
     
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  17. bacon

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    I've yet to see a good reason to buy a KB. I don't see why a you can't get the same thing from a DB. It's just weight with a handle.
     
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    If you don't have a kettlebell, you can't do all of the CrossFit WODs as prescribed and you won't be able to forge elite fitness.
     
  19. erco

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    Different leverages.

    Still, it's not that great of a reason when you consider the stupid prices attached to KB's.
     
  20. bacon

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    That I can see, but at what point are you splitting hairs with leverage placement?

    Or maybe I just think KB's are silly.
     

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