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  1. GoldryBluzco Orange Belt

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    Anybody know what a good weight is for kettlebells -- if one is beginning? I weigh about 220.
     
  2. Butler Orange Belt

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    It's quite common to start with 16kg.

    If you're a big strong boy with a history of resistance training then you might wanna start heavier.

    The most important thing is that you start with ONE (not a pair), and focus on form and learning the various exercises.
     
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    Most start with 16kg.

    If you have a history of resistance training then you can go higher. Just make sure you start with one (not a pair) and focus on form.
     
  4. oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    One billlion, million, gazillion kg.



    Unless you have a history of strength training, in which case you might want to start at 16kg and work on form.
     
  5. excessiveforce Banned Banned

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    Yeah i agree 16kg is usually a good starting point for kb training.
     
  6. GoldryBluzco Orange Belt

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    No one has any idea?
     
  7. GoldryBluzco Orange Belt

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    Oops, forget to refresh...

    Thank you all!
     
  8. Tosa Red Belt

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    Take you bodyweight in kilograms. Square that number. Then add your bodyweight again. Divide by your bodyweight. Add 15. And then subtract your bodyweight.
     
  9. nothinbutMHS Orange Belt

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    i started with 16 kg a few days ago. it seems to be working well for me.
     
  10. animalistik Green Belt

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    This. It might seem very specific but the formula was derived from years worth of scientific data.
     
  11. hunto Brown Belt

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    Start with the 2 lb pink ladies KBs and work up from there.

    Careful with all that functional strength you're going to build!
     

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