Putting down the Barbell.. to pick up Kettlebells?

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  1. cms9690

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    Hey Hey.

    I've come to the point where I'm considering the option to stop using dumbbells and barbells and only use kettlebells. Here's a little insight for those of you who like reading:

    (I'll put cliffs at bottom for those of you who don't enjoy reading)

    I'm twenty three years old, train MMA a couple days a week and am trying to live a healthy successful life. Recently I have been losing ambition to go to the gym, I just blatantly don't feel like driving across town to go do barbell exercises. I love deadlifting and squatting, but I also do Bench and OHP with assisting exercises.

    I think my lack of motivation is attributed to a mixture of these factors:
    1.) The Drive all across town, although not long, is mundane and boring.
    2.) I think I'm bored with traditional barbell exercises. (Which makes me sad to say)
    3.) The gym I go to is pretty nice, mostly upper middle class people attend with a few college students here and there. I'm probably considered somewhere in middle middle to lower middle, so it's not like I'm an odd one out here; but this gym oddly reminds me of "Globo Gym" from the movie dodgeball.

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    It feels a bit culty and strange... like the kind of place where people probably bleach their assholes to make themselves think they're better than everyone else.

    The point of this thread was to see if there was anyone who, like me, considered going from traditional barbell/dumbbell exercises and went strictly into kettlebells?

    If so,

    Could you give me an example of a workout routine between an upper and lower body split?
    Did you notice any major changes with your strength or energy?
    Do you feel it helped with injury reduction in the same way weight training did?

    Cliffs:
    -23 year old training MMA
    -Current exercise gym feels culty
    -Wants to stay strong and reduce injuries
    -Questions listed above

    Thanks
     
  2. NurseKnuckles

    NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

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    Am I seeing echos?
     
  3. cms9690

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    Yeah, now sure how or why it did that.
     
  4. Cratos

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    This thread sucked the first time you made it.
     
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    Cratos Banned Banned

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    Also, it sounds like you don't have the necessary drive, attitude or intrinsic motivation to be good at anything.
     
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    Or you could buy a barbell and plates for less money than a decent set of bells.

    Honestly you dont need much space and could fit everything under the bed.
     
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    But barbells are boring.
     
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    Hey, what's wrong with bleaching your butthole?!
     
  9. cms9690

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    I considered this. With gym membership + driving across town, it probably wouldn't take long for this to be cost effective. Right now I'm renting and a little cramped for a space though, so it probably wouldn't be for a little bit.

    EDIT: cramped for space in terms of throwing around large weights. Deadlifting 405 in my living room could be catastrophic compared to just doing some Kettlebells workouts up to 60lbs or so.

    Good idea though.
     
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    10-15 minutes.

    I might just consider changing gyms if I can find a competitive rate with a slightly different environment. I would honestly like something with bicycling range, so we'll see.

    That's sort of what I'm doing right now.

    I mostly just started this thread to see if anyone had any positive insight on KB training.
     
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    "Ugh, I'm so angry brah. How dare you make such accusations."

    Well nothing, as long as you do it for you and no one else.

    Unless it's porn.
     
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    You cannot compare a 405 lb Deadlift to 60 lb KB. No one can lift more then teh 50lbs KB. No one!
     
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    Not if you intend on substituting BB training with KB exerciss. Unless strength isn't your goal
     
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    In terms of the type of damage one could do to my living room over the other, I think it's alright to compare.

    I guess I should have placed a warning in the op that I fully realize there is no direct substitute for BB training. People get too defensive when you even approach the topic of someone doing something different than what they do.
     
  16. Seriously-Dead

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    Or maybe there is more to life than lifting weight up and down?
     
  17. Cratos

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    Thanks for insight.

    I'm aware and it changes nothing about my post.
     
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    dropping truth bombs.
     
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    Not wanting to lift = no drive to be good at anything.


    Just do kettlebell swings for 8hrs a day. Seems to work for the trainers at my gym. And I have no idea what I mean by "work".
     
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    Wait... you want a kettlebell routine with an upper and lower body split?

    That settles it, it's a troll thread.
     

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