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07-07-2013, 10:49 AM
Hello there,

I would like to try kettlebells for the first time. Has anyone done this and can you offer advice? I don't want to hire a trainer....I'd like to just buy my own kettlebells and use either a dvd or a youtube video. I do know that correct form is crucial to avoid injury. Thanks so much!

07-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Hey, look up Pavil! I've done kettlebells in the past, though I'm more focused on running these days. They're great, and I got amazing strength and cardio out of it.

Enter the Kettlebell is great, and actually really funny and interesting to read.


Before I put them down for a bit, I could press 50lbs over my head with one hand. Cool.

07-08-2013, 10:31 AM
Hi Lucky. I did kettlebells in the past and really liked it. I took an intro class to get the form down and then bought my own kettlebell with 3 different detachable weights to work out at home. I will say that I was so sore from the swatting that I could barely walk after the first day. If I were to start over I would do some squats for a few days before adding the bells. Good luck!

07-08-2013, 01:14 PM
fatferretfanatic, thanks for the link...I'll definitely check it out.

I just started yesterday by using youtube videos and it was great. My main challenge is that I have a knee issue but I"m trying to work around it.

Cherie, thanks for your input...do you still do the kettlebells or are you sick of them?