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Old 11-29-2006, 01:09 PM   #1
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Ever wonder what to do with those kettle bells in the corner at the gym? Here's a great site! Of course, they are trying to sell you dvd's, but there is plenty of free information and videos on the site:
www.shihan.com

Enjoy- just be careful

The previous site has turned into a sales only site, with very little information. If you want to get kettle bell training dvds, they look good.

Here is another site with some informative articles:
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This link has a bunch of short videos on technique. Its pretty interesting.

http://www.artofstrength.com/Videos/...8/Default.aspx
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And some more great videos!
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I've worked with them.. Great work out - really gets your heart rate up too!!! Bonus.
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Kettlebells are a lot of fun!
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Lift Kettlebells .com is a fairly new site but they have TONS of videos!
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I was browsing through Amazon last night, I see the FIRM program is scheduled to release their kettlebell workout (along with a 5 lb KB) on Sept. 2.

that seems like a pretty light weight....some of these sites recommend starting with a 15-20 lb. weight, that's a lot of wt. to swing around if you are doing upper body?
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that is interesting. it depends but I think 5lbs is way too light, even 10 lbs is probably too light for most people. 15-20 lbs is a good starting weight. We have up to 45 lbs which I will use for 2 arm swings.
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I liked the liftkettlebells website, there is lots of information (gee you can get them at Target)....if i try it, i would start with a 10 lb. because i have compromised use of my left shoulder due to an accident a few years ago.

I wish my gym had them so i could try them....can you get the same results from swinging a 10 lb. dumbbell?
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Kettlebells are actually great for shoulder rehabilitation. I think you can get some results from a 10 lb kettlebell but I think the goal would to move up some.
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I was reading the review for the *kellenetics* which they compared to swinging around a paperwt....(its 4 lbs)...I think I based me apprehension on those type of dancy movements...or my clumsiness and swinging it through the sliding glass door, my face, killing the cat.....etc.
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oh, the kettlebells I've done have no dancy moves but it'd be interesting what The Firm comes up with. At first, I had a bit of apprehension using them but I don't anymore.
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I pre-ordered the Firm version (its $18.99 on amazon) and can pick up a heavier kettlebell at Target if i want to play around with it.....they are cheap enough and the Gofit ones are vinyl coated...(i don't know why i like that but the colors are nice)...we'll see how it goes, it's over a month until it comes out.
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All my kettles are GoFit (from 10-45 lbs). I bought them at Target and Dick's. The GoFit kettlebell does come with a little dvd but not quite a workout. I have the gofit kettlebell workouts, volume 1 and 2 though.
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as dumb as this sounds.....my first thought when I saw a kettlebell was that it was to be used for the sport of CURLING....(which i have only seen once on Canadian TV)....i couldn't believe that Curling was being promoted as a gym exercise....i thought they had some kind of oil to be used on wood floor surface...(like bowling)...i felt very blonde when i realized it was something else.
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