Any kettlebellers here? What are your thoughts on them? Any advice for someone wanting to try them?

Any kettlebellers here? What are your thoughts on them? Any advice for someone wanting to try them?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm going to get shredded with these guys I hope. It is also fun yo workout again with these guys.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Are "these guys" in the room with us right now, anon?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        always
        whether ~~*you*~~ want them or not

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          are those genuine decapitated monkeys?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What program are you using?

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use them, they rule for home workouts
    programs are for gays
    Just do some combo of swings, snatches, clean and press, Turkish get ups, BSS and bent rows. Every few days . for other muscles use some other tool

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      cool. thanks for the advice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kettlebells + rings is the patrician solution for home workouts with minimal investment

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Just do some combo of swings, snatches, clean and press, Turkish get ups, BSS and bent rows
      that's a program

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have kettlebells collecting dust at home that I bought over covid when gyms were closed.
    Is there some way I can use them now? I do 3x a week full-body workout at the gym so I don't wanna frick my recovery but I feel bad not ever using them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I think it would be fun to hike with my kettlebell to the top of a mountain and just leave it there on the summit. Sort of a "frick you" to the force of gravity.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What I have found that works for me is having a simple 10-15 minute morning routine. not so much as a hard workout but just getting some daily movement. Its kind of inspired from the old program minimums. Every morning, I do a few sets of press+squat, swings, windmills, snatches, pullups and ab wheel. Easy, hits most of the movement patterns, and helps wake me up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You could do 10-20 minutes of work to burn calories on off days.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Is there some way I can use them now?
      Take them for a 0.5-1.5km walk a few times a week. You're not allowed to put them down or rest, so that means swapping between farmer's carry and popping them up on to your shoulders. Full body exercise, and gentle as long as you step lightly.

      Also, a minute of kettlebell swings a few times a week goes a long way.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These guys are pretty good for conditioning but these guys are also limited in terms of weight progression.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ehh once you can clean and press 15 or 20 times or do 50 swings clean form buy a heavier kettlebell
      I'm using a 71ln bell now and I started with 35 lbs

      I have kettlebells collecting dust at home that I bought over covid when gyms were closed.
      Is there some way I can use them now? I do 3x a week full-body workout at the gym so I don't wanna frick my recovery but I feel bad not ever using them

      Not really if you go to the gym that much.
      Their best if you have an hour while your kids taking a nap or something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >weight progression
      good adjustables exist now

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most economic and efficient tool to have a healthy baseline in the trifecta of strength, endurance and cardio. Fantastic way to build a muscle mind connection due to all the little variations available. easy to store at home in the privacy of your home and only requires a little more than arms length area to be effective. Getting a set of 15,35,50 lbs is competitive to what many gyms demand for just the sign up fee, let alone monthly dues. Gratuitous amounts of workouts, personalities, and form tips online. For a beginner, it’s a non-intimidating and inexpensive way to grow into lifting. For a non-lifting athlete, it’s a way to keep conditioned and use your specialized smaller muscles. For a weightlifter it prevents injury, warms up the body, strengthens tendons, and lets you practice movements you may not have the coordination for yet.
    Plus they don’t really lower in price so they’re an asset you can sell at near to no loss if you don’t like them for some reason

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think kettlebells look cool.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Used them a lot when I was a lonely teenager in my room. They are very diverse in their use. Didn't see much progress but I put that down to not eating enough.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can try reading some of Pavel Tsatsoulines works. Strongfirst is pretty decent as well. Their older stuff.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use them sometimes but I’m pretty convinced that they suck. They won’t make you stronger, faster, or improve your endurance. They won’t improve your mental toughness, grip strength, or any of those other things that give you the edge. They basically improve nothing and are just a sort of fun way to be active.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lol I feel thats the truth.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It is the truth, the digits compel!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only if you believe 100 swings per workout are enough. If you can do 10 sets of 100 swings or 100+100 snatches non stop with a 24 kg kb you’ll be in pretty good shape

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >lifting weights don't make you stronger
      >explosive movements don't make you faster
      >the most common kb workouts don't improve endurance
      >they just don't give you that edge

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They’re not heavy enough to make you stronger and they’re too heavy for the movements to be really explosive. They’re like burpees or something. They’re great for GPP and general activity but they won’t increase your force production in any lift or event.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but they won’t increase your force production in any lift or event
          im assuming you're referring to powerlifting or something? why would you be measuring kb effectiveness against something entirely different? that's like knocking powerlifting for being ineffective, and then later revealing the reason being that it doesn't help you swim faster.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I almost felt like gettin another noob gains when i started to superset my deadlifts with kettlebell goblet squats and squats with kettlebell swings.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They are very convenient to use.
    My workout:
    A
    3min Heavy bag
    10 ring pull-ups
    10 clean and press, squats and single leg deadlifts with 2x24kg
    Repeat 3 times

    B
    3 min heavybag
    15 ring dips
    5 Snatches 24kg
    10 Lounges 2x24kg
    50 swings 24kg
    Repeat 3 times

    C
    barbell curls and skullcruhers and ab weel

    That’s my home strength workout

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Any advice for someone wanting to try them?
    1. A pair of adjustable bells 12-32kg will save you a lot of money in the long run
    2. Volume swings are good, do the 10k swing challenge at least once in your life. But the king movement is the snatch, so progress to that ASAP.
    3. Mark Wildman and Dan John have good programs for hard style (doing heavier weight for reps)
    4. Denis Vasilev, Kats Kettlebell Dojo, and Lebe Stark have good programs for kettlebell sport style (lighter weights for long times)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >1. A pair of adjustable bells 12-32kg will save you a lot of money in the long run
      You don't do progression by increasing weight the same way with kettlebells than you'd do with dumbbells or barbells but by increasing reps and doing harder excersises in a comparable way you'd progress in calisthenics, so this isn't really needed. If you're a fit adult male go get yourself a single 16kg bell and a single 32kg bell and you're good to go.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >just increase the volume bro
        >just do different exercises bro
        You aren't training then, you are just being active and possibly doing cardio which doesnt require kettlebells.
        Even calisthenics people start adding weights and have better ability to do so over kettlebells

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Agree for ballistics but disagree for grinds (squats, presses etc). I understand and practice Russian stepwise loading and realistically my 16s, 24s, and 32s are all I use most of the time. But I do see the value of micro loading if you're using a wave or undulating periodization program.
        I've got pairs from 16-36 and a single 48 and if I had to do it all over again, I'd get the adjustables to save a bit of coin.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    extremely overpriced nowadays

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you want to stay dyel, use them
    There is a reason professional athletes do not use them at all

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      professional atheltes don't suck wiener either but that doesn't stop you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That was pretty cute. You really love kettlebells and are dyel huh?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >using picture of accessory work to keep body nimble
        Lmao you use a terrible picture to prove your point anon. Some athletes only do this as a form of recovery exercise

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >they don't use them at all
          >they do use them but only for accessory work
          uhh moron much?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >moron, they are doing all their working sets with kettlebells!
            Yea im sure that picture of Anthony Joshua is of him doing strength training. You can clearly see he is struggling with this hard training

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >talks out of his ass
              >starts arguing about imaginary conversations when called out
              really grasping at straws here, you should learn a thing or two from this anon

              I was being nice calling it "accessory" since kettlebell gays seem to get offended very easily.
              Its recovery work at best if you want me to tell the truth. If you want me to admit its part of their training as recovery work, then yes I will admit I'm wrong. Kettlebells is only good for recovery and nothing else

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >being this angry over kettlebells
                Keep using kettlebells as your main training equipment. No one cares, its just you getting mad here

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you really are dumb, what I care about is the semantics, also you are the one who got so mad he started imagining things

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I was being nice calling it "accessory" since kettlebell gays seem to get offended very easily.
              Its recovery work at best if you want me to tell the truth. If you want me to admit its part of their training as recovery work, then yes I will admit I'm wrong. Kettlebells is only good for recovery and nothing else

              your issue is you believe strength training is the be-all and end-all of athleticism when its only a small part, stuff like kettlebells are very useful for fighters in particular, barbell numbers are completely unnessecary for most sports that aren't very specialized in doing 1 exact thing, as a kickboxer if i had to pick between only barbells or only kettlebells to supplement my training i'd pick kettlebells, strength might transfer to things but strength training becomes completely counterproductive at a certain point, trying to add another 30lbs to your squat will actually set you back in every other way at some point.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I was being nice calling it "accessory" since kettlebell gays seem to get offended very easily.
            Its recovery work at best if you want me to tell the truth. If you want me to admit its part of their training as recovery work, then yes I will admit I'm wrong. Kettlebells is only good for recovery and nothing else

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they're actually used by most athletes, they allow you to do basically one-handed oly style exercises

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Not for training purposes though. Kettlebells are never part of the strength/power training they do. Its always barbells, machines, and even medicine balls sometimes. Kettlebells is only used for rehab work

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          strengthwork is only a tiny part of any given athletes training, probably equal to the type of shit they do with kettlebells

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >probably equal to the type of shit they do with kettlebells
            You're trying real hard here. Just admit kettelbells aren't as effective as the other already established forms of training

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no one here is a professional athlete and only a fool would train as a professional athlete. you are not a professional athlete.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you are not a professional athlete.
        Why do morons always think this is used as comparison rather than as an example of what well established people are doing? Im not the same anon you are replying to but it bothers me people are this stupid to understand the point

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      manlet alert

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Kettlebells are literally the go to for manlets who "don't want to get bulky" and "want to stay functional and fierce, like a leopard"

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >want to stay functional and fierce, like a leopard
          sounds pretty based

  15. 1 month ago
    Racist Tomboy Lover

    A heavy kettle will get you some great maintains, and takes up almost no space in your house. Extremely good to have if you don’t like to deadlift heavy very often.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dumbbells are better. Kettlebells are extremely niche, im surprised Apple didn't create these

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I occasionally use them but I'm not keen on most of the exercises, only ever liked pressing and swinging, and pressing overhead aggravates my shoulder
    Despite all this I've somehow ended up with double 20s and a 32 I don't particularly want
    Picked up 60kg worth of plates the other day and have ordered some pipes for a T-handle to swing them with instead, then will sell off the bells and stick to swings + weighted chins&dips I reckon

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do skullcrushers with 2x20kg KBs. It fricking hurts after 15 reps. I put them down on the side of the head every rep.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The exercises involving kettlebells look more like balancing acts than actual workouts. Other than swings but I would only consider that cardio.
    I would compare kettlebells to ropes, only use for very specific exercises. They aren't great for general training

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The exercises involving kettlebells look more like balancing acts than actual workouts.
      you mean like gymnastics, calisthenics, and olympic weightlifting?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Im talking specifically about the turkish getup which is considered an 'exercise'.
        Tell me of another exercise in the disciplines you listed that is more of an balancing act than an exercise.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          turkish get-up instead a true "kettlebell" exercise, its done by bodyweight and dumbbells as easily as with a kettlebell, also its a hip/leg thing mostly
          the typical kettlebell exercises are swings, cleans and snatches, squats and presses

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >kettlebell exercises are swings, cleans and snatches, squats and presses
            This would make the kettlebell an temporary alternative then compared to an actual barbell.... Whats next? Telling me riding a bike to work is more efficient because I don't use gas?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              a barbell is always going to be 2 handed

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If your main selling point is 2 handed, then I would have to argue dumbbells are the better choice.
                The only thing that you might not be able to do is swings but only at the cost of looking weird not using a kettlebell (you can still do swings with a dumbbell).

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the exercises are simply different, the kettlebell is racked and held differently at different points of exercises, you can do rotational stuff with a kettlebell, you can catch it mid-air change hands etc, i don't understand this need to invalidate something.
                you wouldn't tell people medicine balls are useless because you can simply throw a weightplate around on a padded mat, or that dumbbells are useless because you can just use a barbell which you can overload easier and can use with 2 hands, or that dumbbells make barbells useless for reasons, etc.
                if you think you can do swings with a dumbbell properly you've probably never used a kettlebell

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >if you think you can do swings with a dumbbell properly you've probably never used a kettlebell
                Sounds like you never done it with a dumbbell because a kettlebell wasn't available and realized its the same exact thing.
                Ill give you that where the weight is placed when holding it is different and that you can pivot the weight. However can you make a case where this is necessary and more efficient than just the regular movements of all the exercises you listed?
                It seems like you are arguing that it is, in fact, a balancing act which is the main selling point

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the center of gravity on a kettlebell during a swing makes it much more focused on the first 1/3rd of the movement where you explode forward, then it just pulls you, you have a much looser grip on a kettlebell that you can't have on a dumbbell, the way you have to grip a dumbbell the entire way makes it a different exercise

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >the way you have to grip a dumbbell the entire way makes it a different exercise
                I tried to grip it from one of the ends to mimic the swing. Although you have to turn the dumbbell in a manner where it actually swings, its still the same exact thing

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                it doesn't swing because it can't move around while attached to your hand, with a kettlebell you use a loose grip where the handle rotates in your palm, when you use a dumbbell you're making a weird exercises involving more bicep and and shoulders

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >it doesn't swing because it can't move around while attached to your hand
                >The kettlebell is not attached to your hand, its only within proximity

                ok, now try changing hands at the top of the swing.
                also, for fun, privot to defending clubbells as the only equipment anyone needs.

                >privot to defending clubbells
                lmao, this is turning into some dark souls build

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                the center of gravity moves around with a kettlebell relative to your grip, it doesn't with a dumbbell

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >it doesn't swing
                What? lol. You are literally swinging it with your arms. I know what you are trying to saying but you can literally just use your wrists to swing it forward and backwards where your wrists are now the pivot point... Its the same exact thing but I would say its probably more dangerous

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                you're not supposed to swing with your arms in a swing, its all from the hips, your arms are just hooks

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                So your arms are just stationary and the kettlebell is somehow swinging in front of you?
                I know what you are saying but you are tyring to argue you cannot mimic the mechanism of a swing if its not a kettlebell which is ridiculous.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >So your arms are just stationary and the kettlebell is somehow swinging in front of you?
                your elbows stay very close to your body and don't really flex or anything, you can mimick the movement with a dumbbell but it would be a really dumb and weird exercise compared to using a KB

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you can mimick the movement with a dumbbell but it would be a really dumb and weird exercise
                Yea thats what I said... lmao. Why are you arguing against me?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                This dude pops up in every KB thread. A while back he was worried he might strike the back of his head doing KB swings.
                I assume he's just pretending but he's quite committed to the bit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >A while back he was worried he might strike the back of his head doing KB swings.
                kek

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you can mimick the movement with a dumbbell but it would be a really dumb and weird exercise compared to using a KB
                This is exactly how strongmen clean a circus dummbell

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                kettlebells were a staple for old strongmen

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                agree wholeheartedly, i'm just being pedantic that you can 1h swing a dumbbell between your leg or do skiier swings just fine. Similar to a club swipe

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                ok, now try changing hands at the top of the swing.
                also, for fun, privot to defending clubbells as the only equipment anyone needs.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                A club is genuinely the only kit a beginner needs to buy
                >buy club
                >club gym owner
                >conquer gym

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >privot to defending clubbells as the only equipment anyone needs.
                Mark Wildman does it better.

                >it doesn't swing because it can't move around while attached to your hand
                >The kettlebell is not attached to your hand, its only within proximity
                [...]
                >privot to defending clubbells
                lmao, this is turning into some dark souls build

                >this is turning into some dark souls build
                You ain't kidding, brother.
                Real talk though, clubbells are phenomenal for core strength and stability. Especialy when you squat with them held out at full arm's length. It's like a horizontally vectored Sots press.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Especialy when you squat with them held out at full arm's length
                This is torture but I like it

                Kettlebells are awesome. I started 2 years ago with a 35 pounder and now use a 53 for pretty much everything except single arm curls. I was a stick figure and I've put on 23 pounds in 25 months without increasing my waist size. That's with nothing but kettlebells and body weight exercises.
                I do an upper body day and lower body day. Upper is curls, single arm rows, shoulder presses, triceps (overhead extensions and skull crushers), chest presses, etc. Leg day is deadlifts, swings, goblet squats, reverse lunges + knee drives.

                Congrats anon. I started last october to do serious kbing and put on 10 pounds of muscle since then, but those are noob gains I never did any serious physical exercise before -however I'm 49 so I enjoy those gains-
                Kbs are awesome

                Got a pull-up bar, a 15lbs clubbell, a 26lbs bulgarian bag and gymnastic rings too. 35lbs 44lbs and 60lbs kbs, I'm set for a long time and I don't have to leave home

                I understand the hate they get from powerlifters as they weigh a fraction of what they lift, but they should try the 10k swings challenge someday with a 53lbs one or heavier, they'd probably be in for a surprise.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I understand the hate they get from powerlifters as they weigh a fraction of what they lift, but they should try the 10k swings challenge someday with a 53lbs one or heavier, they'd probably be in for a surprise.

                It's like music conversations: some care a lot about lyrics and others care about music, each person often without regarding the other quality, and yet they're participating in the same conversatoin.

                When we have these conversations about weight lifting there is a group with an implicit assumption that it should be for hypertrophy and another group that assumes that function is the goal. They're in the same conversation speaking past each other.

                I'd never suggest to somebody that kettlebells are the best way of maxxing out muscle mass but it's a reliable route to a lean, cut look while making stairs and trails and sports all feel a lot easier.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                https://i.imgur.com/cwRo55l.jpg

                Any kettlebellers here? What are your thoughts on them? Any advice for someone wanting to try them?

                Oh that's a nice club mate.
                I carved my own out of a well seasoned mesquite log and I couldn't say how heavy it was was when I was finished.
                Maybe a hunny or so.
                It took all my might to hold it steady while swinging it shoulder to shoulder rest.
                But now I can do the two hand casting shoulder to shoulder and one hand torch hold.
                I started on wooden heavy club swings to condition my body, arms, feet, hips, wrists and core for fighting and grappling. It trains your entire body to work efficiently with power.
                Try it anons, you will become a different beast.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                There are plenty of single-handed barbell lifts.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By this thread and dozens of its kind that came before, it seems to me that the main controversy about kettlebells stems from the majority of this board thinking that "fitness" equals "strength" and/or "muscle mass".

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If thats the case, why not just use dumbbells? They are way more efficient than kettlebells in every aspect

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i do about 75 swings every other night, pretty alright for losing bodyfat when combined with walking

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I share a "home gym" with a couple of others and someone just added a bunch of these. 4-20kgs. What can I do with them outside of kettlebell swings?

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dumbbells are barbells are optimally shaped. Not sure why liberals are always trying to reinvent the wheel.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Thoughts on simple & sinister

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >reading
      homosexual shit.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kettlebells are awesome. I started 2 years ago with a 35 pounder and now use a 53 for pretty much everything except single arm curls. I was a stick figure and I've put on 23 pounds in 25 months without increasing my waist size. That's with nothing but kettlebells and body weight exercises.
    I do an upper body day and lower body day. Upper is curls, single arm rows, shoulder presses, triceps (overhead extensions and skull crushers), chest presses, etc. Leg day is deadlifts, swings, goblet squats, reverse lunges + knee drives.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tried some swings at the gym. Did 10x10 with 24 kg bell. Felt good. Might be something to these.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do a 10 minute 15 rep EMOM at the end of my workouts 3 times a weej, not sure wether to up the reps, time or frequency, oddly enough my running seems to have improved because of it, and it might be because they target legs but I find I have a bigger urge to beat off on days I do them if that's any use to anyone

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What are your thoughts on them?
    Great cardio alternative

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