I switched from barbell OHP to pic rel OHP and my shoulder strength shot through the roof.

I switched from barbell OHP to pic rel OHP and my shoulder strength shot through the roof. Why do people hate on kettlebells so much?

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fitness industrial complex wants you to use gyms.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are your shoulders bigger? Post body

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Idk but KB C&P is based. Hits all three heads of the deltoid and is healthier for your shoulder than BB OHP since your arm isn't restricted by how you have to hold the bar.
    That said you should do both if you can. BB for absolute pressing strength and KB for volume.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolute strength? What a load of shit. You always hear this about Barbells as though it's the only rout to strength. I don't know what you guys have against other forms of free weights.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Barbells are the most cost effective route to strength since you can load many plates easiest with them. Plate loaded kettlebells dont lend themselves well to athletic movements at higher weights while barbells still do (e.g. finding a plate loaded kettlebell that goes up to 48kg and isn't unweidly for doing cleans with is next to impossible, meanwhile regular olympic barbells can just be loaded up to 450kg without issue).

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no before and after pics

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >5 kg
    that is NOT a kettlebell

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No one hates on kettlebells except Rippetoe because he doesn't sell them.
    I do a few sets of swings with a 48kg bell 2-3 times a week (nothing to failure, 5 or so reps in the tank) and it added 50lbs to my deadlift without doing much deadlifting.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No reason to do them when calisthenics exist. Or just use weights if you're in the gym already

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >calisthenics
      >kettlebells
      They don’t cover the same areas and complement rather well for you to be a retard and try to make people believe they have to pick one or the other.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kettlebell clean, press, front squat, snatch, jerk are all god tier exercises.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Here are the reasons I no longer use kettlebells:
    Too light for serious strength gain.
    Too expensive to upgrade to heavier ones.
    The only fitness trainer I trust for advice (Steve Maxwell) claims that ballistic movements like kettlebell swings are too dangerous for longterm health. I'm already old and don't need any new injuries. Thank you.

    In general I really like kettlebells. The idea of having one heavy weight you work out with daily makes some sense to me. I prefer calisthenics though because you can do them forever without equipment and through old age. Nobody can take them from you. I've noticed as I get older that it's easy to lose or stop doing a routine if you get injured with equipment. Habit is more important that what kind of tools are lying around.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only fitness trainer I trust for advice (Steve Maxwell)
      yikes

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Too light for serious strength gain.
      This is a retarded take. How strong would you be if you could clean and press 2 48kg kettlebells 10x

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The only fitness trainer I trust for advice (Steve Maxwell) claims that ballistic movements like kettlebell swings are too dangerous for longterm health
      You made this claim in the kettlebell thread, refused to elaborate and fucked off after being called on it.
      That dude literally praises kettlebells since you can fit them easily into any routine and are handy to move with you and train with almost anywhere.
      gay

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For some people switching this late in the game is akin to admitting that they were retarded for the entire first half of their life. So instead of being humble they ride with their bad choices and pretend that the clear solution is a meme.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can do similar things with a pair of freeweights or an adjustable set as well

    The lifts I do with this thing are the same lifts I do with freeweights, but I only work one arm at a time, otherwise it is not heavy enough.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just like bodyweight exercise, you can modify your exercises to make them more difficult

      This allows you to make further gains with the same amount of weight.

      I used to train with loose barbells and once even trained with a 50 lb box of clay which was awkward but I couldn't afford any gear

      No excuses

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah 5kg is vey light but it's a good place to start at least

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People used to do kettlebell stuff with dumbbells.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I haven’t been feeling much shoulder work with clean and presses. Do 75 each arm with a 35lbs bell every day. Going to a 50lbs one soon but honestly these just feel like cardio

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      35x75 IS cardio.

      55lbs x 10 Arnold press is my sweet spot.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I just tried them with 50s, much more challenge. Are you supposed to alternate arms each rep or?

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've noticed lots of strength gains and added rotator cuff stability from doing kettlebell presses, while holding the kb upside down.

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