Kettlebell bros

Is it worth getting a kettlebell or 2? I see people using them and they look pretty good, not body builder big but have a nice body. I'm assuming there is a lot of compound movements doing most exercises with kettlebells. So good addition to add into workouts or can supplement a whole routine?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd say one is fine. Yeah, you'll have to take the extra time to work both sides, but who cares?

    If you can afford it, spring for pic-rel to have a really great piece of home-gym equipment.

    Movements to learn:
    >Turkish Getups
    >One-handed Swings
    >Goblet Squats
    >Clean & Press
    >Snatch
    >B-stance Romanian Deadlift

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I appreciate your response anon, and will be looking into some.

      https://i.imgur.com/nak5fP7.jpg

      if you are already IST get a 24kg and a 32kg. if you are babby gains/have never trained in an explosive/power driven way get 16kg and a 24kg. buy pavel's simple and sinister book. follow the program for 6-12 months. enjoy having long lasting gpp but be prepared for your barbell numbers to go down. but your actual functional strength (i.e. sport like grappling or martial arts for example) will be astonishing.

      >t. grappler just transitioned back into barbell work again after doing only kettlebell swings, get-ups, and dips for 2 1/2 years

      Funny you say that, I quit BJJ a few months back cause honestly, I fell out of love with it. But been thinking about getting back in. Congratulations on the medals too. OSS!

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/nak5fP7.jpg

      if you are already IST get a 24kg and a 32kg. if you are babby gains/have never trained in an explosive/power driven way get 16kg and a 24kg. buy pavel's simple and sinister book. follow the program for 6-12 months. enjoy having long lasting gpp but be prepared for your barbell numbers to go down. but your actual functional strength (i.e. sport like grappling or martial arts for example) will be astonishing.

      >t. grappler just transitioned back into barbell work again after doing only kettlebell swings, get-ups, and dips for 2 1/2 years

      Good for clean&jerk, snatch, bent press, loaded carries (farmer/suitcase, racked, waiter), deck squats.
      OHP, goblet squat and bent over rows are good too, and I guess lunges if you're into that shit.
      Swing is the iconic KB movement, but I prefer to snatch, unless going heavy (28~32kg).
      And uuuh, halos I guess?

      Great for a cheap and compact homegym, but the barbell is just the best at building strength.
      Keep in mind that it's pretty much all compound stuff.

      How do these compare to barbell olympic lifts in your opinion? particularly for sport performance

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're fantastic for shorter bursts of explosive strength, which eventually compounds into better stamina/endurance. Most kettlebell lifts aren't great for time-under-tension type of gains. They're also very useful for injury prevention, assuming you focus on doing the exercises with great form.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          olympic lifts do exactly that, was asking the difference with doing it with a kettle bell vs a barbell

          You can do dead stop cleans and snatches and then it would be considered comparable, the ballistic ones with backswing allow more work capacity but have an eccentric component, akin to the relationship between an RDL and a dead lift.
          The overhead portion of either snatch or clean/jerk (or press) is easier on your shoulder because it's in the scapular plane. Rack position is easier on the wrists.

          thats interesting, whats the benefit of having more back swing on cleans and snatches?

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >thats interesting, whats the benefit of having more back swing on cleans and snatches
            You load your hamstrings more and since you're taking advantage of storing and redirecting eccentric energy, you can get more total work done. So you sneak some cardio, endurance and conditioning work into it.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can do dead stop cleans and snatches and then it would be considered comparable, the ballistic ones with backswing allow more work capacity but have an eccentric component, akin to the relationship between an RDL and a dead lift.
        The overhead portion of either snatch or clean/jerk (or press) is easier on your shoulder because it's in the scapular plane. Rack position is easier on the wrists.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is this?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        adjustable kettlebell. overpriced if you dont lack space

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you are already IST get a 24kg and a 32kg. if you are babby gains/have never trained in an explosive/power driven way get 16kg and a 24kg. buy pavel's simple and sinister book. follow the program for 6-12 months. enjoy having long lasting gpp but be prepared for your barbell numbers to go down. but your actual functional strength (i.e. sport like grappling or martial arts for example) will be astonishing.

    >t. grappler just transitioned back into barbell work again after doing only kettlebell swings, get-ups, and dips for 2 1/2 years

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't worth it for me. I traded mine away years ago after following Steve Maxwell's advice to avoid momentum based exercises like kettlebell swings.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes they are insanely versatile. theyre the best thing to weight chinups and dips with along with a ton of kb exercises that turn you in a machine the way BB and db cannot.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yup, lots of compound movements and explosive work. KB Swings are GOAT.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      is this a meme? what results did you see from them?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Swings did wonders for my lower back pain, work capacity, grip strength, and explosiveness. 75-125 a day seems like the sweet spot.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use kettlebells exclusively. They are fucking amazing, but you will adapt quickly. I went from doing fine with a 25lb and a 35lb a year ago. Nowadays for a good workout I have to use a 75lb, a 50lb, 2 35lbs and occaisionally the 25lb for isolation. Workout with them outside for bonus gainz.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good for clean&jerk, snatch, bent press, loaded carries (farmer/suitcase, racked, waiter), deck squats.
    OHP, goblet squat and bent over rows are good too, and I guess lunges if you're into that shit.
    Swing is the iconic KB movement, but I prefer to snatch, unless going heavy (28~32kg).
    And uuuh, halos I guess?

    Great for a cheap and compact homegym, but the barbell is just the best at building strength.
    Keep in mind that it's pretty much all compound stuff.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Enjoy having no back and no calves

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Was thinking the same for swings, halos etc weight based cardio movements etc

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well let's see
    > shit for strength
    > shit for hypertrophy
    > needless for cardio
    > but shilled by Joe Rogan and look kinda "le russian hardcore" cool
    Choice is yours

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you using bbaby kettlebells?

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    my work capacity is awful and its the thing that holds my workouts back. would 100 swings a day help with that?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      You'll find your capacity will increase dramatically. The 10,000 swing challenge does 500/day.KB sport people do ten minute long sets of snatch or clean and jerk.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not like you think, but swings are good. Instead, try 2 kb clean and jerk for 10min straight. Don't put them down, rest in the rack position.

      If you get through even 2 minutes on your first try you probably don't have a capacity issue

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I loved the idea but I could never stop the sharp pain in my back during swings.

  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, and never be dogmatic about how you train. There are kb only bodybuilders out there believe it or not

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >kb only bodybuilders
      got any examples?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Also interested in this

        Yes, and never be dogmatic about how you train. There are kb only bodybuilders out there believe it or not

        Sounds like bullshit, but I'd like to see the results on the offchance it's true

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    swings are basically a cardio deadlift. everything else is kind of just like dumbbell stuff. overhead presses, rows, front squats, whatever. you can even curl with it, throw them in a backpack and do some pushups.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      also i started doing this the other day but instead of going all the way around my body i stop half way because it feels harder. so like you do half circles in front of your body and stop it when it reaches your side then swing it back and hand it off. its less awkward too

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What weight kettlebell should I aim for if I can only buy one? or two? my stats:
    6'1 - 185lb - 20 yrs old
    200 lb bench
    260 lb squat
    290 lb deadlift
    I dont really train the big 3 but just put them in to get a relative idea of strength. Always been interested in oly and I never thought of doing them with kettles

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      its kinda hard to have just one if youre planning on doing more than swings because you can swing pretty heavy, but when you want that weight overhead it becomes much harder. but 24kg or 32kg i would say

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        if I'm getting two would i get a 24 and a 32 or should I get maybe one of those and then a lighter one for overhead work

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          yes, a 16kg and 24/32 would be good. i would go 32 myself. got a local gym that has kettlebells? if you do then just play around with them and youll know what to get.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aim to get a job so you can buy 2 you lazy moron

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hell on your wrists and forearms. Not just sore, they actually hurt.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Talk about being a wristlet.

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >hey guys I'm going to buy a kettlebell because I'm fucking superior
    >so uhh... how do I use this?
    Every day without fail.

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