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wooohoo a kettlebell thread.

I’ll definitely borrow my neighbors prime subscription to watch those, trying to get the wife into them to prevent her back issues shes been getting once or twice a year.

I LOVE KETTLEBELLS

I used to be huge into them a few years ago… but then i became a parent and fat. lol
I’m personally finally getting back into swinging them again. I do mostly hardstyle but sometimes ill mix it up with some kb sport longcycles and what not

I still have my 3 kettlebells, 35lbs, 50lbs, 70lbs
One of my goals this year is to get back to comfortably swinging the 70lbs one.

In order to do that, i’m going to use Pavel’s “Simple & Sinister” program.

For people who’ve already gotten the form down, a great challenge to jump start your posterior chain (maybe in base phase when you’re doing strength) is the 10k-swings-in-a-month-challenge. The only reason I’m talking about a challenge is it won’t be viable while you’re going into build and specialty, you can switch to more of a maintenance program after that (like simple & sinister)
The challenge (wow it’s 7 years old lol)

Some pointers

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Simple and Sinister is awesome.
In about 10 months I went from barely able to do a getup properly with an 8kg KB to completing a full set comfortably with a 32Kg. On really good days I’d bust out the 40kg for a couple reps and feel like a hero.
Of course now I’m back to a 16kg because I’ve let the KBs collect dust… :laughing:

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I might buy my wife an 8kg to get her started (from some Pressing action as well), secretly it might be able to help with my getups hahahaha the 35lbs is brutal

My god this is pure gold. As good as Pumping Iron.
“If you don’t have good judgment, why don’t you stay on the machines, you big sissy?”

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Watched with my (college age) daughter and we were laughing our asses off. Dude has awesome form, but the production is hilarious. Wife came home, looked, and said “thats how I look in the gym” and we had no comeback because its true (my wife kicks ass).

I’ll have to check this out. Currently have about a month left in the gym before I’m switching to doing my strength training from my garage home gym (mostly TRX, balance ball, pull up bar). Just purchased my first set of kettle bells, so this is timely!!

Pavel and John Ducane, who ran the RKC org before Pavel left to do his own thing.

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Holy crap, 32-40kg for a get up?

I’m just getting into KBs and really strength training in general (my new 2020 strength regime is basically: do strength training). I’ve got some KBs and bodyweight workouts and honestly I’m surprised at how much I’m enjoying it (3x per week right now, kicking my ass during this build phase).

You all are way stronger than I (5’10" male, FTP=296 watts). Today I was swinging my 16kg bell for the first time (I had been swinging the 12kg bell previously) and doing turkish get-ups with the 8kg. I can’t imagine doing a get up with the 16kg.

I’ve been loosely doing the ‘KettleHell’ program from the AllOut Fitness App (good content, crappy app) along with some other workouts culled from the interwebs. I will definitely checkout Simple and Sinister, I need something new. Just from a quick search, I can’t tell, is S&S a program-type thing, or is it just the single workout 100 swings + 10 getups?

If anyone is interested, the full body session I did this morning was this one (second time I’ve done it, I like it): https://asweatlife.com/2018/10/kettlebell-workout/amp/

I did the swings, squats, and farmer carry with my 16kg and the getups with the 8kg. 16kg is a little light for the carry, so I added some stairs to that.

+1 for Rogue kettlebells.

For anyone in the greater toronto area, spartan fitness has decent pricing on cast iron kettlebells.

I’ve been loosely doing the ‘KettleHell’ program from the AllOut Fitness App (good content, crappy app) along with some other workouts culled from the interwebs. I will definitely checkout Simple and Sinister, I need something new. Just from a quick search, I can’t tell, is S&S a program-type thing, or is it just the single workout 100 swings + 10 getups?

Loosely, yes but you ramp up to it, make sure you’ve got pristine form, and once you reach a certain number and comfort level, you go up one pood… which make you start back down from scratch. It’s usually not as incremental as the dumbells in the kettlebell world (yes you can technically buy them in 5lbs increments) but usually they get you to go from say 1 pood (35lbs) to 2 pood (75 lbs) to 3 pood (105lbs) (etc)
You might go into the half poods for things like getups.

I’m not a strong guy, and i can do a getup with 16kg, i just gotta be very careful of how i hold myself. Starting with smaller and getting form down is key though

In Soviet Russia, Kettlebell enters you.

My bum is already sore from the bike. I don’t know how much more I can handle.

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Suddenly homo erotic lol

Maybe on recovery days you could do a workout without pushing it too much

Was that really made in 2006, not 1986? :sweat_smile:

I think we all know what the “Soviet secret” is these days…

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A great strength and fitness site that I’ve been using for many years is ‘Fitnessblender.com’ great video workouts.

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also just realized…amazonbasics has kettlebells and they’ll ship them for FREE (which is absolute bonkers) …i’m in Canada

Dude I did getups 5 days a week for almost year, the progression is the result of sticking to a program, that’s the point I was trying to make. And now that I’ve slacked off, I am back to my natural T-Rex state. :rofl:
Also I have a genetic advantage, I’m 6’2" 200#. I can barely ride a bike uphill.

Bought the Yes4All Set from Amazon a few years back…including 70and 80lbs bells…Gotta love prime shipping!! Enter the Kettlebell program is good but I’m hooked on the Simple and Sinister program because it’s so quick and easy.

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Love some kettlebells and he is hilarious. Convict conditioning books are also pretty entertaining. I noticed when I clicked in the link those videos are also on prime for free. Never watched them but worth a look possibly.

Here is one on pushups but there are others:

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The program is great for beginners starting out in the calishthenics world. Builds a good base and you can get decent levels of strength out of it. The books are pretty dogmatic so you gotta take some and leave some but the program in itself has good value. For anyone interested, read at least both the 1st and 2nd books as they kinda complete each other.