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but constant rate that I am pleased with. There are two movements you should master ...
on 5 December 2014
I've bought two 12kgs in 2011 and have slowly built a collection of kettlebells. They are one of the most versatile pieces of kit available. Strength training, or for strength endurance. It challenges you in ways that you never thought imaginable. I can fit them all within a very small space as well, a minimalist approach to weight lifting.
When first trying them out I felt fatigue in my shoulders and upper back that I never felt before. As my training progressed, I lost fat and gained muscle. The swings teach you the hip hinge and allow you to develop a cast iron back. It targets the glutes well and awaken the amnesiac muscle (check out Bret Contreras' articles on kettlebells).
Overhead presses widened my shoulders and taking long periods of time off running had no huge negative effects when returning.
As I built my collection, my strength and strength endurance have grown at a slow, but constant rate that I am pleased with.
There are two movements you should master with a low weight before gradually moving up. The swing, and the Turkish get up (try the Simple and Sinister ebook by Pavel to get started).
But more on the product, it doesn't work if you don't. Slowly build powerful ballistic movements and as a result your core will be much stronger for it.
However there is a large learning curve for kettlebells and different approaches to using them.
Steve Cotter, Steve Maxwell, Mike Mahler, Ken Blackburn, Pavel Tsatsouline or Valery
Fedorenko are worth looking up for getting started. I have taught myself through YouTube videos and there are lots of free program's on articles on this equipment so you will never at a loss for things to do.
Side note: I would recommend Marianne Kane for her tutorials and exercise videos as a quick way to get started and be versatile than stick with a program from the beginning.
Bodymax has created an item cheap in price, but high quality in the field of Kettlebell. Not like those other cheap "kettlebells" that are 4-6kg and you make slow movements in the manner of a revamped 90s exercise show in Lycra.
Don't get caught up in the cultish (comrade) tendencies to help build an identity. This is a piece of equipment, not a religion.