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DaveMoral - 1-2-2009 at 10:31 PM

Anyone use?

I bought a 20lbs one today since it was on sale at Target. Looking forward to using it and moving up to heavier ones. From what I understand it builds muscle in a way that works best for martial arts.

The exercises involved are alot like the old style Shaolin lock style weights exercises.

barc0debaby - 1-2-2009 at 11:24 PM

Kettlebells are a great workout. It is best to have two of them though. How much did you get them for? I know they can get pricey.

upyerbum - 1-3-2009 at 01:15 AM

Never heard of them, but they sound like something I'd be interested in. Explain please, or link?

barc0debaby - 1-3-2009 at 04:06 PM
Site is kinda goofy, but info is good.
"Hacks your fat off—without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics "

upyerbum - 1-4-2009 at 01:52 AM

Whats the difference between that and a dumbbell?

barc0debaby - 1-4-2009 at 10:02 AM

Dumbbells are more for strictly strength training, Mr. olympia type shit, you can use heavier weight than with a kettlebell and target specific muscles better. Kettlebells on the other hand give you a wide range of motion which help with flexibility and stabilizing muscles. They help with core strength and you use multiple muscle groups. Great for functional strength and athletics.

DaveMoral - 1-5-2009 at 12:07 PM

Yeah, if you're going for usable strength kettlebells are the way to go.

barc0de, most the exercises for kettlebells I've seen are for one at a time... so I'm not too concerned about having two of 'em yet. Ideally I'd like to have s few.

I paid 40 bucks for 20lbs, and that was on sale. It's hard to find a store... even the likes of the Sports Authority... that sells any larger kettlebells than 25lbs too. I think the only place I saw any higher was Play It Again Sports. They sure as hell ain't cheap.

barc0debaby - 1-5-2009 at 04:36 PM

Cool, that ain't bad considering what I've seen them go for. Check out a dude name Mike Mahler, he's done alot of good articles on kettlebell use.

DaveMoral - 1-5-2009 at 04:43 PM

Yeah, that dude's vegan too. Even better for me.

barc0debaby - 1-6-2009 at 01:42 PM

Stay away from Mike Mahlers website right now, there seems to be a virus or something on it.

DaveMoral - 1-7-2009 at 12:46 AM

Thanks for the heads up.

CR83 - 1-7-2009 at 01:47 PM

This is a guy I have been following and he has some really good stuff. I hope this helps you guys.