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A versatile exercise tool that has a handle, corner(s), horn(s), window, and bell that varies in weight. The tool can be used for strength, endurance, power, mobility, and so much more.

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How dangerous are kettlebells?

I never paid much attention to kettlebells until I saw a video that said they have numerous advantages over traditional dumbells. Swinging weights around as was demonstrated in the video looks ...
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What is the difference between doing a sandbag clean/kettlebell swing versus something like a Romanian deadlift?

This question is phrased in a strange way, but I could not think of a more concrete way to phrase is. I am trying to understand how different types of training fit into my own fitness goals. I am in ...
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What are the implications of using kettlebells with flat feet?

I have a kettlebell but I have found it difficult to maintain proper posture when doing swings. I am worried that doing the swings with pronated feet is likely to cause some type of damage, and trying ...
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Progressing kettelbells size for home gym

I'm currently using kettlebell 12 kg for warmup and 20 kg for workout. I'm able to do 40-50 swings with 20kg. Now I'm considering progressing to heavier one and I'm in doubt should I go for 28 kg or ...
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how to adapt kettlebell exercises for muscle endurance

I want to work on building more muscle endurance, because I do a lot of long hiking. Hikes can last for a few hours, so I find that my back and hips and legs start to fatigue after walking for a ...
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How to build strength for 40lb kettlebell turkish getup and snatch with just body weight

Background: I am in a situation where I do not have access to a gym nor have any additional weights around nor equipment like parallete, pullup, dip bars etc. The only odd thing I have is a 40lb ...
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Endurance workout with kettlebells

Is kettlebell swing an exercise that you can, with enough training to adapt, do for hours, just like you can row or swim for hours? Is it a viable workout to keep up the form in the winter, or it will ...
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Doing Turkish Getup with Toe Pain

I have been trying to perform proper Turkish Getups, so I have been practicing the different parts of the movement (usually with a small empty box instead of weight so I can learn the technique first)....
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Kettlebell only workout

Tonight a new lockdown was announced for The Netherlands, which means the gyms close, unfortunately. So instead of 2-3 barbell-centered workouts a week I will have to make-do with what I have at home: ...
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Heavy kettlebell swing versus deadlift

Starting to see some guys working out with Russian swings used heavy dumbbells or self made kettlebells.. Guys be swinging around over 300 pounds for high reps. This looks like a really cool exercise ...
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Workouts with 80 lbs. Kettlebell and Two 40 lbs. Dumbbells to build Muscle

Background on me: I'm 19 and I've been lifting for about 1.5 years now but more consistently for the past month and have been doing on-off for the past couple months since August, and as my university ...
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Russian vs. American KB Swing - form difference?

I am an avid CrossFit athlete and one of our major activities is Kettlebell swings. Normally I am partial to a Russia KB swing, however more recently I have been experimenting with the American style. ...
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Training upper back muscles with kettelbells (or other small equipment)

My studio gives no opportunity to mount pull up bar, and the pull up station takes too much place. I don't want to purchase any big devices because they take a lot of place. Can I train my upper back ...
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Is the kettlebell double handed swing basically a vertical jump with an added pendulum movement?

I am learning the kettlebell double handed swing. Reading about this and looking at youtube videos I get the impression that this is difficult to do right. That was until I came up with the following ...
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How can I use kettlebell and dumbell training at home to minimize time in the gym?

I am motivated to do a bit of strength training to increase general fitness and health and fighting the sitting disease I contract at work. Looking muscular or being very strong holds little interest ...
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Are kettlebells swings special?

Most, or maybe all, kettlebell routines that I see include the swings. Even some trainers who are not hardcore kettlebell fans would recommend it. Is this exercise special, if yes why?
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Relevance to increase kettlebell weight

I'm using kettlebells everyday for a little bit more than 3 months now. At the beginning I was barely able to do 1 set of 12 with an 8 kg KB. Now I have the following daily workout: Two-hands swing: ...
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Can I use kettlebell like this also?

I already saw youtube videos on kettlebell but none does like Tyler (Character) does in Never Back Down (2008) movie: Can I use kettlebell like this also?
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Teaching Deadlifts and Kettlebell Swings

Deadlifts and Kettlebell Swings are both FANTASTIC compound exercises. However, in my experience I've found these exercises are frequently done incorrectly (with low back pain and/or intervertebral ...
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Benefits of Overhead KB Walks

Can someone explain to me cumulative benefits of the following: Friend and I went for a Saturday walk at a park. We each had a kettle bells and they weighed 35lbs and 55lbs respectively. The track ...
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What difference does training with kettlebells make to the appearance?

I read that kettlebells training does not isolate the muscles, contrary to dumbbell or dead-lifts. What does this mean to the effects in the body? If you look at someone and try to guess how he was ...
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Do explosive movements necessarily lead to injury over time?

Many exercise movements are recommended to be performed slowly, deliberately, and under control. Slow and controlled movements help to mitigate the risk of sudden and excessive stress and twists ...
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Kettlebell hurting my wrist

Swings and Get ups. I've been using kettlebells for a couple of years, but have not really done very much more than the swing, or used anything more than 16kg. The swing doesn't have the kettlebell ...
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Fitness app advice? [closed]

StackExchange, I'm new here and have spent the past hour searching the site for potential answers to my question, to no avail. I did find this list of fitness apps: Creating a compendium of fitness ...
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What are the target muscles of kettlebell swings

I have got access to a pair of kettlebells (12 & 16 kg). Can anyone please let me know what are the target muscles while swinging? I hope they workout the gluteus and the hamstring.
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Using heavier weights to focus on form. Bad idea?

I did crossfit for a while a few years ago, and as an influence from that my home workout today is mainly bodyweight exercises, kettlebell training and rowing. I've been training with a 16kg ...
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Measure performance in kettlebell?

How can I measure my performance and how many calories I burn during swings, high pulls, etc, when exercising with kettlebells? I want to measure how effective I was during training. I am also ...
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Breathing technique Swings

What is the right breathing technique to get optimal output when doing swings ? I do now breath in when the the kettlebell moves backward and out when it is up
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When to change Kettle-bell weight?

I have got 20kg kettle bell and able to do 30 swings without exhausting. Should I change the size of kettlebell(32 or 36 kg ?) or increase reps ?
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Best diet for lots of cycling and 3 kettlebell workouts a week?

I cycle 140 miles a week and do a high, medium and light intensity kettlebell workout. It seems to me like I need a high carb and high (ish) protein diet to sustain this. Currently I eat anything but ...
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Why are kettlebells so expensive? [closed]

Compared to other free weights, kettlebells seem disproportionately expensive per kg. A quick search turns up only speculation, so an acceptable answer should have a source. Plausible(?) hypothesis ...
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Does it matter if I use one kettle bell v.s two ?

As I move up to heavier kettle-bells for my swing, I've been sticking to using two kettle bells instead of one. So I'll do a 2 hand swing with 25lbs on either hand instead of a 50lbs swing. Does it ...
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What's a good adjustable kettlebell approach?

I current have a solid 50lb kettlebell that I use. I'm looking to upgrade, but prices for solid kettlebells are very expensive. I saw this adjustable handle on amazon (pic) for about $35 and it can ...
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Incorporating kettlebell exercises into an existing workout plan

I've been working through Ripptoe's Starting Strength and Practical Programming books and training schedule, mostly aiming for basic fitness and building muscle mass. My current workout is mostly ...
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Having elbow and forearm pain after kettlebell workout

I have been doing kettlebell workouts recently and I started having pain at the bottom of my forearm (right above my elbow). Is this a common injury that indicates I am pushing too hard or doing ...
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Kettlebell weight for one handed exercises

I am am a 28 year old male and the owner of a 16kg kettlebell which I have been using for a while now. I find this weight to be fine for most two handed exercises but when I try to do exercises with ...
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Is it useful for runners to cross-train using kettlebells?

I'm using running to help burn some fat mostly because it is the only cardio I really enjoy doing. I know muscle helps burn fat faster. Would using a kettlebell between runs help promote fat loss, ...
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What is behind the (apparently) recent kettlebell craze?

I've never heard of kettlebells until the last couple of years. It seems that they've kind of exploded recently, and a ton of people are extolling the virtues of these things. I've heard that they ...
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Should I sign up for Kettlebell classes?

I've been using a 35-lb kettlebell for about a month doing swings and turkish getups as described in 'Enter the Kettlebell's program minimum. I'm 5'9", 155lbs, and in decent shape. I haven't really ...
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