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Anybody else here train with Kettlebells?

Farquod

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Heavy balls

spankdoggie said:
I have a 38 and 53lb kettlebell

LOL. I love this. "Xtreme Fitness for Hard-Living Comrades." Hysterical. I can see Boris and Natasha working out to pummel moose & squirrel.

Weird weight ranging too.

It's funny, tho, I have noticed that weighted balls are making a big push. I first noticed this after Ernie Els started shilling that weighted ball with the pockets on opposite sides to hold your hands, to work your swing motion. I think they were asking about $100 for that thing. Out of curiosity, the next time I was in my local sporting goods store, which caters to the area high school atletes and has a really large weight section, I went looking for weighted balls and saw that Weider had balls out varying from maybe 8-20 lbs with handles on ether side. These ran up to maybe $45 based on weight. Then, when I was a Dick's a couple of weeks later, I saw variations from maybe 4 or 5 manufacturers, with weights running from 4 lbs up to 20. Nike has a whole line out that look like basketballs, with different colors/sizes for different weights. These have no handles tho.

You're right on the trend line, Spanky.
 
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spankdoggie

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Kettlebells train strength endurance, as oppossed to strength, such as weigh lifting, or endurance such as running. My heart rate approaches my maximum while doing overhead snatches. They are a hundred bucks each. I owned them before they became popular. They are becoming popular for a good reason, though.
 

Farquod

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spankdoggie said:
Kettlebells train strength endurance, as oppossed to strength

So, like doing real work. Bricklaying, carrying a coupla shingle packs up two stories onto a roof, unloading skids of patio blocks. Ahh, the good old days.

Howzabout carrying a cart bag 18 holes? Maybe with a bowling ball in the bottom? :p
 
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Farquod said:
So, like doing real work. Bricklaying, carrying a coupla shingle packs up two stories onto a roof, unloading skids of patio blocks. Ahh, the good old days.

Howzabout carrying a cart bag 18 holes? Maybe with a bowling ball in the bottom? :p

Been there done that, and I love physical work. I did a stint for six months in an office about 10 years ago and almost died. Riding my bike to the office and back home for 15 hilly miles a day, kept me sane.

oops, the wife calls... write later...
 

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