Kettelbells

#1
Apologies if this has been Posted before; I've heard good things about KettleBell training and thinking of giving it a go. Anyone here tried it?
 
#3
RHODESIAN said:
I have for about 2 years,I went on a course with this fella http://www.intensefitness.co.uk/ and got the bug,the bells are expensive but last for ever
Cheers, mate! :D

There's a guy who runs a Kettlebell class in Edinburgh, I'm trying to get in touch with him for information on his classes.
 
#4
No problem mate,its very good exercise and its good old fashioned stuff,none of those flashy machines,that crazy Russian Pavel is mad for em as well
 
#5
RHODESIAN said:
No problem mate,its very good exercise and its good old fashioned stuff,none of those flashy machines,that crazy Russian Pavel is mad for em as well
I practice the Martial Arts and a lot of the guys into Grappling - MMA, BJJ etc - are starting to use them because they are supposed to develop "functunal strength" better than barbells and dumbells, though of course you can combine all three.

Plus, it looked cool when Stallone used one in Rocky Balboa! :D
 

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#6
Hopefully without coming across as an arse, what on earth are kettlebells?

Serious question.
 

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#8
Cheers mate. Didn't notice the link.
 
#10
Good link, Rhodesian, but I was surprised by the claim the KB's were used by Greeks and Gladiators; I thought they were invented by the Ivans a few hundred years ago.

I know that the Greeks invented a form of dumbell.
 
#11
I think the sweaty's had a lot to do with them as well mate,its well worth going to a good class,otherwise you tend to try a bell thats too heavy and get put off a couple of 16's banjaxed me when I first started!
 
#12
RHODESIAN said:
I think the sweaty's had a lot to do with them as well mate,its well worth going to a good class,otherwise you tend to try a bell thats too heavy and get put off a couple of 16's banjaxed me when I first started!
Sweaty Socks - Jocks?

Outstanding - that means I'm genetically predisposed to train with Kettlebells! :twisted:

I'm definately going to a class. No way I'd try to "wing it".
 
#13
Chances are your instructor will know Stan Pike (intense fitness),I bet you ache the next morning,best of luck mate
 
#14
RHODESIAN said:
Chances are your instructor will know Stan Pike (intense fitness),I bet you ache the next morning,best of luck mate
Cheers! :D

Just spoke to the bloke on the 'phone. He advised me to buy myself a 16k Kettlebell, then bring it along to his class so I can learn the routines.
The class he runs is mainly for women, so they only use 8kilo KB's.

Looking forward to trying it. :D
 
#16
RHODESIAN said:
It will seem a lot heavier,no honestly mate you will enjoy it
Yeah, a bloke on one of the websites dedicated to Kettlebells said lifting a 16 kilo KB was NOT the same as lifting a 16 kilo dumbbell.

I may be wrong, but I think Gerard Butler used Kettlebells while getting in shape for 300.
 
#17
I did have a good e-book by Mike Mahler about kettlebells if I can find it I will pass it on to you mate
 
#18
RHODESIAN said:
I did have a good e-book by Mike Mahler about kettlebells if I can find it I will pass it on to you mate
Nice one, mate! Really appreciate the help. :D
 
#20
RHODESIAN said:
If you PM an e-mail addy I will try and send it you mate
Done! Please check your PM's, mate. :D
 

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