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Kettlebell How Many Reps

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James Smith
• Sunday, 15 November, 2020
• 25 min read

If for example your main goal is to add muscle or tone to your body then understanding the correct amount of reps for achieving that is important. Exercises should last around 45 seconds resulting in a rush of blood to the muscles and often a swollen or pumped feeling.

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Double Kettle bell Clean and Press for Hypertrophy When you perform repetitions over 15 you start to enter the endurance phase and will often experience that burning feeling in your muscles. Higher reps improve your ability to keep going under stress and will raise your heart rate for longer.

Many beginners should start with endurance based exercises as they often have lower chances of injury although they do encourage bad repetitive form if not done correctly. Women often avoid lifting heavier kettle bells because of a fear of adding too much muscle or bulking up, this is a big mistake.

Women lack quantities of the hormone testosterone to add large amounts of muscle but lifting heavier weights will greatly improve aesthetics and increase fat burning potential. The challenge for any kettle bell lifter is selecting the correct weight for your goals, this will take a few workouts to get right.

The heavier you lift the longer your rest periods should be to enable full recovery before the next set. Finding the right balance between how hard you exercise and thus how much rest you should take both during sets and also after workouts is a very personal choice.

For example, younger adults with good nutrition and genes will recover much quicker than older overweight individuals. As a general guide taking 1 days rest after every workout is a good place to start.

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Once you understand your goals you can start performing the various kettle bell exercises within your chosen rep range whether endurance, strength or hypertrophy. It will take some time to choose the correct kettle bell weight to ensure you are not lifting too light or too heavy for your chosen rep range.

Would you be interested in knowing a workout that requires only one Kettle bell and can be used for training sessions that last anywhere from 3 to 60 minutes? If you do 12 rounds of this challenge, total training time will be about 47 minutes, and most experienced, rugged males should use a 16 kg Kettle bell.

The cool thing about this challenge is that all the moves are exercises that you and your clients probably already know, so pick up a Kettle bell and follow along! Try to memorize the order of these moves and keep a towel and water close by so you don’t waste precious rest time; always keep them within a step away.

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Massaging through gym rats’ chronically tight and tense muscles was a workout in itself. Arguably, the reason why many needed to see me in the first place was due to poor training habits (coupled with too much time spent in a chair).

They’ll also use external apparatus to stabilize movements for the sake of muscle isolation and “extra focus on the muscle fibers.” These training habits eventually rewire the nervous system to forget how to activate the stabilizers it was born with and effectively make the everyday bodybuilder prone to injury and, in the long run, substantially less capable at life. Training for functional mass involves protocols that build nice big Hollywood muscles while also making the body more useful at real life tasks and less prone to back, shoulder and knee injuries.

Their muscles are rock hard when activated, but unlike powerlifters and bodybuilders, they have the ability to switch off when not in use and are not short and chronically tight. If the goal is functional mass, arguably the best training modality would be Olympic lifting with a mix of calisthenics.

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O-lifting is a long and highly rewarding path, for those who possess the movement ability. However, it’s not accessible to the vast majority of everyday people, because we just don’t move well enough.

Stand, kneel, lunge, hang, loco mote or sit or lay on the floor Never use a bench, chair, pad, fixed resistance machine or anything to help stabilize movement or isolate target muscle groups.

Smashing the muscle fibers to destruction, so they’ll grow back bigger and stronger is absolutely achievable using the stabilizers you were born with. I think that avoiding the use of external apparatus for help with stability is the most important rule that should be applied to all training, no matter the goal.

Replace it with squat ‘n’ pull, hinge ‘n’ push, loco mote ‘n’ resist rotation, say. Don’t go the gym and further train yourself to flex into the shape of a cashew nut (biceps, chest and superficial abs).

Be more superhero and train extension, with dead lifts, pull-ups, push-ups×, squats, cleans, military press* and loaded carries. *A skilled practitioner presses from their lats while radiating tension throughout the midsection with their glutes.

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Life’s too short to spend hours in the gym several times per week. When I’m programming for my remote clients, any given functional mass session only lasts 40-55 minutes.

Given that the first 15-20 minutes of that is spent on joint mobility, this leaves a short window for the main workout component. Ballistics involve kettebells being swung through two-planes of motion (swings, cleans and snatches).

For goals such as losing weight or improving conditioning, ballistics should outweigh grinds. Since the golden years of bodybuilding in the ‘70s, it’s been known that the more time the muscles spend under tension, the better for hypertrophy.

I served in the Royal Marines Commandos with a dude who had a better body than Captain America. He only ever did thousands of really light reps and isometric holds with resistance bands and baby dumbbells.

We may have admired his physical appearance, but we relished in the fact that he was weak and sub-par as an operational Commando. His dead lift was pathetic, he couldn’t outrun a hedgehog, let alone run a heavy backpack over a mountain, he often had lower back pain, and he couldn’t reach his magazine pouches because his big, useless muscles were in the way.

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Through my years of training I know that loaded jump squats are a very reliable ingredient for developing legs like tree trunks. But crippling injuries also usually come as a complimentary extra for those who can’t deep squat slowly without load.

If someone can sit in a deep squat position for over 4 minutes, they qualify for adding load. Then after some months, adding explosive speed will induce miracle muscle growth.

This is an age-old ingredient for muscle mass because it optimizes hormone release and facilitates the highest possible volume. Strength is tension… How much full body tension you’re able to produce reflects your ability to apply force.

More relaxed, loose muscles = better blood flow, faster recovery, less chronic tension and related injuries. But if the goal is looking like a Marvel superhero in the shorter term, without breaking the first two (and most important) of these golden rules, training to failure in some lifts for 2-3 months won’t do any harm.

But if you want to put on some muscle mass in a short space of time without cocking up your hormone balance by taking vitamin-S (anabolic steroids), train to failure and grow some sarcoplasmic muscle mass. A great way to deplete the glycogen stores within the muscles and leave your arms or legs feeling like they might drop off.

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Many uneducated or inexperienced trainers think it’s their mission to create delayed onset muscle soreness (Does) for their paying clients after every session. Regular, weekly Does creates excessive muscle toxicity, which has a plethora of negative side effects and cripples good movement.

Soles Does in unavoidable for people who’ve been wearing foot coffins (shoes) all their lives and want to learn to run properly. Does in all major muscle groups is expected for the first couple of weeks of any good hypertrophy program.

Do you wake up naturally and feel like moving first thing in the morning most days of the week? If all the muscle chasers I know put half the energy and discipline into planning and executing their rest as they do their workouts, they would be bigger.

Avoid processed crap, cook for yourself, prep meals, plan shopping Every session should begin with 20 minutes of joint mobility and muscle activation, relative to your individual movement needs and injury history.

Then take a week off and try another functional mass program to change the stimulus. All programs should contain all human movement patterns and should obviously be suitable for the person it’s written for.

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For instance 1-5 mostly for power, 6-10 for muscle building, 10-20 hypertrophy (I know it's not proven yet but I've been using that simple guide for a while) The rule of thumb for kettle bell ballistic exercises (swings, cleans, snatches) is to multiply the reps per set by 1.5-2 when compared to grind (presses, squats, dead lifts) to achieve the same effect.

A lot of people in this neck of the woods, myself included, are proponents of doing shorter sets (5-10 reps) that preserve maximal power production, and then adjusting the rest periods to get more of a strength/power effect or conditioning effect. But there are also plenty of people who prefer sport style training, doing sets that last up to 10 minutes or so.

I hope this helps a little, I know I didn't really give you a solid answer There are some great books out there that explain things better. My favorites are “Simple and Sinister” and “Enter the Kettle bell,” both by Pavel Tsatsouline and both available on Kindle for pretty cheap.

If you are new to kettle bells keep the rep ranges low, moderate sets, and longer rests while learning the movements. The rule of thumb for kettle bell ballistic exercises (swings, cleans, snatches) is to multiply the reps per set by 1.5-2 when compared to grind (presses, squats, dead lifts) to achieve the same effect.

A lot of people in this neck of the woods, myself included, are proponents of doing shorter sets (5-10 reps) that preserve maximal power production, and then adjusting the rest periods to get more of a strength/power effect or conditioning effect. But there are also plenty of people who prefer sport style training, doing sets that last up to 10 minutes or so.

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I hope this helps a little, I know I didn't really give you a solid answer There are some great books out there that explain things better. My favorites are “Simple and Sinister” and “Enter the Kettle bell,” both by Pavel Tsatsouline and both available on Kindle for pretty cheap.

If you are new to kettle bells keep the rep ranges low, moderate sets, and longer rests while learning the movements. Doubles load your body more (no surprise), so it's one way to ramp things up.

Anecdotally, it seems like doubles are better for putting on muscle mass and developing pure strength, but a single will still do both of those just fine. I wouldn't worry too much about it, though; it's generally recommended that people stick with single bell work for at least a year before they try doubles.

Besides, it usually takes a heck of a lot longer than a year to “run out” of beneficial things to do with a single bell... Oh, and +1 to what Geoff said. Doubles load your body more (no surprise), so it's one way to ramp things up.

Anecdotally, it seems like doubles are better for putting on muscle mass and developing pure strength, but a single will still do both of those just fine. I wouldn't worry too much about it, though; it's generally recommended that people stick with single bell work for at least a year before they try doubles.

Besides, it usually takes a heck of a lot longer than a year to “run out” of beneficial things to do with a single bell... Oh, and +1 to what Geoff said. Women get one more bell because there's more of a difference between upper and lower body strength.

Haha, you can definitely stick with just swings and get ups for a long time and gain a lot. For everyday fitness, you could probably stay with something like Simple and Sinister for years and not have any big deficiencies.

@msuwendy, take Pavel Macek's good advice and follow the program he recommends. Simple and sinister, is way too good to be true, just the two exercise swing and get ups, I know this is a stupid question can we sculpt the body base on that exercise without having any other ex, bench press, clean, snatch, push-ups, pull ups, etc @msuwendy, take Pavel Macek's good advice and follow the program he recommends.

Cool ill make sure I can do the standard written there and get back to this forum, thanks a Lott The big difference is that after a month or two of CrossFit most people (myself included) start to feel burned out, whereas SAS is a lot easier to just chug along and enjoy the results.

Im at south-east Asia region, back here its new stuff only the specific cross fit session which is sew expensive use this equipment That being said, the number of people fit and skilled enough to perform 25+ high-quality swings in a set without losing technique is very small relative to the number of people swinging kettle bells, so this question is really only valid in the context of a skilled kettlebeller.

Naturally, once a person has 10,000 or so swings under their belt, they are going to become significantly stronger and much more efficient than they are today. Dedicated kettlebellers will need to raise their “standard weight” to 24-32 kg or more with time, although the same reps and math will apply.

Because kettle bell exercises use the whole body rather than just a few isolated muscles you will be surprised at how much more weight you can lift than usual. The Two handed Swing is your first main goal, not only will it target lots of muscle mass but it’s also very cardiovascular.

Continue to burn calories hours afterwards Avoid over training Increase your metabolism Add tone and condition to your full body In under 10 minutes you can complete your workout at home before work and then carry on with your day.

More advanced kettlebellers will put together circuits directed at different movement patterns, for example: If you progress too soon then you risk injury because you're stabilizing muscles and connective tissue may not of fully developed.

If you cannot then you must practice because you lack certain stability and mobility that will prevent you from future injuries. Unlike conventional body building type exercises kettle bell training works hundreds of muscles at a time.

Like all things there is a natural order to kettle bell training preventing injury and develop skill. The primary goals should be the kettle bell swing which means developing the hip hinge and the dead lift movement pattern.

Many believe it started in Scotland as a competitive event where an actual kettle was used loaded with weight. There are a lot of really badly designed kettle bells out there so make sure you choose wisely and don’t just go for the cheapest option, you will only regret it later.

The swing improves your posture, increases your cardio, develop explosive power and is superb for fat loss. Kettle bell training uses hundreds of muscles in the body during every exercise making is very time efficient as well as improving your cardio often without the need to even move your feet.

Kettle bell workouts, when programmed correctly, flow from one exercise to the next using hundreds of muscles at a time. They will develop stronger muscle and bone density, safeguard daily movement patterns and increase flexibility.

Flowing through a handful of kettle bell exercises means you can complete a full workout in under 10 minutes, challenging your strength, cardio and movement skills. Using your hips and straight arms you swing the kettle bell in between your legs and then up to chest height repeatedly.

The amount of times per week you should use your kettle bell depends on the intensity and what type of exercises you are using. Using good workout programming then 3 – 5 times per week is usually enough to see excellent results.

You will gain strength and muscle tonicity quickly using kettle bells and with a good quality diet see fat loss results within 30 days. Beginners should start off mastering the two handed swing for only 10 reps before resting and repeating.

A good set of kettle bell swings will elevate your heart rate quickly without the need for you to even move your feet. If programmed correctly then yes kettle bell swings can be high intensity interval training.

If you experience pain bending forwards or backwards then kettle bell swings are not the exercise for you. Yes and in particular the Goblet Squat is super effective at working most muscles in the body as well as being very cardiovascular.

Increasing the weight, reps and sets will ensure you continue to get results. Yes kettle bell workouts, when programmed correctly, provide a full body mix that will increase your metabolism and generate fat burning hours after your workout has finished unlike conventional cardio methods.

In my opinion ballistic and dynamic exercises like kettle bell swings should be avoided during pregnancy. Any type of intense exercise takes energy and nutrients from the body before being replaced later by your diet.

Light exercise will help pump nutrients around the body but keep the intensity low. Yes but because the exercises are full body movements you won’t get the individual muscle pump like you get with dumbbells.

As we age recovery from exercise takes longer so if you do want to use kettle bell swings everyday you will need to keep the intensity and reps low. Standard dead lifts start from a dead position whereas swings are fluid.

For pure strength dead lifts are better for explosive practical power I would use swings. Kettle bell training, when used correctly, can induce a very high level of cardio while developing strength too.

So kettle bells can replace you standard cardio and save you a lot of time. Yes, just like all types of exercise if the movements are not taught correctly, you try to lift too much weight or you do not rest enough then yes you can get injured.

Kettle bell swings are performed forwards and backwards in the sagittal plane. Golf requires rotation through the hips and back so there is no direct movement correlation.

However, kettle bell swings could help as a pre-habilitation exercise to strengthen and protect the lower back. Whether you use sex for procreation or recreation, this herb makes everything better, from libido to erections to fertility.

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A 6-month-long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. A program to increase hip strength and mobility that can be done anywhere in a short amount of time.

Hit your entire core with these somewhat odd, but incredibly challenging, moves. Your PR is pretty darn good, but your chest is, well, sad.

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by “enhanced” lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettle bell exercise and hardcore strength work.

The fact is, when performed correctly, they're identical except for the position of the weight. The Kettle bell Swing At the bottom of the movement, the shins are near vertical, the spine is long, and the shoulders are set down and back.

The really cool part about the heavy swing is that you not only get the same benefits as the dead lift, but you also get a killer eccentric and true plyometric action at the bottom of the swing. Weak, fragile people think they're scary and dangerous.

Strong people think they're a waste of time, more appropriate for a boot camp class. God forbid you do a swing where the angle between your thighs and trunk isn't exactly 90 degrees.

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In today’s world we spend the majority of our days doing things in front of us with terrible posture. Cubicles) for hours at a time not moving and making the front of our body even tighter.

If You’re Not Doing The Kettle bell Swing, You’re Destined To Stay Fat, Tight & Weak For The Rest Of Your Life! This overuse of the muscles on the front side of our bodies is called “anterior dominance” and it is plaguing our society.

FrequencyExercise TypeIntensityRepetitionsRest up to 7x per week strength training high intensity varies by workout varies by workout Once labelled “hard core”, kettle bells are now popping up in every gym, garage and backyard because of their portability and reputation for fast results. Go into any gym and you’ll see inexperienced exercisers turning a swing into a front squat and shoulder raise exercise further tightening our hips, quads, chest and shoulders and just adding to the anterior dominance issue that I told you about above.

Always making sure your shoulders stay above the level of your hips, “hike pass” the kettle bell through your knees by contracting your lats. When you push your hips back keeping your butt high and your shins vertical, you are hinging.

This is good because most people today are hip flexor and quad dominant (your anterior muscles), so learning how to load and use your posterior chain creates a natural balance between front and back that will help in preventing knee and hip issues. Imagine that you are growing roots through your feet and grab the ground with your entire foot.

Getting proper instruction from an expert so that you can MASTER THE KETTLEBELL SWING is the best thing that you can do for your training regardless of your goal. If you want to build strength, kettle bell swings will forge a grip of steel and will add pounds to your dead lift & squat.

If you want to boost your athleticism, kettle bell swings will make you more powerful and add height to your jump and shave seconds off your sprints. If you want to pack on muscle, swinging a heavy kettle bell will build an intimidating upper back & set of shoulders.

And if you want to shed body fat, swings will incinerate blubber like butter melting in an iron pan. In this article, you will find the factors which will influence how many swings you should do, guidance on how to form fitness goals and finally some templates with advice on what to pick.

Based on your level you will do somewhere between 100 – 500 swings with a very high probability of coming in at the low end of 10×10 sets which is plenty. The question of how many kettle bell swings you should do lacks context as it depends on who you are and where you want to go in your fitness journey.

Based on this you can decide on the number of swings to make you grow and reach your goals. You want to be like a precise marksman, not a terrified rabbit running from a fox when you do the kettle bell swing.

If you are majorly interested in performance, specifically strength performance, the swing is a good tool to improve your hip hinge to address the dead lift lockout or develop more explosiveness on the second pull for the Olympic lifts. If absolute strength in the midsection is your main challenge you might be better off with good mornings or hip thrusts using a barbell.

You will see that the kettle bell front squat is easier on your wrists but a lot harder on the legs. In terms of health, it is good advice to stick close with what your physiotherapist says on exercise and how much load you can take.

If you are a bit advanced in age and want to do kettle bells to stay fit apply common sense that you might have to get used to the new movements longer than 30 years ago. Generally, the younger you are the quicker you grow, adapt and recover from and to different types of stress.

When picking your amount of swings keeps this in mind in correlation with all other factors to stay injury free and have fun with kettle bells. If you are chronically ill, especially when it comes to matters of the heart and lung, be mindful about the all-out sets for time.

If you have problems with your knees the kettle bell swing can be an excellent alternative to the squat as you do not go below parallel. If you have shoulder issues stay away from the American swing which brings the weight overhead.

Even if two people have the same age, height, weight and medical record it does not necessarily mean that they have the same fitness level. Some people are apt at picking up movement patterns while others are better at grinding through lifting a heavy load.

If your diet was always on spot and you avoided alcohol most of your life it is easier to condition your body than one which has been treated like a trash can. For this, the three areas outlined for you in this post of performance, health and weight loss are usually too broad.

You are more likely to achieve your goal by making it SMART, which means specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. This is important to me as I will look at these pictures my entire life and I want to show my old friends from school that I made something out of myself.

To further support this goal I will exercise three times a week to build muscle mass doing 100 swings and ten Turkish get-ups with 16 kg. The kettle bell is one tool you can use and include in your plan while there are other options like dumbbells, barbells, runs and rowing machines which can get you where you want to be.

The process of planning includes looking at these and find the optimum way for you personally to reach the goal. The more aggressive the goal is the more detailed the plan has to be successful as your margin for error shrinks.

So if you want to lose 10 kg in a week you better plan all the meals, calorie intake and gym sessions in advance to have the slightest chance of getting there. If however, you want to lose the same amount of weight in half a year, the plan does not need to be as airtight and you can focus more on monthly or quarterly milestones than daily activities.

When you start out you might want to increase weight on a monthly basis until progress slows down to quarterly and half-yearly. Be aware that this is an approach which should only be done by individuals who are already a lot fitter than the average population, while the 100 swing routine can be done by anyone who does not have any major health issues to consider.

Women usually should pick somewhere between 8 kg to 16 kg while men will start with 12 kg to 24 kg depending on fitness level, age, weight, and goals. Women tend to underestimate themselves when picking their first kettle bell, well men have a tendency to overestimate what they can use.

If you are already a beast and squat 200 kg+ for repetitions, be my guest and pick the heaviest load you can find and do 500 a day.

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