It is ideal for strengthening and toning muscles, as well as improving your endurance, boosting cardio stamina and promoting healthy weight loss. The responses from Argos colleagues are accurate at the time of publishing.
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The customer and brand answers you’ll see above are submitted independently. The responses from Argos colleagues are accurate at the time of publishing.
Ballistic (explosive) lifts: swings, cleans, snatches, tossing, juggling. For ballistic lifts you can use a heavier kettle bell than with slow, grinding movements like get-ups and windmills that must be carefully controlled throughout the entire range of movement and require a smaller bell.
Our experience with kettle bells has boiled it down to the following general recommendations for men and women. All cast iron kettle bells such as the Matrix Elite precision e-coat series change dimensions, including handle diameter, as the weight increases or decreases.
Lifting kettle bells will not make you big and bulky and rob you of your feminine curves. On the contrary, with proper training and dedication it will give you the body you've always wanted.
Single Cast Mold With No Seams, Ridges or Rough Spots. A quality kettle bell is cast in a single step into the mold and is finished like a piece of fine furniture.
Competition or “Pro Grade” kettle bells are made to fixed specifications. To find out more about the differences between cast iron and competition kettle bells click here.
Well we could certainly could, like so many of our competitors, and make lots of money doing it too, however there is a very good reason that we do not. Real kettle bells are designed to be balanced in a certain way, and they are actually precise tools.
If a kettle bell can be improved by new materials or a new engineering insight or manufacturing process so that real users will benefit then we will do so, however, we are not interested in gimmicks that are solely designed to misinform consumers and take their hard-earned money from them. We have been in the kettle bell business for some years now, and we will not compromise our principles just to make money off innocent, uninformed consumers.
Without proper kettle bell lifting technique you will not get the full benefit of the movement and you greatly increase your chance of injury, and this defeats the purpose of training with kettle bells in the first place. We recommend that whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced lifter, that you have a few kettle bells in different weights.
Also, the high leverage lifts such as Turkish Get-ups, Windmills and Bottoms-up presses, require less weight especially when you are first learning them so having a range of kettle bell weights will give you the required training flexibility need to progress. If your budget can handle it then buy at least two kettle bells to start with in different weights and then add to your collection as your form gets better and your conditioning level increases.
Some other aspects of kettle bell design are grip diameter, grip width, ball diameter, the distance from the top of the ball to the bottom of the handle. In the late fall of 2003, talk arose on the Dragon Door Forum about doing high repetition snatches with the 16kgkettlebell.
The Gregory Sport competition rules were in effect, except allowing multiple hand switches. You were allowed to switch hands after a minimum of 10 reps, but could not put the kettle bell down from start to finish.
There was no time limit and the only “rest” allowed was in the overhead locked-out position. I decided to give it a shot and after a few attempts that end WAY short of the 500 mark, I abandon the plan.
Jo, who posts as “Monster” on the Dragon Door forum was the first to make it. Sort of a 1000 rep Roger Bannister, and like the 4-minute mile, several others followed close behind, achieving the goal.
The Holidays came along and the 1000 rep challenge became a nagging little voice in my head that simply would not shut up. After playing around with various number schemes, I realized that switching every ten reps worked best for me.
Monty Singer, an ROC in Albuquerque was also giving it a shot, so a friendly challenge was issued. I had done a little over 700 reps when Monty posted 800 near the end of January and I realized he might win.
As soon as I cooled down a little & stopped panting, I called my girlfriend and told her what I had done 1000 snatches with putting down the kettle bell. In March, he visited me in Nashville for a GS meet to qualify for the US Nationals and true to his word, bought my lunch after the competition.
Playing with different subtleties of technique gave my mind something to think about other than “this sucks”. This was of special concern to me, because I make my living as a Massage Therapist.
Keeping your calluses in good repair will save you lots of heartache and setback. To prevent this, I recommend getting a foot file from the drugstore and using it a couple of times a week.
I also think lotion is a good idea to keep the skin pliable. Brett Jones, ROC Sr. over 1100 reps in an hour for a charity event.
David Whitley, ROC, Let, CMS is located in Nashville, Tennessee. He is available for workshops, private and small group lessons in kettle bell work and Close Quarter Combative, as well as therapeutic massage & Thai bodywork.
This provides additional & improved stability for floor work exercises such as push-ups, plank rows and tricep dips. Body is now offering a set of 8 iron casts kettle bells with base in different weight classes.
There are few fitness aids that can rival the versatility and effectiveness of kettle bell weights. Popular with athletes, martial artists and fitness enthusiasts alike, kettle bells are cannonball-shaped free weights designed to facilitate dynamic ballistic and swinging movements, which challenge the entire muscular and cardiovascular system.
They are excellent for weight training and building core strength, but are equally effective for improving endurance, agility and balance, as well as for toning almost every muscle group you can think of! One of the key attractions of training with kettle bells is that they are easy and fun to use, both for individual workouts and as part of group sessions, such as circuits.