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Kettlebell workouts and/or exercises

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 30, 2011 at 8:23 PM

No really a question on paleo nutrition, but it falls under the umbrella of getting fit & healthy!

Does anybody have any good kettlebell workouts/routines?? Thanks in advance!

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on May 31, 2011
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Sandy is dead on with his assessment of Jillian's "form." Both she and Trainer Bob should be ashamed for their efforts.

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:24 PM

RKC instructors have nothing but bad things to say about Jillian Michaels's kettlebell instruction. Poor form, incorrect instructions, etc: http://www.charmcitykettlebells.com/training-tips-tricks/jillian-michaels-should-do-a-metabolic-swing-like-this/

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ETK and Power to the People are both SUPER excellent. After all, Pavel is the MAN. As for the Youtube channels, you're right. You can't go wrong with Average to Elite. Jordan is a spectacular instructor with a really clear and concise teaching style. I agree, though, that if you have the opportunity to work with an RKC, do it.

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Thanks everyone for the help! Lots to look at and digest now, should be a kettlebell master in no time! Thanks again!

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on May 30, 2011
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Stick with the basics: Russian swings, squats, some military strict press, and begin learning the Turkish Get Up. No reason to start snatching till your swing form is refined and you prove to have the shoulder stability and strength to lockout. If you're looking for fat-shredding, I'd highly suggest high volume swings. Alternate between 2 hand, 1 hand, and hand to hand. Do them in Tabata intervals, or 30/30, 40/20 and even 45/15. If you're insistent upon looking to Youtube (Youtube University), make sure to follow videos presented by Russian Kettlebell Challenge (RKC) instructors and not those from trainers who decided a kettlebell looks cool and figured they can do them too.

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on May 31, 2011
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I think Pavel Tsatsouline has one of the best programs.

His program is in Enter the Kettlebell, which is called the 'program minimum'. It should kick your ass for at least a couple months. Then move onto the next program until you're ready to do the snatch test. Works like a charm. Note: The dvd is good for explaining the movements of the swing, but the actual exercise programs are in the book.

I'd also recommend going and working out with an RKC instructor once or twice. You can find one in your area via Dragon Door's site. It's essential to get a trainer because as good as the dvd is, there's always variations to the movement to correct any issues you might have with your body and how you're swinging the kettlebell. I know that without my trainer, I probably would have ripped a rotator cuff or permanently injured my shoulder. Not to mention not building the muscles I wanted to. I tend to do 1-3 sessions a year with my RKC instructor just to make sure I'm doing the techniques properly.

If you don't want (or can't afford) to see an RKC, average to elite has the best youtube channel in my opinion. They address a lot of the issues that I've had with adapting and improving my swing, snatch and turkish getups.

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on May 31, 2011
at 07:14 AM

Thanks everyone for the help! Lots to look at and digest now, should be a kettlebell master in no time! Thanks again!

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on May 31, 2011
at 02:33 PM

ETK and Power to the People are both SUPER excellent. After all, Pavel is the MAN. As for the Youtube channels, you're right. You can't go wrong with Average to Elite. Jordan is a spectacular instructor with a really clear and concise teaching style. I agree, though, that if you have the opportunity to work with an RKC, do it.

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on May 30, 2011
at 08:56 PM

I agree, find kettlebell workouts on Youtube. Lots there. Also the guy who played "Thor" got into shape using kettlebells. His workouts is in Men's Health. I think its on their website.

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I've been going to the Reifkinds for workouts.

http://www.rifsblog.blogspot.com/ and http://www.rifsblog.blogspot.com/

They list out what they do.

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on May 30, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Snatches and swings, along with just picking the thing up and moving it around from arm to arm.

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on May 30, 2011
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Check out some KB tabatta workouts on Youtube. My wife likes Jillian Michaels Shed-It.

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:24 PM

RKC instructors have nothing but bad things to say about Jillian Michaels's kettlebell instruction. Poor form, incorrect instructions, etc: http://www.charmcitykettlebells.com/training-tips-tricks/jillian-michaels-should-do-a-metabolic-swing-like-this/

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on May 31, 2011
at 07:49 PM

Sandy is dead on with his assessment of Jillian's "form." Both she and Trainer Bob should be ashamed for their efforts.

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