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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Yuke Hunt » Thu May 25, 2017 3:06 pm

Has anyone tried working out with silver-bells, they're supposed to be pretty good for building up your christmuscles.
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Little » Thu May 25, 2017 9:49 pm

I'm 58 soon and lifted weights all my life, firstly for footy and then just to keep going. Last 12 months my popup has been that split second slower, enough to get me to move further to the shoulder than risk a late drop. Burpees seem to have solved the problem, lots of 'em. I think it's the explosive action rather than the mimicking form of the excercise. I may have been going through the motions a bit with the weights but the burpees force you to put in a certain effort. You're going hard from 1 to 10.

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Davros » Fri May 26, 2017 9:53 am

I recommend Ben-War love balls

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Beerfan » Fri May 26, 2017 11:52 am

Davros wrote:I recommend Ben-War love balls
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Nick Carroll » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:41 am

Well I for one am delighted that you're all treating your strength and flexibility with the seriousness they deserve

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:46 am

Greasing the groove comrade Legion, yay or nay?
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Davros » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:00 am

Beerfan wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 11:52 am
Davros wrote:I recommend Ben-War love balls
Sounds kinky
Google them, every home should have a set

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by offshore1 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:51 am

Not as kinky as greasing the groove.
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Legion » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:57 am

Yay. It's kind of how I lift. I.e. I do ten individual reps a day of C&J but it takes me half an hour or more. Form and efficiency are important and perfection makes it easier to lift better.

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:23 pm

I'm gunna GTG with chins and swiss ball jacknifes
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Legion » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:31 pm

Chins tip - form a loop with rope, hang heavy plate around waist if you want to do chins for strength. If you can rep with 5kg, 10kg or 20kg you're doing alright.

I like to do pull ups rather than chins (my distinction is overhand vs. underhand grip respectively, maybe I'm wrong but it seems there's a consensus on that). Still chin over the bar with the overhand pullup though - not behind the neck.

If you can't do pull ups maybe ask yourself if you're already (permanently) carrying a plate or two extra that you could do without.

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by godsavethequeen » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:35 pm

Are you suggesting that steve is a chubby weakling?

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by steve shearer » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:07 pm

yeah I'll try the weighted chins.

doing so much paddling this autumn/winter `i want to leave juice in the tank.
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Legion » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:22 pm

The low reps/heavy weight thing leaves juice in the tank. Unless you really go hard and approach 1RM, in which case you can sometimes experience a super weird nerve overload scenario. At least that's my experience.

Many reps can lead to fatigue and delayed onset muscle soreness, which fully sucks. The curse of the bodybuilder.

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by ctd » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:23 pm

For weighted chins (or dips if your shoulders can handle), buy a length of chain from Bunnings and a caribiner clip. Loop chain around waist, through weight and clip the ends together (so it's a circle). Same as the rope but no knots involved; we all know knots are not our forte

If you use roman rings instead of a pull up bar it's much easier on your shoulders. You will find your hands naturally sit at about a 45 deg angle (esp for chins - palms facing) rather than the 90deg a bar requires. If don't have rings, a piece of rope or a towel looped over the bar (or tree branch) offers same benefits but additional challenge

Bonus: Apparently chins work your abs as well - if you do them right

https://www.t-nation.com/training/insid ... -exercises

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by steve shearer » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:20 am

chains, caribiner clips , roman rings.......this all is getting too complicated.

After a 6 week cycle of kettlebell swings 3 times a week (75 reps- no missed workouts) I can summarise the effects.

Started at 16, went up to 18.5, 21.5, 24 kilos.

Big improvement in posterior chain strength, hip drive which manifested as a big upgrade in surfing power through carving turns. Felt a lot stronger in the lower back as well.
Biggest improvement noticed quickly- within the first 2 weeks- then plateaued v. quickly. Didn't notice any extra improvement going to heavier weight.

Body fat: 19, 19, 18.5.
Weight: 73.8, 74, 75.1

Conclusion: big bang for buck. for a total investment in time of around 15mins/week.
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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Beanpole » Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:43 am

Yuke Hunt wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Has anyone tried working out with silver-bells, they're supposed to be pretty good for building up your christmuscles.
I tried tinker bells.....but I kept getting covered in fairy dust.

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Re: Kettlebells

Post by Nick Carroll » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:41 am

I tried belling the cat, and got fcuken scratched up

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