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Kettlebell Training?

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 pm
by jonbey
I have been tempted to give kettlebells a try for a while. I have done weight training on and off for many years, also did a lot of martial arts. Fancy a go at KBs as it looks fun and will fit in with my home workout routine (all I do now).

So, should I just get a 16kg bell and follow some videos, or do you think that a lesson in proper use is needed?

If a lesson, anyone know of any PTs that do one off lessons like this in Essex?

Cheers!

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:42 pm
by TimD
A trainer might be nice, but there are plenty of video's on the web. Yes, some good, some bad. If you go to crossfit.com, look in the exercise and demo sectionunder kettlebells, and you'll find a ton of instruction video's by Jeff Martone, and these are good.
Tim

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:59 pm
by stuward
Jeff Martone is good, but a lot of Crossfit is bad, especially how they do the swing. Just go to head high. Don't go overhead like they do. Look for the Journal titled "Kettlebell Basics" # 51-06.