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    WEEK NINETY-SEVEN :: What Is The Best Kettlebell Workout?

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    TOPIC: What Is The Best Kettlebell Workout?

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    Kettlebells are not the most popular piece of exercise equipment. However, many people have achieved great results through using them.

    What is the best kettlebell workout? Be specific.

    What kind of results can one achieve through a kettlebell workout?

    How do kettlebells compare to the use of dumbbells and barbells?

    What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using kettlebells?

    Bonus Question: Have you used this type of training and if you have would you recommend it to others?

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    Best Kettlebell Workout

    Kettlebells are not the most popular form of training among bodybuilders, but are gaining more and more respect by professional athletes and martial artist alike. Kettlebells can be used for many purposes, from increasing endurance, flexibility, and coordination, all the way to strength and mass. The great thing is that you can focus on one or two goals, such as muscle mass and strength, and without even trying you?ll also get endurance, flexibility, and coordination along with it, not to mention toughness. Just take one look at Mike Mahler, Steve Maxwell, and Pavel Tsatsouline. All three are strong/ athletic men with a more than respectable physique. Now if you aspire to be the next Mr. Olympia, focusing on kettlebells might not be for you, but that doesn?t mean you cant use then to add some variety. Many power lifters and gymnast use kettlebell exercise as supplements to their training.


    There is no one really best kettlebell workout, because everyone has different goals. However a good workout that really packs on some muscle - not to mention a host of other benefits - is to take Charles Stanley?s EDT method of training and apply it to ketllebells.



    Perform 3 times a week, alternating the 2 workouts (Note: The rest between sets is up to you - I like to keep it between 30 sec to 90 sec. Rest 5 minutes between each PR zone)

    Workout 1

    1st PR Zone 15 min

    A1: Double KB Floor Press x 5 reps

    A2: Pullup w/ a KB hooked on each foot (Palms out - focus on lats) x 5 reps

    Using a kettlebell you can lift about 10 times, perform the 2 exercises in an antagonistic fashion. Do as many reps as possible, then next time you perform the workout, make sure to increase you work load by performing more reps. Once you increase the reps by 20%, increase the difficulty of the exercise by either slowing it down, or by using a heavier kettlebell.

    2nd PR Zone 15 min

    B1: KB Front Squat x 5

    B2: Double KB Snatch x 5

    Using a kettlebell you can lift about 10 times, perform the 2 exercises in an antagonistic fashion. Do as many reps as possible, then next time you perform the workout, make sure to increase you work load by performing more reps. Once you increase the reps by 20%, increase the difficulty of the exercise by either slowing it down, or by using a heavier kettlebell.


    Workout 2

    1st PR Zone 15 min

    A1: Double KB Clean and Press x 5

    A2: Slow Chinup w/ a KB hooked on each foot (Palms in - focus on Biceps)

    Using a kettlebell you can lift about 10 times, perform the 2 exercises in an antagonistic fashion. Do as many reps as possible, then next time you perform the workout, make sure to increase you work load by performing more reps. Once you increase the reps by 20%, increase the difficulty of the exercise by either slowing it down, or by using a heavier kettlebell.



    2nd PR Zone 15 min

    B1: Turkish Get-Up using left arm x 5

    B2: Turkish Get-Up using right arm x 5

    Using a kettlebell you can lift about 10 times, perform the 2 exercises in an antagonistic fashion. Do as many reps as possible, then next time you perform the workout, make sure to increase you work load by performing more reps. Once you increase the reps by 20%, increase the difficulty of the exercise by either slowing it down, or by using a heavier kettlebell.




    Kettlebells can be uses to achieve strength, mass, flexibility, coordination, fat loss, endurance, and if you do exercises like snatches it will even increase you pain tolerance, which is a big plus for military, law enforcement, and people who participate in full- contact sports such a MMA. But to get the full benefits you need to make sure your performing the exercises correctly.


    Kettlebells are great for many things, but not everything. For instance, if your goal is max strength, then your probably better off sticking to barbell power lifts. However the KB can be great supplemental exercises that will help you reach your max strength. Just ask the guys at Westside Barbell. But in comparison - if all around fitness is your goal with an emphasizes on a certain goal - for instance - strength & fat-loss, Kettlebells will get you there faster than anything, plus KB workouts are just plain fun. Kettlebells also have a very therapeutic effect on the body, and make it more injury resistant.


    The advantages of Kettlebells is that you can take them almost anywhere. They can help you reach a variety of goals, and your workouts are always fun and enjoyable, however don?t mistake fun and enjoyable as easy. The only real disadvantage is the your working with a fixed weight, but anyone with an imagination can come up with a way to make the exercise harder and more challenging.


    I train with kettlebells a lot, however I also use barbells for deadlifting and overhead pressing with max weights between 1-5 reps, otherwise I don?t see any need to train with anything else. In the past I?ve used everything from Benches to Machines, and in the end, I found myself getting injured from time to time, plus the workouts weren?t fun. Then I came across kettlebells and never looked back.
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    Originally Posted by eagles56 View Post
    good luck Veeshmack
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    i need more protein so i gotta enter, my dad only buys chocolate flavours and i need something different

    either way, there are only 3 entries (assuming u entered via your mysterious ways ) so i gotta have a decent shot
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    Originally Posted by Veeshmack View Post
    thanks
    i need more protein so i gotta enter, my dad only buys chocolate flavours and i need something different

    either way, there are only 3 entries (assuming u entered via your mysterious ways ) so i gotta have a decent shot
    mix your choc flavour with other foods etc (ex. PB)
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