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Category: Kettlebell Swings

35 pound AmazonBasics Cast Iron Kettlebells

You can’t beat an AmazonBasics cast iron kettlebell

This is another example of AmazonBasics disrupting a market to the point of saying “uncle.” Luckily for my favorites, CFF Fit, Kettlebell Kings, and Kettlebells USA, people still go for brand names and powder coatings.

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CFF Fitness 12kg Kettlebell

And the swinging is easy . . . until the last set

Pavel always reminds us to leave gas in the tank, to make sure you come right up to “I’m so done” and not that much further—at least not during the everyday. Yes, in competitions and in strength testing, but not in daily training.

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Blue CFF Fit 12KG Kettlebell Competiton

In the groove with 501 kettlebell swings

I think that maybe my Atlas Wristband2 ($40.79) might have counted one session twice but I erring on the side of being more badass. I will try to make sure I don’t mess up the tracking anymore, but I am pretty happy with swinging the equivalent of 6,012 kilograms over the course of the day. Here are the sessions and the times.

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CFF Fitness 12kg Kettlebell

Finally on my way with my kettlebell swing habit starting with a 12kg

I have been saying that I am going to swing a kettlebell for 90-seconds every 60-minutes. Well, I actually started in earnest today but with a 12kg kettlebell instead of my 24kg bell, and every 30-minutes instead of every 60

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Returning to 90-second kettlebell swings every 60-minutes

I am returning to this routine. This time, however, I am going to make sure I won’t swing my kettlebell without stretching my body. I made that mistake with terrible consequences and the reason is clear: when you only swing a kettlebell for 90-seconds every hour, the bounce from warmup to cool down is rapid and the stress to the body is spread across the entire day.

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Strength is earned, feeble happens

I’ve returned to swinging heavy kettlebells, starting where a man my size and age should, 24kg. Before that, I had mostly abandoned my Concept2 rowing machine and SkiErg as well as my Very Heavy 24kg, 32kg, and 40kg kettlebells from Kettlebells USA. What happens when you only focus on your cardio, your fitness, your stamina, and your legs?

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Atlas Wristband2 review: fitness tracker for kettlebell swings

I bought my Atlas Wristband2 exclusively to keep track of my daily kettlebell swings. And it does an amazing job of tracking my swings as well as other kettlebell, TRX, and floor workouts. This is my review.

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Being Obese is Like Always Piggybacking a Small Woman all the Time

Consider your own fat mass in your kettlebell workouts

It’s really important for all of us plus-sized (ahem, obese), big and tall, boys and girls to consider how much extra weight we have on our bones when we take up kettlebell training.

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Recommended kettlebell weights for men and women by Pavel Tsatsouline from Simple & Sinister

How heavy your kettlebell should be (heavier than you think)

According to Supreme Girya Master Girevik Pavel Tsatsouline, if you’re a man, you really should be swinging at least a 16kg kettlebell and ordering up a 24kg kettlebell and a 32kg kettlebell from Kettlebells USA for not later but for sooner–for soon!

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Two 24kg Metrixx® Classic E-Coat Military Grade Cast Iron Kettlebells by Kettlebells USA

Maybe you should be swinging a much heavier kettlebell

The kettlebells I have been swinging every day have been too light from the beginning. I have been cycling between a 12kg, a 16kg, and a 20kg competition kettlebell but really should have been putting the work in and struggled with my 24kg kettlebell instead. Maybe you’re swinging a kettlebell that’s too light for you.

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