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Old 08-13-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
Jason Rambo
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I bought a 16 KG/35 pound kettlebell over the weekend. I know the basic moves -- swing, clean, etc. But I don't know what sort of workout routine a kettlebell beginner would use. Could any of you recommend such a workout?

Also, how do you know when you're ready to move on to a heavier kettlebell? Are there objective benchmarks for this or is it more subjective? I know that this kettlebell will continue to provide me with challenges for at least a few months. It still feels heavy to me. But I am eager to do more and would like to know when I can move on.

A little bit about me: male, mid-30s, a little heavier than I should be, some weightlifting experience. I plan to focus my fitness regimen around the kettlebell through the end of the year. There'll be some cardio and gymnastics work thrown in as well.

So how did you guys start out?
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
Victor Cruzeiro
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I've noticed Crossfit Jersey Shore posts alot of Kettlebell oriented workouts:
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Also, you could do any of the WODS that use barbells and do the lifts one handed. Maybe up the reps to account for the lower weight (if yoru strength requires)
The bell will last awhile certainly, if you concentrate on doing more work in a shorter time rather than upping the weights.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, Victor.

I'll check it out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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Check out Enter The Kettlebell. I think it is a pretty solid book with technique and programming detailed quite well.

Good luck...

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