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Old 09-05-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
Lorenzo Sponzilli
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kettlebell weight

hi, I want to to buy a kettle bell but I don't know what weight it's better to start. Can you give me some advice???
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: kettlebell weight

If you can do the RX weight, I believe most kettle bell workouts call for the 53lbs/24kg kettle bell.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Re: kettlebell weight

If you can't get the RX weights, you can probably get away with a 1 pood/16kg/35 lbs. Thats the womans weight, or you can scale the mens weight down to it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: kettlebell weight

A 1/2 Pood Kettlebell (35Lb) will be best if you are not quite able to Rx Workouts. With a 35Lb Kettlebell you can also work your technique really well for snatches and cleans. If the swings at that weight are too easy, go faster. If you have the money for 2, a 1 Pood and 1/2 Pood would be the best combination. A 2 Pood Kettlebell is not super versatile and unless you are advanced at Kettlebell movements you won't need it anytime soon. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:04 AM   #5
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Re: kettlebell weight

Another vote for 2 kettlebells -1x 16kg & 1x 24kg.
You can start to learn the correct form with the 16 kg, but soon it will be too light for KB swings, so here comes in place the 24 kg. And on strenght days, you can use the 24kg for snatch/C&J/etc.....
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:02 AM   #6
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Re: kettlebell weight

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A 1/2 Pood Kettlebell (35Lb) will be best if you are not quite able to Rx Workouts.
Just to clarify so no one gets confused, 1 pood = 16kg = 35 lbs (approx)
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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Thanks for the clarification on the KB weights. They can get seriously confusing. Especially when you start talking in Pood's

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