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Old 06-01-2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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combine kettlebells?

Anyone every string two KB's together with a towel and swing?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:40 AM   #2
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Re: combine kettlebells?

That would be disastrous I would think. Why not just hold a KB in each hand and do swings so you can control the weight throughout the motion and get the benefits from that control? Have you tried this yet?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: combine kettlebells?

Yeah, I just rocked it tonight. I originally noticed it on a video for a box in NJ...

I used an old towel and connected 45 lb and 12 lb kettbells. I kept the grip tight and close to the handles. I didn't tie the towel or anything, just used it to make a grip. Picture a rowing grip when the load was parallel with the ground.

It seemed to work ok...just looking for feedback/ideas. Sometimes I feel brilliant and really stupid in the sport at the same time!
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Old 06-01-2011, 11:31 PM   #4
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Re: combine kettlebells?

its sounds crazy but I will try anything that is somewhat safe once haha thanks!
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Re: combine kettlebells?

What's the benefit here?
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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Re: combine kettlebells?

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What's the benefit here?
Added grip strength and stress on the hips more since the lever arm is not significantly longer. I would just be careful to not go too heavy
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:07 PM   #7
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Re: combine kettlebells?

You can find the towel swing in Enter the Kettlebell. The idea is the towel forces a sharp hip snap and prevents a beginner's tendancy to pull with the front delt. If you snap the hip the bell will swing. If you do a front raise the bell will drop.
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You can find the towel swing in Enter the Kettlebell. The idea is the towel forces a sharp hip snap and prevents a beginner's tendancy to pull with the front delt. If you snap the hip the bell will swing. If you do a front raise the bell will drop.
Nice reference and read!
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #9
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Re: combine kettlebells?

I utilized the towel mainly as a cost saving measure. I have a 45 lb and a 15 lb kettlebell and wanted to swing a 60 lb kettlebell. I combined the two kettlebells and used the towel to swing it.

I did watch a few videos of people using a KB towel swing but no one had two KB's attached...maybe I should just save and get a heavy KB!

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Old 06-03-2011, 06:54 AM   #10
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Re: combine kettlebells?

not sure what KBs you have available, but it is a great workout to do double KB swings with different weights in each hand. Just be sure to switch. The way your body has to stabilize through the core is insane and its a good switch up.
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