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Old 10-15-2008, 09:23 PM   #181
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

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... but you are.
And how is that?
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:06 PM   #182
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Brady is literally training to be a SEAL. (safe)

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Old 10-15-2008, 10:32 PM   #183
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #184
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Our tiny little post gym finally got a full rack of kettlebells last week!!

Tuesday at lunch there's a whole group of meatheads looking at them trying to decide how to curl with them or if they were for leg lifts. The lunch time aerobics instructor sees them, walks over, and says "They are kettlebells, gentlemen, and I've taken a class on them. Here's how they are used". She proceeds to do a couple of swings with good form, a couple snatch looking things, and this very interesting thing where she wove the kettlebell in and out of her legs like a basketball player would with a ball. The meatheads laugh, start to wander off, and one of them says "so it's exercise gear for chicks".

By the way, I asked her to show me the leg thing after she was done. It involved a fair amount of coordination (which I don't have), some good grip strength to switch between hands on the move, and some decent lower body flexibility as you had to lean into it a little bit to control the weight safely. Not sure what it was really, but the stretch felt pretty good and it definitely started wearing my forearms out pretty quick swapping grip. Definitely not any stranger than some of the other things we do.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #185
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Kettlebell Juggling?

Those are a lot of fun! I saw a video of Jeff Martone doing some crazy juggling and Ive been a fan ever since.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:48 AM   #186
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Good with kettlebells?
Good with handstands?

Try handstands on kettlebells.
Try HSPU on kettlebells.

For the really advanced folks - try "walking" on your hands while gripping kettlebells.... mix it up by gradually going up in weight from 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, to 2.0 pood bells

PS: I'm still working on free-standing handstands.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:07 PM   #187
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By the way, I asked her to show me the leg thing after she was done. It involved a fair amount of coordination (which I don't have), some good grip strength to switch between hands on the move, and some decent lower body flexibility as you had to lean into it a little bit to control the weight safely. Not sure what it was really, but the stretch felt pretty good and it definitely started wearing my forearms out pretty quick swapping grip. Definitely not any stranger than some of the other things we do.
We call those "Figure 8's to Hold". You start with the KB in the rack position, pass between your legs, switch to the other hand and clean it back up to the rack in a bottoms-up position, supported by your other hand. Which is a terrible explanation, but Anthony DiLuglio of Punch Gym in RI has a great video on YouTube (WFS).

It's a cool move. I'm much better on one side than the other.

I'm not even going to dignify Sean's ridiculous suggestions with a response. I fall down enough as it is.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #188
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

I will. It's very, very unstable and will almost surely result in you crashing and ending up with a nice bludgeoned knee which takes a while to recover. Meantime you're stuck with a limited painless ROM for that knee.

Not that I have any experience with kettlebell hand-balancing or anything. That would be stupid. And I most certainly never tried to do an elbow lever like that.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:04 PM   #189
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Okay-
it wasn't at the "globo" yesterday... but when I was driving back from court on Tuesday, I was next to a guy driving a pick up truck with his window rolled down. On his left wrist was a Lance Armstrong YELLOW "Live Strong" bracelet... and between his index and middle fingers was a lit cigarette.

Cigarette smokers shouldn't support cancer research? Doesn't cancer research need all the money they can get?
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:12 PM   #190
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Cigarette smokers shouldn't support cancer research? Doesn't cancer research need all the money they can get?
Wasn't the point of the post...
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