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Old 12-01-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
Christopher C Brophy
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Can someone recommend what weight I should get for kettles starting out?

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Old 12-02-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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Depends whether you can give us more info on your fitness level, weight, lifting ability, ect *grin*...

I think 1.5p or 1p would be good... but then it depends where you are at.
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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Ian..

I would say that I am in pretty good shape..I just am not strong at this point...not overweight...

Just have no strength really...weigh about 150, bench 135, can squat about 185 right now...nothing t ospeak of really..just getting back into the exercise arena...

Does this help?

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Old 12-02-2005, 02:24 PM   #4
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I sell the kettle grips if your interested. This allows you to make any weight you like. You can email me for more info.

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Old 12-02-2005, 02:44 PM   #5
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Jesse...

What are kettle grips and how does it allow you to make any weight I want?

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Old 12-02-2005, 03:25 PM   #6
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Chris, I didn't know either so I did a google search for 'kettle grips'. The first hit took me to www.ironwoody.com for a full explanation. Try it.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:04 PM   #7
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That would be www.ironwoodyfitness.com.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:52 PM   #8
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Moving to Equipment.
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #9
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Christopher,

Bill Fox gave me some advice a long time ago:

Your chief move, the 1 arm snatch, is a good benchmark. He didn't move to a 1.5pd 1 arm snatch until he could do 50+50 (50 right hand, 50 left hand) with the 1pd.

Also, getting a 1pd will let you do many MANY exercises that are better with lighter bells.

Get the 1pd.
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Old 12-05-2005, 12:47 PM   #10
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Agree with Brendan, a 1 pood KB will give you a good challenge and more exercises to do. Also the lighter weight will let you concentrate on form.
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