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Old 05-27-2007, 09:00 PM   #1
Luke Rossmo
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How effective is replacing a kettle bell with a dumb bell for the kettle bell exercises? Are kettle bells worth it?
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Old 05-28-2007, 06:21 AM   #2
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there are many advantages to having a real live kb, but i use dumbells and feel like i get just as much out of them. i'd rather use my money for equipment that is not as easily subbed.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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I know some people that get kettle bells from a equipment hire type place - especially for beginners doing a home gym thing. That way as you "progress" to heaver weights you dont have to go out and spend heaps of money on the new kettlebells (which are very expensive here), you just swap it out for a bigger one. Eventually they will buy some kettlebells, once they have found a comfortable work load for themselves.
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #4
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Hey everyone, this is a great site. My buddy and I are in the USAF and are training to become CCT's. I'm relatively new to crossfit but I've done a couple of workouts with my commander and they are awesome! I just have a quick question for everyone and any input I could get would be much appreciated. I've always been big in the gym but I also love the challenging crossfit workouts so is there a way to combine both?? And if there is, do I run the risk of overtraining??
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Old 05-29-2007, 06:45 AM   #5
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Luke,

I started out with a bell and moved to Crossfit. If you're going to be making a home gym it's a great investment. If you have access to DB's when you need them and they are a part of another gym you subscribe to, I'd stick with those. There is a difference, but financially speaking, it's okay for me to use dumbells. The rest of the Crossfit program more than makes up for that difference, in my opinion.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
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jason, come to that workout at the aderholt tomorrow (that i posted in your other thread) and we'll talk about your question in depth.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:40 AM   #7
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I've used both KBs and DBs for swings and one handed snatches and it seems only a technical issue about which one is better or easier?! or am i missing the point?
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:14 AM   #8
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