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Old 02-12-2008, 11:27 AM   #11
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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Hooray for 50% bodyweight KB swings! Something tells me this might call for some scaling, lest every rep land me on my face.
You can do it, Elliot!

If I can do 50%+ BW KB snatches - you can surely do the swings!

PS - it is all about proper form
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:42 AM   #12
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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You can do it, Elliot!

If I can do 50%+ BW KB snatches - you can surely do the swings!

PS - it is all about proper form
That was what I was gonna say... I'm fairly new and have watched the technique of the kettle bell swing and other exercise a couple of times before I go out to do the WOD.
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:47 AM   #13
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Are you guys going to put these overhead, or just to "standard" kettlebell height?
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:51 AM   #14
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

At CFSCC we put them overhead. WOD today was:

Row 500m
x15 225 DL
x9 2 Pood KB Swings

3 rounds for time

the KB swings were by far the worst part, the two guys I worked out with were both strong 200+ pound dudes and they had broken sets. Personally, even my first set was broken (7-2). The things are HUGE.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:32 PM   #15
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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Are you guys going to put these overhead, or just to "standard" kettlebell height?
I'm cautious about swinging that much weight overhead (well, the 1.5 actually, but that's still huge in my case). Last time I tried it, the weight got overhead - and then tried to keep going. 16 kg I can control, but the 24 almost dislocated my shoulder.
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Old 02-12-2008, 07:09 PM   #16
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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You can do it, Elliot!

If I can do 50%+ BW KB snatches - you can surely do the swings!

PS - it is all about proper form

hmmm... that'ld be a 120lb KB for me... time to go shopping, I suppose.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:25 PM   #17
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

When I go overhead with anything more than 20kg, I tend to have stopping the momentum without A. bending my back to slow it down, which is bad or B. let it go flying into the ground, leaving beautiful gashes in my gyms floor.

Is it generally alright to go "standard" height with heavier weights? Or does the benefit outweigh the pain the butt that going overhead presents?
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:30 PM   #18
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

anything wrong with just using two 1-pood kbs, one in each hand? (strictly to "russian" height, no way i'm trying to do that overhead.)
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:50 PM   #19
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Using 2-16kg bells may be harder since you are using both arms independently. Try doing some double snatches with the little guys sometime, those are really fun! If you are feeling especially crazy, do some double snatches with the 24s!

On another note, why is everyone so scared of the 32kg kettlbell? It's not THAT big. Just be careful not to flip the bell over at the top and there should be no problems whatsoever. That video of the 6:59 Helen by OPT showed some great swinging form, just do what he did. Don't pull it all the way over your head, and don't let the base go completely vertical.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:45 AM   #20
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On another note, why is everyone so scared of the 32kg kettlbell? It's not THAT big. Just be careful not to flip the bell over at the top and there should be no problems whatsoever. That video of the 6:59 Helen by OPT showed some great swinging form, just do what he did. Don't pull it all the way over your head, and don't let the base go completely vertical.
Easier said than done, but I'll try it.
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