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Old 02-13-2008, 04:49 AM   #21
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Jodi weighs 105. She uses the 56 pound kettlebell for full overhead swings. That's 53% of her body weight.

Just the other day she did 150 kb swings with 56 pounds AND 150 wall ball with 20 pounds.

Time to man up, guys!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:38 AM   #22
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

I did swings this morning with a 70 lb db. I held it by the plate and had no problems. Wade, what did you mean db's with corners? I'm not sure if I'll run into any problems swingin by the plate, but I definately dont want 30lbs of plates flying projectile style through the air. Could you explain your 'Cautionary Tale' a bit better?
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:48 AM   #23
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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hmmm... that'ld be a 120lb KB for me... time to go shopping, I suppose.
That'd be a biggee, for sure!

I know I've seen them for sale up to 50 KG ($140), but that'd only be 110#.

I'll do a search and see if I can find some for sale that are bigger than that.

PS: To the rest of you folks wondering about swinging heavy bells. I hard a hard time with it the first time I tried, but if you are comfortable with the concept of "pushing" off the bar at the top of your kipping pullups, you should be able to easily learn to keep an active shoulder and give a slight push forward at the top of the KB arc over your head... after that it is just controlling the momentum back to the bottom of the arc and then exploding through the hips to get it going back up.

PPS: Anthony - I am sure you tell her all this all the time, but tell Jodi she rocks! That is awesome stuff!

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:35 AM   #24
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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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.)
We only have 2 32 kg kb's at the box. Last night during Nate we had a heat of about 7 going. I asked Coach P/Mike (recently interviewed on the affiliate blog, btw) if 2 single-pood bells would be a decent sub and he recommended against it. So someone had to "volunteer" to use the 40 kg...

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2 pood is actually pretty enjoyable if you've ever had to use the bulldog.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:07 AM   #25
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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I did swings this morning with a 70 lb db. I held it by the plate and had no problems. Wade, what did you mean db's with corners? I'm not sure if I'll run into any problems swingin by the plate, but I definately dont want 30lbs of plates flying projectile style through the air. Could you explain your 'Cautionary Tale' a bit better?
Sure. Maybe it's just me, but the dumbbells that have "corners" (my lack of a better more descriptive word) like in the image below really put a significant strain on my pinkie fingers when I had swung it holding one of the weighted sides. I've seen photos/videos of people holding heavier dumbbells by the middle grip instead which seems safer from that pinkie-strain perspective. Just my 2cents and my experience.

Note: the dumbbells at my gym have more squared off 90degree corners to them; those in image below have a slight rounding and I'd guess wouldn't hurt as much.

http://www.kshs.org/cool2/graphics/dumbbell2lg.jpg

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:20 AM   #26
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Overhead is the American swing, shoulder height is Russian swing...American swing should allow for more Power output in a given rep scheme. If it's for time I believe the Power output differences will be near negligible...
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:10 PM   #27
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Thanks Wade, I get what you're saying. The DBs I used had rubber coating, so they were actually quite pinkie friendly. If you know where I could find some stone age ones like the one in that picture then please let me know.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:03 PM   #28
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

Here you go boys!

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Old 02-13-2008, 07:56 PM   #29
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

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Jodi weighs 105. She uses the 56 pound kettlebell for full overhead swings. That's 53% of her body weight.

Just the other day she did 150 kb swings with 56 pounds AND 150 wall ball with 20 pounds.

Time to man up, guys!
Thanks for the kick in the a** Anthony (and Jodi). I wasn't sure I could do 70# db swings, but went for it after reading your post. I was surprised I was able to complete all rounds unbroken, of course, I didn't want to have to get that thing moving a second time.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:03 PM   #30
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Re: 2 Pood Kettleball swings

David and Sean
Muscledriver makes KBs up to 60kg in 4kg increments.
ws/fs http://www.muscledriverusa.com/blseke.html
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