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Old 06-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #1
Kelly Moore
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Bill,

I've been rediscovering the pleasure of extended set kb swings while training for the upcoming October GS meet (I agreed to use the 52# bell-oh boy!)....like you stated, swings are about power, explosiveness and lung searing "cardio"! Those sets leave me shaking, whipped and believing that running is a LOT more pleasant endeavor.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:37 AM   #2
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Here's a link

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Old 06-10-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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Great article Bill! I've recently started doing dumbell swings. I really need to get a KB as I've grown to really like the swings and what they take out of me.
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Old 06-15-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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Holy crap Bill!!
Tabata KB swings??????????
I'm in. Although with 55# not the 40kg monster!
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Old 06-15-2005, 11:28 AM   #5
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A disclaimer - I wrote that article about 4-5 months ago before I was introduced to the "american" swing, so those 40kg swings were chest high. I think 32kg full ROM swings would actually be way harder. Maybe this weekend...
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:42 AM   #6
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71 pounds going overhead on a swing?
I could get to 10 reps before I'd have to fight Pukie. Right now, I'm up to 10-15 reps per round with 65# and I'm using dumbbells.
I tried the KB back in January and thought it was actually easier to handle than the DB.
Thoughts?
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:53 AM   #7
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I find swings hard with DBs because of how you have to grip them. If only the handles were a little longer, you could grip it like a KB handle. Also, the weight distribution is quite different between the two. Still great fun even with a DB though.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:50 AM   #8
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KBs are way better for swings, akward for thrusters and downright ugly for DB squat style C&J. I want to get a pair of 45lb and 65lb DBs to slot in between my 16kg, 24 and 32kg KBs. mmmm perfect.
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:43 AM   #9
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We've used Tabata with KB swings here in Seattle for about a year now, it's surprising how much harder swings are when you add the time factor. Unbelievably hard on the grip.

I love KB thrusters.

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Old 06-17-2005, 10:03 AM   #10
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What do you guys see for score ranges in your KB swing tabatas?
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