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Old 12-30-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
Richard Pennington
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What muscles does it work on the most

I am getting ready to start my workouts next week after getting things in order. I have had some suggestions on how to start but i was wondering which muscles or muscle groups i work on and where am i going to see changes on when i do specific exercises. Over time i will ask about other exercises but i am wondering tonight on kettlebell swings.

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Old 12-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: What muscles does it work on the most

What are your goals?

But overall, you want a program that is going to work most if not all of your muscles. Following the mainsite is a good starting place or using one of the basic strength training programs like Starting Strength, 5/3/1 etc.

Kettlebell swings are a good posterior chain exercise and decent conditioner.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: What muscles does it work on the most

Don't worry about working muscles, worry about working movements--running, jumping, squatting, throwing, pushing, pulling, etc.

Someone had a quote (Charles Staley?) for some a kid asked him what muscles a clean and jerk worked.

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"You know that muscle when you run across the middle, jump up to catch a pass, bounce off a linebacker, take it 30yds into the endzone, then hook up with a cheerleader after the game? Yeah, a clean works that muscle."
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:36 PM   #4
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Re: What muscles does it work on the most

Here is the simplest guide to the major movement types:

Push
Pull
Squat
Midline Stabilization



We can get more complicated if you like, but that pretty much covers it.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:27 AM   #5
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Re: What muscles does it work on the most

Thanks for the answers
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:37 AM   #6
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Re: What muscles does it work on the most

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Don't worry about working muscles, worry about working movements--running, jumping, squatting, throwing, pushing, pulling, etc.

Someone had a quote (Charles Staley?) for some a kid asked him what muscles a clean and jerk worked.

(paraphrased)
"You know that muscle when you run across the middle, jump up to catch a pass, bounce off a linebacker, take it 30yds into the endzone, then hook up with a cheerleader after the game? Yeah, a clean works that muscle."
That is absolutely great.
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