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    lloydy
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    I’m currently going through a ketllebell course, basically showing correct techniques on the major lifts, squat, clean Turkish get up etc. As it’s my 1st experience with them I’m finding that they provide a different and interesting variation. However, before I rush out to buy 1 as there not the cheapest things I’ve seen I thought I’d try and get some opinions experience from people with knowledge on the subject.

    Any views on their effectiveness would be great, how you use them in your view?, are they worth the money? any workout that you swear by? Really just a general overview.

    Thanks for your time.

    #25050
    Gareth
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    I bought a pair of 20kg, a 24kg and 28kg KB’s about 12 months ago and must admit it was a great investment- used them as much as my Olympic bar and discs since.

    They’re a great circuit training tool as well as a good introduction to explosive lifting without the hurdle of learning the techniques of the Olympic lifts- so could be great for say Colts teams etc.

    I’ve also found them a great In season training tool to maintain strength and size as in a quick workout which can leave you on your knees- as you’re no doubt finding out!

    I’ve posted a few belters in the “Weekly Workout” section- enjoy….or not as the case maybe!

    #25046
    lloydy
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    Thanks for that, I’m finding them a really good workout, especially on the core. Is there anywhere you can recommend purchasing them from? i’ll check out some of your workouts and give them a go.

    #25044
    ashley
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    @lloydy 1387 wrote:

    I’m currently going through a ketllebell course, basically showing correct techniques on the major lifts, squat, clean Turkish get up etc. As it’s my 1st experience with them I’m finding that they provide a different and interesting variation. However, before I rush out to buy 1 as there not the cheapest things I’ve seen I thought I’d try and get some opinions experience from people with knowledge on the subject.

    Any views on their effectiveness would be great, how you use them in your view?, are they worth the money? any workout that you swear by? Really just a general overview.

    Thanks for your time.

    Hi Llyody, another tool in the tool box to paraphrase Dave Tate, they have been around for years and only recently re-discovered by the fitness crowd and now they are the must have buzz item, they are useful but as you say expensive, we use them for warm ups quite a lot, swings, releases and catches, really love the prone alternate KB row and the see saw shoulder press, and of course the Turkish Get Up and Bent press and windmill, of course all these can be done with DB’s as well, we have a set of 8/12/16/24/32/40 kg KB’s may also get a pair of 50’s, the big draw back I find with them is the weitht progression of 8kg, we use the plate mate magnetised plates to increment more slowly, they make for a great wee GPP circuit as well, I would not be losing any sleep if I did not have them in my program but I am am glad I do have them, cheers,ash

    #25045
    ashley
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    @lloydy 1389 wrote:

    Thanks for that, I’m finding them a really good workout, especially on the core. Is there anywhere you can recommend purchasing them from? i’ll check out some of your workouts and give them a go.

    Hi there Llyody, http://www.dragondoor.com is probably the biggest supplier, I
    know of they may have distributers around the world, cheers, ash

    #25049
    dan135
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    G’day Lloydy

    I’m not sure where you’re located but in Australia I’d def try eBay. You can ususally find 16, 20 and 24kg KB’s for $50-70 plus around $30 P/H which is a lot cheaper than anywhere else I’ve seen. I’m sure eBay in other countries would prove to be similar.

    Still a little expensive but well worth it I think as you will have them for ever and they are great fun!

    I’ve got a 32kg there too but I don’t seem to use it as often, sometimes for swings and cleans… but maybe you’re alot stronger than me! 😀

    Cheers

    #25047
    lloydy
    Guest

    Thanks for that Ash, i’ll check out that site. Dan, I’m in North west England but ebay is def worth a try. Think I’ll start with the 24’s, never go too big too soon! 😮

    #25051
    Gareth
    Participant

    @lloydy 1389 wrote:

    Thanks for that, I’m finding them a really good workout, especially on the core. Is there anywhere you can recommend purchasing them from? i’ll check out some of your workouts and give them a go.

    I got mine from http://www.jordanfreeweights.com inthe UK- you’re in the UK from what I remember- very reasonable compared to many places. I got the plain cast iron ones and they’re great.

    #25048
    lloydy
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    Cheers Yed. I got myself a couple of 20 Kgs from Wolverson. A little more expensive I think but chose them for the larger clearance. Looking forward to getting stuck into them when they arrive.

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