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    Quote Originally Posted by "Goddess Wannabe":1kkfcsw6
    Happy Birthday, Roland! I too have KB Swings on my training list today. "To Roland!"
    How'd they go?

    I did a circuit of five rounds:

    Two Handed Swings for 20 reps, rest until the minute is up
    Medicine Ball Slams for 20 reps, rest until the minute is up
    repeat for a total of 5 rounds

    It was pretty brutal.

    Quote Originally Posted by "RobLL":1kkfcsw6
    Come up with an e book with videos. I'll bet lot of us would pay for it. While I am slow, still losing weight. And Happy Birthday Roland.
    Rob, this is something that I'm planning, but ebook and video aren't perfect (or even good yet). Most ebooks these days are Kindle format, which doesn't have video at all. Most video of this nature still comes as DVDs, I'm afraid.

    I'm still trying to get my head around the logistics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Lost Dog":26zstjzf
    How'd they go?
    Not as good as yours! When I first did this it was brutal, but I guess I'm adapting. Time to change it up.

    15 lb. dumbbell swings for 10 minutes @ 35 sec work/25 sec rest

    It actually was too easy. I was sweating but not huffing like I should have been. Is it okay to go heavier with a dumbbell or is there a point where the setup of the KB is better due to it's design?

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Goddess Wannabe":2r326xeq
    Not as good as yours! When I first did this it was brutal, but I guess I'm adapting. Time to change it up.

    15 lb. dumbbell swings for 10 minutes @ 35 sec work/25 sec rest

    It actually was too easy. I was sweating but not huffing like I should have been. Is it okay to go heavier with a dumbbell or is there a point where the setup of the KB is better due to it's design?
    I would go with a heavier db, in this case. A kb is simply more comfortable to swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Lost Dog":fpoq537o
    I would go with a heavier db, in this case. A kb is simply more comfortable to swing.
    Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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    Nice ones!

    I usually like to finish my training with a kettlebell tabata workout, alternating exercises. Something like:

    - One-arm Kb swings (L/R)
    - Kb squat (L/R in rack position or two sets of goblets).
    - One-arm Kb jerk (L/R)
    - Heavy two-handed swing.
    - Heavy two-handed swing again.

    Quick and satisfying.

    KB swings or snatches for time is always good too.

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    I like all those exercises. For most non-athletes I like more of 30s on, 30s off approach to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Kbsnatch":2gm2z9fx
    Nice ones!

    I usually like to finish my training with a kettlebell tabata workout, alternating exercises. Something like:

    - One-arm Kb swings (L/R)
    - Kb squat (L/R in rack position or two sets of goblets).
    - One-arm Kb jerk (L/R)
    - Heavy two-handed swing.
    - Heavy two-handed swing again.

    Quick and satisfying.

    KB swings or snatches for time is always good too.
    The one arm kb jerk is one the best, but rarely used, exercises.

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    Do KB finishers (for example as either swings for reps or timed swings) count as cardio?
    I was just reading this article:

    http://mollygalbraith.com/blog/elite...ctures-part-2/

    And one summary point was:

    2. That being said, endurance training shuts down mtor. If you’re trying to build muscle, do NOT do post-workout cardio.
    I'm assuming that KB swings fit into the HIIT category and are NOT cardio (ie 20+ mins of steady state running or ellitical). I do some KB 'finishers' a few days a week but I want to make sure that they're not taking away from my goals of increasing my strength/building muscle.

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    I wasn't able to do anything today but the last time I used my KB's, I did clean and presses with uneven loads. I have a little twist timer like you'd use in the kitchen and I went 20 min with some other stuff thrown in when I got tired (swings, snatches). Hope to do this more often now that I've finished my swim challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "amz155":3vrx5uqa
    Do KB finishers (for example as either swings for reps or timed swings) count as cardio?
    I was just reading this article:

    http://mollygalbraith.com/blog/elite...ctures-part-2/

    And one summary point was:



    I'm assuming that KB swings fit into the HIIT category and are NOT cardio (ie 20+ mins of steady state running or ellitical). I do some KB 'finishers' a few days a week but I want to make sure that they're not taking away from my goals of increasing my strength/building muscle.
    They are more like HIIT when you do them like I have them here. It's really hard to swing for 20 (or even 10) minutes straight, so these tend to end up intervals. Even if you did sets of jerks or snatches, where you have positions where you can "rest," it's still a far cry from steady state cardio, so I think you are fine.

    Mtor aside, a takeaway is that too much extra exercise when building strength effects recovery and the next workout.

    Too much extra exercise when building muscle means you have to eat more to make up for it. If swings are part of building your bootie, then cool, otherwise keep the swinging to a minimum or be prepared to eat up!

    Quote Originally Posted by "Q.":3vrx5uqa
    I wasn't able to do anything today but the last time I used my KB's, I did clean and presses with uneven loads. I have a little twist timer like you'd use in the kitchen and I went 20 min with some other stuff thrown in when I got tired (swings, snatches). Hope to do this more often now that I've finished my swim challenge.
    Cool, Q. Sometimes we just go to the park or garage and do 20 minutes of misc stuff. Fun!

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    I 'discovered' kettlebells this weekend...and have only now discovered this thread!! (incredibly useful...thank you!!)

    I am doing NROL4W and wanted something different (and some help on my squats) so booked a training session. Did everything I wanted on my squats and then we started on kettlebells. I have learned some basic swings and, although I was using weights that are lighter than what I normally lift, I am still incredibly sore two days later but I really enjoyed it.

    I would love to add some 'finishers' (new word!) to my normal routine - and am going for more Kettlebell training this weekend!

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    Mixing kettlebell swings with other metabolic exercises (like mountain climbers) would be a good finisher too I would think, as in:

    Burpees 30 sec,
    Kb swings 30 sec,
    Mountain climbers 30 sec
    Repeat until finished.

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