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  1. kracker is offline

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    10/12/2006 8:12pm


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    a cheap substitute for kettlebells??

    Hey I'm taking kettlebell classes and I really enjoy them it's a killer workout. I've been wanting to buy some for home training forva while now but they're so damn expensive and I'd want to get a couple different weights. I found this online, has anyone tried it? Is it any good? Does it feel like a real kettlebell? If no one's tried it can you at least tell me if you think the site seems legit. I've fallen for massive amounts of workout bullshido before. Thanks for your help.


    http://kettlestack.com/
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    I personally wouldn't buy these, but I don't doubt you can order them. Seem legit enough.
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    Posted On:
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    KBs are expensive, but IMO are worth the price you pay. I've shelled out for a 36-lb, and 2 53-lb KBs. Being able to manipulate tiny weight increments is not that critical. You can always make a light KB seem heavier by doing a harder version of the exercise. For example, once you can do military presses with a given KB weight, switch to bottoms up presses. Once those become easy, switch to sots presses. Once those are easy, switch to bottoms up sots presses. Just get creative.

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    Hmmm, these contraptions seem pretty fucking cool, and a cheap alternative. I have about 100lbs of plates at home in the form of 10 and 5lbs. With a pair of those handles, I can make me two 25+lbs kettlebells right off the bat.

    I think the greatest value of these things is not the ability to increment the weight, but the "return of investment"... specially if you already have your own set of plates... this is all assuming those handles are solid.

    So far, the t-nation folks seem to like these puppies :

    http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=472066

    Somehow, my credit card keeps coming in and out of my wallet as I stare at the order web page... I don't know why.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

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    Posted On:
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    Didn't someone have "Ghettobells" here recently?
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    Yep, that was me.
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    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    Posted On:
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    But those were home-made clubbels, not home-made kettlebells.

    wait, there's a difference, right? RIGHT?
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    Posted On:
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    Yep. There are exercises which are better done with one and not with the other, and viceversa. However, kettlebells are much, much more versatile than clubbells. I'd pick kettlebells over clubbells if I could :)

    I love my ghettobells, though :)

    There is something I've been playing with lately, by grabbing dumbbells via a towel rather than the handle. It's it certainly not the same as kettlebells, but doing pench presses or overhead presses with those... while trying to keep the dumbbells from swinging too much, that's a bitch.

    ****, I'm buying a pair of those kettlestack handles :)
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    Posted On:
    10/13/2006 7:43pm


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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm goin to buy one and then if I like it I'll get another.
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    10/14/2006 12:36am


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    Don't many kettlebell exercises involve the bell curling and resting on your forearm?

    Wouldn't that be a little dangerous with a stack of discs?
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