Posted On:10/12/2006 8:12pm
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.
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Posted On:10/13/2006 12:43pm
I personally wouldn't buy these, but I don't doubt you can order them. Seem legit enough.
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Posted On:10/13/2006 2:28pm
Style: FMA, DBMA, MMA
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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Posted On:10/13/2006 3:45pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
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.
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Posted On:10/13/2006 5:22pm
Style: Krav / (Kick)Boxing / BJJ
Didn't someone have "Ghettobells" here recently?
Posted On:10/13/2006 5:26pm
Yep, that was me.
Posted On:10/13/2006 5:43pm
But those were home-made clubbels, not home-made kettlebells.
wait, there's a difference, right? RIGHT?
Posted On:10/13/2006 6:10pm
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 :)
Posted On:10/13/2006 7:43pm
Thanks for the input guys. I'm goin to buy one and then if I like it I'll get another.
Posted On:10/14/2006 12:36am
Style: Self Protection
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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