Thread: I got a kettlebell from wal-mart
10/19/2008 10:33pm, #1
I got a kettlebell from wal-mart
Hey guys, I'm new to kettlebells and I have a very specific question about them.
Has anybody had any experience with Gold's Gym kettlebells? I recently bought a 15lb kettlebell from wal-mart beacause it was like $24 something after taxes, but searching youtube I found a comment where it said:
Originally Posted by YouTube
I don't have the money for an instructor, and I was wondering if you guys could re-direct me to a thread or several videos that do show proper technique, and if Gold's Gym kettlebells have a good enough quality/safety or some kind of defect.
Last edited by tharuz; 10/19/2008 10:41pm at .
10/19/2008 10:34pm, #2
If it was said in a YouTube comment, it must be true!
10/19/2008 10:40pm, #3
So I should just shrug off the accusations of wal-mart kettlebells being bad?
Last Gold's Gym sweatsuit I owned ripped after the first day I used it.
10/19/2008 10:42pm, #4
PM SFGOON. He's the offical BS kettlebell afficianado.
10/19/2008 10:45pm, #5Originally Posted by tharuz
Yes. It was the sweatsuit's fault.
The only culpability Wal-Mart has with your sweatsuit tearing was all the goddamn fucking Hostess products you have purchased from there.
Expecting thread to contain you is like trying to hold back the ocean with a sponge.
10/19/2008 10:45pm, #6
Thanks Raz, that was actually helpful.
10/19/2008 10:55pm, #7Originally Posted by tharuz
Edit: Retracted. See TEM's post below.
Last edited by TheRuss; 10/20/2008 10:31am at .
10/20/2008 7:48am, #8
OK, here's a serious response now:
Notice goon will ask what you are using them for as the weight and balance will determine if yours are appropriate for the exercises you are performing.
10/20/2008 9:16am, #9
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I remember that thread. I've grabbed those at Target and Sports Authority, and damn, those things slam on your wrist right where they should not. The handles are waaaay to short in relation to the size of the ball itself. You try to be careful, you "punch" through it when racking it at the top of a clean, but whatever, it lands badly right on the wrist instead of the meaty part of the forearm. The shorter handle these thing have completely defeats the purpose.
Tharuz, if you already have one, I suggest you protect your wrist well. Get a small towel and fold it until its two inchs thick. Then secure the folded towel on top wrist where the kettlebell hits the wrist. Use sports tape or a elastic wrist band (like those used for bench pressing and stuff.)
I actually do that because I do cleans with two 5-gallon jugs of water, and those things slam on my wrist real bad. The folded towels *might* give you some protection. I'll see if I can post some pics tonight... just an idea so that you can use your investment in a safe manner.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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10/20/2008 9:22am, #10
I have a Gold's kettlebell and my only criticism would be that the handle is too small for comfortable 2 hand swinging.
I took this to mean I am a ***** and should be performing 1-handers with it.Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.