Category Archives: Kettlebell FAQs

What size Kettlebells should I be using?

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Kettlebells – Selecting The Right Weight What size Kettlebells should I be using? They come in many shapes and sizes but that wasn’t always the way. When kettlebells re-emerged from hiding in 2001 popularized by Pavel Tsatsouline the only weights available were 16kg, 24kg and 32kg. These were the traditional sizes used in Russia and the kettlebell was measured in ‘poods’ 1 pood was 16kg, 1.5 poods 24kg & 2 poods 32kg. The Russian way of thinking was that if you are a boy use 16kgs, a […]

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Kettlebells And Chiropractic A Winning Combination

After 14 years as a successful chiropractor I have finally discovered what I believe to be a good implement for improving the back-strength and overall health of my patients. That implement is the kettlebell something I had never heard of until two years ago. I have to admit that initially they intimidated me, until I necessity them for my own injury. The Doctor Becomes a Patient Growing up I was always terribly sporting in high school and college. I lettered in volleyball, softball, and basketball, and I […]

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Weight Lifting – What Every Beginner Should Know

Here are a few things that beginners should know about weight lifting. First you put good strain on your joints as well as your bones when you lift weights. This strengthens your bones. Strong bones protect our bodies against breakage and osteoporosis. Another important point about weight lifting is that as your muscles increase in size your body becomes more shapely and firm – more attractive. Weight lifting also helps you more vigorously perform your aerobic exercise, which in turn will increase your cardiovascular endurance and help […]

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Kettlebells, Martial Arts, Flexibility, and Russian Training Techniques

Russian martial arts flexibility and strength training techniques such as kettlebells have been available to Western Special Forces for many years from Russian masters of martial arts. Russian territory reaches from the west through middle Asia to China, and they have the benefit of the best of self defence and aggressive techniques from all of these territories within their armed forces. Both before and after the destruction of the communist ways in parts of the USSR, Russian fitness experts crossed to Europe to provide us with the […]

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Weight Lifting Programs for Beginners

Weight lifting is a sport to test the strength and resistance apart this it is a method to improve the resistance and size of the muscles. A weight lifting program for beginners involve the application of various equipment to improve the targeted muscle groups. The type of equipment used are dumbbells, weighted bars, weight stacks and kettlebells although, the weight lifting is totally different from body building and weight training thus it form a vital component of any well rounded fitness routine. Weight lifting is not a […]

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