Kettebells for strength

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  1. gpseymour

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    If you have an iOS device I can do better than that. They are in two apps available on iOS (don't think there's an Android version, or I'd have it, too). If you'e not an iOS user, I'll try to find YouTube videos for them - there's literally no way I'd be able to accurately describe (or even demonstrate!) a 2-hand Anyhow. It's just bizarre.
     
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    it's not either or, jump rope is a fantastic exercise, if you can actually do it, I do it with an imaginary rope, as it seems easier
     
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    I used to do a sequence of 8 exercises and rested between circuits. for a minute.I will do it like you said.I want to build strength and BJJ and jump rope will build the cardio.Thanks.
     
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    You know, maybe that's what I need to do. I rather suck at jumping an actual rope.
     
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    Skipping rope is a great exercise. Not only for cardio but calf's, ankles, it helps build quickness on the feet, explosive footwork, focus, and timing. It's a great warmup, excellent active rest between rounds, and active cool down after the heavy workout.

    If you are pretending to use a rope then it won't help your focus or timing.
     
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    It took me 2 months to stop hitting my feet.Stick with it
     
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    One of the biggest issues with kettlebells is wrist injuries. Make sure you are wearing some kind of weight lifting glove with heavy wrist support!
     
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    Is that from the impact when "dropping" the kettlebell to the back of the hand (as on a clean and press)? Or is it from improper use of the wrist - bad positioning - during certain exercises?
     
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    Usually it is just from the repetitive movement of the kettlebell into the clean and jerk. Not the impact but the movement of the object. Many people's wrist suffer during that movement especially when you start using heavier weights.
     
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    The stone lock is similar to the KB. The difference is it's much easier to hold it to do a punch. This will make your weight training fully integrated with your MA training.

    This stone lock is light weight.



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    surely starting off at a?? sensible weight and building your wrist strength is a better idea than binding your wrists up. as that way you won't?? strength en your wrist at all
     
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    It probably depends somewhat on the relative strength of those muscles versus the larger arm muscles. My wrists are probably more durable than my shoulders, so I wonder if I need worry about this. For someone who hasn't had the constant stressing/strengthening of wrist support muscles, but has done better than me at building and maintaining shoulder muscles, it might be harder to select a "sensible weight" for the wrists, since that might be lighter than what's sensible for the primary muscles for the exercise.
     
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    I could make you one of those, with my black and Decker
     
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    hmm, every thing you do with those shoulder muscles is going through the wrist. it's really pointless increasing their strength if your wrist are a weak link.

    back when I started my fitness journey. I bought a 15 lb bell, swung it once and put my back out, so I got a 10 lbs one swung it 5 times and put my back out. so a five pond ladies one it was. that way I sorted my weak link before moving on to more challenging weights /

    with wrists just holding it end on for a period will help no end. if it's heavy, don't hold it as long as if it's light.
     
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    I haven't had a problem with that yet but I will keep it in mind.
     
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    If you can get him to pay you $2,100 for it, you've got a nice side hustle going.
     
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    Oh, I agree. My point was just that someone with strong enough shoulders might injure themselves because they don't recognize they're over-stressing the wrist.
     
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    Thanks, I have an iPhone. If you have the app names I will search for them.
     
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    The two apps are "Beginners Kettlebell Workout" and "Kettlebell Strength Workout", both by Samuel Pont. The beginner's version is the shorter and easier one, of course - you can complete the whole circuit in about 10-15 minutes, and hit everything. I sometimes shorten it a bit to get a quick extra workout when I've been too lazy, otherwise, or just need to start the day with a bit of activity.
     
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    Got them. Thank you123
     

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