Kettlebells & Jiu-Jitsu

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  1. Budo Jake

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    Makalakumu Gonzo Karate Apocalypse

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    I've been using kettle bells regularly since June of last year and I have seen lots of improvement in my functional strength. In particular, my grip strength has increased. I think, overall, my performance while rolling has gotten better because I have more control over situations with the increased strength. The technique was there before, but during a scramble, grips would break loose and I'd be stuck hunting for something else. Now, there is a little less of that.
     
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    Kettle bells are fantastic. I use them every week and best of all they do not take up much space!
     
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    Very true! Not much space, and not much money either!
     
  5. Carol

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    Not a JJ practitioner but I luuuvvv my Kettle Bells. I keep them outside on my patio and they get swung at least once a week -- regardless of the weather.
     
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    They're really more of a conditioning or GPP tool than anything else, but yes I use them pretty often. Really heavy swings, like your body weight or heavier, are a pretty good strength building exercise as a hip hinge. I still think barbell work has more to offer as far as strength and injury prevention goes.
     
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    I am using kettlebells. I have seen lots of improvement. Using the right size and weight of kettlebell can be effective in generating the resistance you need to burn a lot of calories quickly in a fitness session.
     
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    Kettle bells are an awesome torture devices.
     
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    I started kettlebells a couple of months ago to get ready for BBJ that I'm starting soon and I doubt I ever use free weights again.
     
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    I have hurt back with kettle bell swings a couple of month ago, I went to see my physio he said he gets tonnes of people in just from kettle bells.

    I have decided to go easy on the weights and just train bjj
     
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    I use kettlebells for some exercises. They're really terrific for building strength and in some ways work better than barbells or dumbbells.
     

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