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Wondering if anyone is incorporating kettlebells into their routine? I saw there was another topic regarding core strengh. Kettlebells can be a great way to strenghen the core muscles. My wife and I started a kettlebell program in October and both enjoy it. It seems to be much easier on the joints than traditional weight training. I'm 57 yrs old and don't want my training program to leave me with joint pain. Any other kettlebellers out there?

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Kind of. They hold a mid morning kettle class at the club and it's mostly filled with trophy wives. It's in the gym and I circle like a vulture on the track above shocked

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Our Gym has one of the top rated kettlebell instructors in the state and she has several classes during the day in addition to her personal training sessions. 90% of her class is women with very few guys doing kettlebells but I see where there is some benefit to training with them if done with the proper form and instruction.

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I've always thought of kettlebells as more female oriented as my wife incorporates them into her routine but they seem light to me

Big warlike woman HSOforum has them up to 75 pounds.

Edit... Make that 90 pounds.

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I tried them with a group of guys at work for a short time. I hated them. The one I tried was way too heavy. It is all about technique and my partners were terrible teachers. After a few sessions the top of my wrists and forearms were bruised up and very sore and I have not touched one since. I do think that with the proper technique and correct weights they would be a nice boost to your workout.

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I tried them with a group of guys at work for a short time. I hated them. The one I tried was way too heavy. It is all about technique and my partners were terrible teachers. After a few sessions the top of my wrists and forearms were bruised up and very sore and I have not touched one since. I do think that with the proper technique and correct weights they would be a nice boost to your workout.

I'm a HUGE fan of a lot of the whole body movements that incorporate kettlebells. As with everything the right weight and good technique are very important, I am not the best example either, but I sure do enjoy them.

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In a lot of gyms you can't even touch the kettleballs without the proper instructor being there to show you the correct form.

Anytime you are lifting weights form is key, add in the dynamic movements you do with the kettleball weights and form is even more important. If you just pick them up and start swinging them around without really knowing what you are doing it could lead to injury pretty easily.

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