10,000 Kettlebell Swings Challenge

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  1. MAndrews

    MAndrews Full Member

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    T Nation | The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

    Aim of the game: 4-5 days per week. 2 days on, 1 day off, and repeat.

    Each session involves 5x of this:
    Set 1:  10 reps
    Set 2:  15 reps
    Set 3:  25 reps
    Set 4:  50 reps


    I am not gonna fuss over the weight of the kettlebell - heck, if you wanna just do unweighted squats - that's cool too.

    Anyone?
     
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  3. MAndrews

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    Hi Cavegirl. Thanks for the reply. I had considered putting the thread in the KB section too, but put it here instead as KBs need a higher profile I feel. Would be great to do the 10,000 swings "challenge" together!
     
  4. pippalata

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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what's a goblet squat? I've only ever been to KB classes so haven't learned the names...!

    Also, I'll be (attempting) to use my 6kg.
     
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    Ps thanks :)
     
  7. solange

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    Can anyone tell me a bit on kettle bells. I am 63, not in great shape. Not bad though. What weight bell? Where to learn online. I have done masses of exercise and hand weights in the past so am aware of what I can do but have never tried this.
    Thanks in anticipation - I need something new to get my enthusiasm back!
     
  8. MAndrews

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    Hi Solange! Great to see you're interested in this.

    This is a pretty good video regarding the techniques of a Swing. How to Do Kettlebell Swings | Sleek/Strong With Rachel Cosgrove - YouTube

    And here's one of the many places where you can buy a kettlebell:

    Lonsdale | Lonsdale 3 Kg Kettle Bell | Fitness Equipment

    Three names I would strongly recommend you do a search on ar Pavel Tsatsouline, Paul Chek, and Soctt Sonnon. They are fountains of knowledge and of the 3, I think Scott Sonnon's style of teaching works best for me.

    It's hard to guage what would be a good size for you without meeting you, but I think the "small" would be good to start on. Some may argue that the weight is too light, but I would counter argue that it is not - for 500 reps per session, for someone who is starting out!
     
  9. solange

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    Many thanks, I shall be looking all this up asap. 3 kg sounds light but then taking into account age and number of reps would probably be sensible! Even now I do build muscle easily so as I just want to tone I'll trust your judgement!! I chuck around two cans of beans at 400 grams each now and then doing squats and lunges but trouble is I don't keep it up. My home gym (small but functional) is now the junk room. I need a big turnout and get it up and running again as it has a BIG mirror so no escaping the bitter truth :cry:. I am 5ft 7ins and strongly built bone wise but at the moment with a lard covering :eek:. I'll be back when I get a bell. Thanks for the inspiration :)
     
  10. solange

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    Aha, I have seen a 5 kg one for £11, iron, from Tesco direct. £5 off. I could pick up in store tomorrow!
     
  11. solange

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    ooh goody am going to order. Didn't want to spend too much in case it doesn't grab me but think it will as I am into endurance and not speed!! Thanks for the help on this. Cavegirl, your arms look amazing, not a bingo wing in sight. Is this the kettlebells?? :)
     
  12. solange

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    This is so good. Have just ordered the kettlebell so here we go. Why am I so excited? Don't know but daughter who relocated back from Aus to here a few months ago is going to live in London all week. Yippee I can now put the junk in my little gym back in her old room. I found my old handweights but I have more in gym when I can get in there. It has static bike, one of those hand feet cross trainer cheapo things but husband loves it. Space to do shread dvd. Music systems times 2 as one has broken cassette and one has broken cd! weights, hula hoop, step and other odd things including a thing that works like a rowing machine......now wouldn't you think I would be ultra fit as also have a park just through the hedge big enough to prance around in!!!! :cool:
     
  13. solange

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    p.s. Cavegirl, know what you mean. I went into care work with elderly for light relief from office work and stayed really fit. All that lifting and humping and sweating but wouldn't have missed it for the world!
     
  14. Jess<3

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    I so need to start using mine...
    Silly Q but do I do all sets you said above 5x in one day? For 2 days then 1 day rest?
    Beginner here , bought the kettlebells but never used properly! X
     
  15. MAndrews

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    Well done, Cavegirl. I am dithering a bit but work is crazy right now... must get off my derrier and join you!
     
  16. Jess<3

    Jess<3 Journey to 10 stone loss

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    Ahh I see, as a complete beginner I think 500 a day would kill me lol

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  17. Destamia

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    Hi , just what I needed - I have been doing KB for month and then somehow forgot , or been busy , or lazy - need something to get me going again. This is perfect - will start tomorrow with 4 kg KB .
     
  18. solange

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    OMG have been on youtube looking at videos and am just hoping I am not biting off more than I can chew. Going to pick up kettlebell shortly. :eek:
     
  19. Destamia

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    omg - just did my first day of challenge and honest I did not think it will be so hard. I had 4 kg KB and 14,5 kg one for press. All together 31 min. Still shaking - but happy =) Tomorrow will do dip's what ever it is :)
     
  20. solange

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    Wow Cavegirl, that is amazing. I am looking at the KB right now. Have been for a 20 min brisk walk (I know but from little acorns). Will have a look at that vid and then have a go. First I have to vacuum or I will go mad with the dog hairs! Don't know why my mates in Tesco found it funny when I picked up the KB?
    One plus my neighbour who I love dearly and have known for well over 30 years told me I looked really slim. Bless her. She is 86 and I get her paper and anything else on Tuesday and Thursday when her daughter works. She had her cataracts done so it can't be that. I shall remember to wear the trackie bottoms and large navy tshirt with white logo for ever!! :)
     
  21. MAndrews

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    BRAH-VO, ladies!! Solange, if people tease you about your KB - just tell them you're using it as a door stop, or as "weight" to hold down a gazebo - or anything that'll get blown away by the wind. We do have 40 days of sunshine promised.... :p

    When they see your progress, they'll change their tune.

    I did a 30 minutes brisk walk today... just had dinner but will do the workout tonight.
     

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