kettlebell virgin!

Discussion in 'Kettlebells' started by gina_b, 12 August 2012 Social URL.

  1. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    i got a kettlebell, heaviest they had in shop, 8lbs... not sure what that is in kg but it dosent feel heavy at all to me :(

    starting with the basics of it :D
     
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  3. RedRevolver

    RedRevolver Well-Known Member

    A kg is approx. twice the value of a lb.

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  4. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    only a 4 then.... hmm little light!
     
  5. Mere

    Mere Well-Known Member

    Hi
    My first kettle bell was 5kg and I found it much too heavy by the end of a 45 mins class. I now have a 3kg which feels a bit light at the start of the class but weighs a tonne by the end!!!
    Mere x
     
  6. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    i prefer my weights quite heavy, im used to heavy stuff more :/
     
  7. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

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  8. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

    I use an 8kg and that's hard work but bearable

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  9. Mere

    Mere Well-Known Member

    Really pleased with myself went to Kettlecise class again. First time in at least 6 months. :D Arms are sore. :(
    Mere x
     
  10. slug

    slug Member

    I'm new to kettle bells, so hard. I could hardly walk the next day. Going to keep it up.
     
  11. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    woo!
    went to a proper class yesterday, the instructor got me started on an 8kg straight away (not the 4 or 6!) and the class was an hour long. was an doable weight, parts felt really easy with that size.
    might pick up a 10 and an 8 next time...
     
  12. trimlee

    trimlee Love God; Love People

    You Iron Lady! Good on you Gina :)
     
  13. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    im used to body pump, wasn't like I was starting from doing no weights at all really

    might come along to tommorows class.... hell it might even replace Tuesdays body attack.
     
  14. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

    Go you :)
    Another option is to use 2 x 8kgs and do everything with both arms at once

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  15. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    ill chat with lewis see that he thinks :)
     
  16. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

    That's what I tend to do now, so if it's 20 snatches with each hand I have an 8kg in both hands and attempt 40 snatches with both hands at once, as I found parts were too easy after a while x but some stuff like shoulder presses I still use just one at a time for

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  17. trimlee

    trimlee Love God; Love People

    I'm challenged and inspired. You girlz go hard!
     
  18. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

    I've found my strength has improved so much in 6 months of doing KB, so it's just about trying to push that really.

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  19. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    im booked in for Tuesdays kettle bell class :D hope lewis dosent put in those evil plank challenges!

    found one of them 10 minute solutions dvds on kettle bells, its pretty good. just my own kettle bell is too light and it didnt feel like I was doing anything. must invest in a 10kg and 12kg.

    my own is only a 4kg :(
     
  20. gina_b

    gina_b Les Mills Fitness Freak

    went again tonight, lewis did a different workout than last week. a more evil, torturous and painful workout. added a few core moves between kettle bell moves. including a one legged burpee with a one legged tuck jump. burpee's are bad enough, but one legged they are so tough

    love the class though, fab instructor. never repeats a workout so much you get bored apparently.
    left that class looking like id just showered with my clothes on. eww
     
  21. hells2012sw

    hells2012sw Well-Known Member

    I did KB last night too and looked the same, clothes were dripping wet, it's so muggy to be doing intense exercise.

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