Getting Started

What Size Kettlebell To Start?

I'm planning to buy a kettlebell but I am wondering which size would be best for me, the 35lb or 53lb size. I am 6'2 240lbs and worry that the 35lb kettlebell would not be enough because I usually use dumbbells that are heavier than that during my typical workouts.

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Using dumbbells for kettlebell training

Can dumbbells be used for the Russian Kettlebell Challenge without any loss of effectiveness or other benefit?

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Starting with Kettlebells: Which Size and Book or DVD?

I've lurked around the Dragondoor Forum for the past few weeks and now have some questions I need answered before I spend some hard earned cash.

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Kettlebell book or video?

I am curious about the contents of the Russian Kettlebell Challenge book vs. the video or DVD. I understand that the scientific "proof" of the benefits of kettle bell lifting are not entirely known. Given that, I'm curious as to the contents of the book vs. the contents of the video. I have read Pavel Tsatsouline's MILO article on kettlebell lifting.

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Kettlebell beginner: What size and exercises?

I'm going to buy some kettlebells but I have a few questions: What kind of exercises do you do with kettle bells?

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Will kettlebells make a previous knee injury worse?

I was considering a kettlebell or dumbbell snatch program to shed some holiday pounds. How effective is this for trimming a waistline? I've had some knee problems including a patella tendon relocation surgery to prevent knee dislocations (which I was prone to).

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Russian Kettlebell Quick-Start Kit

Recently Dragondoor.com came out with a package deal: The Russian Kettlebell Quick-Start Kit. It is available in different versions for men and women, and for the ladies it's available with three different kettlebell sizes depending on your current fitness level. For men, the kit comes with a 36 lb kettlebell and both the book and [...]

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Ideas for kettlebell routines

I've received my Russian Kettlebell Challenge video and have already watched it twice, but I have no clue how to proceed as far as a program or routine is concerned. I have read a few posts about using ladders and that sounds like a good idea and I will probably use dumbbells at least for the time being.

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Buy kettlebell training book if using only dumbbells?

I'm just wondering since I live in England so i can't get kettlebells is it worth getting the kettlebell book as i will only be using dumbells.

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Are Kettlebells OK For A 57 Year Old Mom?

My mother is 57 years old. She was just diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. She needs to lose a lot of weight (approximately 20-30 lbs to get her blood sugar to drop, and 60 lbs to be really fit). She has a history of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but seems to have both decently under control with medication and exercise.

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