Kettlebell Routines

Kettlebell exercises for abs?

Does anyone have ideas for killer kettlebell abdominal exercises? The pass through the legs seems to use the abs for stabilization, but seems to primarily work the back.

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Kettlebells and Bulletproof Abs

My largest kettlebell is perfect for one-arm deadlifts as described in Bulletproof Abs. It's heavy enough to do the job and really works the grip, but is much easier to balance than a barbell and it really works the abdominal obliques.

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Low reps, many sets or high reps, fewer sets?

Is it better to do low reps (5) for many, many sets or high reps (25+) for a few sets?

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Need suggestions for routines

With great anticipation I opened my Kettlebell tape and shoved it into my VCR. I was not disappointed. Your presentation and instruction are first rate. The thing is, I'm not sure how to structure a routine.

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Deadlift singles & kettlebell set/rep scheme?

Does anyone do deadlift singles as a workout routine? I'm wondering if there are benefits to singles vs the conventional 5 reps or vice-versa. I've had some problems getting 5 good reps in the deadlift no matter what the weight, but I'm able to go heavy with good technique on singles.

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3 minute kettlebell rounds

I found a site that details how Hatfield trained Evander Holyfield. One portion of his training involved three-minute "rounds" of cardio drills with one-minute rest between rounds.

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HIT with kettlebells?

I'm a reformed HITer. I used High Intensity Training style training in the past and have to admit that I did have a decent amount of success with it. How can I apply HIT protocols to kettlebell training?

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Here's a kettlebell routine

I try and train with kettlebells five days per week, concentrating almost exclusively on snatches and bent presses. I'll do snatches with the 24 kg kettle bell, 10 reps each hand alternating until I reach 150-200 reps (total).

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Kettlebell Ladder of Pain

I made up a ladder yesterday that brought me very near to puking. I did it during the last minutes of my 30 minute kettlebell workout after my last kettlebell Farmer's Walk up the stairs. I do the given number of reps for each arm, no rests, and repetitions for swings are always double the [...]

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One of Dano's kettlebell routines

I just thought I would post this for anyone who might be interested… All workouts are done in 20 minutes, rest periods are kept to around 60 seconds. Workout 1: – Clean & Jerk or cleans and jerks separately- 2 forward/one back chins with eagle loops- Between the leg pass: I do a set with [...]

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Ease Back into Kettlebell Workouts After a Layoff

I tend to work out in spurts… I'll go banzai for a few weeks and then I'll tend to slack off for a while. Recently I decided I needed to whip myself into better shape again and started doing some very brief kettlebell workouts. I was mainly interested in trying some creative ways to help [...]

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(Kettlebell) Swinging Your Way To Strength

This article was written by Tom Barrett. I was pretty excited about the arrival of my 24 kg kettlebell. When I got home from work, there it was still in its cardboard wrapper waiting for me to start playing with it. Shredding the carton, I freed the iron and dusted it off. “I shall call [...]

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Tough Kettlebell Conditioning Workout

Here's a tough conditioning workout that should take about 15 minutes if you're in shape: Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 1 Burpee Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 2 Burpees Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 3 Burpees Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 4 Burpees Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 5 Burpees Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 6 Burpees Kettlebell 2-Hand Swing 24kgx10 [...]

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Varied kettlebell routine (not for the weak-spirited)

Machine wusses can stop reading now. This is the routine I will be using for the next two weeks starting Saturday. The main point is variety, mixing up heavy days and light days, and having fun. SATURDAY & SUNDAYHigh rep kettlebell swings and snatches MONDAYGood Morning stretchWindmillRussian MPBottoms Up Press2 step fwd/1 step back Military [...]

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Climbing the Stairway to Kettlebell Success

This article was written by Lieutenant Jess W. Gundy, Assistant Director of Training at the West Virginia State Police Academy. Most people who participated in high school football or wrestling practice can fondly remember their coaches barking at them as they ascended and descended the stair steps of the football stadium or sets of stairs [...]

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Overtraining question and progress report

Kettlebell progress report.

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