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I am interested in kettlebell training, but I need to know what weight is recommend as a "starter set" of kettlebells. A good quality kettlebell is very expensive so I don't want to start with the wrong weight and have a $100.00 kettlebell I can't use. I've read a bunch of online articles but the starting weight varies from artice to artice. I'm experienced with weight training but kettlebells are another world. I'm thinking about starting with 24 kg... Any suggestions?
These are very good kettle bells and a 24kg will set you back around 75. Also if you search the web you can usually find 10 percent off coupons. Now on the weight subject it depends on what you are wanting to do with it. I started out lighter because I like high rep workouts with my bell. Also I weigh only 165. But I started with 14 and have since purchased more.
Thanks, the free shipping is a life saver; shipping on other sites cost as much as the bell. I'm using it for interval training, although I am a bigger guy, around 275 lbs. I want to maintain muscle mass while cutting so I'm focusing on IM (intermittent fasting) and I have maintained thus far. I don't know all my current #'s but my bench is around 315.
This post was edited by Jetty85 18 months ago
The 24kg can be a beast, at your size I don't think you'd have a problem doing the swings with it. But depending on what kb regimen your are following, the 24kg may be a little too big for some of the other exercises. I weigh 205 and swing a 30kg. It feels like I'm swinging a wrecking ball! For something like one-handed snatches I'd probably have to use a 16kg or 12kg. Just my 2 cents.
Not sure if you are close to one, but Academy Sports has all of the sizes at reasonable prices.
All the exercises you just mentioned are ones your body is designed to do naturally. Doing more of them only strengthens the lower back, as long as you are using proper form
This is true....form is always key.
Tkanks for the help everyone. I'm going to start with 24 kg and drop to a lighter weight if need be.
I exercise all the time and am in good shape. An ortho said kettle bell is the worst exercise around and he will be seeing a lot of patients from it down the road. He is head ortho for a major college too. Try TRX if you are 275lbs. Not sure you need more size or lbs.
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