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Old 6 July 2017, 21:56
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I know some of you's are Kettlesnobs™ but for Jane or Joe Average these are less than $1 per pound with free shipping. I bought two 70lb-ers. One was perfect. The other needed 10 minutes of bastard file & sandpaper work on the handle & wobbles a bit so no Renegade Rows, which is a Stupid Human Trick™ anyway. :-)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Cast-Iron-Kettlebell-60-lbs-80-lbs/52418222?

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Old 6 July 2017, 22:03
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I know some of you's are Kettlesnobs™ but for Jane or Joe Average these are less than $1 per pound with free shipping. I bought two 70lb-ers. One was perfect. The other needed 10 minutes of bastard file & sandpaper work on the handle & wobbles a bit so no Renegade Rows, which is a Stupid Human Trick™ anyway. :-)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Cast-Iron-Kettlebell-60-lbs-80-lbs/52418222?

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I bought my first 2 sets of KB from Wal Mart, 45 and 55 lbers. They do have an odd texture on the handle, but Pavel does not allow me to be a sissy about it.
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Old 7 July 2017, 02:10
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I know some of you's are Kettlesnobs™ but for Jane or Joe Average these are less than $1 per pound with free shipping. I bought two 70lb-ers. One was perfect. The other needed 10 minutes of bastard file & sandpaper work on the handle & wobbles a bit so no Renegade Rows, which is a Stupid Human Trick™ anyway. :-)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/CAP-Cast-Iron-Kettlebell-60-lbs-80-lbs/52418222?

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Yep, I'm a proud Kettlesnob.
I had some CAP KBs at the beginning of my KB journey. And to your point - I moved on to other brands because of the rough seams on the handles. Brutal on the hands with swings and especially snatches.

P.S. How did you get the "TM" superscript in your post ?
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Old 7 July 2017, 09:21
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Wow, good deal. Timely, because I called Apollo yesterday and asked about pricing. I may do this one, but it's probably worth spending an extra $20 to get the rubber pad on the bottom and better finishing of the Apollo. If you're in socal, you can walk in their warehouse, try them out, take the one you want, and pay cash. 80lbs is $98 + tax.
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Yep, I'm a proud Kettlesnob.
I had some CAP KBs at the beginning of my KB journey. And to your point - I moved on to other brands because of the rough seams on the handles. Brutal on the hands with swings and especially snatches.

P.S. How did you get the "TM" superscript in your post ?
Google "TM symbol" and cut and paste the result.

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Old 10 August 2017, 16:54
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First week of Oct 2016 I separated my shoulder. Last week I tried pullups and dips, x30 each, felt ok. Did judo Tues this week, went hard, took falls, let some guys yank on my arms hard/arm bar/etc, no problem. Last night tried a set of 5 clean and press with 28kg, and for the first time it was stable, so I did 5 x 8 on each side, no issues.

10 fucking months. Ugh. But hey, I'm back!
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Old 12 August 2017, 19:23
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Dude - in the big picture - 10 months is a pretty quick recovery IMO. Glad you are healed up and back at it. The cranking on the arms in Judo/martial arts is always the big test for me. That's how I knew I wasn't fully healed last year. Good news, brother.
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Old 14 August 2017, 13:09
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For those interested - Kettlebells USA has a sale going on, including free shipping on all KBs. I'm going to be picking up a few...
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Old 14 August 2017, 15:40
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Yessir, thank you! I'm happy to be back at it. And damn, free shipping....
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Old 29 August 2017, 19:02
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I am continuing with my "mashup" approach to training - which is a blend of bodyweight work and kettlebells. Yesterday I did one that I really liked.

- Did a P-Bar (parallettes bars) routine; 3 sets of 5 different exercises
- Which I would "super set" with alternating between a set of KB swings or TGUs (one each side) after each P-Bar set. The swings started with 24k two-hand, then up to 32k, and the last couple sets were 24k one-hand. TGUs were all 24k.

Total workout time about 40 minutes, and a real full body workout. Great combination of feeling tired and energized.
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To change it up yet again - i.e. something different than the bodyweight focused mashups - I did a pure KB workout yesterday.

Regular pre-hab/re-hab warmup.
Swings:
- 2 hand with 24kg - 4 x 25
- 1 hand with 24kg - 2 x 25 each side
- Goblet squats - 2 x 10 with 32kg; 1 x 10 with 40kg
- TGUs with 24kg - 5 each side continuous
All sets done with minimal rest between.
Stretch, cool down

And now I'm feeling it today.
The workout wasn't overly challenging - but I was definitely "out of the groove". But today I am feeling it in the hammies, shoulders and obliques. Not overly sore - but a good sore - but also a sore I haven't had in a while. Guess it's time to switch back to more dedicated KB work.
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Old 16 November 2017, 22:46
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I am ashamed to admit that my workouts have been " short and infrequent". Today I had to get back on my "Hardest Man to Kill" kick. So a normal person would warm up and do a moderate workout, but no..... I had to do the whole kabash of 5 sets of:

10 x squats
20 2 arm swings
2 x TGU
30 second planks

With the 32 Kg bell.

I was sweating like silverbullet pulling on his yoga pants, but I purged the toxins and am mentally in a better place. I am sure I will feel it tomorrow but it was worth it.
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Old 17 November 2017, 02:45
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TFG - a bit of KB synchronicity at play here, sir.

I realized I hadn't posted a KB workout in a while... Here's what I did today.

Warmup - pre/rehab.
Arm bars and bent-arm bars with 16kg bell - for duration and form.
Swings - 1 set two-hand swings w/ 24kg - 20 reps
Goblet squats - 32kg x 15 reps
Swings - EMOM w/ 32kg - 15 reps per set x 12 minutes
TGUs - 24kg - 5 reps each side, continuous
Cool down/stretch

I did the whole workout without yoga pants, so I am hoping that counts for extra points.
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More of a variety day today:

Warmup
Slow TGUs - hold each step 5 seconds. 3 each side with 32kg.
Single leg dead lifts - 10 reps each leg - 5 with 24, 5 with 32kg.
Clean and Press - 24kg - Ladder up to 8 reps. Then ladder down with 32kg.
Goblet squats 2 x 10 32kg
Cool down, active stretch.
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The key for me when I don't do TGU's when I travel (Access to KB's is sparse) I need to warm up with a lighter bell, more for the balance and form than the benefit of the weight.
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