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Old 09-08-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
Daniel Myers
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Default Starting Weight?

So I'm thinking of finally picking up one of these old-fangled kettlebells I've read so much about. What weight should I start with? From a learning perspective, I know I should get a 16 kg and practice learning the lifts, but I don't want to shell out the bucks for a weight that I may outgrow too quickly.

I can clean, jerk, and snatch a pair of 55 lb. DBs for moderate reps and press one for 3-5 (I'm not very good at pressing). Am I strong enough to jump right into the 24 kg KB?

I'm mainly interested in doing jerks, snatches, and long cycle, and some presses to build overhead strength. I'd like to get one bell that I can rely on, and then start collecting if I like the training.
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