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Old 06-16-2009, 08:39 AM   #21
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Single KB exercises by their nature require more anti-rotational efforts.

Double KB exercises are more "balanced" rotation-wise, so little to no anti-rotation effort is required.

Better to start with a single KB of a lighter weight than to start with one that is too heavy or with two KBs.

I'm personally hoping to get a 40kg GS-style KB and start working on shorter timed sets of LCCJ and snatches one day a week.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:24 PM   #22
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I only have one KB at the moment. It is the 16kg. It's fun. I'm amazed at how much you can work yourself with just 35lbs

I want to get another one. ($ is in tight supply with 2 4 month old babies to feed).

I was thinking of getting a 53lber but might opt for a lighter one (somewhere in the 44 lb range) sorry for the use of lbs instead of kg's. I don't want to hurt myself as I am self taught. I'll get proficient at the 44 lb kb and then move up the ladder.

I have an Ader KB. It is the only KB that I have used...It seems like a good one, but I am not an expert.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:27 PM   #23
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Stupid question...when you guys are swinging doubles, the kb's are the same weight???

If you don't have the $ for 2 kb's of the same weight; is it not smart to swing 2 kb's of different weights? I figure if you switch off hands, it wouldn't be a big deal. But, I don't want to hurt myself as I have been fighting some nagging injuries lately.

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:42 PM   #24
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My suggestion in buying KBs to progress:
Start with one, like a 35#. Work on that until bored or it's too light.
Then go to a heavier single KB, like a 44# or 53#. Same thing.
Then get another 35# and start working double KB exercises.

This way, in terms of the weight your posterior chain experiences, you are progressing in a very methodical manner--35#, 53#, then 70# (2 x 35#). If you are buying them piecemeal, that's the way to go (that's what I'm doing now, I sold all of my old doubles of DD KBs so I could get the new GS-style KBs. My first purchase will be a 44#.
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