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Old 04-03-2007, 07:54 AM   #1
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Sorry, not cool, just silly:

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Old 04-03-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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I used to consider myself a fan of all things kettlebell related but this is a bit silly. Just because a movement is difficult does not mean it is functional. I can think of dozens of other and safer ways to get a core workout with kettlebells.
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Old 04-03-2007, 09:15 AM   #3
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There are some very good videos on that site and I happily concede that he would hand me my sorry arse at any given moment (though I think I'd take him at Scrabble).

But that is just guff.

And I think renegade rows with kbs are a joke as well.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:46 AM   #4
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And I think renegade rows with kbs are a joke as well.
Why? I don't use them myself but they seem like they would be a good assist excercise.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:04 AM   #5
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An assist for what?

The risk of the kb flipping underneath you seems to me to far outweigh the benefit of performing a row like that.

Would you stand on a swiss ball to perform push presses?

Ok, I realise that's not quite the same...

Rows with dbs, preferably hexagonal ones are ok. I think performing it with kbs is just pushing the one tool does all campaign too far.

Raise the tempo and start doing burpees or even manmakers and more chance of slipping and injuring yourself.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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Hmmm. Not sure how unstable it is. What you say makes sense. I'll give it a try and see what I think. Seems like the last time I tried them it was as an alternative to soem other ABdominal thing. seemed to work like one handed bench, more of a stabilization excercise than anything elses.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:23 PM   #7
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Renegade Rows with an appropriately sized KB are not dangerous if done correctly..imo. I've never flipped one and I've done plenty. There are smaller KBs made with thinner handles where it is not appropriate and would be dangerous. But, I've done them on KBs ranging in size from 16kg to 32kg without a problem and I'm on the heavy side. For people who've made a KB investment and don't have hex dumbbells, they are a decent exercise if done correctly.

That being said, I wouldn't invest in KBs just for these types of exercises. They are just a possibility for those that have them that may not have anything else.

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Old 04-03-2007, 12:32 PM   #8
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I think Anthony's small body mass makes some of that possible.

In addition, if that's the way he stretches his lower back, then he's going to have some problems down the road with it again.
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Old 04-03-2007, 01:03 PM   #9
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I am the King of all Kettlebells and even I prefer Renegade Rows on DBs.
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:27 PM   #10
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I've always feared the whole "KB flipping wrist snapping" when trying RR....so I agree Hex DB way to go for me....plus as mentioned above...can use in a complex with pushups, burpees, man makers, etc..etc...
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