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  1. You're welcome :) It even comes with video demos...

    You're welcome :)
    It even comes with video demos of the exercises.
  2. I know you asked the question of Mark, but i...

    I know you asked the question of Mark, but i think you'll be waiting a long time for him to answer :)



    With this section in mind, my thoughts are:

    1. Yes, your current weights will become...
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    Happy holidays everyone :)

    Happy holidays everyone :)
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    Nice! Al Ciampa is a beast and before anyone...

    Nice!
    Al Ciampa is a beast and before anyone else points it out, also a big fan of barbells :)
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    Don't see how kbs are any more dangerous that...

    Don't see how kbs are any more dangerous that barbells. I think the issue is poor/no instruction, exactly as it is with barbell training. Crossfit is a great example of dangerous use of both...
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    No disagreement with that. I want arguing that...

    No disagreement with that. I want arguing that gravity doesn't play a part, of course it does :)

    I was simply differentiating between how some people see/perform the swing (ie. Just letting the kb...
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    On the way up, correct. Your arms should be like...

    On the way up, correct. Your arms should be like ropes attached to the bell.

    Hips do the work on the way up, arms work on the way down.
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    You shouldn't be having to slow it down at the...

    You shouldn't be having to slow it down at the top of the swing, unless your swinging a KB which is easy too light. Even then the force should be taking it out and away from you rather than upwards. ...
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    Spoilsport :p

    Spoilsport :p
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    Nice find. It's a great demonstration of the...

    Nice find. It's a great demonstration of the common ancestry of modern Aikido, jujitsu, judo & even BJJ. Off topic, but this is nice too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlFJuYEw-Hw

    Pavel was...
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    I forgot to also mention the long cycle clean &...

    I forgot to also mention the long cycle clean & jerk :)

    Demonstrated here by Steve Maxwell.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmTUhUFg5Fo
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    That's cool, and I'd agree with that :) Although...

    That's cool, and I'd agree with that :)
    Although I wrote that in response to your post, the part about every discussion turning into 'either/or' was just a general comment , rather than being aimed...
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    I didn't realise that this discussion was about...

    I didn't realise that this discussion was about which is better for strength training, the KB swing or the squat.
    Everything on here seems to turn into an either/or debate. If you don't eat under...
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    You're excused. Have fun with your brief :)

    You're excused. Have fun with your brief :)
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    I did write quite a long reply to this last...

    I did write quite a long reply to this last night, which seems to have vanished into the ether :(

    I agree with Jason's comments above.

    There are a shit tonne (that's metric) of different KB...
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    How about you blend it instead and get the best...

    How about you blend it instead and get the best of both worlds ;)

    Even if you you do juice, or make smoothies it's recommended that you still "chew" them, as supposedly it triggers processes and...
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    I'm no scientist, so this is an honest question....

    I'm no scientist, so this is an honest question. Is that actually a proven scientific fact, or your opinion based on your understanding of the process?



    For those of us without in depth...
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    You might find this interesting:...

    You might find this interesting: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/eng/html/research/areas/feat-researchers/interview/izumi_t.html/
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    Congratulations, you've solved the obesity...

    Congratulations, you've solved the obesity epidemic. The overweight/obese people just need to move more and eat less, simple. Can't believe nobody suggested that before!
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    Not knockin the effort :)

    Not knockin the effort :)
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    Pffft, logic!

    Pffft, logic!
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    A kettlebell swing (at 5:36 mark)...

    A kettlebell swing (at 5:36 mark)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w2ssgjdIts
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdm0Z97Nb8s (2 min mark)

    Is not the same thing as a kettlebell swing:...
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    Wow, you must be super human! I'd be shattered...

    Wow, you must be super human! I'd be shattered just by doing just the one round of 8 x 20 sec sprints. Actually, with only 10 secs of rest in between I'd probably close to vomiting.

    I've used the...
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    While they don't directly address the point...

    While they don't directly address the point raised in the OP, this video clip of Mark Rippetoe and Dan John does cover some points which are pertinent to this discussion:

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    Just to clarify, you did rounds if tabata sprints...

    Just to clarify, you did rounds if tabata sprints (8 sets of 20 seconds of full out sprinting with 10 secs rest in between each set) with 1 minute rest in between each tabata?

    Or did you do three...
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