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    I just did my first kettle bell workout yesterday (the only resistance training I've been doing is own bodyweight with primal blueprint fitness) and I am SORE!! I seems that Mark advocates long recovery times. What are your opinions? I was thinking that I would take today off and go again tomorrow. I'm thinking I'll do a kettle bell workout every two days. Is this too much? Should I wait until I'm no longer sore? Just not sure how to proceed.

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    I've been working out with KB's for a little over a year, and I would say you can do either. If you're using them primarily for strength gains, you might want to take a day off, especially if you're sore. However, I sometimes will do a high rep day (such as lots of swings, or some turkish Getups, windmills, etc) on days between a heavy session such as clean and press workout described in Enter the Kettlebell. Let your body tell you want to do

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    Begin your next workout when you feel stronger or at least as strong as before your previous workout. :-)

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    48 hours should be enough recovery time when you're just starting out. Don't be afraid of DOMS, and don't take "rest" days to mean laying on the couch doing nothing. Often a light workout the day after will help, as the increased blood flow will help to flush toxins from the healing muscles.

    Like others said- when you no longer feel tired from your last workout is when you should begin your next if you're trying to build strength.

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    I agree with the other posts...let your body be your guide. In my case...48 hours is usually good. A little soreness may still be there...but another good workout makes it go away. :-)

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    The harder the workout, the longer you'll need for recovery. But it also depends on the type of workout. Kettlebell workouts are *usually* focusing more on producing metabolic load in the muscles (higher numbers of repetition than in HIT or 5x5 approaches), and in that case there's less risk of overtraining. Nevertheless, like I said above, if you begin your workout and you feel weaker than in the previous workout, give it a miss and allow some extra days for recovery. Working out doesn't make sense when you're getting weaker in the process.

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    I've also recently started using KBs (mostly swings) after I do my barbell training. I'm using them to temporarily replace sled drags since those were aggravating a shin splint that will not go away and I still wanted to get some good metabolic work in. Any tips of properly performing swings? I still definitely need to dial in my form.

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    Not to highjack but I'm considering a KB workout but am wondering if you need to keep going up in weight. Should one buy a set, or an adjustable? Or can you just intensify the workout with the same kettelbell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yodiewan View Post
    I've also recently started using KBs (mostly swings) after I do my barbell training. I'm using them to temporarily replace sled drags since those were aggravating a shin splint that will not go away and I still wanted to get some good metabolic work in. Any tips of properly performing swings? I still definitely need to dial in my form.
    Drive with the hips and not the shoulders.

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