you could prob do a getup with a clubbell or a dumbbell as easily. kettlebell swings i found annoying and kinda ridiulous like burpees. i just used you-tube for my clubbells as i was not aware any books had been written on them. i got mine to strengthen my rotator cuff as i kept tweaking it and i had read they were good for that. i love them. kettle bells i have only found up to about 10kgs in the gyms i have been to and they are way too light for me to do that much with. i did find a 33kg kettle bell in a shop once which cost pretty close to the national debt. i could walk with a pair of them. i can lunge a pair of 26kg dumbbells. but for the money, it isnt worth it at all. i am better off piggy backing one of the kids and lunging them! i have glass cover on my house insurance so i would be sweet if i accidentally threw a kettlebell thru a window LOLThe only exercises I have sceduled for myself are swings and a thing called a getup, which much like the name implies you start lying on the ground, pick up the kettlebell extend your arm up into the air and get up to a standing position with your arm still above your head, then lie back down (that would be 1 rep). From that description, getups would be a whole body work out...
dragon door books are pretty expensive if you factor in shipping as i dont do e-books. i am old school in that i struggle to read books or long articles on a computer screen. i was doing swings with the 10kg kettlebell and i am little so you will be fine swinging a 9kg one. it does get very very boring doing swings. after a while you suspect it is only good training for getting a job as a church bell ringer ( they do have a name which i cant remember ) and then your eyes glaze over and it is around about then that you end up in danger of taking out a window.
Church bell ringer? Not a large demand for those.... and I haven't been to church in years, so I doubt that I will be applying.... My swings are supposed to be a timed session, at 12 minutes, and the getups are timed at 5 minutes then I will do a run afterwards, so hopefully my mind won't get too numb.
me neither!!! i doubt they would have me either too LOL 12 mins of swings would be all over. i need to exercise in a way that makes me love the pain and i so dont enjoy swings. i'd rather run up a muddy hill for 12 mins. or down a very sand dune being chased by sealions. or punch a boxing bag. but clock watching exercises do my head in. each to their own tho. 2 funny. i was googling church bell ringer to see what the proper name is and i found this in wikipedia about the hazards of church bell ringing!and I haven't been to church in years, so I doubt that I will be applying....
"In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the sound of a bell could disperse thunder. A large number of bell-ringers were electrocuted as a result. In France between the years 1753 and 1786, 103 bell-ringers were killed during thunderstorms as a result of holding on to wet bell ropes. The Parlement of Paris enforced an edict in 1786 to forbid the practice "
i so need to stick to bondage and mud wrestling i reckon!
I have a penfriend who actually IS a church bell ringer. I hope she knows about this.
Annie Ups the Ante
it goes on to say
"Deaths likely continued until the 19th century, when the lightning rod came into general use." so she should be safe. who would have known tho. i have seen a grave in a very old church yard in england of a girl who was killed by lightning whilst saying her vespers. but never seen any evidence church bell ringing was potentially very terminal.
there is usually no shortage of volunteers.so you are one of THOSE folks huh??? Kinda hard to tie yourself up though, isn't it???? lol