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    DTris is offline Senior Member
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    Default Weight for Halos?

    My cousin is borrowing my ETK book right now, but I don't recall it mentioning how much weight to use when doing Halos. The lightest KB I own is a 24kg and I can do Halos with it. Is that too heavy or can you pretty much go as heavy as you feel comfortable with?

    I did a search but didn't see this answered anywhere.

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    Default Weight for Halos?

    My preference is to go light. It's mobility work, not strength work.
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    agree with Jordan

    one way to tell "light" is if with the weight in your hands you can just feel the joint moving - too heavy you're engaged in a strength move - too light you may stop concentrating on exploring the range of motion.

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    I use my wife's 8kg on variety days for mobility but wondered the same question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTris View Post
    My cousin is borrowing my ETK book right now, but I don't recall it mentioning how much weight to use when doing Halos. The lightest KB I own is a 24kg and I can do Halos with it. Is that too heavy or can you pretty much go as heavy as you feel comfortable with?

    I did a search but didn't see this answered anywhere.
    I had this discussion with Pavel once - he said light is generally the way to go, but also that some people could be fine with heavier with the usual provisos - you know you're strong enough and you're careful enough. I've done them every which way and it's all good, IMHO. Try just lacing your fingers together and doing a halo with no weight at all - a fine movement I'll do when I'm without a weight and want to loosen up my neck and shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFreides View Post
    I had this discussion with Pavel once - he said light is generally the way to go, but also that some people could be fine with heavier with the usual provisos - you know you're strong enough and you're careful enough. I've done them every which way and it's all good, IMHO. Try just lacing your fingers together and doing a halo with no weight at all - a fine movement I'll do when I'm without a weight and want to loosen up my neck and shoulders.

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    Thanks, just tried the finger thing and it is pretty nice

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    Good question and one I've wondered, but I just stuck with a light KB after using a 24kg a few times and thinking that it shouldn't feel that hard and definitely was more of a "strength move" for my strength level.

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