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    Boris Bachmann is offline Senior Member
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    I keep a 28kg kb at my in-laws for when I visit. It's nice because even though I can handle the 32s for everything, sometimes I just don't want to. The 28 is heavy enough, but not so heavy that I have to convince myself to pick it up.

    Don't know if any of that will apply to you - just thought I'd throw in my input.
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    Cool, thanks for the awesome feedback. I am going to wait another week and then test my press and snatch and base my decision off that. I am figuring if I can put up the 32 for 3 reps on each arm then will go with the 32. But if not the 28 should be good enough for a year.

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    as a long cycle specialist, I'd like to suggest getting a second 24kg. Double kb work is quite a bit more difficult than single, and much more time efficient.

    Just throwing it out there.
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    I want to emphasize strength so think a year of ROP(with some PM thrown in occasionally)will be best.

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    Personally, I would go with the 32. If you can't snatch it yet, just do swings (see Tracy's DVD for a whole bunch of different swing progressions you can do, and never be bored). By the time a year is up, you'll probably be able to snatch it, but if not, you'll come back to find snatching the 24 and 28 very easy anyway. If you can press the 32 once, there's quite a lot you can do with it to build strength.

    As you see though, there are a lot of options and different opinions, so ultimately go with whatever you like. As long as you keep training sensibly, you'll keep getting better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo View Post
    Hi Comrades,

    Question for you. I have gone through ROP with the 24 and completed 5x5 ladders. I am moving to another country for a year and only going to bring 1 kettlebell to train with. Would you reccommend taking the 28 or 32?

    I am Considering that the 28 would be the obvious immediete choice but since I will train with it fora year will I want to bring the 32? Will be more of a challenge and I won't complete ROP with it any time soon.

    It was even reccommended to stick with the 24 and do bottoms up presses. Thoughts?
    You would need to think about yourself and your goals. I assume you are a man- are you a big man, or a smaller man? What percent of your bodyweight (or goal bodyweight) are these kettlebells? What are your goals?

    In the end, however, the difference between the two weights is less than 9 pounds. The functional difference between the two weights is negligible, over time, for most men.
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    I am a little bit torn. I already have an RKC 24 kg kettlebell but only taking 1 kettlebell with me. I have been working dilligently on ROP the last couple months and know the 24 is pretty much no longer useful for that program. But I could still get so much out of it. Doing PM, or longer swing workouts like what David Whitley has been doing. Alot of get ups etc

    On the other hand, a friend of mine is interested in buying it so I could use the $ towards the 28 or 32. For sure the 32 would be the way to go for more of strength emphasis. ButI am not going to be doing SSST with the 32. So basically it is coming down to do I want to emphasize the strength or conditioning side of the RKC system over the next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo View Post
    On the other hand, a friend of mine is interested in buying it so I could use the $ towards the 28 or 32.
    Whatever you do, DO NOT sell your DD 24! You will regret it, believe me. There is always something you can use a 24 for, and it's especially handy if you get a second one.

    Now, regarding the 28 or 32, get a 32! My experience: got a 28 after the 24. Used it for a short while only, then went on to the 32. By itself, it's just a temporary stepping stone (unless you're doing RoTK, then it is very useful). The 32 will challenge you and will last you a lifetime!

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    I wouldn't sell it or even have this discussion if I wasn't moving to another country for a year. Thus the thread and not sure about which kettlebell will give me the most bang for the buck as I am only shipping 1(it's expensive).

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    Thanks again for the awesome feedback. I am leaning towards getting the 28kg at the moment. But will wait until doing 1 last week of ROP with the 24 and then make a decision on whether to get the 28 or 32.

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