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    NonStop is offline Senior Member
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    Default Is it OK to do Double KB Front Squats with different weighted bells?

    I've recently really got into doing KB front squats, but currently only have access to a 16kg and 24kg.

    I was wondering is it ok to do Double KB Front Squats with different weighted bells, so long as both sides of the body get hit equally (e.g. 2 sets with 24kg bell and 16kg, switched to opposite arms on the second set).

    I ask as in Return of the Kettlebell I remember Pavel mentioning doing KB Deadlifts with different weighted bells.

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    No, it's against the law.

    But actually, if you switched sides betwen sets, uneven front squats would be great for core stability. Try uneven overhead squats to make it harder.
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    Yes. Also great for presses too.

    A real treat is to have a go at 'The Eagle', Dan John's painfully simple little workout. I've tride this many many times with a 16kg and a 24kg, but never managed it all in one go:

    8 Double Kettlebell Front Squats, drop the weights to your sides and farmers walk 20m, clean the bells and repeat 7 more times (8 times total).

    With uneven bells, either do four rounds, swap sides and do another four rounds, or swap bells quickly each round.

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    Yup, it's pretty much a staple in every 2 out of six workouts from RTK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NonStop View Post
    I've recently really got into doing KB front squats, but currently only have access to a 16kg and 24kg.

    I was wondering is it ok to do Double KB Front Squats with different weighted bells, so long as both sides of the body get hit equally (e.g. 2 sets with 24kg bell and 16kg, switched to opposite arms on the second set).

    I ask as in Return of the Kettlebell I remember Pavel mentioning doing KB Deadlifts with different weighted bells.
    It is definitely OK. It is really not as much of a core activation drill as you might thing. If you do see a difference between 16L/24R vs 24L/16R, it does indicate an asymmetry, typically in hip mobility.

    And RoTK has different weighted presses....same thing applies regarding core/assymetries
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    Yep.
    That is a wise way to use what resources you have.

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