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    vegabros is offline Member
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    Post Thinking of selling my 16kg DD kb...

    I'm seriously thinking of buying a 20kg kettlebell.

    Do you think I would have a hard time trying to sell my 16kg? It's a Dragon Door kettlebell in near perfect condition (the base has some coating scratched off, but the actual bell and handle are perfect). If I could get around $60 - $70 for it (plus whatever shipping goes for), I'd sell it and use that money towards a 20kg kettlebell.

    I appreciate any advice!

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    I'm sure you could. What area are you in?

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    I'm in the West Palm Beach area in Florida.

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    Why not keep it to use for other things? I use my 16kg all the time and have kb's ranging from 12-28kg. 32 is next on my list but my point is I use all of them. I think if you sell it at some point you will miss not having it. If it's a $$ issue then I understand.
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    Honestly, I'd keep it if I were you - it's great to have a lighter kettlebell around for when you want to try new things. Also, there are some things (arm bar comes to mind immediately) where you don't want to use anything heavy at all (I'd argue 16kg would be too heavy for the arm bar actually). Ultimately it's your decision of course, but I'd encourage you to keep it - besides, after you get the 20kg it's really fun to try double kettlebell drills with 2 kettlebells that are different weights. REALLY an interesting challenge!

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    Why not keep it to use for other things? I use my 16kg all the time and have kb's ranging from 12-28kg. 32 is next on my list but my point is I use all of them. I think if you sell it at some point you will miss not having it. If it's a $$ issue then I understand.
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    It's mainly the money. I was tempted to buy a kettlebell from Kettlebells USA, but I would love to get a Dragon Door kettlebell if I can.

    As far as using it for other exercises, my goal is to keep things as simple as possible. For example, if I'm doing kettlebells, I want to keep it to swings, snatches, get-ups and cleans & presses. For bodyweight exercises, I stick to just push-ups, pull-ups, squats and leg raises (or ab wheel). For weights, I stick to just deadlifts and side press (or another press).

    In other words, I keep it as simple as possible... a press and a pull. I just want to get in good shape, develop good strength and stamina. But I appreciate the recommendation.

    I remember when Dragon Door would have promo's for members and I got my 16kg for a great price. But I haven't seen any kettlebell specials for a while :\
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    I agree with the others who suggest you keep the 16kg. Questions I ask:

    1. Did you complete RoP C/Ps 5(1,2,3,4,5) with the 16kg?

    2. Do you feel you "own" the 16kg for C/Ps?

    3. Can you do 200 or more snatches in 10 minutes with the 16kg?

    Now if you want to move up to a 20 or 24kg bell for your swings I would suggest this:

    1. Look on craigslist.

    2. Ask around on this forum or other strength training forums for a seller.

    3. Check out the local Sports Authority or Dick's Sporting goods stores for an el-cheapo 45lb kettlebell. There cheap but not as good - but you can still swing it. Keep the receipt incase you find out there is a problem with it. You can later upgrade to a DD bell in the future.

    4. Duct Tape and two to three 2.5lbs weight plates to the 16kg. Use LOTS of duct tape. Gorrilla tape even better. Inspect before every use for tape tears or weight shifting. As added measure use plastic ties or thick rubber bands to secure the plates.

    5. I believe DD allows you to return an item if you had less than a year (1 year gaurantee). You could return the 16kg and use that toward the purchase of a heavier bell. BUT I am not sure what DD's policy is with regards to your situation. Just ask.

    My 16kg still gets ALOT of use. Squeeze as much use out of it as you can. The need to cycle back in weight is a very good reason to keep it. Or coming back from injuries. I don't think I would ever sell my 16kg - there is just too many things to do with it.

    But it is your decesion so go with what you think will work...Dennis

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    I'm barely doing the program minimum and have not perfected my form on any of the exercises. So it's not about having mastered the 16kg, it's more about having chosen possibly the wrong size kettlebell to begin with.

    Someone noticed the 16kg seemed to light when I did my swings (I kind of feel that too). Also, Pavel recommends to start with a 20kg if you can press over 200lbs and I can do roughly 240 - 250lbs. So I just feel like I didn't start at the right size. Could be wrong

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    I have all sizes from 8 to 40kg except a 12kg. They all get used in a given week,except the 20 which oddly doesn't feel the love very often. In fact I am thinking of getting a 12kg as I'll find use for it.


    So if you think KBs are a long term thing for you, keep hold of it if you possibly can.

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    I would keep it. As you get stronger with the main lifts, the lighter bells are great for doing more difficult lifts. The 16kg is a great starting point for both the bottoms up press and the waiters press.

    If you sell it, you may want to buy another one in a couple of years to begin practicing the above lifts.

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