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    Spikeman1444 is offline Senior Member
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    Default What order should these be purchased?

    Should someone purchase RoTK or KB Muscle first for double kettlebell work? Are both hypertrophy programs?

    I'm talking about after you achieve the RoP numbers.

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    Some random thoughts on both of these products:

    I'd say both are hypertrophy programs, but RoTK has a slight tilt towards increasing your pressing strength and it - like ETK - has some set goals to achieve strength wise. It has somewhat of the same mentality to it too, ie. "keep doing this until you succeed" (or atleast a couple of months 'til and then switch it up for a bit).

    RoTK also features somewhat of the same progression as you will be familiar with from ETK... ladders + increase the bell size when you hit a certain no. of reps. KB Muscle hasn't quite got the same progression when it comes to increasing bell sizes, but of course you can come back to it at any time and just redo it with heavier bells.

    I seriously enjoyed the KB Muscle training and it suits my yearly training cycles better so I'd really love to suggest getting this first but it pretty much requires that you know how to do the double snatch, etc. and doesn't provide very much details on how to perform the different moves... RoTK has quite a big section on proper technique for the different lifts (and there's a DVD to accompany it) which might be a big bonus. KB Muscle does provide some stuff on how to perform the techniques but not in as much detail as RoTK.


    I'd do it all in this order:

    1. RoTK
    2. KB Burn Extreme
    3. KB Muscle

    and this is coming from a guy who seriously loved KB Muscle.

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    If you have the experience to start either program then it's really up to you - it's not that one is a pre-requisite for the other. Keep in mind that KB Muscle requires only one set of doubles and I believe (though don't quote me on this) ROTK requires 3 sets of doubles (light, medium, heavy)...so what equipment you have access to may help make your decision.

    Either way - best of luck on your choice. I have done KB Muscle and I enjoyed it myself. I have not done ROTK yet.

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    Awesome! Thanks for the responses.

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    Having responded to a similar thread a few months back, I'd like to reiterate that 'Dynami - Kettlebells From the Center' has a number of examples of double kettlebell exercises, equal to or exceeding the aforementioned programs.

    Of course, in discussing patterning, metabolic conditioning, and strength, in addition to hypertrophy 'Dynami's' approach may be a bit more comprehensive than KM or RotK.

    Rather than being intimidated, however, one may want to consider Dynami as both hypertrophy programs require a significant level of base strength (and exercise familiarity) for proper execution. Pavel expresses the ETK goals as a prerequisite. Personally, I would advise similar requirements for KM. Having 'completed' the 12 weeks with subjectively small kettlebells, I recognized the need for greater strength...

    Maybe you should recommend PTTP!

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