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    go1
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    Easier on my body and helps me promote a healthier lifestyle-keep my weight in check--cant get better at pull-ups by gaining 20#s but gaining weight usually wont hurt ones bench press,etc.

    As I've gotten older,the weights no longer interst me.I still do KB swings for conditioning.

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    BillLumbergRKC is offline Senior Member
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    check out andy bolton's endorsement above. right now i like "old school cals" cause i'm commuting and working too damn much, but my bosses don't mind if every hour on the hour i crank out some pistols, HSPUs, or bridges. during lunch i have to walk over to the park for chins.

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    Awesome responses! I do like the idea of not having to rely on when I can get home to my KB's. Every time I say i'll do bodyweight, I walk past my kettlebells and say I'll just do one snatch per arm. It turns into a full on workout with my kb's.

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    In the past, for many, many years, it was nearly 100% barbells with a few dumbbell moves thrown in.

    Then came KB's. Nearly 100% KB with some BB and DB moves thrown in.

    I seem to have now transitioned to 50% bodyweight, 40% or so KB, and the remainder BB work especially when I get the desire to do a PTTP DL and Side Press number of cycles.

    I LOVE bodyweight work. Now especially Bridges, Twists, Leg Raises, L-hold progressions, and Pistol Squat variations.

    When training for the RKC or RKC recert, I've got to be nearly 100% KB's.

    But now that my recert's done until 2014, it's bodyweight near 50%.

    By the way, I can hardly wait to get into and better at clutch and press flags! I'm SO weak with these it amazes me.

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    More fun for me. After some years with weights I just fell in love with cals. The best training is the training you can stick with

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    Its fun to sling KB's and throw around BB's, but theres an extra satisfaction to bodyweight exercises. It is pure strength to do a one arm push up. A pistol is very impressive to see, and incredibly hard to master. Even more rare is a one arm chin. Many more people can press a 70# or more KB than can chin or push up with one arm.

    Also, bodyweight strength just feels good.
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