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    HUNTER1313 is offline Senior Member
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    I received the book last week (haven't had the time to fully dissect all the info yet) and am a little confused. It says to work up to 3 ladders of 5 rungs, is this when you start timing your sets and and try to get your time down as low as possible then move to 4 ladders rinse and repeat? Obviously to get time down you compress rest periods right? and once you can't get your time down anymore on the 5 ladders of 5 rungs you advance to heavier bells right?
    I just seem to be having trouble getting the "jist" of this plan. For ETK, I have it down pat and memorized. Am I just over thinking it, or should I have maybe went with Kettlebell Muscle. I was just looking for a simple (not easy) kettlebell muscle and mass program once I have the ROP under my belt.
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    I haven't done ROTK, but I have read it. I would not describe it as simple, and it does require you to think for yourself and make a lot of decisions (for better or worse depending on the individual).

    I HAVE done KB Muscle, and it is about the simplest and most cut-and-dried program you could imagine. Once you determine the right bell weight (the test is double MP for 10 reps), EVERYTHING is spelled out for you: exercises, sets, reps, and rest periods between sets. I think it's a great program, and especially good for someone who just wants to do the work and not have to think about programming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W. View Post
    I HAVE done KB Muscle, and it is about the simplest and most cut-and-dried program you could imagine. Once you determine the right bell weight (the test is double MP for 10 reps), EVERYTHING is spelled out for you: exercises, sets, reps, and rest periods between sets. I think it's a great program, and especially good for someone who just wants to do the work and not have to think about programming.
    Only thing not spelled out is how you get up without slipping in the pool of sweat after you've collapsed onto the floor after a KB Muscle session.

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    ROTKB is brilliant and clever on many levels, and from personal experience extremely effective.

    You build up to 5 ladders of 5, once you can do that start bringing the time down. When it wont go lower move up a bell.

    The grind block is different, as you keep the ladders the same size (as the heavy day) but vary the bells.

    It requires alot of studying as there is so much info in there, which isn't obvious if you skim.

    But a better more productive program doesn't exist.

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    I opted for ROTK because I Pavels work is the best (my personal opinion) I am just finding this workout hard to understand (unlike PTTP or ETK). I think I will look int Geoffs Kettlebell Muscle if its easier to follow and will produce the same effects. Still alot of good info in ROTK though, I would recomend it for the info and good read alone.

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    Both books are very good, and i have tried both, but IMhO ROTK is much better and more effective all round strength and conditioning program, yes it's more technical and for more advanced trainers, but it really is genius and the rewards are worth the effort of sticking with it and figuring it out.

    Good luck with which ever you try

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCKettlebell View Post
    ...but it really is genius and the rewards are worth the effort of sticking with it and figuring it out.
    Agreed! It is actually not hard to figure out by any means, and once you get a few weeks into it, the rewards are excellent.

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