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View Poll Results: Ajustable Kettlebells vs Cast Iron Kettlebells

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  • Ajustable Kettlebells are better

    2 11.11%
  • Cast Iron Kettlebells are better.

    16 88.89%
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    postandspread is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    2 quick examples with military press - start with regular military press - progress to bottoms up presses, or change the position of your feet - such as one exactly in front of the other (think "railroad track").
    Not to forget the Sots press!

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    if you want to buy an adjustable strength tool. Just buy a dumbbell. If you want to workout with a KB buy a good 16 kg cast iron KB. Not a cheap one (but don't have to be a DD either - just make some research) and have fun with it for 4 - 6 months or so with the ETK prog. Then 6 months later buy a 24 kg bell and have fun with it for at least 6 months or even your whole life. It is a lifetime investion so make a good choice and you will not regret it. I don't like my cheap 16 kg Kettlebell but my 24kg DD one is a beauty. So I will soon order a 16 kg DD bell and could have saved some moneys.
    Last edited by Dimmak; 11-25-2012 at 09:37 PM.

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    I have one of those. Solid. Remember to tighten it properly and it's a perfectly viable alternative to having loads of bells lying around. Put it this way, I've a pile of kettlebells in the shed and the one adjustable in the house.

    and yup....I'm an RKC.....
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity.
    It comes from an indomitable will"-Mohandas K. Gandhi.

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    How experienced with KBs are you? Do you KNOW you need those weights or just think you do because the book mentions that spread of weights? I was in the same boat when I started but after 8 months all I've needed was a 16kg (for 4 months) and a 20kg (up till now). I'm still a month or two away from needing to move up to the 24kg. If I took a dollar a day and put it into a KB fund I could buy not just a basic KB as needed, but one of those fancy colored molded skull ones :P

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    [QUOTE=Android-Man;622677]First off, let me say welcome to the forum.I feel your pain when it comes to being short on funds, but getting an adjustable kettlebell is not the answer. Get 1, 20kg bell, and start the program. dont worry about where you'll be in 6 month's with the program, just take it 1 day at a time. It is not smart to have an adjustable weight over your face at any point in your training...........because at some point it can become de-adjustable and at that point it is bad news bears for your face, trust me. Attachment 680[/QUOTE

    I am interested in learning which adjustable kb caused this injury. What is the back story?

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    Not the Wolverson one. It's solid and very well made. Short of stripping the threads from the centre post or not doing up the nut tight enough, it's simply not coming loose. I personally like to "shock" the nut on tight. Simply put, once tight, give it a tap with the spanner. It does mean you have to shock it off too. I've used mine for nearly 2 years and have NEVER had an issue with it. Despite the "go buy lots of expensive cast-iron bells" protests. There only reason to buy Dragondoor kettlebells is for high-rep snatches. The finish is superior to anything out there.
    "Strength does not come from physical capacity.
    It comes from an indomitable will"-Mohandas K. Gandhi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetronin View Post
    Not the Wolverson one. It's solid and very well made. Short of stripping the threads from the centre post or not doing up the nut tight enough, it's simply not coming loose. I personally like to "shock" the nut on tight. Simply put, once tight, give it a tap with the spanner. It does mean you have to shock it off too. I've used mine for nearly 2 years and have NEVER had an issue with it. Despite the "go buy lots of expensive cast-iron bells" protests. There only reason to buy Dragondoor kettlebells is for high-rep snatches. The finish is superior to anything out there.
    After I put up the ETK numbers I want to do the Viking Warrior protocol. But the impression I got from the Wolverson bell is that it is pretty solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jason10mm View Post
    How experienced with KBs are you? Do you KNOW you need those weights or just think you do because the book mentions that spread of weights?
    I am just starting out so i'm looking at those weights because the book says so.

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    If folks have had a good experience with the product, that's good to hear. I don't know if it was a different manufacturer, or what, but originally it seemed people were less than satisfied with the product.

    I just noticed Richard Sorin put this out:

    http://store.sorinex.com/kettleclamp-p/kclamp.htm

    Sorinex usually makes pretty bomb-proof stuff, so if I had dumbbells, I'd be inclined to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwwm View Post
    Sorinex usually makes pretty bomb-proof stuff, so if I had dumbbells, I'd be inclined to try it.
    It looks a bit scary and not kettlebell shaped, so i bet it would be hard to rack

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