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Thread: 60lb kettlebell vs second 45lb kettlebell?

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    jdcourter is offline Junior Member
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    Default 60lb kettlebell vs second 45lb kettlebell?

    Hello all!

    I used to be into bodybuilding heavily in my early twenties, but got of it a few years back and allowed myself to get really out of shape. Anyways, I recently discovered kettlebells and I absolutely love them! I have been using them for the past three months, but have been truly consistent since the 1st of January (this year).

    I have 1 35lb and 1 45lb. I have been doing 35 minute circuits twice a week and have noticed good results. However, I can do the two hand swing with the 45lb for up to 30+ reps (good form of course). As such, I was wondering if I should do 1 of 2 things:

    1) Buy a heavier kettlebell (55lb or 65lb) so my swing will be even more challenging

    or

    2) Buy a second 45lb kettlebell

    I know if I buy a second 45lb I will be opening myself up to a wide variety of additional exercises, but I'm not for sure what is best.

    My main goal is to burn fat. I certainly want to get more muscular and strong and I know I am even if I use lighter weight. But I want to make the right choice before my next purchase.

    Any advise would GREATLY appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Wild Pegasus is offline Senior Member
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    I would buy a heavier KB for now. You'll use it more than a matching bell.

    I wouldn't practice with 2 KBs until you get good with 1. For example, don't bother practicing double KB cleans until you get good at single KB cleans. Pavel said not to bother with doubles until you can press half your bodyweight with a single (assuming you're male). That's unnecessarily restrictive, but it illustrates the point: get good with 1 KB first.
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    Just my opinion, but I would go with the 60lb. I have double 55lbs and double 80lbs (no 60lb). At a certain point it is awkward to swing big bells between the legs, so you either go outward or split stance. I've swung as big as a 200lb bell and it felt much safer and natural than swinging my two 80s.

    You need them for kettle bell sport if you want to compete, but just for losing fat, I would choose the safest option that would get me there.
    Last edited by Ace83; 02-21-2014 at 06:40 PM.

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    Wild Pegasus is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace83 View Post
    I've swung as big as a 200lb bell
    Wow, where would someone even get one of those?

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    jdcourter is offline Junior Member
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    Excellent! Thanks for the feedback! I will go with the 60lb then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Pegasus View Post
    Wow, where would someone even get one of those?
    New York barbell in Elmira NY makes them. I've heard you can get monster bells elsewhere, but I don't personally know where, the shipping cost is terrible.
    Last edited by Ace83; 02-22-2014 at 02:55 PM. Reason: fixed the name, its been awhile since I've been there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace83 View Post
    ... as big as a 200lb bell ...
    Good grief, you could tether a big boat with that!
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