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    StuJitsu is offline Junior Member
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    I just got Enter the Kettlebell on dvd. At the end Pavel says keep it simple to two movements a pull and a press. And sort of implied the snatch and the press are the best choices. I am already familiar with these movements along with goblet squats which to my understanding are viewed as a warm up. Obviously the overhead press is the best choice of press. But should I just do snatches and neglect swings and squats? I think the mechanics of the snatch are obviously similar to the swing. But I feel like its good to goblet squat for the quads as snatches and swings are so posterior chain dominant. Also I am aware of programs like simple and sinister. But aren't snatches and presses also simple and sinister?

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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    Pavel definitely has a preference for minimalist routines. And if they're doing what you need, why do more?

    I think swing and snatches cover a lot of the same ground but while you probably don't need to work both, you don't have to pick just one and do that for ever and ever either.

    I do think it's good to practice the squat. A few goblets in the warm up or on mobility day is probably a good idea. Smarter people than me have said you don't necessarily need to squat heavy but you do need to squat. It might have been Dan John who said train the hinge and practice tne aquat. But that kind of depends on what your goals are too. For some people heavy squats might make sense.

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    StuJitsu is offline Junior Member
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    I could get behind that. Especially the goblet squat it just fixes so many mobility issues!

    I think swings or snatches are great for conditioning. I am not sure if they are great for strength although I believe they will make you stronger.

    But the overhead press and rows with a kb and one arm pushups are great for strength. Some scoff at pushups but few people can rep out one arm one leg pushups in mass, and anyone who can...is strong!

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    Chris Hansen is offline Senior Member
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    If you can swing or snatch progressively heavier kettle bells your strength will increase but if strength is your primary goal than a barbel is probably more efficient.

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