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    Windmill Question

    I've been learning how to do the windmill and I have a quick question. I know I'm supposed to feel it mostly on the hamstring under the kettlebell. But I noticed the lower I go (nearing my free...
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    Thanks for the info guys. I thought of the GS...

    Thanks for the info guys. I thought of the GS swing as being a hip hinge movement but I guess I'm wrong.

    So the gs swing is a natural progression to the gs snatch? Also, are there any good...
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    As far as what muscles are worked, would you say...

    As far as what muscles are worked, would you say they both practically work the same muscles?

    I don't plan to compete in girevoy sport or become an RKC, but I do like to explore different...
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    RKC Swing vs GS Swings: What are the benefits?

    I've done hard-style swings up to now. And I've been looking into testing out the GS (girevoy sport) style. The form is completely different. The RKC style looks more sharp and tight. While the GS...
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    Could Oiler just get a snippet or quote from the...

    Could Oiler just get a snippet or quote from the article, give his own summary of it and just provide a link to it? I see that a lot. Could be another option.
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    I said I understand how you feel. But what's the...

    I said I understand how you feel. But what's the point of doing this in a public forum? It's not like anyone here can do something.

    I'm just saying, you could be harming your reputation in the...
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    @AndrewR: I understand your concerns. But this...

    @AndrewR: I understand your concerns. But this could have been handled privately (through e-mail or private message).

    There was no need to make this public. You are only hurting your reputation...
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    pesce: No problem. I knew this forum could give...

    pesce: No problem. I knew this forum could give me the opinions of respectable people. I value their input.

    I too will be ordering from WKC (the lifetime warranty got me). I'm getting a 24kg for...
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    Thanks for the tips. I definitely plan to stick...

    Thanks for the tips. I definitely plan to stick with it.

    As far as the handstand pushup series... I find headstands to be a lot harder than just "walking up" with my feet into a handstand...
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    The cosmetic aspect is definitely not that...

    The cosmetic aspect is definitely not that important. But I'm an artist and I see my kettlebells like works of art. I'm the kind of guy who cleans his tools after every use too.

    It's more of a...
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    I tried it again and it feels better. But I feel...

    I tried it again and it feels better. But I feel like I have my back rounded out. It's pretty difficult to get a straight line up. I feel like I need a stronger core (yet this is step #1 of my...
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    Shoulderstand Squat - Stomach Uncomfort

    I was trying to do the shoulderstand squat from CC and I notice my stomach or abs compress and I get this sensation that it's twisted. It's a very tight feeling even when I come out of the position....
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    Classic quote... So in your opinion, WKC is a...

    Classic quote...

    So in your opinion, WKC is a nudge better but if Perform Better is cheaper, you'd go with them?

    I know Perform Better used to sell powder-coated bells, but from what I've read,...
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    I read a comparison between Perform Better and...

    I read a comparison between Perform Better and WKC that showed that the WKC had much more bondo tape and a rougher handle. Obviously, the reviewer could have gotten a bad bell, but do you see a...
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    Competition Kettlebell Brands

    This isn't a cast-iron vs competition kettlebell thread. They are both different and serve different purposes. I currently own a Dragon Door kettlebell and I like it. But I've been wanting to try...
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    Thanks for all the advice! I think I found one...

    Thanks for all the advice!

    I think I found one problem I had... I was squatting by hinging the hips (like going down for the deadlift). I felt it was forbidden to let the knee fold forward, but I...
  17. Thread: ROP Question

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    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go for a 24kg...

    Thanks for the advice. I think I'll go for a 24kg then.
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    Totally underestimated the overhead squat!

    I've been looking into incorporating kettlebells exercises to toughen up the core and I came across overhead squats. Looked fairly simple... clean & press, then squat, lower to rack, press again and...
  19. Thread: ROP Question

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    I don't have my 24kg yet. I've been debating on...

    I don't have my 24kg yet. I've been debating on geting a 24kg or getting a second 16kg and doing doubles. I'm also on the fence between cast iron and competition style. I tend to do too much...
  20. Thread: ROP Question

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    About 6 weeks. I reached ladders of 5 x (1, 2, 3,...

    About 6 weeks. I reached ladders of 5 x (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) @ 16kg. So I feel it's time to move up in weight.
  21. Thread: ROP Question

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    ROP Question

    I completed my first cycle of ROP using a 16kg kettlebell and using this method:

    Monday - HEAVY
    Wednesday - LIGHT
    Friday - MEDIUM

    But I want to switch to:

    Monday - LIGHT
    Wednesday- MEDIUM
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    There is nothing wrong with it, but from what I...

    There is nothing wrong with it, but from what I read on p.73 of ETK it's not the recommended method.

    I could be reading it wrong.
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    Exercises to fortify a repaired hernia?

    About four years ago, I had an inguinal hernia repaired. Since I have introduced deadlifts into my workout, I want to make sure I don't hurt myself (or possibly cause a new hernia maybe on the other...
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    The program minimum follows this routine.. Mon...

    The program minimum follows this routine..

    Mon - Swings
    Tues - TGU
    Wed - OFF
    Thurs - Swings
    Fri - TGU
    Sat - OFF
    Sun - OFF
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    Thanks for the advice. Today I went ahead and...

    Thanks for the advice.

    Today I went ahead and recorded my 1RM (for curiosity) and 5RM (for the PTTP program). As for my 5RM I was able to do 250lbs. I probably could have done 260lbs x 5, but I...
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    After doing a little more research and reading a...

    After doing a little more research and reading a bit more of PTTP, I'm going to try something like this (instead of during deadlifts on one variety day, I might try to do both days).

    Cycle# 1...
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    I noticed some programs like PTTP or Justa's,...

    I noticed some programs like PTTP or Justa's, require you to have an estimate of your 5RM or 1RM. Is it safe for someone to test themselves so early on without risking injury (assuming one has proper...
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    Do you feel it sits in the rack position better?

    Do you feel it sits in the rack position better?
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    I feel fine but there are two things you should...

    I feel fine but there are two things you should keep in mind. First, I've been using a 16kg kettlebell and even though I started to feel it more toward the end of my ladders at 5x(1,2,3,4) and...
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    Deadlift Cycle Advice

    I've been doing deadlifts on one of my variety days of the ROP program (basically once a week I do deadlifts). But I'm trying to figure out the best way to implement the deadlift.

    I'm sticking...
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