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i want to be strong as an OX. So i dediced to start the PTTP Program. I will be doing the deadlift and bench press. Do you think this will be a great plan for whole body strength increase?
Yes it is, you won't be missing out on any part of your body.


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sry to change subject...i recently started gtg with my oac training but just after 1 week my max reps of negatives went from 3 each arm to just 1 each (after resting). should i continue gtg but with less intensity or return to a more conventional routine?


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Ok, here is a noob question, as I'm brand new to this, and the main thing that confuses me is when you rotate the kb in your grip and it slams against your wrist isn't there risk of injury even when starting out with light weights? Does your body just adapt to it?


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This thread is for reference links.

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Fat Loss and Nutrition Information:

What is the best fat loss program/tool?

The best fat loss tool would be the Kettlebell if used correctly.

A steady program of swings and/or snatches will help you lose fat. However, there will come to a point where you will have to alter your diet. There is a Nutrition Forum for that. You may also visit: www.precisionnutrition.com

If you would like to purchase an introduction to Nutrition Book, here is the ISBN #: 9780757528729. It is an introduction to nutrition book from one of my university classes. The professor, Dr. Applegate wrote this book, she is very accredited, and extremely knowledgeable. Get this book if you don't want to buy the 8+ different books from Precision Nutrition.

Fat Loss Threads in the past:


Free PDF from Precision Nutrition: Precision Nutrition Strategies For Success | Precision Nutrition

How to Lose Weight 247.com |#1 Ways How to Lose Weight Blog

From Dr. MC Schraefel:






Very impressive! I like how you reserved posts to insert amendments (if I'm interpretting you correctly). Thank you for taking the time for this.


RKC Certification Preparation, Videos by RKCs, and other forum Contributions:

If you're new to the forum, please utilize the articles. They're extremely valuable, and they may cover many questions that you have.

Kettlebell Training Articles from Dragon Door Publications sorted by Author ascending

Bodyweight Strength Training Articles from Dragon Door Publications sorted by Author ascending

^^ Those are what I believe are the most common article sections that are used.

Phenomenal Article Summary of Pavel's Works:http://www.monkeyfitness.com/DragonDoorArticles.pdf

In addition to the articles already posted, here is a link to older versions of the HardStyle Magazine, they are also phenomenal resources.

Old HardStyles hold a treasure trove of information, especially the 'Fast Tens' program in the Winter 2005 issue.

Those can be found here at DD, or a Brad Nelson's site.

Kinetic Edge Performance – Articles

Do you believe that some of the articles on Dragon Door contradict each other?


If you are interested in what it takes to become an RKC, check this thread out by Dr. MC Schraefel:


Encouragement to those who are overweight/obese using Kettlebells (check out the thread below):


I have completed (1,2,3,4,5) x 5 Clean and Press with X Kettlebell but I...
(A) cannot press the next size KB
(B) cannot press the next size KB for 5 reps yet.

The solution: Add more ladders and include overload presses on your second variety days.

Having problems with some of the exercises? Here are some correctional videos.

Pavel on Hand Care: YouTube - Pavel on Hand Care

More Hand Care: YouTube - Kettlebell Hand Care

(Read quote that follows before watching video):
YouTube - Stability in the Pistol

YouTube - Kettlebell Swing Corrections

YouTube - Kettlebell Swing Corrections Pt. 2

YouTube - Turkish Get Up Corrections

YouTube - Rack Position Corrections

YouTube - Kettlebell Military Press Corrections

YouTube - The Kettlebell Snatch Drop and Catch (updated July 17, 2010)

How to Change the Game: A Kettlebell Training article from Dragon Door Publications (article for Snatch Drop & Catch)

YouTube - Kettlebell Snatch Corrections Pt. 1

YouTube - Kettlebell Snatch Corrections Pt. 2

YouTube - How to pass the 'new' RKC snatch test

YouTube - Military Press Negatives to Pull Ups for Lat Activation

YouTube - Trouble shooting internal shoulder rotation in the snatch

YouTube - The Kettlebell Snatch Power Chain

YouTube - How to properly brace your abs in the swing

(Look at quote below): YouTube - Double Kettlebell Work Pt. 1- Swings

(Quote below applies): YouTube - Double Kettlebell Work Pt. 2- Clean and Press

First video below is part 1, then 2, then 3.

YouTube - Teaching the kettlebell snatch pt. 1

YouTube - Teaching the kettlebell snatch pt. 2

YouTube - Teaching the kettlebell snatch pt. 3

YouTube - Pull Ups From The Floor

Most of the videos listed above were provided as a courtesy by Jordan Vezina, RKC, 0311bravo is his alias on this forum.

Three ways to make your press more powerful: Kettlebell Secrets Videos

Armbar Press:

Video from Gary Berenbroick: YouTube - RKC Kettlebell Arm Bar and Arm Bar Press

Video from the Iron Tamer and Geoff Neupert: Iron Tamer and Geoff Neupert answer YOUR questions- T-spine mobility : Nashville Kettlebell Bootcamp | Best Kettlebell Workout | Master RKC Certified | Nashville Olde Time Strongman David Whitley

FYI, a good number of the youtube videos in this post are now private (starting from the swing corrections), just wondering if anyone has alternates.

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Moses Correa

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Hi Grem, to me you first have to make the decision to be happy. Then after that I would get a career that you love and help others as much as you can!

Geoffrey Taucer

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I am a gymnastics coach, and we've just recently started a trampoline team. I've been looking for some good conditioning programs for trampoline.

It seems to me that kettlebell workouts should be extremely effective in building strength that would be useful to trampolinists; from what I can tell, basic kettlebell swings appear to hit most of the muscles that I'd want trampolinists to develop. However, having very little experience coaching trampoline and zero experience training with kettlebells, I could use some advice.

First, can young athletes (say, 8-12) safely condition with kettlebells, assuming they are not too heavy?

Second, am I correct in my assumption that kettlebell swings are a good supplement to trampoline training?

Third, if the answer to the above two questions is "yes," what's a good weight to start them at?

Fourth, where can I learn more about proper form and execution on kettlebell exercises? I don't expect to have my athletes doing anything particularly advanced or intense (at least not yet); what I'm looking for is basic exercises that they can do safely and easily, but which will build up strength in the core and lower body.


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In answer to your questions. Yes young athletes can use kettlebells. Yes kettlebell swings will help with training for trampolines! they help with almost any training. I would advise you to learn and practise some kettlebell exercises before attempting to "teach" as how can you teach without knowing? you can check out some kettlebell training dvds to get started, they are a great way. Good luck Man! :)
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