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  1. Kettlebell Anyone doing only S&S program? Benefits over time?

    I've just bought the online Simple & Sinister course and want to take it seriously. I also want to be minimalistic here so I don't want to pursue multiple programs at once. Has anyone been pursuing this S&S program ONLY and what benefits do you notice after 1 month, 3 months, or 12 months?
  2. Other/Mixed At a hotel gym without kettlebells

    I'm on vacation and couldn't bring my kettlebell on the flight. The hotel gym has an selection of dumbbells and I'm wondering what are some exercises I can do with dumbbells that are similar to kettlebell movements? Or really any strength building movements with dumbbells?
  3. wexford

    Kettlebell My S&S one year anniversary

    I had a 12kg bell sitting unused for quite a while before I bought the S&S book last year. I began to experiment a little while reading the book with the different movements, from the warmup to the prying goblet squat. When I came to the Turkish Get Up, I found that 12kg was too heavy as I could...
  4. Olympic 3.0

    Started this a couple weeks ago, after tweaking shoulder and needing to pivot to lighter weight. @32 years old, it seems like it’s tough to put together a full year, or even 6 months without a minor setback. After having a daughter now, I’m finding myself more focused on staying lean and not...
  5. Kettlebell First kettlebell injury (update)

    Greetings everyone, Awhile ago I posted about my first kettlebell injury from doing one arm swings doing “Simple & Sinister” with a 16 kg kettlebell. I took a month long break after feeling the sensation of pulling a muscle in the lower left of my back. I have done Pavel’s RKC program minimum...
  6. Pavel.Kosenkov

    Kettlebell S&S with a press

    I was wondering. For the S&S, can we replace TGU with a strict press? Either waving, or step-loading. For step-loading, we can do 5 sets of 3-5 reps, and gradually replace the bell per set, just like with TGU. And we can try to add reps, if they are below 5. Just in case I will not be able to to...
  7. StrongFirst

    Kettlebell [NEW ONLINE COURSE] Kettlebell Simple & Sinister

    Ladies and gentlemen, Kettlebell Simple & Sinister, the training program that has changed the lives of thousands of people around the world, is finally available as an online course. Watch a top quality instructional video featuring StrongFirst Certified Instructors @Pavel Macek and @Justyna...
  8. Pavel.Kosenkov

    Kettlebell Heavy partial getup

    I was wondering: in some programs there is a recommendation to do heavy partial getups. I don't get it. Partial would refer probably to "to the elbow - to the hand" transition and back. This would be the heaviest part of a getup. I just fail to see how loading this heavy is a valid option...
  9. si1ver

    Other/Mixed Help me optimize my bodyweight/kettlebell routine.

    Hi, I'd like to ask you guys for help in organizing my full body bodyweight/kettlebell routine. My main goal is hypertrophy, explosiveness and muscular endurance. I know these aren't the ideal tools for such goal, but I'm not trying to get huge or anything since I'm pretty content with my...
  10. Kettlebell Torn Calluses Care

    Recently I have a bad case of torn calluses while running The Giant. It’s so bad that it impedes my session and make me skip a day. What do you think about using gloves for Kettlebell training? Or do you have any advice in how to take care of your palm? The mistress starting to complain about...
  11. Kettlebell Beginner- 2-35lb KK Comp Bells: To buy or not to buy?

    Hello All, I am brand new to kettlebell training. For context, I’m a 30 year old male with an athletic background and past experience with general workout routines but not for quite a few years. I have a copy of S&S on the way to begin! I have a local option to buy 2 brand new KK Comp bells for...
  12. kaveh

    Kettlebell Practice in 5-min window times during the day.

    Hi, I do 5-6 days kettlebell swing+getup (simple & sinister) every week. On the other hand, during my daily work behind desk, i take 5-min breaks every 30 mins which i use to do some other form of exercises like: chin-up, dip, pushup and etc. basically i have about 40-50 mins of exercises in...
  13. Kettlebell Recommended Program for SFG I Kettlebell Certification

    Hi. I am a relatively healthy male 37 year old, with weight 70kg. When at the gym I do not like to "work out", but instead I like to train towards a specific concrete standard or goal. I have chosen as my goal the "SFG I Kettlebell Certification" because kettlebells bring me great pleasure. I...
  14. Kettlebell Difference between StrongFirst Online Kettlebell Courses

    Hello StrongFirst Community! I'm seeking an online kettlebell technique course to follow at home while taking breaks from caring for my newborn daughter. My in-person Strong First technique training has been very positive both 1:1 with a StrongFirst Instructor and attending a "StrongFirst...
  15. Cobra

    Kettlebell A few millimeters make all the difference...

    Just a reminder of how important proper technique is. Doing the Giant 1.1. Been cleaning and pressing double 24-28 for a few years. Lately, something's been off with my left-handed clean; the bell rolls up to far towards the radius-end of my forearm, putting uncomfortable pressure on it while...
  16. Kettlebell Where do you do your TGUs?

    Good afternoon comrades. Inching very close to a 50%bw turkish getup, and plan to continue beyond. (My current kb is 5lbs heavier than half my bw). My options for venue are my garage floor (preferred, but not great, and currently cluttered with a project), my yard/grass (which form is notably...
  17. Other/Mixed Program Ideas for Upcoming New Father

    Greetings all. I have viewed this forum for a few years and loved getting tips and tricks from the wealth of knowledge our members have. My wife and I are expecting our first child this fall. I know sleep will be limited and energy will not be as steady or high for me as it currently is. I am in...
  18. Kettlebell Snatch form check

    Can you guys please critique my snatch form. Here’s a few links. One is me practicing with a 24kg bell and another with a 32kg bell. Looking forward. Thanks! 24kg 32kg
  19. Kettlebell I finished Simple!

    Today I knocked out the Simple test. I performed ten sets of ten one-arm swings with a 70lb dumbbell in 9:20. I took one minute rest. Then I performed ten sets of one Turkish-get-up in 8:59. I did five sets on each side. During my second Turkish get-up (on my right, dominant side) I failed...
  20. Kettlebell Random Thought of the Day: The Giant w Thrusters

    As the title suggests, after my Giant 1.0 session, I thought about what effects/adaptations might occur from doing the program with 10rm Double Thrusters instead of Clean and Presses… The thought came from the natural inclination many people seem to have upon looking at the Giant program, what...
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