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I'm sure StrongFirst does have recommended exercises for dumbbells - what are they???
I'd have to use a lighter kettlebell though for some of the moves, right? The 32kg is too heavy for me to do some of the moves like the bent press.
This is, IMHO, a classic flaw in thinking about training. No one does every exercise; everyone is missing out on something, everything is a compromise. The only things I've ever used them for in my own training is bench press with an extended range of motion. I believe, for most people most of the time, a few kettlebells are a better solution.Yes, I have lots of kettlebells. I was just wondering if I was perhaps missing out on something by not using dumbbells, since they seem so popular.
Based on my enthusiasm for the Strong First programmes, I have two 16kgs, a 24kg, a 32kg and a 40kg kettlebells. I've been able to two hand swing the 40 kg for 10X10, but it's otherwise too heavy still for me to do anything with. Since I hurt my back last week, I'm working with the 16 and 24kg kettlebells.This is, IMHO, a classic flaw in thinking about training. No one does every exercise; everyone is missing out on something, everything is a compromise. The only things I've ever used them for in my own training is bench press with an extended range of motion. I believe, for most people most of the time, a few kettlebells are a better solution.
I wouldn't call it "injured" - it's just a bit too sore to keep doing the same exercises at the moment. I'll get back to the S&S routine probably in about a week. I have a weak lower left back - something a bit weird with my physique I guess. I've not infrequently gotten sore there since I was fully grown as a teenager. In this case, I decided to try to get back to doing the entire 10X10 swing sequence one handed with the 32kg kettlebell whereas I had not done S&S for two months while I was experimenting with Naked Warrior only. It's just me being dumb. I knew what I was doing was risky and I guess I proved that it was risky - hahaha! I'm fine.As I mentioned in another thread, can we get you to work with an SFG in person or get you to post video here? Let's try to understand why you got injured.
I noticed on Amazon there is a Strongfirst Foundation of Strength video that says it teaches dumbbell and sandbag exercises. Is it alright to ask here what those exercises are? It says on the info page about the product that it teaches deadlift, squat, and press for the barbell and swing, getup and squat for the kettlebell. I'm just super curious as to what Strongfirst developed for dumbbells and sandbags.@Kozushi, got it.
Our Kettlebell Course - listings are here
StrongFirst Kettlebell Course Schedule
The course is $299 and it's a full day long. There's one in November that's about 2-1/2 hours from you by car in Victor, NY, US - have a look at the entire schedule to see what might work for you.
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