What is a "goldilocks"?

Discussion in 'Kettlebell' started by ruslan, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. ruslan

    ruslan Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Hi fellow members - Fairly new to kettlebells and after watching a few YouTube videos and surfing around online, I've come across the term "goldilocks" a few times but with no solid explanation. Just what is that if I may ask? Is it just a nickname given to a particular weight (like the way the 48kg is called the Beast) or is it referring to something else with regards to kettlebell training? Thanks!
  2. Steve W.

    Steve W. Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    It's a reference to a folktale, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears."

    Basically it means something that is just right, not too much and not too little.
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  3. ruslan

    ruslan Still New to StrongFirst Forum

    Steve W. thank you! Can you elaborate on how to determine what is just right? Is it a size that lets you do short but heavy reps/sets or longer but lighter reps/sets? Is there a common Goldilocks size kettlebell the majority of people use (is it the standard sizes that are commonly mentioned such as 16kg, 24kg and 32kg)?
  4. Steve W.

    Steve W. Quadruple-Digit Post Count

    There is no just right for everything or everyone, or even most things and most people. It depends on your strength, goals and programming.

    Here's a thread where people talk about what size they would choose if they could only have one bell. The answers vary a lot:

    one KB for life
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