Kettlebells

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I'm just wondering who of my fellow MFP-ers use kettlebells as part of their regular workout routine? How do you find working with them? How do you log your kettlebell workouts?

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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  • Saffyra
    Saffyra Posts: 607 Member
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    I love my kettlebell!

    I log it as circuit training since I use Jillian Michaels Shred It with weights DVD.

    She gives a great explanation on how to handle the kettlebell on the DVD, too.

    My hamstrings are awesome because of my kettlebell :D
  • Newf77
    Newf77 Posts: 802 Member
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    Kettlebells are great, there are a wide range of exercises that you can do. I currently do a circut cycle with them at least once a week. I log it under stregnth as a circut, I do not worry about the calories on it right now.
  • sullyboo
    sullyboo Posts: 256 Member
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    I love my kettlebell!

    I log it as circuit training since I use Jillian Michaels Shred It with weights DVD.

    She gives a great explanation on how to handle the kettlebell on the DVD, too.

    My hamstrings are awesome because of my kettlebell :D

    I'm trying to stretch my hamstrings a bit as my left hamstring is quite painful due to a back condtion I have. Would you suggest JM shred it with weights might help that ?? I'm trying to strengthen my core as well (just restarted 30DS) as a start.
  • RAFValentina
    RAFValentina Posts: 1,231 Member
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    I log them under strength training... I like them...especially clean and press and swings. Good for core and arms and legs... the squat part especially!
  • KimertRuns13_1
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    Most of the kettlebell workouts I do are HIIT workouts. I typically log them under cardio as circuit training. It depends on the day and workout. I never do the same kettlebell workout in the same week.
  • Kymmy81
    Kymmy81 Posts: 168 Member
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    Thanks for the responses. I have used kettlebells with my PT for a couple of years and love them, but have only just started using them by myself in my workouts. I love that they use compound momvements AND get the heart rate going! I've even asked my SO for an adjustable kettlebell for Christmas so I can have one at home. Shred it with weights is the dvd I hear of most when it comes to KB work - are there any others you guys could recommend?

    K x