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2011/03/12 12:17:41 (permalink)
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How can I add Kettle bells to my routine

Hello all,

I am 25 years old and currently alternate 2 workouts on a 3 day split focusing on strength while trying to grow my shoulders and arms (as I have a lot of trouble growing them). I have recently been introduced to kettle bells and love them and was wondering if I could introduce them into my regular routine. My current routine is as following;

Workout A

Pull-ups 1xf
Dips 1xf
Squats 5x5
Bench 5x5
Rows 5x5
Dips 1xf
EZ curls 3x10

Workout B

Pull-ups 1xf
Dips 1xf
Squats 5x5
Dumbbell press 5x5
Dead lift 1x5
Dips 1xf
French press 3x10


Could I add kettle bells on my rest day between? Also could you critique my routine. Ive used something simular for a while but have came up with this for a change of routine.

Cheers,

Joe
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Re:How can I add Kettle bells to my routine 2011/03/12 17:32:45 (permalink)
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Why add KB?
What do you want to gain from adding in KB lifts?
Why on rest days?
What lifts did you have in mind?

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Re:How can I add Kettle bells to my routine 2011/03/13 08:54:08 (permalink)
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could do some conditioning with them at the end if u wanted
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Re:How can I add Kettle bells to my routine 2011/03/14 00:27:19 (permalink)
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Well I have alot of strength but not alot of endurance strength wise and conditioning. This is the main reason ive added bodyweight exercises to my routine. I was thinking of using KB as more of an muscle endurance/ cardio aid? I was thinking on rest days but I think i'll take your advice iaink and do it at the end of my workouts to burn the muscle and cardio.

By the way, what do you guys think of the routine above as it is? Is there anything that needs adding or taking away?

Cheers,

Joe
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Re:How can I add Kettle bells to my routine 2011/03/14 09:59:50 (permalink)☄ Helpful
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I suggest adding in some KB swings tabata style at the end of each session and/or on none weight training days.

Tabata = 20s work / 10s rest x 8

So it'll take 4 mins and a good little bit of conditioning work. Once your accustomed top this you can increase time of do it twice or do something different. If you get proficient at KB lifts you could do a complex with KBs

Complex = a circuit using 1 implement that you do not put down

e.g

KB Complex
Deadlift x10
Row x10
Clean x10
Press x10
Front squat x10
Swings x 10


You could start with 3 circuits with 60-90s rest inbetween.


As for your routine it looks solid enough and if something similar hs woprked for you in the past then your one to a good thing then. Although I'd rather build up a little more volume on the chins that just 1 set to failure.
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Re:How can I add Kettle bells to my routine 2011/03/15 18:29:44 (permalink)
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Thanks guys
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