A question for kettlebell-ers!

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Image_thumb
61 Posts
Mar 13, 2014 9:55am
via Android

I have a 5kg kettlebell (that's about 11 pounds). I can do 10 reps of 2 handed kettlebell swings in about 20 secs With the 5kg kettlebell. But I want to be able to do a 10 reps in 15 secs Only.

Shall I increase the weight to 7.5 kg (16.5 pounds) or shall I train more with 5kg kettlebell?

Honestly the 5 kg is not heavy enough I know , & it kinda pauses at the top of swing (don't know the reason why?) Maybe because the weight is light, but am still practicing!

13 Mar
It really depends on your own strength. I'm 6'5" and 320 lbs and I swing a 40lb kettlebell. Make sure at the top of your swing, you are not going higher than your sternum (or heart). There will be a slight pause anyway since gravity takes over to drop the kettlebell again. Also, I use a homemade kettlebell made from 1"steel pipes and I can add or subtract weight plates as I like.
Image_thumb
480 Posts
Mar 13, 2014 3:05pm
via Android

Mmm....Id go with the higher weight... but really its the overall training routine tht u use tht will make the difference

Image_thumb
1041 Posts
Mar 13, 2014 3:10pm
via Android

Tbh i would focus more on completing good reps not so much on the time. Faster doesnt really mean better.

Image_thumb
61 Posts
Mar 13, 2014 5:50pm
via Android

When I swing the 5kg kettlebell (her name is Enjy btw ...lol) it goes higher than my chest level so I think I got to go heavier.
The fraction of second that it take to go higher each rep might have an impact on the timing.

And yes I've been learning how to swing (2 hand swing)the proper way for a while now & I know I can't trade a good form with reps or timing or both. But honestly I want more...lol.

14 Mar
Then go heavier :p
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,196 topics, 38,212 posts

Motivation & Support

8,527 topics, 41,799 posts

App Updates

6 topics, 34 posts

Ask the Pros

706 topics, 1,796 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,880 topics, 12,167 posts

Trainer Tools

3 topics, 15 posts

Featured Training Programs

Abdominal Foundation I

Abdominal Foundation I

Casual Time 3 Weeks
At-Home Bootcamp

At-Home Bootcamp

Moderate Time 4 Weeks
Weight Loss 1

Weight Loss 1

Casual Time 4 Weeks
Kettlebell: Stabilize

Kettlebell: Stabilize

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Cross Training with Yoga

Cross Training with Yoga

Intense Time 4 Weeks
Lose It. Tone It!

Lose It. Tone It!

Casual Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Full Body Beatdown

Full Body Beatdown

Casual Ic_time_32x32 17 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair
Hella Planks

Hella Planks

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 12 mins  
Core  
Max Cardio

Max Cardio

Intense Ic_time_32x32 22 mins  
Lower Body  
Desk Break

Desk Break

Casual Ic_time_32x32 6 mins  
Lower Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Chair
Strength and size

Strength and size

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 7 mins  
Upper Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Barbell, Bench, Pull Up Bar
Lit Legs

Lit Legs

Intense Ic_time_32x32 34 mins  
Lower Body