Kettlebells by their very nature have little eccentric loading unless you modify them. In the Kettlebell Jerk, especially for sport , you drop the weight into the rack as fast as possible with as little effort so as to not wear yourself down. This doesnt bode well for building muscle. But guess what? you can definitely accomplish building muscle with kettlebells . Heres how. You can do sets of eccentric focused jerk. By lowering the weight down either with a count or by breath duration. Either way, this can build mass or make it easier for You when You do regular lomg cycle or high rep clean and jerk . Enjoy and let me know if You try it!. Perhaps start with 10 sets of 5 reps? Joe.
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@Swing This Kettlebell and Strength 10 sets of 5 reps… Would that be the complete workout? Thanks 🙂
It could be if youre “pressed” for time 😉 if Not, do some pulling exercises and maybe somebsomersault squats to round it out.
Your diet must be on point, Joe. Looking strong !
Thanks alot. Working on it.
Admirable. Now if I can emulate you with lighter bells I‘ll b happy.
@allyourpcarebelongtous what do you mean?
im going to do this tomorrow with 20s
Enjoy. Keep,us posted
The handles on those competition bells look much more comfortable than the ones on my Rougue bells. I might have to get some of those, what brand do you use, Joe?
https://www.kettlebellsusa.com/?sca_ref=5092.FinyvVuMpF canngrab 33 or 35 mm handles. . I like 33 for snatch and 35 for jerk or long cycle dominant training. Paradigm pro elite. Comp bells.
Thank you. That is all I care about
Man your going to kill me yet. I going to guess 5 sets of 10 will put me on the floor. Thanks
Could also do 10 sets of 5 to start.