Is Kettlebel Rx still the go to beginners book?

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Is Kettlebel Rx still the go to beginners book?

Post by bennyonesix » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:24 am

Was rec'd that a few years back as a solid intro. Want to buy one as a gift. Is it still the one to get?

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Post by Boris » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:56 am

I haven't read that, but if it's by Martone, I'm sure it's good. Steve Cotter put out an intro book a few years ago that I saw in the local book store that I thought looked very good. Enter the Kettlebell is still good.

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Post by aussie luke » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:29 am

ETK still good and better than S&S

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Post by JimZipCode » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:07 am

aussie luke wrote:ETK still good and better than S&S
Oh, that's interesting. Why is Sinister & Simple not an "improvement" over ETK? (haven't read S&S)
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Re: Is Kettlebel Rx still the go to beginners book?

Post by aussie luke » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:45 am

JimZipCode wrote:
aussie luke wrote:ETK still good and better than S&S
Oh, that's interesting. Why is Sinister & Simple not an "improvement" over ETK? (haven't read S&S)
ETK gave you the skills to work on, and fairly basic guidelines for workouts to practice the skills in, with no particular goals to try and rush to beat. Then a second program to progress onto at some point, with some options of how to vary it for 3 days / 2 days etc.

S&S is basically: do 10 x 10 one arm swings and 10 getups in this time frame and done this way or you are a pussy. Come on hurry up and fucking do it then spend the next year trying to do it with a heavier bell. Oh and btw this will be everything you need to become a super Russian tactical swat astronaut or some shit.

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Re: Is Kettlebel Rx still the go to beginners book?

Post by Bobby » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:39 am

Get the Martone book,a really good intro to the kettlebells.
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Post by dead man walking » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:19 pm

you're giving someone a book on kettlebells.

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Post by davidc » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:11 am

aussie luke wrote:ETK still good and better than S&S
I agree, even though I like S&S

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Post by aussie luke » Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:52 am

davidc wrote:
aussie luke wrote:ETK still good and better than S&S
I agree, even though I like S&S

I honestly can't think of anything that S&S added. In fact pretty sure it tooketh away more than it giveth

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Post by Croatoa » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:34 am

I still like the original RKC book.
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Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:54 pm

+1 on ETK if'n you're looking to lift KBs that way. Clean and Press ladders is still one of my favorite KB programs I have ever done.

I also still think the original RKC book is good.

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Post by TomFurman » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:55 pm

Jeff's book is great. Worth the price.
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Post by bennyonesix » Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:04 pm

Getting ETK and Kettlebell Rx. Thanks.



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Post by tough old man » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:54 pm

If you can get a copy of the RKC course manual its still the best by far.
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Post by Alfred_E._Neuman » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:12 pm

tough old man wrote:If you can get a copy of the RKC course manual its still the best by far.
I think the KB Rx book is damn close, if not better, than the original RKC course manual.
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Post by JohnDoe » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:27 pm

tough old man wrote:If you can get a copy of the RKC course manual its still the best by far.
If only someone could put it in a super secure location online...

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Post by tough old man » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:42 pm

I gave mine to someone here.
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Post by Ripe Turd » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:25 am

I remember reading 10 years ago a story about an old guy, 80s something, working out with heavy (I think 88 pounds) kettlebells. The guy had to be hospitalized, the EMS guys couldn't take him out of the house because he was resisting and stronger than them.

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EDIT : here's the story http://www.healthyandfitmagazine.com/20 ... ttlebells/

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