How much weight are we moving?

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machinehead
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How much weight are we moving?

Post by machinehead » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:54 pm

How much actual weight is moved during a kettlebell swing? Just standing with a 16kg KB for example, with no movement, the amount of weight is 16kg. During a swing, the amount of weight increases during the movement due to momentum and centripetal force and vectors and arm length and speed of movement and what not. High school physics was a long time ago -- has anyone done any Newtonian mechanics to determine the actual weight difference, i.e., what the general perceived weight increase is during a swing movement?

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Re: How much weight are we moving?

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Re: How much weight are we moving?

Post by newguy » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:58 pm

I think you have to factor in how you are swinging the bell. There is a difference between a hard hike back and practically throwing the weight forward vs. swinging it back and popping it up to a float.

But really you can say that with a lot of weights and movements.

It's what Dr. Hatfield was talking about with compensatory acceleration training.

When you are actively speeding up the weight you are increasing the force.

Or plyometrics.

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