Sunday, February 20, 2011

Of Workshops, Additional Arsenal and Proper Form

Well, it seems that my first Rabbit Plan will materialize very soon. Already registered for Pushmore's Kettlebell Workshop scheduled in March. Can't hardly wait for it! Woohoo...
And if it's from the fantastic people of Pushmore it's bound to be educational, fun and challenging.

The fee for the workshop is RM 349 for non-members and the price is inclusive of a kettlebell. Hehehee... how nice. I'm pretty much killing two birds with one stone. I get to learn the proper way of kettlebell lifts and add the kettlebell to my arsenal of bells.

Anyway, Lyn of Pushmore asked what kettlebell weight was preferable to me. I was pleasantly surprised that they are making available 8kg kettlebells as well because it was made known that the choice was between 16kg (usually for the guys) and 12kg (usually for the ladies).

I'm pretty confident that 8kg is a comfortable weight for me, especially when doing turkish get ups and snatches. 12kg ones are okay, I guess, but mind you that kettlebells can feel heavier than their actual weight. Plus, when you're learning something new it is best to use a lighter weight so it is easier for you to learn the correct technique and have proper form.

That, my friend, is better than trying to act macho but end up looking like a weakling who struggles under a weight that you can't handle.


Jason Lee Kang Xian said...


In case you want to buy Kettlebells or know anyone who would like to, i have extra pieces with me. They are priced at 8kg (pink): RM 180, 12kg (blue): RM230, 16kg (yellow): RM280.

Aizan Suhaira said...

Jason: Just wondering.. why are your KBs pricier compared to those sold at Fitness Concept? Any key features I should know of?

Aizan Suhaira said...

Oh... and thank you for coming by my blog :)

Jason Lee Kang Xian said...

The last time I went to Fitness Concept, they were carrying the classic kettlebells, but the one that I am having and using are ProGrade's.

I'm not sure if you are aware of the differences ... but see what Steve Cotter talks about it;

you can read about it here too;

Aizan Suhaira said...

Good point about ProGrade's KB.. would consider once I see progress on KB lifts.