Originally Posted by Elmer
I am going to start to get golf ready and have decided to try a kettlebell. I am getting an adjustable one for my wife (5/8/12lbs) and I am going to get one for my self. I just dont know what size.
20lb, 25 35?
I am 38 and out of shape.
I am also thinking of trying the OA diet to go along with it.
Running every otherday, walking on days opposite run days. and working out 3 days a week
Figure this will be a shock to the system, aide me in dropping 20 and which will cause loss and stregnth for the season.
Also can anyone recommend a video or resource for the Kettlebell?
Out of shape?
I recommend a heart monitor. Seriously. You won't believe how high your heart will go with kettle bells. I literally had a heart attack at 55 when I started with kettle bells after not being able to work out for several months due to an injury. Before that, I had a running habit.
Don't be a hero.
I suggest the Art of Strength Series - check it out on Amazon. I have Art of Strength - Providence. It works - almost killed me.
It's pricey, but you follow the intimidating looking guy for the entire workout - the vid has bars for timing that wind down. It helps. 14 exercises - 2 minutes each, and a bonus exercise at the end. 1 minute rest in between. I skip some of the exercises. At 57, I now have larger arm muscles than I did at 40 after only several months of this workout. It is a full workout. You don't have to go the entire 2 minutes for each exercise. I still don't... and I rest more in between depending on my heart rate, which is why I strongly recommend a monitor - get one. I use a Garmin.
Weights - You might try
12 lbs for the wife, maybe something lighter for other exercises.
26 lbs for bicep/tricep work
35 lbs for swings for you - but don't be a hero - swings get that heart rate way up.