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You mean this?

How many reps/sets do you suggest?

That guy's technique sucks, he's doing a semi squat and lifting the bell, not swinging it.

More on all that here.

I'd start with learning the kettlebell deadlift (explained in the videos), then swings, then working your way to 20 swings a day and gradually increase it until you're doing 100 a day. You can do 100 swings in 10-15 minutes (10 swings on the minute, every minute) and burn more calories than 40 minutes on a treadmill.

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That guy's technique sucks, he's doing a semi squat and lifting the bell, not swinging it.

More on all that here.

I'd start with learning the kettlebell deadlift (explained in the videos), then swings, then working your way to 20 swings a day and gradually increase it until you're doing 100 a day. You can do 100 swings in 10-15 minutes (10 swings on the minute, every minute) and burn more calories than 40 minutes on a treadmill.

Sweet!

Will be on my list of things to buy and start doing!

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For swings I would recommend starting with a 20 or 24 kg kettlebell, 52 pounds.

Really? What's the context in which they recommend this:

Quote http://www.kettlebellkings.com/what-size-kettlebell/:
Men who are new to kettlebell training and lifting in general should start with a 35 pound or 16 kilogram kettlebell . This is the ideal weight for the average man, new to weights or with a bench press strength of under 200 pounds. Men who are new to kettlebells, but not weight training or who have a higher bench press should start with a 44 pound or 20 kilogram kettlebell. The average man will quickly be able to use a 53 pound or 24 kilogram kettlebell after a few months of kettlebell training.  If you are of advanced strength, but new to kettlebells we recommend starting with a 53 pound or 24 kilogram kettlebell, knowing you will progress past this in up to 6 months. For this reason, consider a kettlebell set , which allows you to have a starting weight of 35 pounds, which you will be able to use indefinitely for certain movements, but be able to scale to a heavier weight for full body movements when your strength increases.
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Really? What's the context in which they recommend this:

I sent @RFKFREAK a pm to clarify a few things. My recommendation was based on him being taller/bigger than average and that he was just going to be doing swings at home. You can progress pretty quickly so I suggested weights that would be good for him for several months. Kettlebells also tend to be a little expensive.

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I sent @RFKFREAK a pm to clarify a few things. My recommendation was based on him being taller/bigger than average and that he was just going to be doing swings at home. You can progress pretty quickly so I suggested weights that would be good for him for several months. Kettlebells also tend to be a little expensive.

Any experience with the adjustable ones? I'm not interested...as I'm not a kettle guy, just curious how they stack up.

Hoping to lift tonight. We'll see how I feel when I get home and stretch...not trying to push back too early...that's what got me hurt in the first place.

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Still trying to figure out what happened to me. My internet diagnoses of myself is a rhomboid strain/pull/tear.

Not good. Tried to lift last night, got through a few sets of bench before I gave up. Might have to take an extended break.

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Still trying to figure out what happened to me. My internet diagnoses of myself is a rhomboid strain/pull/tear.

Not good. Tried to lift last night, got through a few sets of bench before I gave up. Might have to take an extended break.

What did you do, is all the pain at the rhomboid area and what are your symptoms?

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What did you do, is all the pain at the rhomboid area and what are your symptoms?

I was doing bent over barbell rows and tweaked something. Felt like it was in my neck, and when I move my neck there's pain...but I think the pain is coming from my upper back.

It's hard to tell. I feel like it's either my trap or rhomboid on the left side...but I'm no doctor.

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I was doing bent over barbell rows and tweaked something. Felt like it was in my neck, and when I move my neck there's pain...but I think the pain is coming from my upper back.

It's hard to tell. I feel like it's either my trap or rhomboid on the left side...but I'm no doctor.

Sounds like a rib misalignment. Good chiro can get that working for you and it should heal quickly.

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Weird how that works.

Well, I wouldn't go asking for your honorary doctorate just yet. It also matched the description of like 8 other ailments lol

From what I'm reading, it seems more severe then what I have, but all the symptoms and locations match up.

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I'm just impressed that you know.

Well, I wouldn't go asking for your honorary doctorate just yet. It also matched the description of like 8 other ailments lol

From what I'm reading, it seems more severe then what I have, but all the symptoms and locations match up.

I don't need the honorary doctorate ;-) It is not that severe but can be at times. I was going by your brief synopsis of your injury.

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Weird how that works.

Well, I wouldn't go asking for your honorary doctorate just yet. It also matched the description of like 8 other ailments lol

From what I'm reading, it seems more severe then what I have, but all the symptoms and locations match up.

Severity is a relative term. Some people have a higher pain threshold. If you've been lifting, I suspect you have a higher threshold for pain.

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