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Post by eaglett on Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:33 pm

I am new to this site. I have been active most of my life with running and going to the gym 5 days per week for 25 years. In 2008 I had my right hip replaced and my surgeon recommended that I reduce high impact sports to extend the life of the prosthetic. In 2012 I had arthroscopy on my right knee, left hip replacement, and CABG X6. When I had my first hip replacement I had problems walking on occasion. Tests were run and there was no explanation as to what the problem was. I took up swinging the kettle bell and worked my way up to swinging a 40 lb. kettle bell and a 20 lb. for all of the other exercises I did with the bell. My left hip was replaced in 2012 followed by CABG X6. I would walk every day and managed to do three miles per day. Distances varied based on how my hips felt. Returning to Ortho resulted in the same prognosis that nothing was wrong. Now I have been told that it is a blood flow problem to the hips due to the hip replacements. I have used the kettle bell for the past 4 years a my main form of exercise. Are there others on this site that use the kettle bell as a means of exercise.


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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:36 pm

Hi Eaglet,

I use the 15 lb kettle bell for some of my free weight exercises, the 25lb kettle bell for squats, bringing it up to my chest as I am straightening out my legs.  The Y I go to has a poster on the wall of different exercises you can do.  I'm a clutz so I'm a little leary of some of the exercises and with my neck issues, I cannot lift them above my head.  I've only been using the kettle bell off and on for a couple of months, mainly to strengthen my legs for running.

I like the kettle bell, it's gives me a break from the hand weights.


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Post by Rachel August on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:34 am

Hi Eaglet,

I know nothing about kettle balls (sorry - the heaviest weight I'll ever lift is my 12lb cat) - I just wanted you to know that I very much admire your strength and spirit to keep working through your various situations with your hips and CABG - truly inspiring!

I'm sure others here like LM will also chime in with their experiences of kettle balls.

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Post by kodi30 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:12 am

I don't use them regularly but my personal trainer throws them in every couple weeks as part of my TRX routines. Usually 10 repeats with about 25 pounds swinging and the same for squats. I like using them.

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