[quote]Ross Hunt wrote:
I use them for swings; just pick up the 70 pounder and do sets of 20-30 to overhead. Excellent posterior chain exercise.
One of my shoulders is slightly injured, and I will be using KB windmills, incline presses, and overhead presses to rehab my pressing strength; the kb seems to aggravate my shoulder less than a dumbbell.[/quote]
You can use Turkish-get-ups also. You don’t even have to do the whole move, just progress far enough to where you swing your leg through then hold for a second and reverse. The stability it creates is great.
One other pointer is be sure to “suck the shoulder in” with your lat. This create even more stability and protects the shoulder. Tension is key, even at the top of your cleans (w/ a KB)the lat should be flexed hard to protect the shoulder and create stability.
Personally I use my KBs everyday. I have pairs from 9kg up to 40kg and a single 48kg. But I also have rings, a squat rack, 4 oly bars, chinning bar sledges and a tractor tire. What do I use more than anything else…the KBs. My goals are similar to Nate’s and the KBs are great for that.
To the original poster:
Stop over thinking. If you want to incorporate KBs into your workout, do it. There is no right or wrong way to do it. After your regular workout, do 5 sets of high rep snatches or swing or cleans. It doesn’t matter, just use them. I have had great workouts using just dead lifts, pull ups and high rep snatches. (Keep in mind being huge is not my goal, I have weight classes to stay with in. Strength endurance and conditioning is where its at for my sport, and most really).
Other great DVDs
Steve Cotters stuff is great. I have NOT seen the encyclopedia, but I do own both Full KOntact DVDs. I also met and chatted with him at the RKC. He’s an amazing guy.
Check Steve Maxwell’s stuff too. Another amazing guy. An Mahler is great too.