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"Not a single sport develops our muscular strength and bodies as well as kettlebell athletics," wrote Ludvig Chaplinskiy in the Russian magazine Hercules in 1913.

Indeed. Pyotr Kryloffs pipes measured 49cm, or 19+ inches, at his prime, exactly one hundred years ago.

Kettlebell master, Ivan Poddubny sported a pair of 52cm, or almost 21 inch arms!

Before steroids, protein shakes, and easy living.

All old-time Russian physique men trained with kettlebells. Konstantin Stepanov from St. Petersburg, the winner of many physique shows held between 1912 and 1917, enjoyed training with a pair of 'doubles' and could juggle a three pood or 48kg kettlebell!

Bodybuilders love training variety but a kettlebell will give them much more than a welcome distraction from the grind of conventional weights and machines.

For arm and chest training, the girya is superior to the dumbbell or barbell.

Self Defense Drop Loose Weight

When you curl a DB or BB the resistance quickly drops off near the top of the movement; the forearm bones are supporting the weight.

When you curl a DB or BB the resistance quickly drops off near the top of the movement; the forearm bones are supporting the weight.

The kettlebell's center of gravity, however, is removed by a good foot from the body at the completion of the curl. That means that your biceps will have to work hard through a longer range of motion and consequently get a better growth stimulation than with a BB or DB.

Ditto for the pecs. Bodybuilders love chest training—dumbbell presses and flies are on the top of the list of their favorite exercises. Muscle magazines reasonably advise that you 'squeeze' your pecs as you complete each rep because the resistance falls off near the top.

With kettlebells, your pectorals get overloaded even at the lockout, because the KBs hang off to the sides, rather than rest atop your vertical and locked arms.

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