kettlebells

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2011/06/01 14:26:10 (permalink)

kettlebells

I have been swinging kettlebells for several years. Now I am beginning to think about giving up on using my heavy ones (27#, 35#, and a 44#). I am going to my chiropractor today; I think I did too much heavy work, and I have a very stiff neck and sore shoulders. How should a person take care, so something like this won't happen again?? I am using my Collage videos to stay active.
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    Re:kettlebells 2011/06/02 15:43:24 (permalink)
    This would be a very good question for you to ask your chiropractor. They would be better able to direct you after visiting with you.
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    Re:kettlebells 2011/06/02 16:32:43 (permalink)
    I did see my chiropractor. I had a place out between the base of my neck; an old car wreck injury to my vertebre between my shoulder blades was out, as well as a slightly twisted pelvis. So I wasnt as bad off as I thought; but I had pulled muscles which led to the places being out. She said to 'back off' the heavy lifting for awhile, but using the muscles in other activity would keep them limber, until the sore places heal. Swimming is good, she said. I do exercise videos at home, I have a good selection of Lesllie Sansone, other 'walking' exercise videos, and  new ones by Jane Fonda and Debra Mazda. So..I can stay active, limber. I am backing off of heavy lifting for quite a while. At 60, why should I kill myself off? Thank you for posting me.
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    Re:kettlebells 2011/06/25 11:30:32 (permalink)
    I have seen the chiropractor again since last I posted. I have backed WAY off heavy lifting. I am using resistance bands/tubing instead. I think I will be much safer, not to apt to get hurt, and doing cardio and toning dvds.
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    Re:kettlebells 2011/06/25 14:12:13 (permalink)
    busdriver

    I am usingresistance bands/tubing instead.



    I never used to have a very high opinion of resistance bands.  I think maybe it was because I didn't know how to manipulate the tension so they would work for me.  Then I remember trying the bands with a Leslie workout.  I realized that the bands were effective in finally (emphasis on finally) starting to tone up that muscle that sits on the inner side of the arm right above the elbow.  My concern with lifting heavier weights is that I start to notice that a vein becomes quite visible on my lower arm and I prefer to avoid that.
    post edited by Carol S. - 2011/06/25 14:13:04

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